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2020 ATS Abstract Scholarship Award Recipients

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

Elizabeth Abe, BS
Massachusetts General Hospital
Abstract Title: Allergic Asthmatics Do Not Modify Their Alveolar Macrophage Transcriptional Signature After Segmental Allergen Challenge Compared to Allergic Non-Asthmatic Controls

Dionne Adair, MBBS
University of Michigan
Abstract Title: High Il6 Asthma Is Associated With Lower Fev1 And Greater Likelihood Of Metabolic Dysfunction.

Hugo Andres Farne, PhD
Imperial College
Abstract Title: The Crth2 Antagonist Timapiprant Does Not Alter The Response Rhinovirus Infection In Asthma: A Randomized, Placebo-controlled Trial

Karina Bingham, BSc
University of Nottingham
Abstract Title: Type 2 Cytokines And Biomarkers In Asthma Patient Sera Show Coordinated Expression & Identify Patient Subsets

Matthew Camiolo, MD, PhD
University of Pittsburgh
Abstract Title: Paired Multi-‘Omics Analysis Of Peripheral Blood And Bronchoalveolar Lavage From Asthmatic Patients Identifies Distinct Immune Phenotypes

Miquel de Homdedeu, MSc
Vall d'Hebron Institute of Research
Abstract Title: Effects of Diesel Exhaust Particle Exposure on a Murine Model of Chemical Asthma

Dinah Foer, MD
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Abstract Title: Glucagon-like Peptide-1 Receptor Agonist Use And Asthma Exacerbations Among Type 2 Diabetics With Asthma

Andrew Gregory
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Abstract Title: K-means Subtypes Of Smokers In The Copdgene Study Have Distinct Patterns Of Copd Progression And Distinct Serum Protein Biomarker And Transcriptomic Profiles

Mengna Huang, PhD
Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School
Abstract Title: Maternal Late Pregnancy Metabolome And Risk Of Childhood Asthma Or Recurrent Wheezing By Age 3 Years

Naoki Iwanaga, MD, PhD
Tulane University School of Medicine
Abstract Title: Immunity of a Novel Klebsiella Pneumoniae Vaccine Dependent on IL-17r Signaling in Fibroblasts

Stephen Milne, BMedSci, MBBS, FRACP, PhD
University of British Columbia
Abstract Title: A Polygenic Score For Asthma Is Associated With Airway Hyperresponsiveness In People With Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Matthew Moll, MD
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Abstract Title: Polygenic Risk Scores In Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease And Related Phenotypes

James Nolin, PhD
National Jewish Health
Abstract Title: Mechanisms Underlying The Enhanced Airway Epithelial Response Of Type 2-high Asthmatics To HRV Infection

Aabida Saferali, PhD, MSc, BSc
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Abstract Title: Cftr Mutations Are Associated With Chronic Bronchitis In COPDGene Subjects

Aartik Sarma, MD
University of California, San Francisco
Abstract Title: Metatranscriptomic Next Generation Sequencing Identifies Distinct Subgroups Of Acute Copd Exacerbations

Imran Satia, MD, PhD
McMaster University
Abstract Title: The Effect Of Nebulized Salbutamol On Mannitol Evoked Cough Responses In Mild Allergic Asthmatics: A Double-blind Randomized Placebo Controlled 2-way Cross-over Study

Alexander Schuyler, BS, BA
University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health
Abstract Title: Oxidative Stress, As Measured By Gene Expression And Airway Glutathione, Is Increased In Severe Asthma And Associated With Racial Background

Rie Shigemasa, MD
University of Tsukuba
Abstract Title: Genetic Impact Of CDHR3 On The Adult Onset Of Chronic Inflammatory Airway Diseases

Benjamin Wisniewski, MD
The Ohio State University College of Medicine; Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Abstract Title: E-Cigarette Exposure Attenuates CFTR Restoration In Cystic Fibrosis Macrophages Treated With Tezacaftor/Ivacaftor

Fenghua Zhang, PhD
Institute for Drug Discovery, Purdue University
Abstract Title: Selective Reprogramming Of Pulmonary Macrophages For Treatment Of Pulmonary Fibrosis

Peng Zhang, MD
Cleveland Clinic
Abstract Title: Lung Function Of Males And Females With Asthma Across The Life Span

Amanda Zucoloto, MSc
University of Calgary
Abstract Title: Gut Microbiota Dysbiosis Induces Breakdown Of The Systemic Immune Firewall That Protects Against Bloodstream Infections

Jill Zupetic, MD
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Abstract Title: Pseudomonas Aeruginosa Protease And Elastase Activity Are Associated With Increased 30-day Mortality In ICU Patients

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

Florence Jeny, MD
Université Paris 13, Hôpital Avicenne
Hypoxia Promotes A Pro-inflammatory And A Pro-fibrotic Phenotype In Monocyte-derived Macrophages From Sarcoidosis Patient

Mukunthan Murthi, MD Murthi, MD
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Sarcoidosis Cancer Syndrome: A Granulomatous Paraneoplastic Syndrome

Utsav Shrestha, MD
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Prevalence Of Lung Transplant And Use Of Biological Agents In Patients With Sarcoidosis: A Single Center Retrospective Cohort Study

These Abstract Scholarships have been funded by a generous donation from ATS Public Advisory Roundtable member Allergy and Asthma Network

Ariangela J. Kozik, PhD
University of Michigan
Obesity Is Associated With An Altered Airway Microbiome And Distinct Airway Microbiota-immune Relationships In Asthma

Matias Pollevick, BS
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
The Relationship Between Asthma And Cardiovascular Disease: An Examination Of The Framingham Offspring Study