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2019 ATS Abstract Scholarship Award Recipients

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

Colleen Bartman, PhD
Mayo Clinic
Abstract Title: Oxygen Exposure and Circadian Biology in the Premature Developing Airway

Katherine Carey, MS
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Abstract Title: Ventilation Defect Percent from Hyperpolarized Helium-3 MRI Is Predictive of Asthma Exacerbation Severity

Rachel Eddy, BEng
Robarts Research Institute, Western University
Abstract Title: CT Airway Count as a Biomarker of Asthma Pathogenesis: Severe Asthma and ACOS in Never-Smokers

Allison Greaney, MS, MPhil
Yale University
Abstract Title: Basal Epithelial Progenitor Cells for Pulmonary Engineering as Evaluated by Single-Cell Transcriptomics

Chamindu Gunatilaka, BS
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Abstract Title: Quantitative Analysis of Work of Breathing in Neonates with Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia Using Computational Fluid Dynamics

Sergey Gutor, PhD
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Abstract Title: The Histopathological Basis of Airflow Limitation in Small Airways Disease

Jacob Herrmann, PhD
University of Iowa
Abstract Title: Multi-Frequency Oscillatory Ventilation Minimizes Spatial Gradients of Regional Strain Using 4D CT Image Registration in Porcine Lung Injury

Sarah Ingelse, MD
Amsterdam University Medical Centers
Abstract Title: Effects of Early Fluid Restriction in Mechanically Ventilated Lambs with ARDS

Rama Satyanarayana Raju Kalidhindi, MPh, PhD
North Dakota State University
Abstract Title: Estrogen Receptor β Knock Out Exacerbates Airway Hyperresponsiveness and Remodeling in a Murine Model of Asthma

Abiodun Kukoyi, MD
Emory University School of Medicine
Abstract Title: HIV-Related Viral Proteins and Interferon Gamma Both Enhance Matrix Metalloproteinase-9 Expression in Rat Alveolar Macrophages

Jonathan MacNeil, BS(Hons)
Robarts Research Institute
Abstract Title: Novel Multi-Parametric Response Map COPD Phenotypes

Peter Niedbalski, PhD
Cincinnati Children's Hosp Medical Ctr
Abstract Title: Preclinical Hyperpolarized 129Xe MRI: Ventilation and T2* Mapping in Mouse Lungs at 7T

Yuka Okajima, MD, MPH
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School
Abstract Title: Mucus Plugs on CT and Lung Function, Respiratory Symptoms, and Quality of Life in COPD

Pavan Parikh, MD, MSc
Mayo clinic
Abstract Title: Dasatinib and Quercetin Reverse Hyperoxia-Induced Airway Hyperreactivity in a Murine Model of Premature Airways Disease

Ian Stancil, BS
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Abstract Title: The Jamming Transition Is Dynamically and Structurally Delayed in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Bronchial Epithelial

Suzanne Stasiak, BS
Northeastern University
Abstract Title: Extracellular Matrix Regulates Calcium Oscillations in Multicellular Ensembles of Airway Smooth Muscle Cells

Sarah Svenningsen, BMedSci
McMaster University
Abstract Title: Airway Luminal Contributors to Magnetic Resonance Imaging Ventilation Heterogeneity in Severe Asthma

Anthony Tam, PhD
Imperial College
Abstract Title: Agonism of EP4 Receptors Expressed on Airway Sensory Nerves Inhibits Cough

JuJing Tan, B.Sc., M.Eng.
Centre de recherche du CHUM, Department of Medicine, Université de Montréal
Abstract Title: Mechanisms of Inflation-Induced ATP Release in Ex Vivo Rat Lungs: A Bioluminescence Imaging Study

Michael Wortley, PhD
Imperial College
Abstract Title: Agonism of EP4 Receptors Expressed on Airway Sensory Nerves Inhibits Cough

Feng Xu, PhD
Abstract Title: Differential DNA Methylation and Aging Patterns According to Regional COPD Severity in Lung Tissue

Santosh Yadav, PhD
Thomas Jefferson University
Abstract Title: Diacylglycerol Kinase (DGK) Regulation of Airway Smooth Muscle Contraction

Razia Zakarya, BSc(Hons)
Woolcock Institute of Medical Research
Abstract Title: Small Airway Fibrosis in COPD Is Mediated by Histone Acetylation

This Abstract Scholarship has been funded by a generous donation from ATS Public Advisory Roundtable member - Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia Foundation

Maurizio Chioccioli, PhD
Abstract Title: Quantitative High Speed Video Profiling Discriminates Between Variants of Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia