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2016 ATS Abstract Scholarship Award Recipients

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

Keira Cohen, MD
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Abstract Title: Whole Genome Analysis of 5,310 Globally Diverse Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Isolates Reveals Consistent Ordering in the Emergence of Drug Resistance

Derrick R. Samuelson, PhD
LSU Health New Orleans
Abstract Title: Pneumocystis Pneumonia Alters the Intestinal Microbial Communities and Inferred Functional Capacities

Christina Yoon, MD, MPH
University of California, San Francisco
Abstract Title: Intensified Tuberculosis Case-Finding Among People Living with HIV: Diagnostic Yield of Xpert MTB/RIF, Urine Lipoarabinomannan and Liquid Culture

Luis F. Reyes, MD
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Abstract Title: Global Burden of MRSA Pneumonia: An International Point-Prevalence Study

Sophia Georghiou, MS
University of California San Diego
Abstract Title: Frequency and Distribution of Tuberculosis Resistance-Associated Mutations in a Multisite Study

Elizabeth K. Marsh, PhD
University of Sheffield
Abstract Title: The Role of Pellino-1 in Modulating Signalling Pathways Controlling the Inflammatory Response to Viral Stimuli in Airway Epithelial Cells

Christopher Fong, Bsc
University of Dundee
Abstract Title: Neutrophil Extracellular Traps Are Associated with Disease Severity in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Bradley John Hayward, MD
New York University School of Medicine
Abstract Title: Successful Use of Inhaled Antibiotics for Primary Treatment of Mycobacterial Abscessus Infection

Anurag Sharma, BVSc, PhD
Weill Cornell Medicine
Abstract Title: RSV Pulmonary Infection Induces Human Anti-RSV Immune Responses and Pathology in Humanized Mice

Alex J. Goodell, BS
University of California, San Francisco
Abstract Title: Prospects for Elimination: An Individual-Based Model to Assess TB Control Strategies in California

Leonardo Martinez, MPH
University of Georgia School of Public Health
Abstract Title: Modifiers to the Infectiousness of HIV Seropositive Tuberculosis Patients:
A Household Contact Study from Sub-Saharan Africa

Gemma L. Saint, MBCHB
Institute of Child Health
Abstract Title: Characterisation of the Neutrophil in Respiratory Syncytial Virus Bronchiolitis

Laura E. Gleeson, MB BCh
Trinity College Dublin, Institute of Molecular Medicine
Abstract Title: Smokers’ Alveolar Macrophages Demonstrate Impaired Glycolytic Reprogramming in Response to Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Infection

Jisha K. Joshua, MD
University of California at San Diego-VA Medical Center
Abstract Title: Inhaled Corticosteroids Alter Pathogenicity Profile of Airway Pathogens Pseudomonas Aeruginosa and Staphylococcus Aureus

Chin-Yi Chu, MSc
University of Rochester Medical Center
Abstract Title: Host Gene Expression Patterns Distinguish Disease Severity in Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infected Infants

Matthew Cummings, MD
Columbia University Medical Center
Abstract Title: Cluster Analysis and Spatial Dynamics of Influenza-Associated Acute Respiratory Infections in Uganda

Kun Li, PhD
University of Iowa
Abstract Title: The Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) Exhibits Bilateral Entry and Exclusively Apical Egress in Well-Differentiated Human Airway Epithelial Cells

Lucy Burr, FRACP, MBBS
Mater Health Services
Abstract Title: Erythromycin Inhibits Expression of P. Aeruginosa Quorum Sensing Genes in the Airways of Non-CF Bronchiectasis Subjects Recruited to the BLESS Randomised Controlled Trial

Seónadh O'Leary, PhD
Trinity Centre for Health Sciences
Abstract Title: Cigarette Smoke Impairs Alveolar Macrophage Migration to Mycobacterium Tuberculosis

Stella Y. Xu, BSc
St. Paul's Hospital
Abstract Title: The Microbiome of Small Airway Epithelial Cells in HIV-Infected and Uninfected Individuals

Jennifer R. Honda, PhD
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Abstract Title: Clinical and Environmental Nontuberculous Mycobacteria from Hawai’i Demonstrate Varying Degrees of Virulence

These  Abstract Scholarship Awards have been funded by a generous donation from ATS Public Advisory Roundtable member -  Nontuberculous Mycobacteria Information and Research, Inc (NTMir)

Nicole Lapinel, MD
LSU Health New Orleans
Abstract Title: Prevalence of Nontuberculous Mycobacterium in HIV Patients Admitted with Pneumonia

Benjamin D. Scaglione, BA
NYU Langone Medical Center
Abstract Title: Evaluation of the Airway Microbiome in Non-Tuberculous Mycobacteria

This Abstract Award is provided by a generous donation received from Dr. Colin and Natasha Reisner

Anita Graham, MD
Helen Joseph Hospital
Abstract Title: Massive Pulmonary Echinococcal Cyst Infiltration Masquerading as a Non-Resolving Tuberculous Pleural Effusion