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2018 ATS Abstract Scholarship Award Recipients

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

Katie Cleary Alonso, MD
Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center
Abstract Title: Primary Pulmonary Carcinoid as a Potential Marker for Second Primary Malignancy

Shehabaldin Alqalyoobi, MD
University of California Davis Medical Center
Abstract Title: Mortality Predictors in Interventional Pulmonology Common Diagnoses: Insight from National Inpatient Sample Database

Bashar Alzghoul, MD
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Abstract Title: Optimizing the Approach to Patients with Pleural Effusion and Radiologic Findings Suspect for Cancer

Udit Chaddha, MD
Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California
Abstract Title: Comparison Of Sample Adequacy And Diagnostic Yield Of The 19 G And The 22 G EBUS-TBNA Needles

Ryan Clay, MD
Mayo Clinic
Abstract Title: Canary (computer Aided Nodule Analysis And Risk Yield) As A Radiologic Biomarker To Predict Tumor Response To EGFR-Targeted Therapy In Adenocarcinoma Of The Lung

Van Kim Holden, MD
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Abstract Title: Safety and Efficacy of a New Fully Covered Self-Expandable Metallic Airway Stent

Michael Lake, MD, MS
Thomas Jefferson University
Abstract Title: Racial Differences in Baseline Low-Dose CT Screenings Among Patients Enrolled in a Lung Cancer Screening Program

Branden W. Luna, DO
Medical University of South Carolina
Abstract Title: Utilization of FDG-PET Imaging Based on Pretest Probability in Lung Nodule Management: A Useful Tool or a Fool's Errand?

Christina MacRosty, DO
University of North Carolina Hospitals
Abstract Title: Prognostic Factors in Patients Diagnosed with Malignant Pleural Effusion

Christopher Merrick, MD
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Abstract Title: Mouse Model of Immune Response Modulation in Malignant Pleural Effusion

Melissa New, MD
University of Colorado
Abstract Title: Prostacyclin Attenuates Changes to the miRNA Profile in a Murine Model of Lung Adenocarcinoma

Mehrdad Pourfathi, MSc
University of Pennsylvania
Abstract Title: Imaging Lung Cancer Using Hyperpolarized MRI Technology: A Preliminary Study

Mohamad M. Rachid, MD
UIC/Advocate Christ Medical Center
Abstract Title: Endobronchial Ultrasound-guided Transvascular Needle Aspiration (EBUS-TVNA), Ten Years of Experience and Success

Mickey Sachdeva, MD
University of California, San Francisco
Abstract Title: Stratifying Somatic EGFR Mutation Profiles for Detection of Drug Resistant Mutations in NSCLC

Virgil Secasanu, MD
The Ohio State University, College of Medicine
Abstract Title: Repeated Dose Of Thrombolytics In Malignant Nondraining Tunneled Pleural Catheters: A Single Center Experience

Akira Takeuchi, MD
Nagoya City University Graduate School of Medical Science
Abstract Title: Thyroid Transcription Factor-1 Expression Predicts The Efficacy Of Bevacizumab Added On Platinum Drugs And Pemetrexed Chemotherapy In Non-squamous Non-small-cell Lung Cancer

Jeffrey Thiboutot, MD
Johns Hopkins University
Abstract Title: Experienced Bronchoscopists Demonstrate Improved Ergonomics with a Rotational Head Bronchoscope when Performing Simulated Bronchoscopy

Amanda Wong, BSc(Hons)
National University of Singapore
Abstract Title: High CD151 Expression in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) Patients Expressing Wildtype Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor (EGFR) Is Associated with Poorer Disease Outcome

Dawei Yang, MD
Zhongshan Hospital Fudan University
Abstract Title: Deep Convolutional Neutral Networks Based Artificial Intelligence System For Pulmonary Nodule Detection and Diagnosis in United States and Chinese Dataset

These Abstract Scholarship has been funded by a generous donation from ATS Public Advisory Roundtable member-LUNGevity Foundation

Michelle Zhang, MD
Boston Medical Center
Abstract Title: Myokines as Anti-Proliferative Agents in Lung Adenocarcinoma: an In Vitro Study into Exercise and Lung Cancer

Raewyn Hopkins, RGON, BN, MPH
University of Auckland
Abstract Title: Stratification Of Screening Participants In The National Lung Screening Trial According To COPD Status And Outcomes In The NLST-ACRIN Sub-study (N=10 054)

Lakshmi Kallur, MD
East Tennessee State University
Abstract Title: Lung Cancer in the Palm of Our Hands- A Critical Appraisal of iOS Medical Applications Available