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2021 ATS Abstract Scholarship Award Recipients

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


Sebastien Baillieul, MD, PhD
CHU Grenoble Alpes, Grenoble Alpes University & HP2 Laboratory (INSERM U1042)
Abstract Title: Ventilatory Phenotypes of Sleep Apnea Subtypes at a Chronic Delay Following a First Ischemic Stroke: A Cross-Sectional Analysis of a Prospective Clinical-Based Cohort Study

Oren Cohen, MD
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Abstract Title: Upper Airway Inflammation in Obstructive Sleep Apnea Before and After Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Therapy

Carla Freire, MD
Johns Hopkins University
Abstract Title: Intranasal Leptin Reduces Mortality from Opioid Overdose in Mice

Laura Gell, PhD
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Abstract Title: Pathophysiological Mechanisms of Reduced OSA Severity with Deeper Sleep

Stepan Grinek, PhD
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Abstract Title: Heterogeneous Effects of Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) Treatment on Cardiovascular Outcomes in Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA): Application of Machine Learning in the ISAACC Trial

Olfa Harki, BScPh
INSERM, CHU Grenoble Alpes, HP2
Abstract Title: Vascular Endothelial-Cadherin Cleavage in Sleep Apnea Patients: New Insights for Intermittent Hypoxia-Related Endothelial Permeability

Lenise Kim, PhD
Johns Hopkins University
Abstract Title: Leptin Receptor Blockade Attenuates Hypertension, but Does Not Affect Ventilatory Response to Hypoxia in a Model of Metabolic Syndrome

Annie Lajoie, MD
Respirology Epidemiology and Clinical Research Unit
Abstract Title: Positive Airway Pressure Adherence in Patients with Parkinson’s Disease, Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Reduced Cognitive Function in the Cognition and Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Parkinson's Disease, Effect of Positive Airway Pressure Therapy (COPE-PAP) Trial

Chantal Lemoine, MD
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Abstract Title: Early Patterns of CPAP Usage as Predictors of CPAP Adherence

Julia Leonard, PhD, MSc, BSc
Research Institute (RI) – McGill University Health Centre
Abstract Title: Interactions Between Physical Activity and Energy Expenditure with Sleep-Disordered Breathing in Gestational Diabetes

Daniel Vena, MHS, PhD
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Abstract Title: Identifying Site of Pharyngeal Collapse Using Snore Sounds

Xin Zhen, BSc
University of California, San Diego
Abstract Title: Superimposed Intermittent and Sustained Hypoxia Presents a Novel Cardio-Metabolic Phenotype