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2018 ATS Abstract Scholarship Award Recipients

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

Marcus Christensen, BMedSci
Respiratory Research Unit  Bispebjerg University Hospital
Abstract Title: Validation of The Six-gene Sputum Signature for Inflammatory Phenotyping Severe Asthma

Amy K. Dickey, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital
Abstract Title: Signaling Lymphocytic Activation Molecule Family (SLAMF) Receptors May Act as Inhibitory Receptors in the Airways of HIV-Infected Individuals

Alane Blythe Dy, MScPH
University of Arizona
Abstract Title: Genetic Variation in Surfactant Protein-A2 Differentially Modulates Resolution of Eosinophilia During Allergic Airways Inflammation

Cameron Flayer, BSc
UC Davis
Abstract Title: Ozone Exposure Induces Il-17a Production In Group 2 Innate Lymphoid Cells In The Absence Of Surfactant Protein-d

Suresh Garudadri, BSc
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University
Abstract Title: Genomic Signatures Of Type 2 And IL-17 Inflammation Are Associated With Markers Of Disease Severity Across Smokers With Preserved Spirometry And Mild/moderate Airway Obstruction In Spiromics

Marc Gauthier, MD
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Abstract Title: CXCL9/10 Elevation in Severe Asthma Is Refractory to Corticosteroid Therapy

Olivia Kathryn Giddings, PhD, MD
University of North Carolina
Abstract Title: Alveolar Macrophage Numbers Are Decreased during Acute S. Pneumoniae Pneumonia, and Are Repopulated by Both Lung and Bone Marrow-Derived Cells during Recovery

Naina Gour, PhD
Johns Hopkins University
Abstract Title: C3a is Required for ILC2 Function in Allergic Airway Inflammation

Wang Yuan Guo, MSc, BSc(Hons)
University Health Network
Abstract Title: Exposure to Air Pollution Worsens Pseudomonas Infection in Cystic Fibrosis Mice

Mingyuan Han, PhD
University of Michigan Medical School
Abstract Title: Rhinovirus Infection Induces Inflammasome Activation In Vivo

Ruoqiong Huang, MD
The Children’s Hospital of Zhejiang University School of Medicine
Abstract Title: Aging Mesenchymal Stem Cells Have Diminished Effects in Modulating Macrophages and Producing Extracellular Vesicles

Eva Kaufmann, DVM, PhD
McGill University
Abstract Title: Education of Stem Cells by BCG: An Innovative Approach in TB Vaccine Development

Yuri Kim, MS
Boston University School of Medicine
Abstract Title: NFkB RelA Activity Preserves Liver Homeostasis During Pneumonia and Sepsis

Paulette Krishack, PhD
University of Chicago
Abstract Title: ILC2s And Eosinophils Protect Against Staphylococcus Aureus Induced Sepsis

Jinwoo Lee, BSc
University of California, San Francisco
Abstract Title: Origin and Potentiation of Type 2 Innate Lymphoid Cells in the Lung

Zhiyi Liu, MD
Washington University in St. Louis
Abstract Title: Extracorporeal Photophoresis Promotes Alveolar Macrophage Production of TGF-β Inhibitor and Prevents Airway Obliteration in a Mouse Lung Allograft Model

Meghan Marmor, MD
Stanford University
Abstract Title: Quantitative CT and Parametric Response Mapping Analysis for the Assessment and Monitoring of Bronchiolitis Obliterans Syndrome

Alexandra McCubbrey, PhD
National Jewish Health
Abstract Title: Apoptotic Cell Engulfment Triggers Anti-inflammatory Metabolic Reprogramming Of Macrophages

Nathan J. McLaughlin, MD, PhD
Tulane University Health Science Center
Abstract Title: Il-22 Reduces Influenza Pneumonia by Promoting Thymic Integrity and T Regulatory Cell Maturation

Eric Morrell, MD
University of Washington
Abstract Title: Cytometry Time-of-Flight Reveals Novel Human Alveolar Macrophage Subtypes

Stelios Pavlidis, MSc, PhD
Imperial College London
Abstract Title: Longitudinal Follow-up of Sputum Transcriptomic-associated Clusters in Asthma From the U-BIOPRED Cohort

Cheng Peng, ScD
Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School
Abstract Title: Epigenetic Network Analysis Suggests a Role for Methylation as a Driver of Prenatal Vitamin D Associations with Childhood Wheeze

Derek Russell, MD
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Abstract Title: Neutrophil-derived Exosomes Purified From COPD Patient Bronchoalveolar Fluid Cause A COPD Like Phenotype In A Mouse Model Via A Neutrophil Elastase Dependent Mechanism

Minseok Seo, PhD
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Abstract Title: Genomics And Response To Long-term Oxygen Treatment In COPD: The LOTT Pharmacogenomics Ancillary Study

Shweta Sood, MD, MS
Washington University School of Medicine
Abstract Title: Longitudinal Evaluation Of Airway Remodeling In Asthma Over Time By Airway Biopsy

Allen Bo Tu, BSc
Stanford School of Medicine
Abstract Title: Endothelial HIF-2α Maintains Airway Microvasculature Through Angiopoietin-1/TIE2 Signaling

Kedir Turi, PhD
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Abstract Title: Metabolites in Newborns are Correlated with Immune-Response to Acute Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection and are Associated with Subsequent Recurrent Wheeze

Punnam Chander Veerati, PhD
Hunter Medical Research Institute
Abstract Title: Mechanical Forces Suppress Innate Anti-viral Immunity in Primary Human Airway Epithelial Cells Obtained from Asthma Donors

Feng Xu, PhD
UBC Centre for Heart Lung Innovation
Abstract Title: A Morphometric “Hot Spot” For Terminal Bronchiolar Destruction In COPD

Zhaozhong Zhu, ScD
Harvard T.H.Chan School of Public Health
Abstract Title: Shared Genetic Architecture Between Asthma and Allergic Diseases: A Genome-Wide Cross Trait Analysis from UK Biobank

These Abstract Scholarship has been funded by a generous donation from ATS Public Advisory Roundtable member-Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research

Isabella Iupe, MD
Unviersity of Miami
Abstract Title: Metabolomics Differentiates Veterans from Civilians with Pulmonary Sarcoidosis

Christian Ascoli, MD
University of Illinois at Chicago
Abstract Title: Transcriptomic Analysis of Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells in African Americans with Sarcoidosis

Amit Kishore, PhD
Palacky University
Abstract Title: An Exome Sequencing Study Deciphers Rare Genetic Variants In Familial Sarcoidosis

These Abstract Scholarship has been funded by a generous donation from ATS Public Advisory Roundtable member-Allergy and Asthma Network

Imran Satia, MA, MB Bchir, MRCP, PhD
University of Manchester
Abstract Title: Investigating Airway Reflexes by Assessing Capsaicin Evoked Cough Responses in an Allergen Challenge Model of Asthma

Jenna Nguyen, MD
Abstract Title: Distinguishing Molecular Phenotypes in Severe Asthma Using Genomic Signatures of the Airway Epithelial Inflammatory Response in the Severe Asthma Research Program