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2021 ATS Abstract Scholarship Award Recipients

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

Jennifer Baker, BS
University of Michigan
Abstract Title: Antibiotic-Mediated Potentiation of Oxygen-Induced Lung Injury Is Preceded by Enterococcal Dominance in the Murine Gut

Asif Alam Chowdhury, M. Pharm
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Abstract Title: Biological Activity of SPA4 Peptide Against Lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-Induced Injury

Ana Hernandez Cordero, PhD
University of British Columbia
Abstract Title: Integrative Genomic Analysis Highlights Potential Genetic Risk Factors for Covid-19

Megan Huber, BS
Oregon Health & Science University
Abstract Title: Dysfunctional MR1 Ligand Presentation by Airway Epithelial Cells from COPD Lungs or Treated with Cigarette Smoke Extract

Marcia Jude, BTech
Centre for Heart Lung Innovation, St. Paul's Hospital, The University of British Columbia
Abstract Title: Multi ‘Omics Profiling of HIV-Associated COPD: Integration of the Airway Epithelial Microbiome, Transcriptome and Methylome

Ioannis Konstantinidis, MD
University of Pittsburgh
Abstract Title: Risk of Emphysema in People Living with HIV Compared to HIV-Uninfected Persons: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Anthony Labarbiera, BS
NYU Langone Health
Abstract Title: Functional Immune Exhaustion Following Human Oral Commensal Exposure in the Murine Model of Lower Airway Dysbiosis

Patricia Lenhart-Pendergrass, MD, PhD
University of Colorado Denver
Abstract Title: Opsonization Promotes Efficient Mycobacterium Avium Killing by Human Neutrophils

Lauren Ma, BS
University of California, San Diego
Abstract Title: Neutrophils from the Circulation of Critically Ill COVID-19 Patients May Promote Inflammation via Increased Production of Reactive Oxygen Species

Khaled Nada, MD
University of Texas Medical Branch
Abstract Title: Determination of Cause of Death During COVID-19 Pandemic

Hayden Pacl, BA
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Abstract Title: Identification and Assessment of FDA-Approved Drugs for Repurposing as Single and Combination Therapies Against SARS-CoV-2 Infection

Jezreel Pantaleon-Garcia, MD
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Abstract Title: Antiviral Immunomodulatory Signaling of Inducible Epithelial Resistance Recalibrates Host Response to Coronavirus and Influenza Infection

Brooke Rosenthal,,
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Abstract Title: The Murine Lung Microbiome Fails to Normalize Four Days Following Exposure to Hyperoxia

Jessica Saunders, MD
Indiana University School Of Medicine
Abstract Title: Cystic Fibrosis Airway Cells Are Less Susceptible to SARS-CoV-2 Infection and Have Altered pH Regulatory Protein Expression

Gail Stanley, MD, MPH
Yale University
Abstract Title: Bacteriophage Decrease Cystic Fibrosis Lung Inflammation

Shradha Wali, PhD
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Abstract Title: Targeting CD8+ T Cell Immunopathology to Improve Survival of Viral Pneumonia in Mice

Beth Zha, MD, PhD
Abstract Title: Describing the Early Innate Immune Response of Mycobacterium Tuberculosis at the Single Cell Level