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2022 ATS Abstract Scholarship Award Recipients

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

Lauren Arguinchona, BS
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Abstract Title: Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) Mediates Transforming Growth Factor Beta (TGF-b) Hijacking and Immune Dysregulation Through A Novel Gain of Function Mutation in Its Nonstructural 15 (NSP15) Protein

Nicholas Cober, MASc, BASc
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Abstract Title: Identification by Single-Cell Transcriptomic Analysis of a Novel Endothelial Stem Cell Population Mediating Lung Microvascular Regeneration by an Apelin-Dependent Mechanism

Anna Foley, BSc
Hospital for Sick Children
Abstract Title: The Roles of Inflammasome Activation and Gasdermin D in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

Eileen Harder, MD
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Abstract Title: Distensibility with Inhaled Nitric Oxide as a Predictor of Treatment Response in WSPH Group 3 Pulmonary Hypertension

Kenzo Ichimura, MD, PhD
Stanford University
Abstract Title: Three-dimensional Deep-tissue Imaging of the Right Ventricle Reveals Adaptive Reconstruction of the Capillary Network in Right Heart Failure

Joel James, PhD
University of Arizona
Abstract Title: Single Cell Transcriptomic Profiling of Endothelial Cells in the Model of NFU1 Deficiency Reveal Cell’s Heterogeneity and Novel Targets in Pulmonary Hypertension

Lifeng Jiang, PhD
University of California, Davis
Abstract Title: HIPK2 Supports Pulmonary Vascular Smooth Muscle Cell Proliferation and Pulmonary Hypertension Via YAP and CEP55

Hyunbum Kim, PhD
Boston Children's Hospital
Abstract Title: Overexpression of Pericyte HIF2α Exacerbates Hypoxia induced Pulmonary Hypertension and Right Ventricular Hypertrophy

Hicham Labazi, PhD
University of Strathclyde
Abstract Title: Sex Dependent Changes in Pulmonary Hypertension and Penetrance Mediated by a High Fat Diet in Transgenic Mice with a Human BMPR2 Mutation (R899X)

Sarah-Eve Lemay, BSc
Pulmonary Hypertension Research Group, Québec Heart and Lung Institute Research Center
Abstract Title: Targeting Integrins signaling: A Novel Therapeutic Avenue to Counter Vascular Remodeling and Right Ventricular Failure in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

August Longino, MD, MPH
University of Colorado
Abstract Title: Assessing the Impact of a New Definition of Pulmonary Hypertension in a Cohort of Patients at5,280Feet

Hongyang Pi, MD, MS
University of Washington
Abstract Title: Metabolomic Signatures Associated with Right Ventricular Dilation and Mortality in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

Asif Razee, MSci
University of California Los Angeles
Abstract Title: Pharmacologic Neuromodulation Targeting Neuroinflammation as a Novel Right Ventricular Specific Therapeutic Strategy for Pulmonary Hypertension-induced Right Ventricular Failure

Jacqueline Scott, MS, MSc
Carnegie Mellon University
Abstract Title: Unsupervised Machine Learning for Identification of Cardiohepatic Syndrome in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension and Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension

Jessie Van Wezenbeek, MSc
Amsterdam UMC, location VUmc
Abstract Title: Right Atrial Adaptation to Pressure-Overload in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

Jeroen Wessels, MD
Amsterdam UMC
Abstract Title: Right Atrial Pressure-Volume Analysis in Pulmonary Hypertension

Chen-Shan Woodcock, PhD
University of Pittsburgh
Abstract Title: RNA Editing Controls Pulmonary Endothelial Apoptosis in PAH via Nocturnin Gene Signaling