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HomeMembersAssemblies and SectionsAssembliesPulmonary Infections and TuberculosisAwards ▶ 2019 ATS Abstract Scholarship Award Recipients
2019 ATS Abstract Scholarship Award Recipients

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

Christopher Berger, MD
University of California, San Francisco
Abstract Title: Frequency of Herero-Resistance to First- and Second-Line Anti-Tuberculosis (TB) Drugs in a Population-Based Sample of Drug-Resistant TB Patients

Stuti Agarwal, PhD
University of Kansas Medical Center
Abstract Title: HIV Infected- Cocaine Treated Macrophage-Derived Extracellular Vesicles Augment Vascular Remodeling in HIV-Tg Rats

Emad Arafa, DDS, MA
Boston University
Abstract Title: Dynamic Alveolar Macrophages Responses to Pneumococcal Pneumonia

Joseph Carpenito, BS
NYU School of Medicine
Abstract Title: Microbial Short Chain Fatty Acids Impair Mycobacterium Avium (MAC) Clearance by Alveolar Macrophages

Nicolas Chamberlain, BS
University of Vermont
Abstract Title: Lung Epithelial PDIA3 Plays a Critical Role in Influenza infection

Bhagath Chirra, MPH
Texas A&M University Health Science Center
Abstract Title: Antimicrobial Efficacy and Targeted Nanoparticle Delivery of Silver Ibuprofen to Treat Multi-Drug Resistant Gram-Positive and Gram-Negative Pathogens

Brendan Franca, BA
NYU School of Medicine
Abstract Title: Induction of Lower Airway Dysbiosis with Oral Commensals Leads to a Time-Dependent and Persistent Th17 Inflammatory Profile in the Lower Airways of Mice Independent of Cage Effect

Naoki Iwanaga, MD, PhD
Tulane University School of Medicine
Abstract Title: The Development of Klebsiella Pneumoniae Vaccine Strategy via Eliciting the Serotype-Independent Immunity in the Lung

Amit Kaushik, PhD - Doctor in Philosophy
Johns Hopkins University
Abstract Title: In Vitro Activity of New Tetracycline Analogues Eravacycline and Omadacycline Against Drug-Resistant Mycobacterium Abscessus Clinical Isolates

Daniel Kotok, MD
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center McKeesport
Abstract Title: Plasma Beta-D-Glucan Levels Are Associated with Host Inflammation and Injury and Clinical Outcomes in Mechanically-Ventilated Adult Patients

Micheál Mac Aogáin, BSc, PhD
Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University
Abstract Title: "Integrative Microbiomics" Through Similarity Network Fusion Identifies Clinically Relevant Bronchiectasis Phenotypes

Yasushi Murakami, MD
Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine
Abstract Title: Severe and Prolonged Lymphopenia Are Associated with Poor Outcome in Patients with Postoperative Pneumonia

Masayuki Nakajima, MD
Tsukuba
Abstract Title: Role of PD-1 Pathway in Pulmonary MAC Infection Using Mice Model

Ho Namkoong, MD, PhD
NIH
Abstract Title: Genome-Wide Association Study in Patients with Pulmonary Mycobacterium Avium Complex Disease

Camus Nimmo, MBBS, MA
University College London
Abstract Title: Genetic Heteroresistance and Associated Phenotypic Resistance in Patients Newly Diagnosed with Drug Resistant-Tuberculosis in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Jezreel Pantaleon-Garcia, MD
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Abstract Title: Synergistic Gene and Protein Expression Analyses Reveal Roles of NFkB and JUN in Inducible Epithelial Resistance Against Infection

Kelly Pennington, MD
Mayo Clinic
Abstract Title: Clinical Characteristics and Outcomes of Patients Undergoing Anti-Mycobacterial Therapy versus No Anti- Mycobacterial Therapy for Mycobacterium Avium Complex Pulmonary Disease

Zohra Prasla, MD
Emory University
Abstract Title: Inflammatory Response Induced by Nontuberculous Mycobacteria Is Associated with Altered Cell Energy Metabolism in Macrophages

Sarath Raju, MD, MPH
Johns Hopkins University
Abstract Title: The Association of Lung Function with Acute Care Events and HIV Related Quality of Life in a High-Risk AIDS Cohort

Sarah Siegel, MPH
Oregon Health and Science University
Abstract Title: Open-Label Trial of Amikacin Liposome Inhalation Suspension in M. Abscessus Lung Disease

Susanna Trost, BS
Emory University Rollins School of Public Health
Abstract Title: Higher Interferon-gamma (IFN-gamma) Antigen Responses Among US Adults with Pre-Diabetes and Latent Tuberculosis Infection: Findings from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2011-2012

Spencer Whealon, DO
Lankenau Medical Center
Abstract Title: Bronchoscopic Detection of Aspiration in Patients with Mycobacterium Avium Complex Pulmonary Infection

Julia ShunWei Yang, MSc
Centre for Heart Lung Innovation, St. Paul's Hospital, University of British Columbia
Abstract Title: Investigation of Microbial Communities in the Gut-Lung Axis of Human Immunodeficiency Virus-Infected Donors

These Abstract Scholarship has been funded by a generous donation from ATS Public Advisory Roundtable member - Nontuberculous Mycobacteria Information and Research Inc (NTMir)

Imran Sulaiman, MD
New York University School of Medicine
Abstract Title: Lower Airway Colonisation with Oral Commensals Is Associated with Non-Tuberculosis Mycobacterium Related Bronchiectasis

Ahmad Zaheen, MD, MSc
University of Toronto and Toronto Western Hospital
Abstract Title: Comparing Treatment and Outcomes Between Mycobacterium Xenopi and Mycobacterium Avium Complex Patients with Nodular Bronchiectatic and Fibrocavitary Radiologic Patterns