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2014 ATS Abstract Scholarship Award Recipients

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

Ammar Saadoon, MD, FRCPCH
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Abstract Title: Effect Of Vitamin D Deficiency On Major Airway And Pulmonary Development In The Murine Model

Princy Ghera, MD
Nationwide Childrens Hospital
Abstract Title: Expression Of CFTR From A Virus Vector That Specifically Targets The Ciliated Cells Of The Respiratory Epithelium

Molly V. Dorfman, MD, MPH
Seattle Children's Hospital
Abstract Title: Prediction Of Pediatric ARDS Via Nasal Modes Of Non-Invasive Positive Pressure Ventilation

Deborah R. Liptzin, MD
University of Colorado
Abstract Title: MUC5B Expression in Surfactant Protein C Mutations in Children

Eric D. McCollum, MD
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Abstract Title: Performance Of The World Health Organization Diagnostic Criteria For Pneumonia In Hospitalized Malawian Infants With Exposure To Human Immunodeficiency Virus

Chandra M.R. Tamatam, PhD
Univeristy of Illinois at Chicago
Abstract Title: Dysfunctional Nrf2 Signaling In Myeloid Cells Causes Heightened Levels Of Lung Inflammation And Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia (BPD) In Newborn Mice Exposed To Hyperoxia

Santiago J. Assaf, MD
Indiana University
Abstract Title: Ventilation Inhomogeneity And Age In Children With Asthma

Stamatia Alexiou, MD
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Abstract Title: Regulation Of The ERp29 Promoter By The F508del-CFTR Corrector 4-Phenylbutyrate And The E2F-1 Tanscription Factor

Seema Rani, MD
St Christopher's Hospital For Children
Abstract Title: Asthma And Sleep Disordered Breathing Among Minority Children: Correlation Between Polysomnography And Spirometry

Jennifer S. Guimbellot, MD,PhD
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Abstract Title: Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia In Children With Cri-du-Chat Syndrome: A Genetic Connection

Laurie C. Eldredge, MD
University of Washington
Abstract Title: Neonatal Monocyte/Macrophage Depletion Accelerates Hyperoxia-Induced Lung Injury

Helena Molero-Ramirez, MD
University of Chicago
Abstract Title: Polysomnography Predictors of Complications after Adenotonsillectomy In Children with Severe OSA

Claire Seaton, MD, BSc
Abstract Title: Increased Mucociliary Clearance In Patients With ENaC Channel Mutations Is Not Associated With Increased Ciliary Beat Frequency

Yongfeng Luo, PhD
Children's Hospital Los Angeles
Abstract Title: Inactivation Of Adenomatous Polyposis Coli (APC) In Mesenchymal Cells Disrupts Early Lung Development

Meghan E. McGarry, MD
University of California, San Francisco
Abstract Title: Effect Of Obesity On Bronchodilator Response In Minority Children With Asthma: The GALA II And SAGE II Studies