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2015 ATS Abstract Scholarship Award Recipients

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

Rebecca Disler, MSc, BSc, BN, RN
University of Technology Sydney
Abstract Title: Attitudes to Cognitive Impairment and Testing in Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: Focus Group Study

Nina E. Bracken, MSN, ACNP-BC
University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System
Abstract Title: Reducing Avoidable Readmissions Following COPD Exacerbations Among US Veterans: The Importance of Teaching Appropriate Use of Respiratory Inhalers

Michele Rebecca Schaeffer, MSc, BA
The University of British Columbia
Abstract Title: The Impact of Neural Respiratory Drive on Dyspnea in Fibrotic Interstitial Lung Disease

Carme Hernandez, RN
Hospital Clinic Institut Del Torax
Abstract Title: Advanced Respiratory Nurse Role in Comprehensive Assessment of Patients Admitted for Acute Exacerbation of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (AE-COPD)

Breanna Hetland, RN, BSN, PhD Candidate
University of Minnesota
Safety and Feasibility of Patient-Controlled Sedation (PCS) in Ventilated ICU Patients

Alison J. Montpetit, RN, PhD
Virginia Commonwealth University
Abstract Title: Airway Acidity in Critically Ill, Mechanically Ventilated Patients

Erin Wells, RN, BSN
Cincinnati Children's Hospital
Abstract Title: Factors Influencing Referral of Pediatric Cystic Fibrosis Patients for Lung Transplantation Evaluation

Melissa McLenon, DNP, APRN, ACNP
University of Maryland Medical Center
Abstract Title: Usage of Veno-Venous Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation as a Bridge to Airway Stenting and Radiotherapy in a Patient with Locally Invasive Superior Sulcus Tumor

Stephanie L. Bedolla, MSN ANP
Tuality Healthcare
Abstract Title: Trends in Inpatient Resource Utilization and Outcomes for Pleural Disease with Ambulatory Management Pathways in the U.S ( 1993-2011)

Lila Kertz, MSN,RN,CPNP,AE-C
Washington University School of Medicine
Abstract Title: A Multidisciplinary Comprehensive Goal-Directed Approach for Assessment and Management Improves Outcomes for Children with Severe Asthma

Lea Ann Matura, PhD, RN
University of Pennsylvania
Abstract Title: Symptoms and Physical Activity in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

Rachael Parke, RN, MHSc, PhD
Auckland District Health Board
Abstract Title: The Avoidance of Hyperoxaemia During Cardiopulmonary Bypass - A Multi-Center Phase IIb Randomized Controlled Trial

Carole Holm, RN
Yale University School of Medicine
Abstract Title: Non-Invasive Analysis of the Airway Transcriptome Discriminates Clinical Phenotypes of Asthma