Awards, Grants, and Scholarships

ASE awards hundreds of thousands of dollars a year for scholarships and research. We also honor the best of the best in the field of echocardiography. Here is a list of our current programs. Please click on the link below to be directed to more information.

Our awards and scholarships are funded by the ASE Foundation. Click here to make a donation!

 

Teaching Awards

Named Awards

Lifetime Achievement, Service, and Council Awards

Travel Grants

Research Investigator Support

Student Scholarships

TEACHING AWARDS

Cardiovascular Sonographer Distinguished Teacher Award

(This award is rotated with the Sonographer Lifetime Achievement Award and is presented every other year.)
The ASE Cardiovascular Sonographer Distinguished Teacher Award is presented in June during ASE’s Annual Scientific Sessions. The award recognizes an active sonographer instructor who is attentive to cardiovascular sonography professional values and who exhibits values of leadership and dedication to the field of echocardiography for past, current and future cardiovascular sonographers. Click here for eligibility requirements.

Cardiovascular Sonographer Distinguished Teacher Award Recipients:

  • 2018: Priscilla J. Peters, BA, RDCS, FASE
  • 2016: Maryellen H. Orsinelli, RN, RDCS, FASE
  • 2014: S. Michelle Bierig, MPH, RDCS, RCS, RDMS, CPHQ, ACS, FASE
  • 2012: Deborah A. Agler, RCT, RDCS, ACS, FASE
  • 2010: Carol C. Mitchell, PhD, RDMS, RDCS, RVT, RT(R), FASE
  • 2009: Marti L. McCulloch, MBA, BS, RDCS, ACS, FASE
  • 2008: Margaret “Peg” Knoll, RDCS, FASE
  • 2007: Dennis K. Carney, RCIS, RCS, FASE
  • 2006: Annitta J. Morehead, BA, RDCS, FASE
  • 2005: Sandra A. Witt, RDCS, FASE and Cris D. Gresser, RN, RDCS, FASE
  • 2004: David B. Adams, RCS, RDCS, FASE
  • 2003: Jane E. Marshall, BS, RDCS, FASE
  • 2002: Janel M. Mays, BA, RN, RDCS
  • 2001: Alan D. Waggoner, MHS, RDCS, FASE

Excellence in Teaching in Pediatrics Award

Established in 2005, this biennial award is open to either a sonographer or physician member for his/her exceptional commitment and skill in teaching pediatric echocardiography, who has been a mentor to students and serves as a role model for the profession, and who fosters a sense of clinical excellence and research investigation in the individuals they teach. There is no age limit for this award. The Excellence in Teaching in Pediatrics Award is presented in June during ASE’s Annual Scientific Sessions.  Nominee must be a Fellow of the American Society of Echocardiography (FASE). Click here for eligibility requirements.

Excellence in Teaching in Pediatrics Award Recipients:

  • 2018: Meryl S. Cohen, MD, FASE
  • 2016: Lloyd Y. Tani, MD, FASE
  • 2014: Tal Geva, MD, FASE
  • 2012: Mary Etta King, MD, FASE
  • 2010: Nancy A. Ayres, MD, FASE
  • 2008: Norman H. Silverman, MD, FASE
  • 2006: Ira A. Parness, MD

Richard Popp Excellence in Teaching Award

The Richard Popp Excellence in Teaching Award honors ASE’s second president Richard Popp, MD, and recognizes a physician who epitomizes the ideal qualities of a mentor and role model. This award is presented in June during ASE’s Annual Scientific Sessions. Click here for eligibility requirements.

Richard Popp Excellence in Teaching Award Recipients:

  • 2019:  Steven J. Lester, MD, FASE
  • 2018: Theodore P. Abraham, MD, FASE
  • 2017: Muhamed Saric, MD, PhD, FASE
  • 2016: Sunil V. Mankad, MD, FASE
  • 2015: Marielle Scherrer-Crosbie, MD, PhD, FASE
  • 2014: Mikel D. Smith, MD, FASE
  • 2013: Julio E. Perez, MD, FASE
  • 2012: Gerard P. Aurigemma, MD, FASE
  • 2011: Jonathan R. Lindner, MD, FASE
  • 2010: Vincent L. Sorrell, MD, FASE
  • 2009: Rebecca T. Hahn, MD, FASE
  • 2008: Roberto M. Lang, MD, FASE
  • 2007: Susan E. Wiegers, MD, FASE
  • 2006: John Gorcsan, III, MD, FASE
  • 2005: Michael H. Picard, MD, FASE and James D. Thomas, MD, FASE
  • 2004: William A. Zoghbi, MD, FACC, FASE, FAHA
  • 2003: Linda D. Gillam, MD, FASE
  • 2002: Robert A. Levine, MD
  • 2001: Sanjiv Kaul, MD, FASE

Lifetime Achievement Awards

The ASE Lifetime Achievement Awards recognize a physician and/or sonographer who have had a lifetime of outstanding achievements in the field of cardiovascular ultrasound and have served as a role model through service, research and teaching. These individuals have a career in cardiovascular ultrasound spanning at least 25 years and are recognized at local, national and international levels. These awards are presented during ASE’s Annual Scientific Sessions in June.

Physician Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients:

  • 2019:  Jae K. Oh, MD, FASE
  • 2018: Navin C. Nanda, MD, FASE
  • 2017: William J. Stewart, MD, FASE
  • 2016: Martin G. St. John Sutton, MBBS, FASE
  • 2015: Steven A. Goldstein, MD, FASE
  • 2014: Nelson B. Schiller, MD, FASE
  • 2013: James B. Seward, MD, FASE
  • 2012: Miguel A. Quinones, MD, FASE
  • 2011: Pravin M. Shah, MD, FASE
  • 2010: Itzhak Kronzon, MD, FASE
  • 2009: A. Jamil Tajik, MD, FASE

Sonographer Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients:

(This award is rotated with the Cardiovascular Sonographer Distinguished Teacher Award and will be presented every other year.)

  • 2019:  Jane E. Marshall, RDCS, FASE
  • 2017: Margaret M. “Koko” Park, BS, ACS, RDCS, RVT, FASE
  • 2015: Margaret “Peg” Knoll, RDCS, FASE
  • 2013: Alan D. Waggoner, MHS, RDCS, FASE
  • 2011: David B. Adams, RCS, RDCS, FASE

Mentorship Award

The Mentorship Award recognizes a senior physician or sonographer who has demonstrated exceptional mentorship within ASE. Unlike other awards, the Mentorship Award specifically acknowledges individuals who helped younger members advance within this Society and thus cultivated ASE’s future leaders.  Click here for award criteria.

  • 2019:  Neil J. Weissman, MD, FASE
  • 2018: Linda D. Gillam, MD, FASE

Meritorious Service Award

The ASE Meritorious Service Award recognizes individual members for their substantial and generous efforts to the Society’s betterment. This award is presented during ASE’s Annual Scientific Sessions in June.

Meritorious Service Award Recipients:

  • 2019:  Mary Alice Dilday
  • 2018: Sherif F. Nagueh, MD, FASE
  • 2017: Alan S. Pearlman, MD, FASE
  • 2016: David H. Wiener, MD, FASE
  • 2015: Roberto M. Lang, MD, FASE
  • 2014: Thomas J. Ryan, MD, FASE
  • 2013: Linda D. Gillam, MD, FASE
  • 2012: Arthur E. Weyman, MD, FASE
  • 2011: Diane Millman, JD
  • 2010: Harry Rakowski, MD,FASE
  • 2009: Benjamin F. Byrd, III, MD, FASE
  • 2008: Gerard P. Aurigemma, MD, FASE
  • 2007: Mani A. Vannan, MBBS, Laura M. Perrotta, BS, RDCS and Rick Rigling, BS, RDCS, FASE
  • 2006: No appointment
  • 2005: Alan S. Pearlman, MD, FASE
  • 2004: No appointment
  • 2003: Andrew M. Keller, MD, FASE

Outstanding Achievement in Perioperative Echocardiography

The field of perioperative echocardiography has substantially benefited from the efforts of numerous committed anesthesiologists and cardiologists who recognize the importance of this imaging modality in the unique environment which extends beyond the conventional ambulatory patient setting. The Council on Perioperative Echocardiography will recognize an individual who has made significant clinical, research and/or educational contributions to the development of the field of perioperative echocardiography with presentation of this award. The Outstanding Achievement in Perioperative Echocardiography award is presented at the ASE Annual Scientific Sessions. Click here for eligibility requirements.

Outstanding Achievement in Perioperative Echocardiography Recipients:

  • 2019:  Solomon Aronson, MD, MBA, FASE
  • 2018: Jonathan B. Mark, MD
  • 2017: Robert M. Savage, MD
  • 2016: Stanton K. Shernan, MD, FASE
  • 2015: Michael K. Cahalan, MD
  • 2014: Daniel M. Thys, MD
  • 2013: Jack S. Shanewise, MD, FASE

Council on Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease Founders Award

Council on Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease Founders Award recognizes continued major scholarly contribution to the field of pediatric echocardiography. This biennial award is presented during ASE’s Annual Scientific Sessions in June.

Council on Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease Founders Award Recipients:

  • 2019:  Lindsey D. Allan, MD, FRCP
  • 2017: Jean Claude Fouron, MD, FRCP(c), CM, OQ
  • 2015: Hugh D. Allen, MD
  • 2013: Jack Rychik, MD
  • 2011: James C. Huhta, MD
  • 2009: Charles Kleinman, MD, FASE
  • 2007: Steven D. Colan, MD, FASE
  • 2005: Jeffery F. Smallhorn, MD
  • 2004: Stephen P. Sanders, MD
  • 2003: David J. Sahn , MD
  • 2002: Dick Meyer, MD
  • 2001: Mayo Clinic Cardiologists
  • 2000: Norman H. Silverman, MD
  • 1999: Roberta G. Williams, MD
  • 1998: J. Geoffrey Stevenson, MD
  • 1997: Stanley Goldberg, MD

NAMED AWARDS

Edler Lecturer

Created in 1990, the annual Edler Lecture honors the founder of echocardiography, Dr. Inge Edler.  This lecture is presented during ASE’s Annual Scientific Sessions in June.

Former Edler Lecturers and their speeches:

  • 2019:  Vera Rigolin, MD, FASE – “Time Flies When You Are Having Fun With Aortic Stenosis”
  • 2018: Allan L. Klein, MD, FASE – “Dermatology of the Heart: Tales from the Pericardial Sac”
  • 2017: Susan E. Wiegers, MD, FASE – “The Point of Care”
  • 2016: Neil J. Weissman, MD, FASE – “The Future of Echocardiography: Disrupter or Disrupted?”
  • 2015: Patrick O’Gara, MD, FACC – “Innovation in CV Medicine: Whose Responsibility Is It?”
  • 2014: Patricia A. Pellikka, MD, FASE – “Echocardiography in an Era of Multimodality Imaging”
  • 2013: James D. Thomas, MD, FASE – “The Miracle of Echocardiography: From Physics to Physiology to Population Health”
  • 2012: Roberto M. Lang, MD, FASE – “3D Echocardiography has Come of Age: Promises and Perspectives”
  • 2011: Gov. Howard Dean, MD – “Healthcare Reform – What it Means to Patients as Well as Physicians”
  • 2010: William A. Zoghbi, MD, FASE – “Echocardiography: A 20/20 Vision”
  • 2009: Thomas Ryan, MD, FASE – “The Capacity for Change: A Look at Echocardiography in the Next Decade”
  • 2008: Jos Roelandt, MD, PhD, FASE – “Imaging, Ingenuity and Serendipity”
  • 2007: Michael H. Picard, MD, FASE – “The Future of Echocardiography: Lessons from History, Biology and Art”
  • 2006: Bijoy K. Khandheria, MBBS, FASE – “Back to the Future”
  • 2005: Linda D. Gillam, MD, FASE – “Cardiology’s Number One Detective Agency: The Echo Lab”
  • 2004: Randolph P. Martin, MD, FASE – “Making a Difference in Individual Lives”
  • 2003: Pamela S. Douglas, MD, FASE – “Good Morning ASE”
  • 2002: Pravin M. Shah, MD, FASE – “SAM is 30-something and Going Strong”
  • 2001: Harry Rakowski, MD, FASE – “Echocardiography: Opening Windows to Your Heart”
  • 2000: A. Jamil Tajik, MD, FASE – “Echocardiography: From Evolution to Revolution”
  • 1999: Richard E. Kerber, MD, FASE – “Deconstructing the Body: Medical Imaging, Medical Art and the Art of Medicine”
  • 1998: Alan S. Pearlman, MD, FASE – “The Changing Face of ASE – Past, Present, and Future”
  • 1997: Julius M. Gardin, MD, FASE – “Echocardiography: A Ventricular View”
  • 1996: Alfred F. Parisi, MD, FASE – “The Miracle of Echocardiography – A Clinician’s Retrospective”
  • 1995: Arthur E. Weyman, MD, FASE –  “The End of the Beginning”
  • 1994: David J. Sahn, MD, FASE – “Milestones in the Development of Echocardiography: Where Have We Come From? Where Are We Going?”
  • 1993: Joseph A. Kisslo, MD, FASE – “Coping in the 1990s: Regulation, Restriction & Reduced Reimbursement”
  • 1992: Anthony N. DeMaria, MD, FASE – “Technologic Advances in an Era of Socioeconomic Constraints – Future Tension in Echocardiography”
  • 1991: Richard L. Popp, MD, FASE – “Second Annual Feigenbaum Lecture”
  • 1990: Harvey Feigenbaum, MD, FASE – “Echocardiography: Past, Present, and Future”

Feigenbaum Lecturer

A lecturer is named in honor of the founder and first president of ASE, Harvey Feigenbaum, MD, FASE. This lectureship is awarded to a young investigator in recognition of his or her significant contribution to research in the field and his or her potential to continue at a high level of achievement. The Feigenbaum Lecture is presented during ASE’s Annual Scientific Sessions in June. Click here for eligibility requirements.

Former Feigenbaum Lecturers and their research topics:

  • 2019:  Sanjiv J. Shah, MD, FASE
  • 2018: Mark K. Friedberg, MD, FASE – “Echocardiographic Insights into the Stressed Right Ventricle: A Whole Hearted Story”
  • 2017: Howard Leong-Poi, MD, FASE – “The Evolution of Contrast Echocardiography:  A Journey from Diagnostic to Therapeutic Applications”
  • 2016: Theodore P. Abraham, MD, FASE – “Echo Muscles into the Mechanics Era – Strain Transforms Morphologists into Physiologists” 
  • 2015: Madhav Swaminathan, MD, FASE – “Echo Research in the Perioperative Space: As easy as A B C…”
  • 2014: Luc L. Mertens, MD, PhD, FASE – “We are our History: Cardiac Adaptations to Childhood Disease and Implications for Adult Life”
  • 2013: Partho P. Sengupta, MBBS, MD, DM, FASE – “Intelligent Platforms for Disease Assessment: Novel Approaches in Functional Echocardiography”
  • 2012: Philippe Pibarot, DVM, PhD, FASE – “Doppler Echocardiography is the Cornerstone of the Management of Aortic Stenosis”
  • 2011: Judy W. Hung, MD, FASE – “A Tale of Two Leaflets: Innovation in Echocardiography”
  • 2010: Victor Mor-Avi, PhD, FASE – “Three Dimensional Echocardiography:  The Benefits of the Additional Dimension”
  • 2009: Jack Rychik, MD, FASE – “Born with Half a Heart:  An Echocardiographic Journey of Single Ventricle Type of Congenital Heart Disease from the Fetus to the Adult”
  • 2008: Teresa S.M. Tsang, MD, FRCPC, FASE – “Echocardiography in Cardiovascular Public Health: Redefining Prevention”
  • 2007: Marielle Scherrer-Crosbie, MD, PhD, FASE – “Echocardiography in Translational Research: Of Mice and Men”
  • 2006: Jonathan Lindner, MD, FASE – “Thinking Big, Looking Small: Diagnostic Opportunities by Echo Imaging of the Molecular Basis of Disease”
  • 2005: Kevin Wei, MD, FASE – “Microbubbles and the Microcirculation”
  • 2004: Mario J. Garcia, MD, FASE – “Echocardiography is the Keystone to the Evaluation of Cardiac Function”
  • 2003: Thomas H. Marwick, MBBS, PhD, FASE – “Should We Examine the Heart or the Myocardium: Recent Advances in Tissue Characterization”
  • 2002: Flordeliza S. Villanueva, MD, FASE – “Beyond Perfusion Imaging: New Horizons in Contrast Echo”
  • 2001: Sherif F. Nagueh, MD, FASE – “Insights into the Evolution of Left Ventricular Diastolic Function”
  • 2000: Thomas R. Porter, MD, FASE – “Therapeutic Applications of Microbubbles: A New Echocardiography Frontier”

Gardin Lecturer

The ASE Foundation is pleased to announce the establishment of a new annual lecture! Endowed to ASEF through a generous long-term gift from Julius Gardin, MD, FASE, the Gardin Lecture will take place during the annual Scientific Sessions, beginning with ASE 2019 in Portland, OR.

Dr. Julius Gardin has been associated with the American Society of Echocardiography for nearly four decades. He served as the ninth President of ASE (1993-1995), chaired the first scientific sessions in 1990, presented the Edler Lecture in 1997, and recently completed a 10-year term as associate editor of JASE.

Dr. Gardin has mentored numerous physicians and sonographers. He has a passion for education which will be supported by this lecture series because it will provide the funding resources to bring a luminary speaker to the Scientific Sessions every year.”

  • 2019:  Barbara Natterson-Horowicz, MD – “Species-Spanning Echocardiography: Cardiovascular Insights for Humans and Other Animals”

Kalmanson Lecturer

Established in memory of Professor Daniel Kalmanson, a pioneer in the use of Doppler echocardiography, and funded through a grant from the International Cardiac Doppler Society (ICDS), this annual lectureship provides a forum for honoring worthy investigators while promoting research and education in cardiovascular Doppler ultrasound. This lecture is presented during ASE’s Annual Scientific Sessions in June.

  • 2019:  Matt Bruce, MD – “Ultrafast Echo:  Seeing more with Speed”
  • 2018: Jan D’hooge, MSc, PhD – “Technological Advances Driving a New Era for Tissue Doppler Imaging”
  • 2017: Bogdan A. Popescu, MD, PhD, FASE – “Tissue Doppler: Our Window into Diastolic Function”
  • 2016: Peter N. Burns, PhD –  “New Doppler Techniques for Cardiac Contrast”

Richard E. Kerber Ethics/Humanitarian Lecture

This bi-annual lecturership was established in memory of ASE Past President Richard E. Kerber, MD, FASE.  Dr. Kerber championed issued of morality and ethics and how medicine fits into the broader world.  To honor his legacy, this annual lecturership, presented at ASE’s Annual Scientific Sessions, will address an ethical delimma or humanitarian patient care activity.

  •  2018:  James N. Kirkpatrick, MD, FASE – “Ethical Challenges in the Practice of Echocardiography:  What is Right and How Do We Do It?”

 

STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS

Alan D. Waggoner Student Scholarship Award

The Alan D. Waggoner, MHS, RDCS, FASE Sonographer Student Scholarship program was established in 2001 in recognition of Mr. Waggoner’s professional achievements and service to ASE.   The award amount is $1,000, complimentary registration for ASE’s Annual Scientific Sessions, and annual meeting travel support not to exceed $500.

The Alan D. Waggoner Student Scholarship Award is given to sonographer students enrolled in CAAHEP accredited educational programs who exhibit a passion for the discipline of echocardiography and demonstrate leadership abilities.

Click here for nomination criteria.

2019 Recipients of the Alan D. Waggoner Sonographer Student Scholarship Award

  • Parisa Abutalebi – El Centro College, Dallas, TX
  • Andrea Baldick – Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT
  • Hannah Barbry –  Univ. of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR
  • Nicole Brewer – Bellevue College, Bellevue, WA
  • Emily Deason – Johns Hopkins School of Cardiac Sonography, Baltimore, MD
  • Sadie Dyer – LSU Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA
  • Casandra Ferriter – St. Francis Hospital & Med. Center School of Cardiac Ultrasound, Hartford, CT
  • Hannah Gouge – Florida State College at Jacksonville,  Yulee, FL
  • Lindsay Hammond – Central Piedmont Community College, Charlotte, NC
  • Hannah Hoban – Piedmont College, Gainesville, GA
  • Andrea Morgan Hope – Clemson University CV Imaging Leadership Concentration, Greenville, SC
  • Mi Jung Hwang – Sentara College of Health Sciences, Chesapeake, VA
  • Shelby Lubowicki – Clemson University CV Imaging Leadership Concentration, Greenville, SC
  • Noweeda Mirza – Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences, Rochester, MN
  • Bradford Smith – Central Piedmont Community College, Charlotte, NC
  • Brice Stettler – Alvin Community College, Alvin, TX
  • Joseph Vasta – South Hills School of Business & Technology, State College, PA

View Previous Scholarship Recipients

Katanick Student Scholarship Award

The Katanick Scholarship Award will be given annually and includes a $1,000 student scholarship for the highest ranking student sonographer candidate nominated for ASEF scholarship awards. The award also includes up to $500 in travel reimbursement to attend the ASE Scientific Sessions. This award was established in 2016 and was named to honor the legacy of Sandy Katanick, RN, RVT, CAE, who retired as CEO of the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission after over 25 years of service to the field.

  • 2019:  Natalie Terhark, BS – Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences, Rochester, MN
  • 2018: Oksana Semkiv – Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences Echocardiography Program, Scottsdale, AZ
  • 2017: Marjan Miri -Grossmont College of CVT Program, El Cajon, CA

TRAVEL GRANTS

Adams Global Service Award

The David Adams Global Service Award is a $1,500 travel grant that will be given annually to one sonographer mission volunteer.  This award was established in 2016 in honor of David B. Adams, ACS, RCS, RDCS, FASE, previously of Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina.  Mr. Adams has contributed to the success of the ASEF humanitarian missions with his international mission experience, clinical skills, and leadership abilities.

  • 2018: Madeline Schiminger BS, RDCS (AE, PE) – Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
  • 2017: Yan Wang, RDCS, FASE – Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

ASE Council Travel Grants

The ASE Foundation sponsors Council Travel Grants to trainees to fund their attendance at the ASE Scientific Sessions. These travel grants are part of an ongoing effort by the Council Steering Committee to encourage trainees in cardiovascular specialties to focus on the respective echocardiography subspecialty and to recruit enthusiastic new members to the Council membership. Please visit ASEFoundation.org/Council-Travel-Grants or contact Natalya Read at nread@asecho.org for more details.

Council on Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease Travel Grant Award Winners:

  • 2018: Andrew McCrary, MD, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC; Brian White, MD, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
  • 2017: Jamie Harrington, MD, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY; Adam Christopher, MD, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA
  • 2016: Rachel Torok, MD, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC; Carolyn Wilhelm, MD, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, OH
  • 2015: Sara Swanson, MD, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI; Sandhya Ramlogan, MD, Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics, Kansas City, MO
  • 2014: Heynric Grotenhuis, MD, PhD, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Joy Johnson, MD, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT
  • 2013: Daniel Forsha, MD, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC; Thomas Miller, MD, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
  • 2012: Suma Potiny, MD, The Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC; Dongngan Truong, MD, Primary Children’s Medical Center, Salt Lake City, UT
  • 2011: Jarrad Knudson, MD, PhD, Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston, TX
  • 2010: Brad Alan Friedman, MD, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC
  • 2009: Kristopher M. Cumbermack, MD, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egelston, Atlanta, GA; Judith MacCormick, MD, Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA; Shai M.R. Tejman-Yarden, MD, MS, Rady Children’s Hospital, San Diego, CA

Council on Vascular Ultrasound Travel Grant Award Winners:

  • 2018: Bo Xu, MD, Heart and Vascular Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
  • 2017: Zardasht Jaff, MD, MBChB, FRCPC, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON Canada; Xuanyi Jin, MD, Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, AZ
  • 2016: Olivia Yau, MSc, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON Canada
  • 2015: Mandeep Randhawa, MD, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH; Amanda Dillon, RDCS, Kingston Heart Clinics, Kingston, ON Canada
  • 2014: Yogendra Kanthi, MD, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, MD; Hemantha Koduri, MD Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
  • 2013: Katerina D. Exis, RDCS, RVT, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, MD; Brooke Harland, MEd, RDCS, RVT, Baptist Health Lexington, Lexington, KY; Anyi Liu, RDMS, RDCS, RUT, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH
  • 2012: Rene Quiroz, MD, MPH, Boston Medical Center,Boston, MA; Suzanne Poston, RDCS, FASE,University of Texas Physicians, Houston, TX
  • 2011: Atul Singla, MD, Cleveland Clinic Heart & Vascular Institute, Cleveland, OH; Omeed Zardkoohi, MD, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH
  • 2010: Veerendra M. Chadachan, MD, MRCP(UK), FAMS (Singapore), Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA; Sarwar Hassan Orakzai, MD, Darthmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH
  • 2009: Samuel Daneshvar, MD, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

Council on Perioperative Echocardiography Travel Grant Award Winners:

  • 2018: Ali Elsayers, MD, Tufts University Medical Center, Boston, MA; Diana DeAndrade, MD, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA
  • 2017: Priti Mehla, MD, Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT; Bo Xu, MD, Heart and Vascular Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
  • 2016: Lucy Safi, DO, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA; Daniel Walsh, MD, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE
  • 2015: Nadira Hamid, MD, National Heart Centre, Singapore; Sharon McCartney, MD, Duke University, Durham, NC
  • 2014: John Anderson Dam, MD, UCLA Health System, Los Angeles, CA; Suzana Zorca, MD, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MD
  • 2013: Halyna Prylutska, MD, Montreal University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada; Karen Zimmerman, BS, RCDS (AG, PE), RVT, Munson Medical Center, Traverse City, MI
  • 2012: Agnes Kim, MD, PhD, Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT; Karsten Bartels, MD, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC
  • 2011: Manjula Burri, MD, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA; Shahnaz Punjani, MD, Yale-New Haven Hospital, CT
  • 2010: Luisa Ciatti, MD, Ospedale del Cuore G. Pasquinucci, Massa, Italy; Frederick C. Cobey, MD, MPH, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC; Lily Zhang, MD, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
  • 2009: Viachaslau Barodka, MD, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD;  Nicolas Aeschlimann, MD, Duke Medicine, Durham, NC

Council on Cardiovascular Sonography Travel Grant Award Winners:

  • 2018: Babitha Thampinathan, RDCS, Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada; Jason Pereira, RCS, Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT
  • 2017: Gilda Kadiu, RDCS, Children’s Hospital of Michigan, Detroit, MI; Ian Crandall, BS, MS, RCS, Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT
  • 2016: Lisa Bienvenu, RDCS, ACS, FASE, Ochsner Medical Center, New Orleans, LA; Merissa Gatti, BS, RDCS, St. Thomas West Hospital, Nashville, TN
  • 2015: Ashwin Venkateshvaran, MSc, RCS, RDCS, Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Medical Sciencies, Bangalore, India; Keri O’ Farrell, BA, RDCS, Banner University of Arizona Medical Center, Tucson, AZ
  • 2014: Colleen Gorczyca, RDCS, University Hospital Case Medical Center, Cleveland, OH; Kacy Sisco, RDCS, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA
  • 2013: Hollie Carron, RDCS, FASE, Children’s Medical Center of Dallas, Dallas, TX; Yan Wang, RDCS, Children’s Hospital of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
  • 2012: Mark D. Zemanek, RDCS, RDMS, RVT, Leelanau Diagnostic Ultrasound, LLC, Cedar, MI; Neha A. Soni-Patel, RDCS, The Cleveland Clinic-Children’s Hospital, Cleveland, OH
  • 2011: Kip Sumpter, RDCS, RCS, CCT, Pacific Cardiovascular Associates Medical Group, Laguna Hills, CA; Syndi Henneman, RDCS, Barnes Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO

Feigenbaum Cardiovascular Sonographer Student Travel Grant

Supported by a grant from Elsevier Inc to honor Dr. Harvey Feigenbaum’s commitment and tenure as the former JASE Executive Editor, this award provides funding to assist a student in a CAAHEP accredited cardiac ultrasound program to attend the annual Scientific Sessions or other ASE-sponsored educational program. Click here for eligibility requirements.

Feigenbaum Cardiovascular Sonographer Student Travel Grant Recipients:

  • 2019:  Christina Ferretti, Yale New Haven Hospital School of Diagnostic Ultrasound, New Haven, CT
  • 2018: Randall S. Brown, Piedmont College School of Cardiovascular Technology, Demorest, GA
  • 2017: Katelyn Fortier, Hoffman Heart & Vascular Inst. School of Cardiac Ultrasound, Hartford, CT
  • 2016: Kelsey Bogen, St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center, DMS Program, Hartford, CT
  • 2015: Angela Hull, Forsyth Technical Community College, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 2014: Michelle Garza, Louisiana State University Health Science Center, New Orleans, LA
  • 2013: Monica Hanzo, LSU Health, New Orleans, LA
  • 2012: Jim Conner, Weber State University, Ogden, UT
  • 2011: Nicholas Pechon, Cardiovascular Technology, Lacombe, LA
  • 2010: Robert N. Houde, III, Bunker Hill Community College, Boston, MA
  • 2009: Jodi Tegeler, John A. Logan College, Carterville, IL
  • 2008: Melissa Tetmeyer, Carnegie Institute, Troy, MI

The UltraEcho, Ltd. Cardiovascular Sonographer Student Travel Grant

The American Society of Echocardiography Foundation is pleased to announce the availability of a travel grant for sonography students enrolled in a CAAHEP accredited cardiac ultrasound program. The travel grant program is designed to provide partial financial support to sonography students who would otherwise be unable to attend ASE’s Annual Scientific Sessions or any other directly sponsored educational course. ASEF thanks UltraEcho, Ltd. for funding the program.

Click here for eligibility requirements.

The UltraEcho, Ltd. Cardiovascular Sonographer Student Travel Grant Recipients:

  • 2019:  Jamie Hatcher, Austin Community College, Round Rock, TX
  • 2018: Amber Cyrus, Johns Hopkins Hospital School of Cardiac Sonography, Baltimore, MD
  • 2017: Shamichael Huntsberry, LA State University Health Sciences, New Orleans, LA
  • 2016: Kendra Harper, Johns Hopkins Hospital, DMS Program, Baltimore, MD
  • 2015: Alisha Ciglar, Gwynedd Mercy College, Gqynedd Valley, PA
  • 2014: Donna Ly, Alvin Community College, Alvin, TX
  • 2013: Juliane DeBorba, Hoftman Heart Institute of CT, Hartford, CT
  • 2012: Athena Andha,Alvin Community College,Alvin, TX
  • 2011: April Lloyd, Bunker Hill Community College, Boston, MA
  • 2010: Maame A. Amuah, School of Diagnostic Medical Sonography, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI.
  • 2009: Chelsea Robinson, Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, MI
  • 2008: Kelly Tobin, Gwynedd-Mercy College, Glenolden, PA

RESEARCH INVESTIGATOR SUPPORT

Arthur E. Weyman Young Investigator’s Award Competition

Young investigators under the age of 40 who are no more than five years from the end of their training are eligible for this annual competition supported by the National Board of Echocardiography (NBE) in honor of their first president, Arthur E. Weyman, MD, FASE. Four finalists are selected to present their research to a panel of experts during the opening plenary sessions of the Annual ASE Scientific Sessions in June. The winner is then invited to present his/her research at the upcoming European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging’s EuroEcho-Imaging meeting in December, and the Japanese Society of Echocardiography’s Annual Scientific Meeting the following spring.

Arthur E. Weyman Young Investigator’s Award Winners:

  • 2018: Brandon Helfield, PhD, Sunnybrook Research Institute, Toronto, ON, Canada – “Endothelial Cell Repair Biophysics During Ultrasound and Microbubble Sonoporation:
  • 2017: Federico Moccetti, MD, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR – “Ultrasound Molecular Imaging of Endothelial Activation and Platelet Adhesion in Remote Arteries after Myocardial Infarction: Implications for Reducing Risk for Remote Recurrent Atherosclerotic Events”
  • 2016: Adam Castano, MD, Columbia University, Division of Cardiology, New York, NY – “Echocardiographic Predictors of Transthyretin Cardiac Amyloidosis among Patients with Severe Aortic Stenosis Undergoing Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement”
  • 2015: Sukrit Narula, BA, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY – “Automated Morphological and Functional Phenotyping of Human Heart with Feature Tracking of 2D Echocardiographic Images Using Machine Learning Algorithms”
  • 2014: Chi Young Shim, MD, PhD, Portland Health and Science University, Portland, OR – “Platelet Attachment to Vascular Endothelium Occurs in Both Early and Late-Stage Atherosclerosis Secondary to Dysregulation of Von Willebrand Factor: Evaluation by Contrast Ultrasound Molecular Imaging”
  • 2013: Sacha R. Bhatia, MD, MBA, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA – “An Educational Intervention Reduces the Rate of Inappropriate Transthoracic Echocardiograms in Ambulatory Care”
  • 2012: Paul J.H. Lee, MSc, St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada – “Ultrasound Mediated Anti-Apoptotic Gene Therapy for Doxorubicin Cardiomyopathy”
  • 2011: Scott M. Chadderdon, MD, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR – “Impaired Capillary Function Contributes to the Development of Insulin Resistance in Lean but Activity-restricted Primates: A Study Using Contrast Ultrasound Perfusion Imaging”.
  • 2010: Shelby Kutty, MD, FASE, University of Nebraska/Creighton University Joint Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Omaha, NE – “Sonothrombolysis of Intra-Catheter Aged Venous Thrombi In-Vitro Using Microbubble Enhancement and Guided Three Dimensional Ultrasound Pulses”
  • 2009: Chad L. Carr, MS, MD, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR – “Assessment of Mechanisms of Impaired Angiogenesis in Diabetes with Contrast Ultrasound Perfusion Imaging and Molecular Imaging of the Immune Response”
  • 2008: Helene Thibaualt, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA – “Insulin Resistance Predisposes Mice to Adverse Left Ventricular Remodeling”
  • 2007: Beat A. Kaufmann, MD, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR – “Molecular Imaging of Inflammation in Atherosclerotic Lesions: A Potential Method for Early Detection and Risk Assessment”
  • 2006: Josef Korinek, MD, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN – “Serial Changes in Segmental Strain Estimate Depleted Energy Reserves During Acute Ischemia”
  • 2005: John J. Pacella, MD, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA – “Myocardial Contrast Echocardiographic Assessment of Microvascular Perfusion during a New Treatment for Coronary Artery”
  • 2004: Partho P. Sengupta, MBBS, DM, FASE, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN – “Myocardial Fiber Direction and the Transmural Sequence of Deformation Influences Genesis of Spectral Waveforms in Doppler Myocardial Imaging”
  • 2003: Raffi H. Bekeredjian, MD, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dallas, TX – “Time Course Evaluation of Transgene Expression after Ultrasound Targeted Microbubble Destruction”.
  • 2002: Howard Leong-Poi, MD, FASE, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA – “The Flow-Function Relation During Acute Myocardial Ischemia is Inviolate”.
  • 2001: Marielle Scherrer-Crosbie, PhD, MD, FASE Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA – “Nitric Oxide Synthase 3 Limits Left Ventricular Remodeling After Myocardial Infarction in Mice”
  • 2000: Kevin Wei, MD, FASE, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA – “Reversible 99mTc-sestamibi Perfusion Defects During Pharmacologically-Induced Vasodilatation are due to Reversible Decreases in Myocardial Blood Volume and Not “Flow-mismatch”
  • 1999: Matthew P. Coggins, BA, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA – “Mechanisms of Microbubble Adhesion to Activated Leukocytes in Vivo: Implications for Imaging and Treatment of Inflammation”
  • 1998: Danny M. Skyba, MD, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA – “Microbubble Destruction By Ultrasound Results in Capillary Rupture: Adverse Bioeffects or a Possible Mechanism for In Vivo Drug Delivery?”
  • 1997: Jonathan R. Linder, MD, FASE, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA – “Reperfusion with Venous Blood After Cardioplegic Arrest During Bypass Surgery Results in Faster Microbubble Transit Rates Compared to Arterial Blood: Evidence for Less Endothelial Injury?”
  • 1996: Sherif F. Nagueh, MD, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX – “Use of Myocardial Contrast Echocardiography in the Evaluation of Hibernating Myocardium”
  • 1994: Thomas Porter, MD, FASE, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE – “Visually Detectable Myocardial Uptake with Peripheral Intravenous Injections of Sonicated Dextrose Albumin Following Incubation and Inhalation with Sulfur Hexaflouride”

Brian Haluska Sonographer Research Award Competition

The annual Sonographer Investigator’s Award Competition was renamed in 2018 to honor the late Brian Haluska, PhD, MSC (HONS), RDCS, AMS, FASE and his incredible contributions to sonographer-led research over the course of his career. Designed to highlight and support sonographer-led research, this competition recognizes non-physicians who served as the primary investigator on their project of original research. Four finalists are selected to present their work to a panel of judges during the annual ASE Scientific Sessions in June.

Brian Haluska Sonographer Research Award Winners:

  • 2018: Jason B. Pereira, RCS, Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT – “Feasibility of Contrast Echocardiography to Assess Right Ventricular Size and Function”

Sonographer Investigator’s Award Winners:

  • 2017: Leah M. Wright, BsC, DMU-Cardiac, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia – “Progression of Pulmonary Artery Pressure and RV Function as Predictors of Outcome in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension”
  • 2016: Weimin (Allen) He, RDCS, Mazankowski Heart Institute in University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada – “Variability of Left Ventricle Volume and Ejection Fraction Measurements Using Contrast Echocardiography: The Influence of the LV Length Measurements in a Large Cohort of Patients During Monitoring Cardiotoxic Effects of Chemotherapy”
  • 2015: Lanqi Hua, RDCS, FASE, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA – “Tissue Motion Annular Displacement for Assessment of Global Right Ventricular Performance”
  • 2014:  Angela M. Morgan, PGDCU, MHSc, Capital & Coast District Health Board, Wellington, New Zealand – “Global Longitudinal Strain Differentiates Right Ventricular Pacing Lead Positions”
  • 2013: Claudia E. Korcarz, DVM, RDCS, FASE, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI – “Effects of Sleep Apnea on Cardiac Remodeling in the Wisconsin Sleep Cohort Study”

ASE Foundation Top 25 Travel Grants

The presentation of original research from around the world is an integral piece of ASE’s Annual Scientific Sessions. Each year, a group of early career abstract presenters are selected by the Abstract Chairs based on the scientific merit of their research projects to receive a travel stipend to support their attendance at the annual meeting. New in 2018, the Alan S. Pearlman Research Award was established in honor of Dr. Pearlman’s ten years of service as JASE Editor-in-Chief and recognizes the investigator with the highest scoring project.

2018 ASE Foundation Top 25:

  • Dai-Yin Lu, MD, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan – Alan S. Pearlman Research Awardee
  • AbdulRahman Abutaleb, MD, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL
  • Lindsey Aurora, MD, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI
  • Meaghan J. Beattie, MD, Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA
  • Ajay Bhandari, MD, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
  • Dale Burkett, MD, Children’s Hospital Colorado, Aurora, CO
  • John L. Colquitt, MD, Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston, TX
  • Katherine DeWeert, MD, Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, Chicago, IL
  • Sarah R. Fuchs, MD, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN
  • Mansi Gaitonde, MD, Emory University, Sibley Heart Center, Atlanta, GA
  • Brinder Hansra, MD, University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Worcester, MA
  • Daniel R. Harland, MD, Aurora Cardiovascular Services, Aurora Sinai/Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Centers, Milwaukee, WI
  • Atsushi Hayashi, MD, Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute, Los Angeles, CA
  • Kalie Kebed, MD, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
  • Dan L. Li, MD, Jacob Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY
  • Ellen Liu, MD, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
  • Ralph Matar, MD,  Cook County Health and Hospitals System, Chicago, IL
  • Hari K. Narayan, MD, The University of California San Diego, San Diego, CA
  • Jonathan D. Nyce, MD, Kravis Children’s Hospital at Mount Sinai, New York City, NY
  • Scott L. Purga, MD, Albany Medical Center, Albany, NY
  • Marija Vikicevic, PhD, Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX
  • Haiyan Wang, MD, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

TomTec Innovator Research Travel Grant

Supported by a grant to the ASE Foundation from TomTec Imaging Systems, this annual award is given to assist a promising young researcher presenting his/her work at the ASE Scientific Sessions. Application is open to investigators under 40 years of age who have an abstract accepted for publication in one of the following research categories: novel technologies (3D, Doppler, or strain), valvular heart disease, or ventricular function.

TomTec Innovator Research Travel Grant Recipients:

  • 2018: Tomoyuki Sato, MD, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
  • 2017: Akhil Narang, MD, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
    2016:
    Andrea Montero, MD, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, OA
  • 2015: Diego Medvedofsky, MD, University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, IL
  • 2014: Hiroyuki Iwano, MD, PhD, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS
  • 2013: Karima Addetia, MD, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
  • 2012: Umar Khan, MD, PhD, UMass Medical School, Worcester, MA


Farooq Chaudhry Research Award

This award was supported by a grant to the ASE Foundation from Bracco Diagnostics Inc. in memory of Farooq Chaudhry, MD, FASE, who passed in August 2017. Dr. Chaudhry was dedicated to education and research on the clinical use of stress echocardiography, and fittingly this travel stipend was presented to the highest ranked abstract on this topic.

  • 2018: Nahoko Kato, MD, Tokyo Bay Medical Center, Urayasu, Japan