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2020 ATS Abstract Scholarship Award Recipients

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

Charifa Awada
Centre de Recherche de l'Institut Universitaire de Cardiologie et de Pneumologie de Québec
Abstract Title: Functional Role of G9a in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

Elianna Bier, MS
Duke University
Abstract Title: Noninvasive Diagnosis Of Pulmonary Hypertension With Hyperpolarized 129Xe Magnetic Resonance Imaging And Spectroscopy

Malik Bisserier, PhD
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Abstract Title: Intratracheal Gene Delivery of SIN3A Inhibits Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension and Restores BMPR2 Expression

Liza Botros, MD
Amsterdam UMC, VU University Medical Center
Abstract Title: Anti-proliferative Therapy With 6-mercaptopurine Improves Hemodynamics And Bmpr2 Expression In Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

David Condon, MD
Stanford University
Abstract Title: Litaf-dependent Pericyte Signaling Perpetuates Vascular Inflammation In Pulmonary Hypertension

Joel James, PhD
University of Arizona
Abstract Title: The NFU1 G206C Mutation Metabolically Reprograms Pulmonary Artery Smooth Muscle Cells, Promotes Proliferation And Apoptosis Resistance

Sreenath Reddy Nayakanti, MSci
Max-Planck-Institute for Heart and Lung Research
Abstract Title: Wnt-Signaling Pathway Drives Right Ventricular Remodeling

Brandon Peplinski, MD, MPH
University of Washington
Abstract Title: Angiopoietin Associations Across the Cardiovascular Disease Spectrum: The Mesa Angiogenesis Study

Francois Potus, PhD
Queens university
Abstract Title: Mutation Of The Epigenetic Regulatortet2is Associated With Increased Inflammation In Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

Rakhshinda Rehman, PhD
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Abstract Title: YAP/TAZ Regulates Mitochondrial Fusion/fission By Modulating Mfn2/Drp1 Expression In Pulmonary Arterial Smooth Muscle Cells In Pulmonary Atrial Hypertension

Taijyu Satoh, MD, PhD
University of Pittsburgh
Abstract Title: SGLT2 Inhibition Ameliorates Exercise-induced Pulmonary Hypertension (EIPH) In Heart Failure With Preserved Ejection Fraction

Jacqueline Scott, MS
Carnegie Mellon University
Abstract Title: Pulmonary Arterial Registry Risk Algorithms Improve Upon Clinical Trial Enrichment Methodology

Glenn M Stewart, PhD
Mayo Clinic
Abstract Title: Pulmonary Gas Transfer Dysfunction During Exercise Right Heart Catheterization In Heart Failure With Preserved Ejection Fraction: Do Lung Diffusion Limitations Contribute To The Pathogenesis Of Exercise Intolerance?

Vishal Tolia, DO
Stony Brook University Hospital
Abstract Title: Pulmonary Artery Pulsatility Index As A Marker Of Mortality In Patients With Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

Geraldine Vitry, MD
Abstract Title: The Nudix Hydrolase 1 (NUDT1) Promote Pulmonary Arteries Smooth Muscle Cells Cancer-like Phenotype And Vascular Remodeling In Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

Wen Hui Wu, PhD
Institut universitaire de cardiologie et de pneumologie de Quebec
Abstract Title: Role Of Checkpoint Kinases In Pulmonary Hypertension Associated With Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

Ke Yuan, PhD
Stanford University
Abstract Title: Mural Cell SDF1 Signaling Is Associated With The Pathogenesis Of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

These Abstract Scholarships have been funded by a generous donation from ATS Public Advisory Roundtable member - PHAware Global Association

Tsukasa Shimauchi, MD. PhD.
Laval University
Role of PKM2-PARP1/Inflammation/Oxidative DNA Damage Axis in the Pathogenesis of Right Ventricular Failure Associated with Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

Victor Tseng, MD
Emory University
Hyaluronan Overload Disrupts Smooth Muscle Mitochondrial Bioenergetics To Drive Pulmonary Hypertension