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2016 ATS Abstract Scholarship Award Recipients

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

Daniel Lachant, DO
University of Rochester Medical Center
Abstract Title: Combination Ambrisentan and Tadalafil Preserve Vascular Volume Quantified by Micro CT Better than Either Monotherapy

Priyanka Rajaram, MD
Emory University
Abstract Title: Protocols for Identification of Portopulmonary Hypertension in Liver Transplant Candidates: The Emory Experience

Sarah Medrek, MD
Baylor College of Medicine
Abstract Title: Pulmonary Arterial Capacitance as an Indicator of Response to Therapy in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

Jessica B. Badlam, MD
University of Colorado
Abstract Title: The Role of Exosomes in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

Michael Ghobrial, MD
Cleveland Clinic Ohio
Abstract Title: Predictors of Survival in Patients with Scleroderma-Related Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (SSc-PAH)? Cleveland Clinic Experience

Bashar Alkinj, MD
Mayo Clinic
Abstract Title: Clinical Presentation, Hemodynamics, Management Strategies and Outcomes of Saddle Vs. Non Saddle Pulmonary Embolism

Kavitha Bagavathy, MD
Keck School of Medicine of USC
Abstract Title: Breathing Intolerance Index (BIT) in Cardiomyopathy Patients - Understanding Respiratory Muscle Endurance in Response to Exercise with Medical Management

Laura Mann Dosier, MD
Duke University
Abstract Title: Inhibition of L-Type Amino Acid Transporter 1 (LAT-1) Export of S-Nitrosothiols (SNO) Promotes Red Blood Cell Adhesion to Endothelial Cells

Michael Bender, MD
NewYork Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell
Abstract Title: Pulmonary Hypertension Due to Pulmonary Tumor Embolism Syndrome Successfully Treated with Pulmonary Vasodilator Therapy as a Bridge to Chemotherapy

Toshio Suzuki, MD
Chiba University
Abstract Title: Isolation and Characterization of Endothelial-to-Mesenchymal Transition-Cells in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

Andrea Frump, PhD
Indiana University School of Medicine
Abstract Title: A Cardioprotective Estrogen Receptor α-Apelin Axis Mediates Salutary Effects of 17β-Estradiol (E2) on Right Ventricular Function in Pulmonary Hypertension

Aparna Swaminathan, MD
Duke University
Abstract Title: Toward Theranostic Biomarkers in Pulmonary Hypertension

SM Ahasanul Kobir, PhD
University of Pittsburgh
Abstract Title: Pharmacological Inhibition of mTOR Kinase Activity Reverses Sugen/Hypoxia-Induced Pulmonary Hypertension, Right Ventricular Hypertrophy, and Improves Heart Functional Parameters in Rats

Etienne-Marie Jutant, MSc
Université Paris-Sud and Paris-Saclay
Abstract Title: Dasatinib Causes Pulmonary Endothelial Damage and Increases Endothelial Permeability

Emily Kocurek, MD
Vanderbilt University
Abstract Title: Loss of Endothelial Nitric Oxide (NO) Synthase Drives Mortality in Bone Morphogenic Protein Receptor Type II (BMPR2) Mutant Mice and Is Associated with Increased Inducible NO Synthase and Increased Glycolysis

Edward Mims, MD
University of California, San Diego
Abstract Title: Impaired Pulmonary Artery Compliance in Patients with Chronic Thromboembolic Disease May Account for Exercise Limitation in Those without Pulmonary Hypertension at Rest

Erik Van Iterson, PhD, MS
Mayo Clinic
Abstract Title: Exercise Determinants of Ventilatory Efficiency in Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction

Ravikanth Papani, MD
University of Texas Medical Branch
Abstract Title: Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH) Associated with Interferon Therapy: A Population Based Study

Atul Palkar, MBBS
Hofstra North Shore LIJ School of Medicine
Abstract Title: Diagnostic Performance of PA:A Ratio Combined with Contrast Reflux Grade on CT for Pulmonary Hypertension

Sulaiman Alhassan, MD
Abstract Title: D-Dimer Cut-Off Value Adjustment in the Workup of Pulmonary Embolism: Initiative Quality Improvement

Jonathan S. Mendelson, MD
NYU Langone Medical Center
Abstract Title: Isolated Sub-Segmental Pulmonary Embolism Frequently Coincide with Other Significant CT Chest Findings in a High Risk Orthopedic Population: A Retrospective Study

Slade D. Reisner, BSc
National Jewish Health
Abstract Title: Helicity Is a Marker of Pulmonary Vascular Stiffness in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

Daniel Morales Cano, BP
Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Abstract Title: Influence of Sex on TGFβ and BMPR2 Signalling in the Hypertrophic Right Ventricle in a Mouse Model of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

This Abstract Scholarship Award has been funded by a generous donation from ATS Public Advisory Roundtable member -  Lymphangiomatosis & Gorhams' Disease Alliance

Yoko Tsukita, MD
Tohoku University
Abstract Title: Lymphatics in Pleura in Normal, Malignant Pleural Effusion, and Septic Mouse Models