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2014 ATS Abstract Scholarship Award Recipients

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

Yuzo Suzuki, MD, PhD.
University of Southern California, Keck school of Medicine
Abstract Title: Lack Of Autophagy In Dendritic Cells Induces Steroid Resistant, IL-17 Dependent Airway Hyperreactivity

Ashish K Sharma, MBBS, PhD
University of Virginia
Abstract Title: Mesenchymal Stem Cells Enhance Ex-Vivo Lung Perfusion-Mediated Reconditioning And Attenuate Lung Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury

Leopoldo N. Segal, MD, MS
New York University School of Medicine
Abstract Title: Effects Of Azithromycin On Lung Microbiome, Metabolome And Immune Phenotype Of Early Emphysema Subjects: A Randomized Controlled Pilot Study

Michael C. Peters, MD
University of California, San Francisco
Abstract Title: Obesity Interacts With Airway Th2 Inflammation To Worsen Asthma Severity

Elizabeth Sapey, MBBS, PhD
University of Birmingham
Abstract Title: Simvastatin Improves Outcomes In Pneumonia By Modulating Neutrophil Function, But In-Vitro And In-Vivo Studies Suggest Pre-Emptive/Early Therapy In The Elderly

Jose David Herazo-Maya, MD
Yale University
Abstract Title: The Peripheral Blood 52 Gene Survival Signature Is Also Indicative Of Disease Progression In Patients With Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

Farida Ahangari, MD
Yale University
Abstract Title: An Endothelial-specific VEGF Receptor 2-miR-1-Mpl Circuit Controls the Severity of Lung Th2 Inflammation

David J. Jackson,, MD
National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London
Abstract Title: Prostaglandin D2 Is Induced During Rhinovirus-Induced Asthma Exacerbations And Related To Exacerbation Severity In Vivo

Narsa R. Machireddy, PhD
University of Illinois at Chicago
Abstract Title: A Dysfunctional Nrf2 Impairs Macrophage Efferocytosis During Acute Lung Injury And Repair

Li Eon Kuek, BS(Hons)
University of Melbourne
Abstract Title: Expression And Function Of A Novel Membrane-Spanning Protein, MS4A8B, In The Airway Epithelium

Despo Ierodiakonou, MD, MS
University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen
Abstract Title: Pathway Analysis Of A Genome Wide Gene By Air Pollution Interaction Study In Asthma

Sreenivas Veeranki, MBBS, DrPH
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Abstract Title: Timing Of Prenatal Folic Acid Supplementation And Risk Of Allergic Rhinitis In Early Childhood

Sidra Hoffman, MS
University of Vermont
Abstract Title: Genetic Ablation Of Glutaredoxin-1 In A Model Of House Dust Mite-Induced Allergic Asthma Modulates Airway Neutrophilia, IL-17A And AHR

Asger Sverrild, MD
University Hospital Bispebjerg
Abstract Title: Airway Hyperresponsiveness To Inhaled Mannitol Is Related To A Specific Mast Cell Phenotype And Eosinophilic Inflammation Of The Airway Submucosa

Maen Obeidat, BSPharm, PhD
University of British Columbia Centre for Heart Lung Innovation, St. Paul's Hospital
Abstract Title: Integrative Genomics Approach To Unravel The Molecular Mechanisms Underlying Variations In Lung Function Measures

Marrah E. Lachowicz-Scroggins, PhD
University of California, San Francisco
Abstract Title: The rs1420101 Asthma GWAS Variant Functions As An Expression Quantitative Loci For Airway Soluble ST2 Gene Expression In Asthmatics

Astrid Van Huisstede, MD
Sint Franciscus Gasthuis
Abstract Title: Bronchial And Systemic Inflammation In Morbidly Obese Asthmatic Subjects: A Biopsy Study

Erica Van Der Wiel, MD
University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen
Abstract Title: Small And Large Airways Dysfunction In Relation To Asthma Control And The Response To Specific Environmental Stimuli; A Large Primary Care Cohort Study

Panfeng Fu, PhD
University of Illinois at Chicago
Abstract Title: Epigenetic regulation of P. aeruginosa mediated acute lung injury by sphinosine kinase 2

Kevin W. Gibbs, MD
Johns Hopkins
Abstract Title: CD4+Foxp3+ Regulatory T cells Rescued Impaired Lung Injury Resolution Responses In Neonatal Mice

Sara Morgado-Garcia, PhD
University of Cincinnati
Abstract Title: Effects Of Cigarette Smoke Exposure On Dendritic Cell And Treg Control Of Effector T Cells

Cynthia Baffi, MD
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Abstract Title: Clinical, Radiological And Pathological Characteristics Of Patients With Asthma Undergoing Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) To Diagnose Asthmatic Granulomatosis (AG)

Jigna Zatakia, DO
Virginia Commonwealth University
Abstract Title: Calcified lymph node; an unusual cause of hemoptysis

Christine L. Vigeland, MD
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Abstract Title: MTOR Regulation Of T Cell Activation In The Lungs Modulates Pulmonary Fibrosis

Guus Westerhof, MD
Academic Medical Centre
Abstract Title: Predictors Of Remission In New-Onset Adult Asthma