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2019 ATS Abstract Scholarship Award Recipients

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

Ruth Barker, Mres
Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust
Abstract Title: A Video Intervention to Increase Pulmonary Rehabilitation Uptake for Patients Hospitalized with Acute Exacerbations of COPD (virtue): A Randomized Controlled Trial

Thomas Cascino, MD
University of Michigan
Abstract Title: Impact of Patient-Perceived Barriers to Exercise Therapy on Referral to Exercise Rehabilitation in Pulmonary Hypertension Patients

Sarika Chandiramani, MD
Hines VA Hosp & Loyola Univ Med Ctr
Abstract Title: Quadriceps Muscle Postactivation Potentiation and Twitch Contraction Time in Elderly Men with and Without COPD

Karan Chohan, BSc
University of Toronto
Abstract Title: The Importance of Nutritional Support in Lung Transplant Candidates

C Noelle Driver, BS
Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Mayo Clinic School of Medicine
Abstract Title: How Much to Change Physical Activity and Sedentary Time to Meaningfully Impact Quality-of-Life in Patients with Moderate-to-Severe Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Eoin Durkan, BSc
Dublin City University
Abstract Title: Exercise Capacity May Be More Strongly Associated with Health Status in Alpha-1 Antitrypsin COPD Patients than in Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Replete COPD Patients

Sarah Gephine, MSc, PhD
Institut Universitaire de cardiologie et de pneumologie de Québec, Université Laval
Abstract Title: Is the 1-Minute Sit to Stand Test a Functional Capacity Test in Patients with Severe Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease?

Henrik Hansen, PT, Msc.
Bispebjerg and Frederiksberg University hospital
Abstract Title: Pulmonary Tele-Rehabilitation Versus Conventional Pulmonary Rehabilitation a Multicenter, Single Blinded, Superiority RCT

Shireen Mirza, MD
Mayo Clinic
Abstract Title: L-Carnitine Supplementation in COPD Patients Significantly Improved Walking Distance in a Randomized Double-Blinded Pilot Study

Stephanie Robinson, PhD
Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital
Abstract Title: A Web-Based Physical Activity Intervention Benefits Persons with COPD and Low Self-Efficacy: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Bryan Ross, MD, FRCPC, MSc, BSc(Hons)
University of Alberta
Abstract Title: The Effect of Pulmonary Rehabilitation Following Acute Exacerbation of COPD on Cardiovascular Function

Kerry Spitzer, PhD
Abstract Title: Geographic and Racial Disparities in Receipt of Pulmonary Rehabilitation Following Hospital Discharge for COPD Exacerbations

Suman Thapamagar, MBBS
Loma Linda University
Abstract Title: Impact of Pulmonary Rehabilitation on Sleep in COPD Patients as Measured by Actigraphy