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2020 ATS Abstract Scholarship Award Recipients

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

Emad I Arafa, DDS, MA
Boston University
Abstract Title: A Resilient Alveolar Macrophage Phenotype

Jennifer Baker, BS
University of Michigan
Abstract Title: Manipulation Of The Microbiome With Systemic Antibiotics Modulates Severity Of Oxygen-induced Lung Injury In A Murine Model

Noel Britton, MPH
University of Pittsburgh
Abstract Title: The Composition Of The Lung Mycobiome In Adult Critically Ill Patients

Erick Bunyasi, MBChB, MPH
University of Cape Town
Abstract Title: Indoor Air Quality And Tuberculosis Risk In Two South African Schools

Yeonseok Choi, MD
Samsung Medical Center
Abstract Title: Treatment Outcomes Of Inhaled Amikacin And Clofazimine-containing Regimen For Treatment Of Mycobacterium Abscessus Complex Pulmonary Disease

Matthew Christensen, MD
University of Utah School of Medicine
Abstract Title: Potential Impact Of 2019 Community Acquired Pneumonia Guidelines On Culturing And Antibiotic Selection: An Analysis Of 114 Va Medical Centers

Samantha Dean, BA
National Insitute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH
Abstract Title: Prevalence Of Acute And Chronic Infections In A Large, Geographically Diverse Bronchiectasis Cohort

Ryuya Edahiro, MD
Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine
Abstract Title: Quantitative Proteomics Of Serum Exosomes To Identify Novel Biomarkers For Mycobacterium Avium Complex And Tuberculosis

Jezreel García, MD
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Abstract Title: Transcriptional Cooperation Between Rela And Jun/fos Promotes Differential Nf-kb Activity Required For Inducible Epithelial Resistance Against Viral Pneumonia

Samir Gautam, MD, PhD
Yale University School of Medicine
Abstract Title: Severe Respiratory Viral Infection Increases Procalcitonin In The Absence Of Bacterial Pneumonia

Lisa N Glass, MD, PhD
The George Washington University
Abstract Title: Systemic Markers Of Type 2 Immune Responses In Bronchiectasis

Jennifer H Ku, MPH
Oregon Health & Science University
Abstract Title: Surgical Outcome Of Resectional Thoracic Surgery For The Treatment Of Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Pulmonary Disease In 98 U.S. Patients

Humphrey Mulenga, BSc, MPH
University of Cape Town
Abstract Title: Colonization or Infection with Respiratory Viruses Is Associated with Elevated Tuberculosis Transcriptomic Signature of Risk Scores

Ho Namkoong, MD, PhD
Abstract Title: Host Genetic Analysis Of Pulmonary NTM Disease And Non-CF Bronchietasis

Camus Nimmo, MBBS, MSc, MRCP(UK)
University College London
Abstract Title: Baseline and Emergent Bedaquiline Resistance Associated with Poor Outcomes in Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis

Michaela Reichmann, MRCP (UK), MB BChir, BA (Hons)
University of Southampton
Abstract Title: Unbiased RNA-Sequencing Analysis Demonstrates Common and Unique Features of Tuberculosis and Sarcoidosis Lymph Node Samples

Sarah Siegel, MPH
Oregon Health & Science University
Abstract Title: Evaluation Of Antimicrobial Susceptibility To Amikacin Liposome Inhalation Suspension And Relapse/reinfection In Pulmonary M. Abscessus Disease

Kira Tomlinson, BS
Columbia University
Abstract Title: In Vivo Adaptation of S. Aureus to the Lung Is Driven by Itaconate, A Mitochondrial Immune Metabolite