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2022 ATS Abstract Scholarship Award Recipients

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

Kristina Gaietto, MD
UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Abstract Title: Asthma as a Risk Factor for Hospitalization in Children with COVID-19: A Nested Case-Control Study

Nannan Gao, PhD
Lerner Research Institute, Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Abstract Title: Respiratory Syncytial Virus Disrupts The Airway Epithelial Barrier via Attenuating Cortactin Expression And Destabilizing The F-Actin Network

Mirtha Gayoso Liviac, MD
Children's National
Abstract Title: Update in Pediatric SARS-CoV-2 Infections During 2022: Defining Clinical Respiratory Manifestations of the Omicron Variant in the Pediatric Population

Chamindu Gunatilaka, PhD
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Abstract Title: Dramatically Increased Tracheal Resistive Work of Breathing in A Neonatal Subject with Tracheomegaly

Regi Ramanathan, MD
Phoenix Children's Hospital
Abstract Title: Utility of Oxygen Uptake Efficiency Slope in Evaluating Cardiopulmonary Limitations in Children with Pectus Excavatum

Jessica Saunders, MD
Indiana University School of Medicine
Abstract Title: A Safe Inhaled Alkaline Medication that Inhibits RSV Infection and Replication

Shikha Saxena, MD
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Abstract Title: The Impact of Lipopolysaccharide Exposure in Infancy on the Development of Lower Respiratory Tract Infections and Childhood Asthma

Danielle Vanbeckum, MD, MS
Univ of Michigan
Abstract Title: Neonatal Lung Mesenchymal Stomal Cells (MSCs) as Early-Life Predictors of Asthma in Survivors of Prematurity

Taylor Westmont, BS
University of California, Davis
Abstract Title: A Sex-Dependent Transcriptome Profile in the Neonatal Lung: Potential Role of the Metalloproteinase ADAMDEC1

Matthew Wong, DO
UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Abstract Title: Persistent Overweight or Obesity, Lung Function, and Asthma Exacerbations in Puerto Rican Youth

Molin Yue, MS
University of Pittsburgh
Abstract Title: Transcriptome-wide Analysis of Nasal Epithelium Predicts Time to First Severe Exacerbation in Childhood Asthma

This Abstract Scholarship has been funded by a generous donation from ATS Public Advisory Roundtable member - Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc

Megan Januska, MD
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Abstract Title: Moving Toward Personalized Cystic Fibrosis Care: A Workflow for Single-Cell RNA-Sequencing

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

Isabelle Dagher, BS, MD
UNC Hospitals
Abstract Title: Progression of Upper Airway Manifestations in Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia Throughout Childhood

Wallace Wee, MD
Hospital for Sick Children
Abstract Title: Feasibility and reliability of Hyperpolarized 129Xe MRI in Pediatric Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia

Dvir Gatt, MD
The hospital for sick children- Sickkids
Abstract Title: A Stepwise Genetic Approach for the Diagnosis of Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia in High Consanguineous Populations

Rachael Hyland, MD
Washington University School of MedicineAbstract Title: Self-assembly of cytoplasmic motile cilia motor protein complexes during ciliogenesis

This abstract scholarship was supported by Asthma and Lung UK

Victoria Oyenuga, Bsc
Queen Mary University of London
Abstract Title: The Assessment of Asthma Control in Diagnosed African Adolescents