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2017 ATS Abstract Scholarship Award Recipients

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

Lynn Baniak, PhD, RN
University of Pittsburgh
Abstract Title: Predictors of Reduced Functional Outcomes in Revascularized Patients with Coronary Artery Disease in the RICCADSA Trial

Matthew R. White, BSN
University of Michigan
Abstract Title: The Relationship Between Nurse-Reported and Observed Rates of Health Care Associated Infections

Anne-Marie Russell, MScN
Imperial College
Abstract Title: Development and Preliminary Testing of the Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Patient Reported Outcome Measure (IPF-PRoM): UK and Ireland Multi-Centre Study

Julie Slack, MSN, RN
University of Michigan
Abstract Title: Domain Specific Cognitive Changes in Persons with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD): A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Jungeun Lee, MSN, RN
University of Washington
Abstract Title: The Relationships Between Inflammation and Fatigue Symptoms in Patients with COPD

Cheryl Peters, MD FRCPC
BC Children's Hospital
Abstract Title: Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome Criteria and Mortality in Children: Time for a New Definition?

Zijing Chen, BSN
University of Washington
Abstract Title: Increased Physical Activity Associated with Decreased IL-6 and CRP in Patients with COPD

Rodrigo E. García Tomé, MD
Mount Sinai St. Luke's and Mount Sinai West, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Abstract Title: Inpatient Mortality and Outcomes of Pulmonary Embolism in Patients Admitted to Teaching Hospitals Compared to Nonteaching Hospitals

Jennifer B. Seaman, PhD, RN
University of Pittsburgh
Abstract Title: An Inductive Approach to Survey Development: Using Qualitative Findings in the Creation of a Survey to Assess Barriers, Facilitators and Current Care Processes Related to the Conduct of Interdisciplinary Family Meetings

Heather L. Dunn, MS, ARNP, ACNP-BC
University of Illinois at Chicago
Abstract Title: Differences in Physical Function Response to Pulmonary Rehabilitation Amongst Clusters of Moderate-to-Severe Patients with COPD

Laura Reynolds, MPH, BSN, RN
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Abstract Title: Pneumoconiosis Among U.S. Coal Miners in States Outside of Central Appalachia

Yu-Huei Lin, PhD
Taipei Medical University
Abstract Title: Effects of Walking Exercise and Diaphragmatic Training on Improving Reflux Symptoms Among COPD Patients

Dafne T. Moretta, MD
Loma Linda University
Abstract Title: Rho-Kinase Inhibitors Targeted to the Pulmonary Vasculature for Treatment of Pulmonary Hypertension

Margaret Molloy, BSN
Alpha One Foundation
Abstract Title: Real Life Treatment Benefit of Intravenous Augmentation Therapy for Severe Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency

Asuka Takano, CE
Juntendo University Hospital
Abstract Title: Low Blood Pressure Is an Independent Predictor of Thrombocytopenia Induced by Intra Aortic Balloon Pumping Counter Pulsation in the Cardiac Care Unit