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2015 ATS Abstract Scholarship Award Recipients

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

Carlos Augusto Camillo, PT
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Abstract Title: Changes in the 6MWT After Training as a Protective Effect on Mortality in Patients with COPD in a 60-Month Follow-Up

Mihaela S. Stefan, MD
Bystate Medical Center
Abstract Title: Agreement in Assessment of Dyspnea Between Patients and Health Care Providers

Marla Beauchamp, PT, PhD
West Park Healthcare Centre
Abstract Title: Interpretability of Change Scores in Measures of Balance in People with COPD

Alessandra Adami, PhD
Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
Abstract Title: Skeletal Muscle Oxidative Capacity in COPD is More Strongly Related to Physical Inactivity than to Disease Severity

Valerie Coats, BSc, MSc
Institut niversitaire de cardiologie et de pneumologie de Québec
Abstract Title: Evaluation of Cardiometabolic Risk Profile and Visceral Adiposity in Patients with COPD: Preliminary Results from a CANCOLD Substudy

Ajsza Matela, MD
Winthrop University Hospital
Abstract Title: Is There a Difference in Adherence and Outcomes Among Patients Exercising in Groups Versus Patients Enrolled Individually for Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program?

Katrina J. Curtis, MD
Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Trust & Imperial College London
Abstract Title: Reduced Isotime Oxygen Requirement During Submaximal Exercise in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: A Randomised Controlled Trial of Acute Dietary Nitrate Supplementation

Heleen Demeyer, PT, MSc
KULeuven, Rehabilitation Sciences
Abstract Title: Weather Conditions Affect the Physical Activity in Patients with COPD

Inga Heinzelmann, MSc
Schoen Klinik Berchtesgadener Land
Abstract Title: Differences in Response to Pulmonary Rehabilitation Between COPD Patients with and Without Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency

Lisa M. Mason, BSc
University of Colorado
Abstract Title: Cognitive Function Patterns in COPD

Samantha L. Harrison, PhD
West Park Health Care Center
Abstract Title: Self-Conscious Emotions In Patients With Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Matthias Loeckx, MSc, PT
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Abstract Title: Compliance with a Three Month Telecoaching Program to Enhance Physical Activity in Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Satvir S. Dhillon, BSc
St. Paul's Hospital/University of British Columbia
Abstract Title: Physical Activity Measurement Accuracy in Advanced Chronic Lung Disease

This Abstract Scholarship Award has been provided by ATS Public Advisory Roundtable member - Emphysema Foundation for our Rights to Survive (EFFORTS)

Rainer Gloeckl, MSc
Schoen Klinik Berchtesgadener Land
Abstract Title:  Effects of a Complementary Whole Body Vibration Training in Patients After Lung Transplantation During Pulmonary Rehabilitation: A Randomized Controlled Trial

This Abstract Scholarship Award has been funded by a generous donataion from ATS Public Advisory Roundtable member- Lung Transplant Foundation

Ronald Evans, DO
Geisinger Health System
Abstract Title:  Incorporation of Symptom and Performance Scores into the Electronic Health Record (EHR) of COPD Patients Followed in a Tertiary Care Pulmonology Clinic