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2016 ATS Abstract Scholarship Award Recipients

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

Jessica Inskip, PhD
Centre for Heart Lung Innovation
Abstract Title: Patient Perspectives on Pulmonary Rehabilitation Using Telehealth

Ronald Evans, DO
Geisinger Health System
Abstract Title: Trends of Symptom Scores in COPD Patients Followed in a Tertiary Care Pulmonology Clinic: Are Patients Feeling Better?

Christie Brillante, MD
University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown Campus
Abstract Title: Exploring the Relationship Between the Rapid Shallow Breathing Index and Weaning From Prolonged Mechanical Ventilation in ICU Survivors Receiving Multimodal Rehabilitation

Ariane Milot, MD
Hôpital du Sacré-Coeur de Montréal
Abstract Title: Short-Term and Long-Term Changes in Chronic Respiratory Questionnaire Domains and Total Scores From Different Exercise-Training Protocols in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Leona Dowman, MSc
La Trobe University/Alfred Health Clinical School
Abstract Title: Effect of Supplemental Oxygen on Exercise Response in Patients with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

Nicole DeLuca, DPT
Miami VA Healthcare System
Abstract Title: Veterans Entering Pulmonary Rehabilitation with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Anxiety May Be Greater than Expected and Be at a Substantial Disadvantage

Alessandra Adami, PhD
Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
Abstract Title: Reproducibility and Quality Control of Near-Infrared Spectroscopy Determination of Muscle Oxidative Capacity in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Pichapong Tunsupon, MD
University at Buffalo
Abstract Title: Comorbidities in Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Outcomes

Isabelle Vivodtzev, PhD
University Grenoble Alps
Abstract Title: Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation in Obese Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA): A Pilot Study

Tom Reilly, BSc
University of Leicester
Abstract Title: Twice the 'Work' for Similar Effort: One Legged Cycling in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

Louise L. Toennesen, MD
Bispebjerg Hospital
Abstract Title: High-Intensity Interval Training Improves Maximal Oxygen Consumption in Untrained Adult Asthmatics

Carlos A. Camillo, PT, MSc
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Abstract Title: Effectiveness of Elastic Tube Resistance Training on 6-Minute Walk Test and Muscle Force in Patients with COPD: A Randomized Control Trial

Elizabeth D. Rivard, MD
University of Montreal
Abstract Title: Clinical, Socio-Demographic and Psychological Characteristics of Participants and Non-Participants to Pulmonary Rehabilitation in Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Muhammad A. Zafar, MD
University of Cincinnati
Abstract Title: Application of Upper Airway Manometry to Measure the Efficacy of Positive Expiratory Pressure Breathing Techniques in Excessive Dynamic Airway Collapse (EDAC)

This Abstract Scholarship Award has been funded by a generous donation from Dove Medical Press LTD

Mickael Martin, BSc
Centre de recherche de l’Institut Universitaire de cardiologie et de pneumologie de Québec (CRIUCPQ)
Abstract Title: Visceral Adipose Tissue and Muscle Lipids Predict Comorbidities in COPD. An ECLIPSE Substudy