UPMC Children’s Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine at ATS 2022

May 4, 2022

Faculty and fellows from the Division of Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh will give present numerous abstracts, posters, and lectures at the 2022 American Thoracic Society annual meeting held from May 13-18 in San Francisco.

Below is a summary of activities from faculty. Additionally, three members from the Division will be presented with awards at this year’s meeting. These include:

  • Zhongli Xu: Abstract Scholarship Award from the ATS Assembly on Allergy Immunology and Inflammation (AII).
  • Molin Yue: Abstract Award from the Pediatric Pulmonary Training Directors Association (PEPTDA).
  • Kristina Gaietto: Abstract Selected as “Best of Pediatrics” by the ATS Pediatrics Assembly.

Abstracts and Poster Presentations

May 15 at 9:30 a.m. Abstract #A1019. Presenting Author: Molin Yue. Abstract Title: TWAS of Nasal Epithelium Predicts Time to First Severe Exacerbation in Childhood Asthma

May 15 at 9:30 a.m. Abstract# A1021. Presenting Author: Molin Yue. Title: TWAS of Gene Expression in Nasal Airway Epithelium and Children's Psychosocial Distress Symptoms.

May 15 at 9:30 a.m. Abstract # A1159. Presenting Author: Kristina Gaietto. Title: Risk Factors Associated with Hospitalization for COVID-19 in a Comprehensive Pediatric Cohort in Western PA.

May 16 at 9:30 a.m. Abstract #A2393. Presenting Author: Jessica Reyes Angel. Title: Diet, Asthma, and Severe Asthma Exacerbations in a Prospective Study of Puerto Rican Youth.

May 16 at 9:30 a.m. Abstract #A2392. Presenting Author: Matt Wong. Title: Persistent Overweight or Obesity, Lung Function, and Asthma Exacerbations in Puerto Rican Youth.

May 16 at 2:15 p.m. Abstract #A3475. Presenting Author: Zhongli Xu. Title: Transcriptomics of Total and Allergen-Specific IgE in Nasal Epithelium.

May 17 at 11:15 a.m. Abstract #P123. Presenting Author: Pooja Mishra. Radiological and Symptomatic Improvement in Pediatric Post Infectious Bronchiectasis: A Case Report.

May 17 at 11:15 a.m. Abstract #P150 . Presenting Author: Aditi Zaveri. Title: A Novel Case of CLE Caused by a PDA Without Associated Ductal-Dependent Congenital Heart Disease.

May 17 at 2:15 p.m. Abstract #A4801. Presenting Author: Kristina Gaietto. Title: Asthma as a Risk Factor for Hospitalization in Children with COVID-19: A Nested Case-Control Study.

Other Presentation and Lectures

May 13 at 2:35 p.m.  Erick Forno (speaker). COVID19 and Childhood Asthma. Fellows Symposium.

May 14 at 9:05 a.m. Juan Celedón (speaker).  Addressing Disparities in Asthma Research. Postgraduate course.

May 14 at 10:05 a.m.  Daniel Weiner (speaker). Small Breaths Now – Pediatric Considerations in Pulmonary Function Testing. Postgraduate course

May 14 at 2:30 p.m. Erick Forno (speaker). R01 Grants – After the Grant Review. Postgraduate course

May 16 9:30 a.m. Erick Forno (moderator). Uncovering Health Disparities in Pediatric Lung Disease. Mini-Symposium.

May 16 at 9:30 a.m. Franziska Rosser (moderator). Late-Breaking Abstracts in Obstructive Lung Diseases. Mini-Symposium.

May 17 at 9:30 a.m. Abstract #A3862. Franziska Rosser. Air Quality Index and Childhood Asthma: A Pilot Intervention Poster Discussion.

May 17 at 9:30 a.m. John Alcorn (moderator). Drilling Down on Inflammatory Mechanisms in Asthma via Human Cells and Murine Models. Poster Discussion.

May 17 at 2:50 p.m.  Juan Celedón (speaker). How to Build a Diverse Pipeline of PCCM Scientists Going Forward. Scientific Symposium.

May 18 at 8:15. Abstract #P201. Presenting Author: Yueh-Ying Han. Title: Child Maltreatment, Anxiety and Depression, and Asthma among British Adults in the UK Biobank. Poster Discussion.

May 18 at 8:15 a.m. Erick Forno (speaker). Genomics and Metabolomics of Obese Asthma. Scientific Symposium

May 18 at 12:45 p.m. Abstract # A5267. Presenting Author: Soyeon Kim. Title: Cis and Trans-eQTM Analysis Reveals Novel Epigenetic Markers of Atopy in Nasal Airway Epithelium. Mini-Symposium.