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2020 ATS Abstract Scholarship Award Recipients

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

Mariana Bellezzia, MD
Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
Abstract Title: The Adult And Neonate Mouse Decellularized Lung Matrix: Scaffold Composition, Lung Mechanics And Regenerative Potential

Katherine Carey, MS
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Abstract Title: Quantitative Magnetic Resonance Imaging And Computed Tomography Measures Of Progression In Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

Brendan Huang, MD, PhD
University of California San Francisco
Abstract Title: Automated Reconstruction Of 3D Models Of Airway Mucus Plugs To Inform Machine Learning-based Methods For Mucus Plug Scoring In Asthma

Kohei Ikezoe, MD, PhD
UBC Centre for Heart Lung Innovation
Abstract Title: Assessment Of Small Airway Morphology Using Micro-computed Tomography In Patients With Interstitial Lung Disease

Ryan Jamieson, BS
Northeastern University
Abstract Title: A Transient Increase In Collagen Stiffness Is Sufficient To Disrupt Collagen Homeostasis In The Airway

Eline Lauwers, PT
University of Antwerp
Abstract Title: Functional Respiratory Imaging To Assess The Short-term Effects Of Orkambi (lumacaftor/ivacaftor) On Lung Function In Patients With Cystic Fibrosis Homozygous For F508del

Jacelyn Peabody Lever, BA
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Abstract Title: Mucus Matters: Bleomycin Induced Pulmonary Fibrosis In Ferrets Is Sustained And Recapitulates Features Of Human Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

Efthymia Matthaiou, PhD
Stanford University
Abstract Title: Safety And Tolerability Of Pirfenidone For Bronchiolitis Obliterans Syndrome After Hematopoietic Cell Transplant (STOP-BOS) - An Interim Analysis

Marrissa McIntosh, BSc
Robarts Research Institute, Western University
Abstract Title: Response To Benralizumab In Severe Asthma: 129Xe MRI, Oscillometry And Clinical Measurements

Emmanuel Osei, PhD
Univ of British Columbia St Paul's Hosp
Abstract Title: New Insights Into Fibroblast-extracellular Matrix Interactions: Implications For Airway Remodeling In Asthma

Bruna Rubbo, MD, MSc
University of Southampton
Abstract Title: Topological Data Analysis Coupled with Machine Learning Reveals New Genotype-Phenotype Relationships in Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia

Juan Ripoll Sanz, MD
Mayo Clinic
Abstract Title: Pediatric Sex-Differences in Large Conducting Airway Anatomy

Stijn Verleden, PhD
KU Leuven
Abstract Title: Age-Dependent Loss of Small Airways During Natural Lung Aging

Ziyi Wang, BS
Duke University
Abstract Title: Using 129Xenon MR Gas Exchange MRI To Measure The Membrane And Capillary Components Of DLCO And KCO

Natalya Wells, BS
Mayo Clinic
Abstract Title: Mechanical Stretch Contributes To Airway Hyperresponsiveness And Remodeling In Human Fetal Airway Smooth Muscle Cells Via The Calcium Sensing Receptor