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2016 ATS Abstract Scholarship Award Recipients

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

Joseph Perez-Rogers, MSc
Boston University
Abstract Title: Nasal Epithelial Gene Expression Is Altered in Patients with Lung Cancer and Reflects the Cancer-Associated Gene Expression Changes Observed in the Bronchial Epithelium

Yaron B. Gesthalter, MD
Boston University School of Medicine
Abstract Title: Chemoprevention with Myo-Inositol Alters Gene-Expression in the Airway Epithelium of Smokers with Dysplasia

Jeffrey Thompson, MD
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Abstract Title: Next Generation Sequencing of Solid Tumor and Circulating Tumor DNA (ctDNA) for Real-Time Monitoring of Metastatic Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

Mauricio da Silva Caetano, PhD
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Abstract Title: The Autocrine and Paracrine Roles of Epithelial STAT3 in K-ras Mutant Lung Cancer

Alexandra Noel, PhD, MSc, BSc
Louisiana State University
Abstract Title: In Utero Second-Hand Smoke Exposure Accelerates Urethane-Induced Lung Tumor Growth and Malignancy in Male Mice

Moen Sen, BS
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Abstract Title: p16 Controls Lung Epithelial Cell Growth and Suppresses Transformation Through Mechanisms that Do Not Require Retinoblastoma (Rb) Function

Klaus Tilmann Meinhof, MD
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Abstract Title: Comprehensive Assessment of the Human Lung Cancer Tumor Immune Microenvironment Via a Novel Immunohistochemistry Method

Ma'en Obeidat, BPharm, PhD
University of British Colubmia Centre for Heart Lung Innovation
Abstract Title: Lung Cancer Associations Are Enriched for Regulatory Variants in Non-Tumor Lung Tissue

Hiroko Mataki, MD
Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Kagoshima University
Abstract Title: Tumor-Suppressive microRNAs Modulate Oncogenic Signaling Pathways in Lung Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Whittney Warren, DO
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
Abstract Title: Ultrasound-Guided Percutaneous Biopsy Performed in the Outpatient Pulmonary Clinic: An Opportunity to Expedite and Improve the Diagnosis and Staging of Thoracic Malignancies

Takahiko Otsuki, MD
Hiroshima University
Abstract Title: Anti-Tumor Effect of MT95-4, a Fully Humanized Anti-Aminopeptidase N Monoclonal Antibody, on Tumor Progression in an Animal Model of Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma

Macarena Rodriguez Vial, MD
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Abstract Title: A Clinical Prediction Model of Malignant N2 or Higher Disease by Endobronchial Ultrasound Guided Transbronchial Needle Aspiration in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Staging

John P. Wynne, MD
University of Florida
Abstract Title: Treatment of Isolated Mediastinal and Hilar Recurrence of Lung Cancer with Bronchoscopic Endobronchial Ultrasound Guided Intratumoral Injection of Chemotherapy with Cisplatin

Katharine L. Hamlington, PhD
University of Vermont College of Medicine
Abstract Title: Estimating the Benefit of CT Screening for Metachronous Lung Cancer