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2015 ATS Abstract Scholarship Award Recipients

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

Elliot Lamkin, BSc
Lerner Research Institute, Cleveland Clinic
Abstract Title: Pediatric Bronchial Epithelial Cells Synthesize Leukocyte - Adhesive Hyaluronan Matrices in Response to Infection with Respiratory Syncytial Virus

Louisa Owens, MD
Princess Margaret Hospital
Abstract Title: Factors Predicting Asthma at 24 Years

Laura E. Ellington, MD
Seattle Children's Hospital/ University of Washington
Abstract Title: Lung Ultrasound for the Point-of-Care Diagnosis of Pediatric Pneumonia in Low Resource Settings

Orianne Dumas, PhD
Massachusetts General Hospital
Abstract Title: A Clustering Approach to Identify Bronchiolitis Profiles Among Children Hospitalized with Bronchiolitis

Christopher R. Nitkin, MD
Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital / Case Western Reserve University
Abstract Title: Balancing Anti-Inflammatory and Anti-Oxidant Responses in Murine Bone Marrow Derived Macrophages

Paul M. Brown, PhD
Cleveland Clinic
Abstract Title: Vertical Transmission of Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) to Fetuses In Utero Alters Post-Natal Immune Cell Repertoires in Weanling Rat Lungs Upon RSV Re-Challenge Infection

Miguel Alejandre Alcazar, MD, PhD
University of Cologne
Abstract Title: Elafin Preserves a Novel EGF Receptor-Kruppel-Like Factor 4 (EGFR-Klf4) Axis and Attenuates Apoptosis in Lungs of Mechanically Ventilated Newborn Mice

Jen-Ting Chen, MD
Columbia University
Abstract Title: Notch Signaling Modulates Multiciliated Cell Phenotype After Cell Fate Specification

Geovanny F. Perez, MD
Children's National Medical Center
Abstract Title: Cytokine Airway Responses to Acute Rhinovirus Infection and Respiratory Morbidity in Severe Premature Children

Daniel T. Dugger, DVM
University of California, Davis
Abstract Title: IL-22R1 Expression is Developmentally Regulated in Nonhuman Primate Airwary Epithelium and Responsive to the Histone Deacetylase Inhibitor Trichostatin A

Stephen Oo, MBBS
Princess Margaret Hospital For Children
Abstract Title: Human Rhinovirus Species C has the Greatest Incidence in Young Children Aged 2-10 Years with Acute Severe Wheeze

Beryl Lin
The Children's Hospital at Westmead
Abstract Title: Acute Changes in the Lung Clearance Index After Physiotherapy in Children with Cystic Fibrosis

Krishna Pancham, MD
Children's National Medical Center
Abstract Title: Preterm Children Have Impaired Airway Antiviral IFNγ Responses to Human Metapneumovirus Compared to Respiratory Syncytial Virus

Soumyaroop Bhattacharya, MS, MEd
Univ ersity of Rochester Medical Center
Abstract Title: Lymphocyte-Specific Biomarkers Associated with Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia

Yongfeng Luo, PhD
Children Hospital Los Angeles
Abstract Title: BMP Signaling Plays a Critical Role in Perinatal Lung Maturation

Matthias C. Kugler, MD
New York University
Abstract Title: Expression of Sonic Hedgehog Pathway Genes is Different During Alveolarization and Maturation Phase in Postnatal Lung Development

Anna C. Zemke, MD PhD
University of Pittsburgh
Abstract Title: Pseudomonas Aeruginosa Two Component Sensor RoxS/RoxR is a Molecular Target for Nitrite and is Required for Biotic Biofilm Growth in the Presence of Nitrite

This Abstract Scholarship Award has been funded by a generous donataion from ATS Public Advisory Roundtable member- Lymphangiomatosis & Gorhams' Disease Alliance

Kiersten W. Ricci, MD
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Abstract Title:  A Phase 2 Clinical Trial Assessing Efficacy and Safety of the mTOR Inhibitor Sirolimus in the Treatment of Generalized Lymphatic Anomaly, Kaposiform Lymphangiomatosis, and Gorham-Stout Disease