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2021 ATS Abstract Scholarship Award Recipients

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

Jamuna Krishnan, MD, MBA
Weill Cornell/New York Presbyterian
Abstract Title: Assessing Mortality Difference Across COVID-19 Intubation Strategies

Daniel Leisman, MD, MSCR
Massachusetts General Hospital
Abstract Title: Trajectories of Pulmonary Epithelial and Endothelial Injury Markers in COVID-19 Patients Requiring Respiratory Support at Presentation

Kimberly Lu, MD
University of Chicago
Abstract Title: Assessment of Change in Vasopressor Requirements During Sedation Hold in Mechanically Ventilated Patients

Bijan Nezami, MD
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
Abstract Title: Inspiratory Airways Resistance in Respiratory Failure Due to COVID-19

Bryan Park, MD
University of Colorado
Abstract Title: The Impact of the Colorado State-Wide Lockdown on Non-COVID-19 Related ICU Admissions and Mortality

Steven Pearson, MD
University of Chicago
Abstract Title: Helmet Noninvasive Ventilation Versus High Flow Nasal Cannula for Covid-19 Related Acute Hypoxemic Respiratory Failure

Lucia Pinilla,, MSc
Translational Research in Respiratory Medicine, University Hospital Arnau de Vilanova and Santa Maria, IRBLleida, Lleida, Spain; CIBER of Respiratory Diseases (CIBERES), Institute of Health Carlos III
Abstract Title: Circulating microRNAs as Biomarkers of COVID-19 Severity

Alicia Rizzo, MD, PhD
University of Colorado
Abstract Title: Sex-Associated Heterogeneity in Airspace Glycosaminoglycan Shedding in Human ARDS

Matthew Stutz, MD
University of Chicago
Abstract Title: Metabolomic Analysis of Fecal Microbiota Among Critically Ill Patients

Pranai Tandon, MD
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Abstract Title: Deployment, Adoption, and Clinical Impact of a Real-Time Ventilator Management Dashboard

Matthew R. Thau, MD
University of Washington
Abstract Title: Serial Markers of Endothelial Dysfunction Are Associated with Acute Kidney Injury in a Population of Severe Trauma Patients

Brandon Walsh, MD, MBE
Grossman New York University School of Medicine
Abstract Title: How Would New York Ventilator Reallocation Policies Perform During a COVID-19 Surge? An Observational Cohort Study

Edwin Yoo, MD, PhD
Mount Sinai Hospital
Abstract Title: Development of a Point-of-Care Mortality Risk Score for Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients

These Abstract Scholarship Awards was generously sponsored by CSL, Behring GmbH

Bickey Chang, MD, MHA
University of Minnesota
Abstract Title: Prevalence, Characteristics, and Outcomes of Adults in Sub-Saharan Africa with World Health Organization Defined Severe Respiratory Distress without Shock

Callie Marie Drohan, MD
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Abstract Title: Comparison of Host-Response Biomarkers and Inflammatory Subphenotypes in COVID-19 Without ARDS, COVID-ARDS, and Non-COVID-ARDS

Jennifer Krall, MD
Wake Forest School of Medicine
Abstract Title: Leukocyte Kinetics in Acute Lung Injury (ALI)-Associated Skeletal Muscle Wasting and Recovery

Konrad Peukert, MD
University Hospital Bonn
Abstract Title: Surfactant Protein D and Receptor for Advanced Glycation End-Products Serum Levels Reveal Distinct Epithelial Damage in Direct Human ARDS

Shaun Pienkos, MD
Stanford University
Abstract Title: Effect of Simvastatin on Mortality in ARDS Patients with Low Cholesterol: A Secondary Analysis of the HARP-2 Trial

Elias Pratt, MD
Duke University Medical Center
Abstract Title: Impact of a Daily, Respiratory Therapist ECMO Specialist Driven Protocol to Assess Readiness to Wean from VV-ECMO in Patients with ARDS

Aartik Sarma, MD
University of California, San Francisco
Abstract Title: Tracheal Aspirate Sequencing Identifies Unique Features of Dysregulated Host Response in SARS-CoV2 Associated Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

Jack Varon, MD, MBA
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Abstract Title: Zinc Importers in Lung Epithelium Protect from Cell-Stretch-Mediated Lung Injury in the Setting of Zinc Deficiency and Supplementation