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2017 ATS Abstract Scholarship Award Recipients

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

Alessandra Adami, PhD
Division of Respiratory & Critical Care Physiology & Medicine Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
Abstract Title: Associations Among Physical Activity, Muscle Mass Index and Muscle Oxidative Capacity in COPD

Yves Raphael De Souza,, PT, MSc
State University of Rio de Janeiro
Abstract Title: Home-Based Pulmonary Rehabilitation Intervention: Does It Maintain the Benefits Achieved During the Outpatient Program?

Sauwaluk Dacha, BSc, MHA
KU Leuven
Abstract Title: Effect of Inspiratory Muscle Training on Respiratory Muscle Function and Diaphragm Activation in Patients with COPD

Veronica Delogu, MSc
NIHR Respiratory Biomedical Research Unit
Abstract Title: Validity, Responsiveness and Minimum Clinically Important Difference of the Incremental Shuttle Walk Test in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

Heleen Demeyer, PT, MSc
ISGlobal, Center for Research in Environmental epidemiology
Abstract Title: Both Moderate and Severe Exacerbations Accelerate Physical Activity Decline in COPD Patients

Ruth E. Barker, MRes
NIHR Respiratory Biomedical Research Unit
Abstract Title: The King's Brief Interstitial Lung Disease Questionnaire: Response to Pulmonary Rehabilitation and Minimal Important Difference

Rainer Gloeckl,, PhD
Schoen Klinik Berchtesgadener Land
Abstract Title: Comparison of Two Demand Oxygen Delivery Systems (Liquid Oxygen Versus Concentrator) During Walking in Hypoxemic COPD Patients - Preliminary Results of a Randomized, Single-Blinded, Cross-Over Trial

Suhani Patel, MSc
NIHR Respiratory Biomedical Research Unit
Abstract Title: Daily Physical Activity Levels in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD): A Propensity Matched Analysis

Catherine L. Granger, PhD
The University of Melbourne
Abstract Title: Preoperative Exercise Training for Patients with Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: A Cochrane Systematic Review

Tessa Schneeberger, Msc
Schoen Klinik Berchtesgadener Land
Abstract Title: Nocturnal Non Invasive Ventilation as an Adjunct for Pulmonary Rehabilitation in Patients with Very Severe COPD - a Randomized Controlled Trial

Isabelle Vivodtzev, PhD
HP2 Laboratory Inserm 1042
Abstract Title: Automatically Adjusted Oxygen Flow Rates (FreeO2) Optimizes Oxygenation and Improves Walking Distance During Exercise in Hypercapnic O2-Dependent Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Sabina A. Guler, MD
University of British Columbia, Center for Heart Lung Innovation and Department of Medicine
Abstract Title: Prevalence and Predictors of Sarcopenia in Fibrotic Interstitial Lung Disease

Torunn S. Soyseth, MSc
Oslo University Hospital
Abstract Title: Significant Differences in Coping Strategies Between Lung Transplant Candidates with and Without Psychological Distress

Xin Chen, MD
Zhujiang Hospital of Southern Medical University
Abstract Title: Effects of Combined Cycle Ergometer and Inspiratory Muscle Training in Patients with Stable Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Pichapong Tunsupon, MD
University at Buffalo State University of New York
Abstract Title: The Effect of Body Composition in Patients with COPD and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Outcomes