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2019 ATS Abstract Scholarship Award Recipients

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

Soula Danopoulos, PhD, MS
Children's Hospital Los Angeles
Abstract Title: Transcriptional Characterization of Human Lung Cells Identifies Novel Markers for Mesenchymal Lineages

Sara Dawson, MD
Medical College of Wisconsin/Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
Abstract Title: High pCO2 Levels at 36 Weeks Is Associated with Longer Duration of Home Oxygen in Infants with Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia (BPD)

Greta Di Mattia, MD
Department of Pediatrics, Sapienza University of Rome
Abstract Title: Correlation Between Bronchiolitis Severity and Respiratory Syncytial Virus Genotype During Fourteen Epidemic Seasons

Kalsang Dolma, MD
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Abstract Title: Airway Microbial Dysbiosis Induced Neutrophilic Inflammation Leads to Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia-Like Phenotype in Mice

Brittney Donovan, PhD
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Abstract Title: Identification of Newborn Screening Metabolites and Associated Risk of Infant Bronchiolitis

Hina Emanuel, MD
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
Abstract Title: Prophylactic Use of Macrolides During Winter for Children with Chronic Lung Disease: A Double-Blind Randomized Controlled Trial

Julie Fierro, MD, MPH
Abstract Title: Clinical Factors Influencing Time to Decannulation in Children with Tracheostomy and Ventilator Dependence Secondary to Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia

Terri Harford, PhD
Lerner Research Institute Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Abstract Title: Human Lung Organoids as a Novel 3 Dimensional Model System to Study Fetal RSV Infection

Nara Higano, PhD
Cincinnati Children's Hospital
Abstract Title: Dynamic Tracheal Collapse and Correlation to Later Tracheostomy in Neonates with Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia Via Quantitative Ultrashort Echo-Time MRI

Kathleen Lee-Sarwar, MD
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Abstract Title: Fecal Acetate Relative Abundance in Pregnancy Is Inversely Associated with Asthma/Recurrent Wheeze with Atopy in Offspring

Jiang Li, PhD
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Abstract Title: Circulating MicroRNAs and Treatment Response in CAMP

Ryo Miyakawa, MD, MPH
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Abstract Title: Human Metapneumovirus Among Young Children with Severe Pneumonia in Africa and Asia: Findings from the Pneumonia Etiology Research for Child Health (PERCH) Case-Control Study

Peter Moschovis, MPH, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital
Abstract Title: A Cough Analysis Smartphone Application for Diagnosis of Acute Respiratory Illnesses in Children

Nathan Pajor, MD
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Abstract Title: Improving the Rate of Home Ventilator Alarm Use in a Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine Clinic

Elise Slob, MSc, PharmD
Abstract Title: Early-Life Antibiotics Use Increases the Risk of Asthma and Eczema: A Discordant Twin Study

Carrie Smallcombe, PhD
Lerner Research Institute
Abstract Title: Role of RSV Infection in Airway Epithelial Cell Injury and Repair

Ina St.Onge, DO
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Abstract Title: Length of Stay and Readmission Frequency for Infants with Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia and Tracheomalacia

Taylor Westmont, BS
UC Davis, California
Abstract Title: Developmental Transcriptome Signatures for Infant Airway Epithelium Reveals Discordance in Polymeric Immunoglobulin Receptor Expression Between Cell Cultures and Intact Lung

These Abstract Scholarship has been funded by a generous donation from ATS Public Advisory Roundtable member - chILD Foundation

Anuj Chhabra, BS
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Abstract Title: 129Xe MRI and Six Minute Walk Test Correlations in Pediatric Patients After Hematopoietic Stem-Cell Transplantation

Edouard Sayad, MD
Texas Children's Hospital/ Baylor College of Medicine
Abstract Title: Pulmonary Manifestations and Outcomes in ANCA Associated Vasculitides: A Single Center Experience

Kenjiro Shima, MD, PhD
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Abstract Title: CRISPR/Cas9 Genome Editing Therapy for Hereditary Pulmonary Alveolar Proteinosis