2005 Research Award Winners

The results have been announced for the 2005 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 2005, ASE funded the following grants:

Outcomes Research Award
Modification of Left Atrial Volume and Diastolic Function with Eplerenone in Adults with Hypertension and Isolated Diastolic Dysfunction and Evaluation and Validation of Left Atrial Volume by Echocardiography

Principal Investigator – Walter P. Abhayaratna, MB, BS

Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Utilization of Tissue Doppler Imaging to Assess Right Ventricular Mechanical Events and Prediction of Outcome in Patients with Idiopathic Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

Principal Investigator – Angel Lopez-Candales, MD

University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Fellowship Research Award
Myocardial Echocardographic Assessment of Microvascular Physiology During a New Treatment for Coronary Artery Disease

Principal Investigator – John J. Pacella, MD

University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Evaluation of Mechanical Dyssynchrony and Diastolic Filling Pressure with Exercise Before and After Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy In Patients with Dilated Cardiomyopathy

Principal Investigator – Chinami Miyazaki, MD

Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Grant-in-Aid Award
Left Ventricular Twist Dynamics in Constrictive Percarditis

Principal Investigator – Partho Sengupta, MD

Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Early Ventricular Filling in Fontan Patients during Exercise: The Role of Intraventricular Pressure Gradients

Principal Investigator – William L. Border, MBChB

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH

Sonographer Award
Real-time Three-Dimensional Quantification of Left Ventricular Volumes and Ejection Fraction in Patients with Suboptimal Acoustic Windows Utilizing Dual-triggered Contrast-enhanced Imaging

Principal Investigator – Patrick Coon, RDCS, RCVT,

University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Echocardiographic Estimates of Pulmonary Artery Pressure in Identifying the Ethiopian Adaptation to High Altitude Hypoxia

Principal Investigator – Nancy D. Dalton, RDCS

University of California, San Diego, CA