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2016 ATS Abstract Scholarship Award Recipients

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

Camila M. De Melo, MSc
Brigham and Women's Hospital & Harvard Medical School
Abstract Title: Lowered Metabolic Rate as a Potential Avenue for Stabilizing Breathing in Obstructive Sleep Apnea: An Observational Study

Tetyana Kendzerska, MD, MSc, PhD
Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Sunnybrook Research Institute
Abstract Title: The Interaction of Obesity and Nocturnal Hypoxemia on Cardio-Vascular Consequences in Adults with Obstructive Sleep Apnea: A Historical Observational Study

Mi Kyung Shin, PhD
Johns Hopkins University
Abstract Title: Leptin Induces Hypertension Acting in the Carotid Bodies

Nirupama Wijesuriya, PhD
Neuroscience Research Australia
Abstract Title: Genioglossus Reflex Responses to Negative Upper Airway Pressure Are Impaired in People with Tetraplegia and Obstructive Sleep Apnoea

Susanna Ng, MBChB
Chinese University of Hong Kong
Abstract Title: A Randomized Controlled Study on the Effects of CPAP on Visceral Fat Thickness, Carotid Intima-Media Thickness and Adipokines in Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Jennifer Cori, BA
The University of Melbourne
Abstract Title: Hypocapnia Induced Via Mechanical Hyperventilation Does Not Reduce Upper Airway Dilator Muscle Activity Following Arousal from Sleep

Wenyang Li, MD
Institut Universitaire de cardiologie et de pneumologie de Québec
Abstract Title: Assessment Of Genioglossus Fatigue Using Different Contraction Tasks

Marta Torres, PhD
Hospital Clinic-CIBERES
Abstract Title: Intermitent Hypoxia Increases Tumor Angiogenesis in a Mouse Model of Heterotropic Kidney Cancer

John Pascoe, MD
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Abstract Title: The Effect of Sleep Disordered Breathing on Heart Rate Variability in Boys with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
Lindsey Barnes, MD
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Abstract Title: SOLAR: A Quality Improvement Project to Enhance Sound, Light, And Circadian Rhythms in the ICU

Dragana Komnenov, PhD
Wayne State University
Abstract Title: 5HT Modulation of Arousal and Chemoreflex Responses in Intact and SCI Mice

Sarah Ripfel, MS
University Hospital Regensburg, Germany
Abstract Title: Obstructive and Central Sleep Apnea Are Associated with Increased CaMKII-Dependent Sarcoplasmic Reticulum Calcium Leak in Human Atrial Cardiomyocytes

Thomaz A. Fleury Curado, MD
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Abstract Title: Transgenic Approach to Selectively Modulate Hypoglossal Motoneurons

Luigi T. Montemurro, MD
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Abstract Title: Desipramine Reduces Upper Airway Collapsibility and Improves Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Selected Patients

James Seckler, PhD
Case Western Reserve University
Abstract Title: Novel Technology Demonstrates Formation of Respiratory Stimulant S-Nitrosothiols in DeOxygenated Human Blood

Bisher H. Abuyassin, RPh
Pritzker School of Medicine, The University of Chicago
Abstract Title: Intermittent Hypoxia Augments Mesangial Matrix Expansion by Increasing Glomerular Expression of TGF-β and CTGF Proteins

Christopher J. Grime, MBChB
Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust
Abstract Title: Children with Obstructive Sleep Apnoea Have Lower T-Regulatory Cells in the Upper Airway and Peripherally Compared to Controls

Camilla M. Hoyos, BSc(Hons), MPH, PhD
NeuroSLEEP, Woolcock Institute of Medical Research, University of Sydney
Abstract Title: Effectiveness of Two Maintenance Diets Following a Very Low Energy Diet to Reduce Cardio-Metabolic Risk in Obese Sleep Apnea Patients: A Randomized Controlled Trial