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2018 ATS Abstract Scholarship Award Recipients

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

Ruth E. Barker, MRes
Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust
Abstract Title: Gait Speed And Mortality Following Hospitalization For Acute Exacerbations Of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: A Prospective Cohort Study

Chris Burtin, PT, PhD
Hasselt University
Abstract Title: Criterion Validity of Hand-held Dynamometry to Assess Quadriceps Strength in Patients with Lung Disease

Heleen Demeyer, PT, MSc
Abstract Title: The Association Between Physical Activity And Vitamin D In (ex-) Smokers (with And Without Airflow Obstruction) And Never Smoking Controls

Daniel Djondo, MD
Edward Hines Jr. VAH, Loyola University Medical Center
Abstract Title: Can Pulmonary Rehabilitation Increase Rectus Femoris Dimension in COPD?

Karina Couto Furlanetto, PT, PhD
Universidade Norte do Paraná (UNOPAR)
Abstract Title: Body Composition Abnormalities Are Associated With Clinical Characteristics And Physical Function In Patients With COPD

Seo Am Hur, BSc
Univeristy of British Columbia and St. Paul's Hospital
Abstract Title: Prevalence and Impact of Extrapulmonary Deficits on Daily Physical Activity in Fibrotic Interstitial Lung Disease

Alex Jenkins, BS(Hons), MPhil
University of Lincoln
Abstract Title: The Effects Of Pulmonary Rehabilitation On Blood Neutrophil Activation And Functional Subsets In COPD

Sarah Elizabeth Jones, BSc(Hons), MSc
Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust
Abstract Title: Five-Repetition Sit-to-Stand Test in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

Aroub Lahham, BSc
La Trobe University / Institute for Breathing and Sleep
Abstract Title: ‘Let’s Start The Conversation⋯’ - The Perspectives of Health Care Professionals on Physical Activity Prescription for People with COPD.

Baha Naci, PT, MsC
Istanbul Medeniyet University
Abstract Title: Effects of Kinesio Taping Method on Pulmonary Function  Respiratory Muscle Strength and Functional Capacity in Patients with Chronic Heart Failure

Claire Marie Nolan, MSc
Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust
Abstract Title: Improvement in Gait Speed with Pulmonary Rehabilitation is Associated with Increased Survival in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

Arin Orogian, MPH, MSc, BA
Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
Abstract Title: Validation of Transcutaneous PCO2 to Estimate Deadspace Ventilation (VD/VT) During Exercise in Patients with COPD

Suhani Patel, MSc
Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust
Abstract Title: Responsiveness of the Short Physical Performance Battery to Pulmonary Rehabilitation in Patients with Chronic Respiratory Disease and Frailty

Dmitry Rozenberg, MD
University Health Network  University of Toronto
Abstract Title: Body composition is Associated with Cumulative Deficits Frailty Index and Metabolic Risk Factors during Lung Transplant Candidacy Evaluation

Tessa Schneeberger, MSc
Schoen Klinik Berchtesgadener Land
Abstract Title: Short-Term Effects of Non-Invasive Ventilation during Exercise in Hypercapnic Patients with very severe COPD - a Randomized Controlled Cross-Over Trial