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2017 ATS Abstract Scholarship Award Recipients

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

Arun Pradhan, PhD
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Abstract Title: S52F Point Mutation in the DNA-Binding Domain of FoxF1 Causes ACD/MPV Phenotype and Impairment in STAT3 Signaling

Douglas Bush, MD
Children's Hospital of Colorado
Abstract Title: Lung Hypoplasia in a Genetic Mouse Model of Down Syndrome

Lydia McCormick, BS(Hons)
University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine
Abstract Title: Maternal Smoking Induces Acquired CFTR Dysfunction in Neonatal Rats

Shaina W. Johnson, MD
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Abstract Title: Absence of Longitudinal Decline in Lung Volume in Children with Sickle Cell Anemia: SAC Multi-Center Prospective Cohort

Soula Danopoulos, MS
Children's Hospital Los Angeles
Abstract Title: Smooth Muscle Cells Guide the Branching and Patterning of the Developing Human Lung

Mavra Nasir, BS
Dartmouth College
Abstract Title: Determining Lung Infection Etiology in CF Patients Using Breath and Other Biofluids

Aimee Dubeau, BSc(Hons)
The Hospital for Sick Children
Abstract Title: Lung Clearance Index (LCI) in Children from the Canadian Healthy Infant Longitudinal Development (CHILD) Birth Cohort with Preschool Asthma

Rebecca Kohlberg-Davis, MD
Connecticut Children's Medical Center
Abstract Title: Oxygenation Index and Lung Recovery in Extracorporeal Life Support (ECLS) for Near Fatal Pediatric Asthma

Benjamin H. Hughes, MD
The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Abstract Title: High Altitude Worsens Obstructive and Central Sleep Apnea in Children: A Crossover Trial of High Altitude Dwellers

Orianne Dumas, PhD
INSERM, VIMA: Aging and chronic diseases. Epidemiological and public health approaches, U1168 and Univ Versailles St-Quentin-en-Yvelines
Abstract Title: Severe Bronchiolitis Profiles and Risk of Developing Recurrent Wheezing by Age 2 Years

Rachel Foonog, PhD
Telethon Kids Institute
Abstract Title: Changes in Lung Clearance Index Track Clinical Status in Children with Cystic Fibrosis

Terri J. Harford, PhD
Cleveland Clinic Children's
Abstract Title: Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection Alters ?2-Adrenergic Receptor in Primary Human Airway Smooth Muscle Cells

Fang Chao Ding, MS
University of Alberta
Abstract Title: Atopy Is Associated with Persistent Sleep Disordered Breathing to 2 Years of Age; A CHILD Birth Cohort Study Project

Christine James, MD
University of Cincinnati
Abstract Title: The Effect of HEPA Air Purification on Asthmatic Children Exposed to Traffic-Related Airborne Particles

Gareth R. Willis, PhD
Boston Children's Hospital / Harvard Medical School
Abstract Title: Mesenchymal Stem Cell Exosome Treatment Restores Lung Architecture and Ameliorates Pulmonary Hypertension Associated with Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia

Rebekah J. Nevel, MD
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Abstract Title: Neuroendocrine Cell Hyperplasia of Infancy (NEHI): Does Failure to Thrive Predict or Influence Pulmonary Morbidity?

Kosaku Komiya, MD, PhD
Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU
Abstract Title: Neutrophil Elastase Restores Muscarinic 3 Receptor (M3R) Expression that Has Been Suppressed by Interleukin (IL)-13

Simone Hashimoto, MD
Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam
Abstract Title: Clinical Phenotypes of Asthma in Childhood and Adolescence: Clustering Analysis from the Paediatric U-BIOPRED Cohorts

Prajakta S. Oak, PhD
Helmholtz Zentrum München
Abstract Title: Enhanced Vulnerability of the Developing Lungs by Moderate Prenatal Cigarette Smoke Upon Postnatal Injury

These Abstract Scholarship Awards have been funded by a generous donation from ATS Public Advisory Roundtable member - Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia Foundation

Hasan Ghandourah, MD, FRCP(C)
University of Toronto
Abstract Title: Pulmonary Radio-Aerosol Mucociliary Scan to Evaluate Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia in Children with Bronchiectasis

Alana Ainsworth, MBCHB
Starship Children's Health
Abstract Title: The Lung Microbiome of Children with Non-CF Bronchiectasis at the Point of Diagnosis - An Important Piece of the Puzzle?