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2015 ATS Abstract Scholarship Award Recipients

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

Marcus Povitz, MDCM
Western University
Abstract Title: Prevalence of Sleep Disordered Breathing in Obese Chronically Hypoxic Patients: A Cohort Study

Carol J. Lang, PhD
University of Adelaide
Abstract Title: Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) and Excessive Daytime Sleepiness (EDS) are Independently Associated with Depression in a Community Based Population of Australian Men

Dhruvangkumar Modi, MD
University of Wisconsin Madison
Abstract Title: Chronic Intermittent Hypoxia (CIH) Exposure Leads to Progressive Pulmonary Dysfunction in Adult Sprague-Dawley Rats

Omar A. Mesarwi, MD
Johns Hopkins University
Abstract Title: Liver Fibrosis in a Mouse Model of Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease is Mediated by Hypoxia Inducible Factor- 1 (HIF-1): A Mechanism Linking Liver Fibrosis to Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Mi-Kyung Shin, PhD
John Hopkins University
Abstract Title: Adrenal Medullectomy Abolishes Intermittent Hypoxia (IH) Induced Hyperglycemia

Karoline K. Moon, MD
Johns Hopkins University
Abstract Title: Effects of Intermittent Hypoxia (IH) on Glucose Metabolism and In Vivo Calcium Signaling in Hepatocytes

Oleg Nicolaev, BSc
University of Wisconsin
Abstract Title: Effects of Chronic Corticosteroid Administration on Tongue Musculature in Rats

Heather Howe, MD
University of Utah
Abstract Title: Understanding the Impact of Obstructive Sleep Apnea Treatment on Primary Care Variables Using Electronic Medical Record-Based Apnea-Hypopnea Index Tracking

Aoife M. Murphy, BSc
University College Dublin Conway Institute
Abstract Title: Chronic Intermittent Hypoxia Contributes to Pro-Inflammatory Macrophage Alteration in Visceral Adipose Tissue of Lean and Obese Mice

Zarmina Ehsan, MD
Cincinnati Children's Hospital
Abstract Title: Sleep Abnormalities in Infants with Pierre Robin Sequence Undergoing Mandibular Distraction: A Longitudinal Analysis

Owen D. Lyons, MB BCh BAO
University Health Network Toronto General Hospital and Toronto Rehabilitation Institute
Abstract Title: Effect of Fluid Overload and Fluid Removal by Ultrafiltration on Sleep Apnea Severity in Renal Failure

Christopher D. Turnbull, BMBCh, MRCP
Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust
Abstract Title: Predictors of Continuous Positive Airways Pressure Usage at Six Months in Minimally Symptomatic Patients: Further Data from the MOSAIC Trial

Annette Lopez, MD
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Abstract Title: Early Onset of Sleep Disordered Breathing in Preadolescent Young Males with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Leonardo Nava-Guerra, BS
University of Southern California
Abstract Title: Arousal-Driven Ventilatory Instability During Sleep in Pediatric Overweight

Mohamad El-Chami, MSc
Wayne State University
Abstract Title: The Cumulative Duration of Breathing Events and the Active Critical Closing Pressure are Increased in the Morning Compared to the Afternoon and Evening in Participants with OSA

Annie Wang, BA
Children's Hospital Los Angeles
Abstract Title: Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Congenital Central Hypoventilation Syndrome Patients Ventilated by Diaphragm Pacing

Ryo Tachikawa, MD
Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University
Abstract Title: Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Abdominal Aortic Calcification: Is There an Association Independent of Comorbid Risk Factors?

Candela Caballero Eraso, MD
Virgen del Rocío University Hospital
Abstract Title: Effects of Leptin on the Hypoxic Chemoreflex