PHA-ATS Awards 2019-02-11T21:00:16+00:00

PHA/ATS Research Fellowship in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

Through this co-funded partnership, PHA supports researchers covering very different aspects of pulmonary hypertension ranging from the role that genetics plays in the occurrence of pulmonary hypertension to how hypoxia affects newborns with pulmonary hypertension and much more.

As of 2014, PHA has supported 16 researchers through this partnership and we hope to continue to further our understanding of PH by continuing to support such novel efforts in the field. Learn more

2018

Soban Umar, M.D.
“miR-125b as a Novel Therapeutic Target in Pulmonary Hypertension Associated with Pulmonary Fibrosis”
Term: Dec. 1, 2018 – Nov. 30, 2020
Assistant Professor-in-Residence
University of California, Los Angeles
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2017

Andrew John Sweatt, MD
“Deep immunophenotyping of pulmonary arterial hypertension by unsupervised machine learning”
Term: Dec. 1, 2017-Nov. 30, 2019
Instructor of Medicine
Stanford University
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2016

Farbod Rahaghi, MD, PhD

Farbod Rahaghi, MD, PhD
“CT Imaging Markers of Pulmonary Arterial and Venous Remodeling in Pulmonary Hypertension”
Term: Dec. 1, 2016 – Nov. 30, 2018
Instructor, Pulmonary and Critical Care
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
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2015

William M. Oldham, MD, PhD

William M. Oldham, MD, PhD
“Metabolic Flux Analysis in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension”
Dec. 1, 2015 – Nov. 30, 2017
Associate Physician, Pulmonary and Critical Care Brigham and Women’s Hospital
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2014

Ankit A. Desai, MD

Ankit A. Desai, MD
“Enhanced risk profiles of sickle cell-related pulmonary hypertension – integrating genomics & imaging”
Jan. 15, 2015 – Jan. 14, 2017
University of Arizona
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American Thoracic Society Foundation/Pulmonary Hypertension Association Research Fellowship

2013

Brian Graham, MDBrian Graham, MD
“Determining the impact of IL6 signaling in inflammation-induced pulmonary hypertension”

Dec. 1, 2013 – Nov. 30, 2015
University of Colorado Denver
American Thoracic Society Foundation/Pulmonary Hypertension Association Research Fellowship

2012

Eric Austin, MD, MSCIEric Austin, MD, MSCI
“Integrative Genomic Approach to Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension”
Jan. 15, 2013 – Jan. 14, 2015
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
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PHA/ATS/Pfizer Research Fellowship in Pulmonary Hypertension

2011

Kazuyo Kegan, PhDKazuyo Kegan, PhD
“Hypoxia-inducible factor-1 mediates Th2 immune response during development of pulmonary hypertension”
Oct. 2011 – Sept. 2013
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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PHA/ATS/Pfizer Research Fellowship in Pulmonary Hypertension

Won Kyung Cho, PhDWon Kyung Cho, PhD
“The Role of IL-13 in the Pathogenesis of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension”
Oct. 2011 – Sept. 2013
Yale University School of Medicine
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PHA/ATS/Pfizer Research Fellowship in Pulmonary Hypertension

2010

Laura E. Fredenburgh, MDLaura E. Fredenburgh, MD
“Oncogene Mutational Profiling in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension”
Sept. 2010 – Aug. 2012
Brigham and Women’s Hospital Mentor/Sponsor: Mark Perrella, MD
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American Thoracic Society Foundation/Pulmonary Hypertension Association Research Fellowship

Tim Lahm, MDTim Lahm, MD
“Estrogen Metabolism and Autophagy in Hypoxic Pulmonary Hypertension”
Sept. 2010 – Aug. 2012
Indiana University Mentor/Sponsor: Irina Petrache, MD
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American Thoracic Society Foundation/Pulmonary Hypertension Association Research Fellowship

2009

Ari Zaiman, MD, PhDAri Zaiman, MD, PhD
“Inhibition of TGF Beta Signaling in Endothelial Cells: Role in Pulmonary Hypertension”
Jan. 2009 – Dec. 2010
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Mentor/Sponsor: Hal Dietz, MD
American Thoracic Society Foundation/Pulmonary Hypertension Association Research Fellowship

Lunyin Yu, MDLunyin Yu, MD
“Role of NHE1 Gene in Development of Pulmonary Hypertension and Vascular Remodeling”

Jan. 2009 – Dec. 2010
Massachusetts General Hospital Mentor/Sponsor: Charles A. Hales, MD
American Thoracic Society Foundation/Pulmonary Hypertension Association Research Fellowship

2008

Kewal Asosingh, PhD
“Role of Pulmonary Vascular Wall Resident Endothelial Progenitors and Circulating Bone Marrow-Derived Angiogenic Precursors in Idiopathic Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension”
Jan. 1, 2008 – Dec. 31, 2009
Cleveland Clinic Foundation Senior Investigator: Serpil Ezrum, MD
American Thoracic Society Foundation/Pulmonary Hypertension Association Research Fellowship

Qing Lu, DVM, PhDQing Lu, DVM, PhD
“TGF-beta1 and Pulmonary Artery Hypertension”
Jan. 1, 2008 – Dec. 31, 2009
Brown University Senior Investigators: James R. Klinger, MD, Elizabeth O. Harrington, PhD
American Thoracic Society Foundation/Pulmonary Hypertension Association Research Fellowship

2007

AmbalavananNamasivayam Ambalavanan, MBBS, MD
“Transforming Growth Factor-β and Effects of Hypoxia on the Newborn Lung”
Jan. 1, 2007 – Dec. 31, 2008
University of Alabama at Birmingham Senior Investigators: Yiu-Fai Chin, PhD and James Hawgood, MD
American Thoracic Society Foundation/Pulmonary Hypertension Association Research Fellowship

Arlin Brice Blood, PhDArlin Brice Blood, PhD
“The Interaction of Nitric Oxide and Hemoglobin in Regulation of Pulmonary Vascular Tone”
Jan. 1, 2007 – Dec. 31, 2008
Loma Linda University School of Medicine Senior Investigator: Gordon Power, MD
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American Thoracic Society Foundation/Pulmonary Hypertension Association Research Fellowship

2006

Xinqi Wu, PhDXinqi Wu, PhD
“Hypoxic Regulation of BMP Signaling and the Role of Id1 in the Development of Pulmonary Hypertension”
Jan. 1, 2006 – Dec. 31, 2007
Children’s Hospital Boston Senior Investigator: Stella Kourembanas, MD
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American Thoracic Society Foundation/Pulmonary Hypertension Association Research Fellowship

Todd Bull, MDTodd Bull, MD
“The Role of Kaposi’s Sarcoma Herpesvirus in the Development of Severe Pulmonary Hypertension”
Jan. 1, 2006 – Dec. 31, 2007
University of Colorado Senior Investigators: Thomas Campbell, MD and Mark Grace, MD
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American Thoracic Society Foundation/Pulmonary Hypertension Association Research Fellowship