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2012 ATS Travel Award Recipients

These Travel Awards have been funded by the American Thoracic Society

Hesam Movassagh, MSc
University of Manitoba
Abstract Title: Expression And Function Of Semaphorin 3E In Human Airway Smooth Muscle Cells: A Novel Player In Airway Biology

Carla Araujo, MSc
Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
Abstract Title: Attenuation Of Lung Inflammation And Remodeling By Regular And Moderate Aerobic Exercise In Experimental Chronic Allergic Asthma

These Travel Award has been provided by Actelion Pharmaceuticals US, Inc. - A member of the American Thoracic Society Corporate Member Program

Oluwaseun O. Ojo, MSc
Kings College London
Abstract Title: β2-Adrenoreceptor Agonists And Forskolin Reduce SERCA2 Expression In Human Airway Smooth Muscle Cells

Jennifer A. Dickens, MBBS, MA
University of Cambridge
Abstract Title: Defining The Mechanism Of Polymerisation That Underlies α1-Antitrypsin Deficiency

This Travel Award have been provided by Aerocrine - A member of the American Thoracic Society Corporate Member Program

Emma Satrell, MBBS
Department of Clinical Medicine, Section for Pediatrics
Abstract Title: Diffusing Capacity Of The Lung For Carbon Monoxide (DLCO) And Its Membrane (DM) And Blood (θVC) Components In Children And Young Adults Born Extremely Preterm

These Travel Awards have been provided by Genentech - A member of the American Thoracic Society Corporate Member Program

Margarita Maria Suarez, MD
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Abstract Title: Absence Of Cyclooxygenase (COX)-2 Leads To Alveolar Epithelial Barrier Dysfunction And Decreased Expression Of Tight Junction Proteins In A Dual Injury Model Of Polymicrobial Sepsis And Ventilator-Induced Lung Injury

Nobuaki Hirota, PhD, MD
Meakins-Christie Laboratories
Abstract Title: Rat Bone Marrow-Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells Can Differentiate And Potentially Contribute To Airway Remodeling Following Serotonin Stimulation

These Travel Awards have been provided by Gilead Sciences, Inc. - A member of the American Thoracic Society Corporate Member Program

Willem-Jan Schellekens, MD
Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre
Abstract Title: Effects Of Hypercapnia On Ventilator-Induced Diaphragm Dysfunction In Rats

Hessam H. Kashani, MD
University of Manitoba
Abstract Title: HMGB1: An Autocrine Mediator Of TGF-β1 Induced Extracellular Matrix Production By Human Airway Smooth Muscle Cells

These Travel Awards have been funded by a generous educational grant from MEDGRAPHICS

Parth N. Shah, Ph.D.
UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
Abstract Title: Sustained Delivery Of Silver-Based Antimicrobials Using Shell Crosslinked Knedel-Like And Acetalated-Dextran Nanoparticles For The Treatment Of Pulmonary Infections

Sanghun Choi, MSc,BSc
The University of Iowa
Abstract Title: A Numerical Study Of Airway Resistance And Particle Deposition In Normal And Asthmatic Lungs

Debora Xisto, PhD, RRT
Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
Abstract Title: Effects Of Bone Marrow, Adipose, And Lung Tissue-Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells On Lung Inflammation And Remodeling In Experimental Acute Lung Injury

Birgitt Gutbier, DVM
Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Department of Infectious and Respiratory Diseases
Abstract Title: Sphingosine Kinase-1 And Sphingosine-1-Phosphate Promote The Development Of Acute Lung Injury In Pneumoccocal Pneumonia

These Travel Awards have been provided by Pfizer, Inc. - A member of the American Thoracic Society Corporate Member Program

Nanak R. Singh, BSc, MBBS
University of Cambridge
Abstract Title: Differential Effects Of Sepsis And Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) On CD62L Expression In Neutrophils Entering And Leaving The Lung

Pawan Sharma, PhD
University of Calgary
Abstract Title: Reduction In Airway Smooth Muscle Contraction And Airway Narrowing By PDE4 Inhibitor Roflumilast Is Enhanced In Presence Of An Inhaled Corticosteroid

This Travel Award has been provided by Pharmaxis - A member of the American Thoracic Society Corporate Member Program

Saba Al Heialy, BSc
Meakins-Christie Laboratories
Abstract Title: Nanotubes Physically Connect CD4+ T Cells And Airway Smooth Muscle Cells Presenting A Novel Mechanism Of CD4+ T Cell Survival

This Travel Award has been provided by Philips Respironics, Inc. - A  member of the American Thoracic Society Corporate Member Program

Adrian Gonzalez-Lopez, MSc
Universidad de Oviedo
Abstract Title: Mechanical Ventilation Triggers Hippocampal Apoptosis By Vagal And Dopaminergic Pahways

These Travel Awards have been provided by Teva Respiratory - A member of the American Thoracic Society Corporate Member Program

Xiaoguang Sun, MD, PhD
University of Illinois at Chicago
Abstract Title: Simvastatin Increases Human Sphingosine−1−Phosphate Receptor 1 Promoter Activity By Kruppel-Like Factor 2 In Human Lung Endothelium

Adriana Lopes Silva, MSc
Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
Abstract Title: Thymulin Gene Therapy In Experimental Chronic Allergic Asthma: Impact Of Nanoparticle Delivery On Lung Inflammation And Remodeling

These Travel Awards have been provided by United Therapeutics Corporation - A member of the American Thoracic Society Corporate Member Program

Anita I. R. Spanjer, MSc
University of Groningen
Abstract Title: TGF-β1-Induced Extracellular Matrix Protein Expression In Human Lung Fibroblasts Requires Autocrine WNT Signaling Via The Frizzled-8 Receptor

Dana Kretschman, MD
Boston University School of Medicine
Abstract Title: Rate Of FEV1 Decline In Healthy Adults: Defining The Upper Limit Of Normal In The Framingham Heart Study

This Travel Award has been provided by ATS Public Advisory Roundtable member - The LAM Foundation

Ho Yin (Patrick) Ng, BS
The University of Sydney / Woolcock Institute of Medical Research
Abstract Title: Collagen IV α5 (Lamstatin) Decreases Proliferation And Migration Of Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM)–Cell Like TSC2-Negative Mouse Embryonic Fibroblasts