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2017 ATS Abstract Scholarship Award Recipients

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

Keira A. Cohen, MD
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Abstract Title: The Diaspora of Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis: Whole-Genome Analysis of Globally Migrant MDR Clades

Matthew Cummings, MD
Columbia University Medical Center
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Mahzad Akbarpour, PhD
Northwestern University
Abstract Title: Alveolar Macrophages Recruit Neutrophils in a MyD88-Dependent Manner Following Gram-Negative Bacterial Infection

Julia Shun Wei Yang,
Centre for Heart Lung Innovation, St. Paul's Hospital, University of British Columbia
Abstract Title: Increased Bacterial Load in the Small Intestine but Not Lungs of HIV Subjects

Nicholas M. Maurice, MD
Emory University / Atlanta VA Medical Center
Abstract Title: Pseudomonas Aeruginosa Quorum Sensing Molecules Attenuate Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor Gamma (PPAR?) and PPAR? Coactivator 1-Alpha (PGC1-?), and Suppress Epithelial Mitochondrial Respiration

Shradha Wali, MS
UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
Abstract Title: Protection Against Viral Pneumonia Following Inhalation of Synergistic TLR Agonists Is Not Mediated by Induction of Type I Interferons

Stephen P. Bergin, MD
Duke University
Abstract Title: Predicting Pneumonia: A Prospective Observational Study of the Risk Factors for Hospital-Acquired and Ventilator-Associated Bacterial Pneumonia

Laxman Ghimire, DVM
Louisiana State Uinversity
Abstract Title: NLRP6 Inflammasome Negatively Regulates Pulmonary Host Defense Against Staphylococcus Aureus

Takashi Hirama, MD PhD
Toronto General Hospital
Abstract Title: A BNA-PCR Based Rapid Identification System for the Detection of Macrolide Resistant Mycobacterium Avium-Intracellulare Complex

Laura B. Pulido, MD
Hospital de Clinicas Jose de San Martin
Abstract Title: Pneumococcal Pneumonia in Buenos Aires, Comparing Two Different Periods of Time: A Case-Control Study

Neda Bionghi, MPH
Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons
Abstract Title: Bedaquiline and Linezolid for the Operational Treatment of Multidrug-Resistant and Extensively Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis in a High Burden HIV Setting (BLIX Study)

Sagar Paudel, DVM
Lousiana State University
Abstract Title: Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus Exploits NLRC4 Inflammasome to Dampen Pulmonary Host Defenses

Bettina L. Babu, BSc
University of Texas Health Science Center and South Texas Veterans Health Care System
Abstract Title: High Levels of Heart-Type Fatty Acid-Binding Protein Levels Were Detected in Non-Human Primates with Severe Pneumococcal Pneumonia

Maggie McGing, BSc
University of California
Abstract Title: Multiple Pneumonia Episodes Are Associated with Increased Lung Obstruction and Diffusion Abnormalities in HIV-Infected Patients

Masahiro Sano, MD
Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine
Abstract Title: Risk Factors for Severe Adverse Outcomes in Patients with Hospital-Acquired Pneumonia

Marlena Hartman-Filson, BA
University of California, San Francisco
Abstract Title: Effect of Age and HIV Status on Pulmonary Dysfunction

Seong Mi Moon, MD
Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine
Abstract Title: Treatment Outcomes and Recurrence of M. Avium Complex Lung Disease by Clinical Phenotype

Jennifer R. Honda, PhD
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Abstract Title: Mycobacterium Avium Complex Species Virulence and Lipid Profiles

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

Otavio T. Ranzani, MD, MSCE
Hospital Clinic
Abstract Title: Sepsis-3 in Community-Acquired Pneumonia: A Clinical Decision-Making Study

Peter F. Huang,
University of California San Francisco
Abstract Title: Telomere Length Is Not Associated with Short-Term Mortality in HIV-Infected and HIV-Uninfected Ugandans with Pneumonia

Yu Kusaka, MD
tokyo medical and dental university
Abstract Title: Effects of Neutrophil Depletion on M1/M2 Macrophage Polarization and Lethality of Mice with Legionella pneumophila Pneumonia

Tracy L. Trupka,, MD
Washington University
Abstract Title: Enhanced Antibiotic De-Escalation for Patients with Respiratory Failure

Ian Mecham, MD
Intermountain Medical Center
Abstract Title: Improving Mortality Prediction in Pneumonia: Addition of the Intermountain Risk Score to CURB-65 in Emergency Department Patients with Pneumonia

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

Masashi Matsuyama, MD
Abstract Title: RNA-seq Analysis in Respiratory Epithelium Infected with Nontuberculous Mycobacteria

Maiko Naito, MD
National Hospital Organization Kinki-Chuo Chest Medical Center
Abstract Title: Clinical Features of Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Pleurisy: A Review of 12 Cases