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2014 ATS Abstract Scholarship Award Recipients

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

Lucas Donovan, MD
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Abstract Title: Effect Of Endothelin Antagonism On Apnea Frequency Following Chronic Intermittent Hypoxia In The Sprague Dawley Rat

Azadeh Yadollahi, PhD
University of Toronto
Abstract Title: Differing Patterns Of Supine Segmental Fluid Redistribution Between The Sexes

Mi-Kyung Shin, Ph.D
John Hopkins Univ
Abstract Title: The Role Of Hepatocyte Hypoxia Inducible Factors (HIFs) In Metabolic Responses To Intermittent Hypoxia (IH)

Anne M. Fink, PhD
University of Illinois at Chicago
Abstract Title: A Novel Role For Pedunculopontine Tegmental Neurons In Regulating Cardiovascular Parameters

Owen D. Lyons, MB BCh BAO
University Health Network Toronto General Hospital and Toronto Rehabilitation Institute
Abstract Title: Effect Of Ultrafiltration On Severity Of Sleep Apnea In Renal Failure

Karoline K. Moon, MD
Johns Hopkins University
Abstract Title: Calcium Signaling And Glucose Output In Hepatocytes After In Vivo Exposure To Intermittent Hypoxia

Qiaoling Yao, MD, PhD
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Abstract Title: Effect Of Intracerebroventricular Ventricle Administration Of Leptin On Upper Airway Function In Ob/Ob Mice

Masanori Azuma, MD
Kyoto University
Abstract Title: Endothelial Dysfunction Evaluated By Reactive Hyperemia Peripheral Arterial Tonometry (RH-PAT) In Obstructive Sleep Apnea Patients

Eric M. Davis, MD
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Abstract Title: Altered Sleep Architecture In A Mouse Model Of Right Ventricular Dysfunction Is Associated With Increased Expression Of Interleukin 1-beta And TNF-alpha In The Hypothalamus

Justin Brockbank, MD
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Abstract Title: Developmental Changes In Sleep and Respiratory Parameters In Infants With Obstructive Sleep Apnea: A Longitudinal Analysis

Rosa Rodriguez, BS
University of Pittsburgh
Abstract Title: The Effects Of Acute And Chronic Intermittent Hypoxia Exposure On Left Ventricular Function And Cardiac Glycolytic Metbolism In Lean C57BL/6J Mice

Laura H. White, MBChB

Abstract Title: Effect Of Below-The-Knee Compression Stockings On Severity Of Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Kirk Kee, MBBS
Monash University
Abstract Title: Effect Of Apnea Type On Work Of Breathing And Respiratory Fatigability During Sleep In Humans With Heart Failure

Bashar Albarghuthy, MD
The George Washington University
Abstract Title: Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Effect On The Incidence Of Atrial Fibrillation, Mortality And Cerebrovascular Accident And/Or Transient Ischemic Attack In Veterans With Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Brian D. Kent, MBBCh
Guy's & St. Thomas' Hospitals
Abstract Title: Self-Reported Sleep Restriction Predicts Dysglycemia Among Participants In The European Sleep Apnea Cohort (ESADA) Study