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2019 ATS Abstract Scholarship Award Recipients

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

Srinadh Annangi, MD
University of Kentucky
Abstract Title: Changes in Perceptions and Practice in Lung Cancer Screening Among Primary Care Physicians in Kentucky

Chris Burtin, PT, PhD
Hasselt University
Abstract Title: Handgrip Weakness and Low Fat-Free Mass Are Prognostic Factors for Overall Survival in Patients with Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Treated with Curative-Intent Radiotherapy

Udit Chaddha, MBBS
University of Chicago
Abstract Title: Robot-Assisted Bronchoscopy for Lung Nodule Diagnosis: A Pilot Feasibility Study

Alexander Cypro, MD
VA San Diego & UCSD Healthcare Systems
Abstract Title: The Advanced Lung Cancer Inflammation Index Is a Prognostic Marker in Patients Undergoing Curative-Intent Therapy for Lung Cancer

Aelia Fatima, MD
UIC/Advocate Christ Medical Center
Abstract Title: MAP THE GAP: Mapping the Incidence and Mortality of Lung Cancer to Physician Distribution Across the United States

Mark Godfrey, MD
Yale University School of Medicine
Abstract Title: Prevalence and 12-Month Downstream Costs of Incidental Findings in a Single-Center Lung Cancer Screening Program

Boxiang Jiang, MD
University Hospital Cleveland Medical Center
Abstract Title: Computed Tomographic Calcium Scoring Scan Should Include the Upper Lung Fields to Screen for Lung Cancer: A Cost Effectiveness Analysis

Pradhab Kirupaharan, DO
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Abstract Title: The Association Between Emphysematous Changes on Lung Cancer Screening Low-Dose CT Scans and Lung-RADS Scoring

Michael Lake, MD, MS
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Abstract Title: Racial Differences in Attitudes Toward Lung Cancer Screening

Dhairya Lakhani, MD
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Abstract Title: Imaging Biomarkers for Improved Lung Cancer Prediction Through Reclassification of Indeterminate Pulmonary Nodules

Benjamin Liu, BS
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Abstract Title: Long-Term Cardiovascular Risk Following Radiation Therapy in Lung Cancer

William Long, MS
Tufts University School of Medicine
Abstract Title: Quantitative Coronary Artery Calcium Score Is Associated with the Development of Lung Cancer

Gabriela Martinez-Zayas, MD
Tecnologico de Monterrey
Abstract Title: Prediction Model for Malignant N1, N2 or N3 Nodal Disease Relative to N0 in Patients with Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

Mamta Ruparel, MBBS, BSc, PhD
University College London
Abstract Title: Is Lung Cancer Screening an Opportunity to Reduce Cardiovascular Mortality?

Liana Schweiger, MD
Oregon Health and Science University
Abstract Title: Lung Cancer Screening: What You Don’t Know Might Not Hurt

Nina Thomas, MD
Medical Univ of South Carolina
Abstract Title: Filtered, Unfiltered, Light, Ultralight, Regular or Mentholated: The Effect of Cigarette Type on Lung Cancer Incidence and Mortality in the National Lung Screening Trial

Cyril Varghese, MD, MS
Mayo Clinic
Abstract Title: Lung Adenocarcinoma Invasiveness Varies Regionally and Can Be Predicted by Score Indicative of Lung Cancer Aggression (SILA)