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2014 ATS Abstract Scholarship Award Recipients

These Abstract Scholarship Awards have been funded by the American Thoracic Society

Robert P. Dickson, MD
University of Michigan
Abstract Title: A Comparison Of Three Methods Of Identification Of Bacteria In Bronchoalveolar Lavage Specimens

Chad Marion, DO
Yale University School of Medicine
Abstract Title: Chitinase 3-like 1 (Chi3l1) Augments Bacterial Clearance While Suppressing Neutrophilic Pulmonary Inflammation In Pseudomonas Pneumonia

Yasir Tarabichi, MD
University of California Los Angeles
Abstract Title: Administration Of Intranasal Live Attenuated Influenza Induces Changes In Both The Nasal Microbiome And Microarray Expression Profiles

Brittan S. Scales, BS, MPH, PhD
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Abstract Title: Persistent Inflammation Leads To Community-Wide Changes In The Murine Lung Microbiome, Including A Bloom Of Pseudomonas Fluorescens

Kohei Fujita, MD
Kyoto University
Abstract Title: Prevalence And Risk Factors For Chronic Co-Infection In Pulmonary Mycobacterium Avium Complex Disease

Ali Rashidian, MD
UCSF Fresno
Abstract Title: Utility Of Laboratory Studies In Diagnosing Lung Nodules Due To Coccidioidomycosis

Fadie Coleman, BA, MA
Boston University School of Medicine
Abstract Title: Alveolar Macrophage NF-?B-driven Lung Defense Is Circumvented By Virulent Pneumococci

Barbara Jones, MD
University of Utah
Abstract Title: Going Big: Five Year Trends In Antibiotic Use For Hospitalized Pneumonia Patients in National VA Data, 2006-2010

Ranu Surolia, Ph.D.
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Abstract Title: Attenuation Of HO-1 Responses In The Elderly Predisposes To NTM Infections

Mehdi Mirsaeidi, MD, MPH
University of Illinois at Chicago
Abstract Title: Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Disease Mortality In The United States, 1999-2010: A Population-Based Comparative Study

Vikas Anathy, PhD
University of Vermont
Abstract Title: Glutaredoxin-1 Attenuates S-Glutathionylation Of The Death Receptor Fas And Decreases Resolution Of Pseudomonas Aeruginosa Pneumonia

Samantha M. Yeligar, MS, PhD
Emory University
Abstract Title: HIV Infection Induces Dysregulation Of PPAR-? And TGF-? In Alveolar Macrophages Of Otherwise Healthy Subjects

M. Leigh Anne Daniels, MD, MPH
University of North Carolina
Abstract Title: Dural Ectasia On Lumbosacral MRI And Chest CT In Idiopathic Bronchiectasis Patients: Phenotypic Overlap With Hereditable Connective Tissue Disorders

Jason  Arnason,, Bsc., MSc
The University of Calgary
Abstract Title: Co-Infection With Human Rhinovirus And Bacteria Modulates The Innate Host Response Through The Dysregulation Of Antimicrobial Peptide Expression

Byeong-Ho Jeong, MD
Samsung Medical Center
Abstract Title: Oral Macrolide Therapy After An Initial 2 Weeks Of Combination Antibiotics For Treating Mycobacterium massiliense Lung Disease

Sebastian Kurz, MD, PhD
University Hospitals Cleveland Case Medical Center
Abstract Title: Structural And Functional Characterization Of The Highly Effective Boronate-Transitional-State-Inhibitor (BATSI), EC19, Of The Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Beta-Lactamase BlaC

Paula P. Griffith, BA
University of Utah
Abstract Title: Triage And Outcomes Of Emergency Department Patients With Parapneumonic Effusion

Mark A. Bernard, Ph.D.
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Abstract Title: HIV-encoded miRNAs engage macrophage Toll-like receptor 8 and promote TNF? release.

Raj  Shah, MD
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Abstract Title: The Diagnostic Utility Of Bronchoalveolar Neutrophils And Serum Procalcitonin For Pneumonia In Intubated Patients

Joshua Danley, DO
Lankenau Medical Center
Abstract Title: Women With Pulmonary Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Infection Have Normal Estrogen Levels, But Lower DHEA Levels Compared With Age-Matched Controls