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2015 ATS Abstract Scholarship Award Recipients

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

Anuradha Ramaswamy, MD
Yale University
Abstract Title: MiR-1 Levels in Lung Tumor Samples Correlate with Tumor Progression in Human Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Patients

Brett C. Bade, MD
Medical University of South Carolina
Abstract Title: Higher Activity is Correlated with Better Quality of Life in Lung Cancer

Neeti Mukesh Kanodra, MBBS
Medical University of South Carolina
Abstract Title: Mortality Risk Associated with Smoking in the National Lung Screening Trial (NLST)

Graham T. Atkins, BSc(Hons), MBChB, MRCP
Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center
Abstract Title: The Effect of Rural Residence on Lung Cancer Incidence and Stage Specific Survival

Gurpartap Sahota, MD
University of California San Francisco - Fresno
Abstract Title: Accuracy of Pulmonary Nodule Malignancy Risk Calculators in a Coccidioidomycosis Endemic Area

Chun-Lung Chiu, DVM
University of California, Davis
Abstract Title: Targeting MARCKS Phosphorylation in the Suppression of Lung Cancer Stemness and Drug Resistance

Wang Qi, MD, PhD
The Second Affiliated Hospital of Dalian Medical University
Abstract Title: Macrophages Promote Tumorigenic Transformation of Human Bronchial Epithelial Cells Mediated by NF-κB and STAT3 Pathways Based on a Bionic Airway Chip

Nicole Ezer, MD, FRCPC
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Abstract Title: Evaluating Treatments for Older Patients with a Second Primary Lung Cancer

Kristin Wiese, MD
Northwestern University
Abstract Title: The Use of Withaferin-A as an Anti-Metastatic Agent in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

Nathan Parker, MD
University of Pennsylvania
Abstract Title: Mediastianal Staging Procedures for Lung Cancer: Changing Practice Patterns from 2001 to 2009

Nasim Khosravi, MD
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Abstract Title: Interleukin-22 Is Required for Promotion of K-Ras Mutant Lung Cancer

Amaraja A Kanitkar, MD MPH
Wayne State University/Detroit Medical Center
Abstract Title: Causes of Death in Five Year Survivors of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer in Metropolitan Detroit: A SEER Study

Mauricio Da Silva Caetano, PhD
UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
Abstract Title: Re-Educating Lung Tumor Microenvironment Through Blockade of IL-6 as a Preventive And Therapeutic Strategy for K-Ras Mutant Lung Cancer