2004 Research Award Winners

The results have been announced for the 2004 ASE grant winners.  We thank all those that submitted grant proposals.  ASE feels passionate about the need and merit of funding echocardiography research and confidant that the grants selected for funding will contribute significant new data to the field of echocardiography.

In 2004, ASE will fund the following grants:

Outcomes Research Award
The Role of Transesophageal Echocardiography in Pulmonary Vein Ablation: Comparison with Computed Tomography: The ROTEA study.
Principal Investigator – Gardar Sigurdsson, MD
Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH
Quantitative Echocardiographic Determination of Myocardial Recovery and Prediction of Outcome In Patients with Severe Heart Failure On Mechanical Circulatory Support.
Principal Investigator – John Gorcsan, III, MD
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA
Comparison of Doppler and Two-Dimensional Echocardiography with BNP in Patients with Non-ST Elevation Acute Coronary Syndromes.
Principal Investigator – Michael C. Kontos, MD
Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, VA
Fellowship Research Grants
Predicting Response to Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Using Echocardiographic Tissue Synchronization and Displacement Imaging
Principal Investigator – Kaoru Dohi, MD
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA
Evoluton of Cardiac Mechanics in Volume Overload.
Principal Investigator – Jianwen Wang, MD, PhD
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
Use of a Novel Real-time Three-Dimensional Echocardiography Technique to Measure Ventricular Dysynchrony and to Assess Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy.
Principal Investigator – Thomas Hong, MD
University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Mechanisms of HER-2/Anthracycline Cardiotoxicity: insights from murine echocardiography
Principal Investigator – Tom G. Neilan, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
Grant-in-Aid Award
Non-Invasive Imaging of Apoptosis in Acute Myocardial Infarction with Annexin-V Conjugated Microbubbles
Principal Investigator – Chowdhury Ahsan, MBBS, MRCP, PhD
UC- Irvine Medical Center, Irvine, CA
Sonographer Grant Award
Quantification of Microvascular Integrity and Myocardial Blood Flow Reserve Using Myocardial Contrast Echocardiography can Risk-Stratify Patients with Non-ischemic Cardiomyopathy.
Principal Investigator – J. Todd Belcik, BS, RDCS
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA