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2018 ATS Abstract Scholarship Award Recipients

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

Michella Azar, MD
Indiana University
Abstract Title: Endobronchial Mass, 1 Year After Successful Bilateral Lung Transplant

Mahendran Chinnappan, PhD
University of Kansas Medical Center
Abstract Title: Differential Expression of Long Noncoding RNAs in Cocaine and HIV-1 Tat treated Pulmonary Smooth Muscle Cells

Victoria Connor, MB ChB, MRCP(UK)
Royal Liverpool University Hospital Trust
Abstract Title: Picking Up a Bug By Picking Your Nose Hand To Nose Transmission Of Streptococcus pneumoniaeIn Healthy Participants a Pilot Study

Simon Couillard, MD
Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Sherbrooke
Abstract Title: Miliary Pneumonia as a Novel Radiological Manifestation of Q Fever

Muhammad Gul, MD
Presence Saint Joseph Hospital Chicago
Abstract Title: Association of Atrial Fibrillation in Pneumonia and Their Outcomes

Daniel Gutman, MD
Alpert School of Medicine-Brown Univ
Abstract Title: A Statewide Analysis Of Rhode Island Pulmonary Mycobacterium Avium Complex Cultures With Clinical Correlation

Eric Knott, MD
Emory University School of Medicine
Abstract Title: HIV Impairs Prostanoid Receptor Expression in Alveolar Macrophages

Peter Koon, MD
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Abstract Title: Necrotizing Community Acquired Pseudomonas Pneumonia Associated with Home Humidifier Use.

Abiodun Kukoyi, MD
Emory University School of Medicine
Abstract Title: HIV Transgene Expression Increases Matrix Metalloproteinase-9 in Rat Alveolar Macrophages

Christina Malainou, MD
Department of Medicine II  Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine and Infectious Diseases  Universities of Giessen and Marburg Lung Center  member of the German Center for Lung Research (DZL)
Abstract Title: Depletion Of The Resident Alveolar Macrophage Pool Upon Influenza Virus Infection Is Death Ligand-Dependent And Contributes To Disease Severity

Nicholas M. Maurice, MD
Emory University
Abstract Title: Pseudomonas Aeruginosa Quorum Sensing Molecule-induced Mitochondrial Damage, Oxidative Stress And Epithelial Barrier Dysfunction Is Rescued By Overexpression And Pharmacologic Activation Of Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor Gamma Coactivator 1-Al

Melissa McDonnell, MSc, MBBS, MRCP(UK)
Galway University Hospitals
Abstract Title: Primary Bronchial Epithelial Cell Culture from Bronchial Brushings of Bronchiectasis Patients: An International Collaboration

John McGinniss, MD
University of Pennsylvania
Abstract Title: Molecular Analysis of Airway Stent Biofilm

Ian Mecham, MD
University of Utah
Abstract Title: Novel Electronically Calculable Tool Produces Excellent Mortality Prediction in Patients with Pneumonia

Mouhib Naddour, MD
Allegheny Health Network
Abstract Title: 'Kennel Cough' in a Patient Following Orthotropic Heart Transplant

Evan Olsen, BSc
New York University School of Medcine
Abstract Title: Effects Of Oral Commensals On Airway Epithelial Cells

Fernando Poli,
Escuela de Medicina "Dr. Jose Maria Vargas" Universidad Central de Venezuela
Abstract Title: Use of an Electronic Nose as a Novel Screening method for the Diagnosis of Tuberculous Pleural Effusion

Sonia Ruparell, MB BCh
Weill Cornell Medical College
Abstract Title: Prevalence of Low DLCO and/or HRCT Evidence of Emphysema in HIV+ Nonsmokers and Smokers with Normal Spirometry

Ana Paula Santos, MD, MSc
State University of Rio de Janeiro
Abstract Title: Biomarkers Dosage In The Supernatant Of A T-cell Interferon-γ Release Assay Improving The Diagnosis Of Tuberculous Pleural Effusion

Joseph Scrobola, DO
Maine Medical Center
Abstract Title: A Case of Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome

Sarah Siegel, MPH
Oregon Health and Sciences University
Abstract Title: Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) for Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Lung Disease in the Setting of Structural Lung Disease

Sarah Tuthill, MD
Baylor College of Medicine
Abstract Title: A Symptomatic Solitary Pulmonary Nodule in an Immunosuppressed Patient

Alicia Wooten, BSc
Boston University School of Medicine
Abstract Title: Mutation of Pneumococcal Phosphodiesterase 2 Skews Macrophage Responses Toward Type I Interferon Expression

Julia Shun Wei Yang, BSc
Centre for Heart Lung Innovation
Abstract Title: Viral Load  Telomere Length and Microbial Communities In the Gut Lung Axis of HIV Donors

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

Takashi Hirama, MD
University of Toronto and Toronto Western Hospital
Abstract Title: The Genotype and Phenotype of Mycobacterium Xenopi in Ontario  Canada

Imran Sulaiman, MD
NYU Langone Medical Center
Abstract Title: The Microbiota of Non-Tuberculosis Mycobacterium Leads to a Distinct Inflammatory Profile