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!

SERVICE AWARDS

STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS

Cardiovascular Sonographer Distinguished Teacher Award Alan D. Waggoner Sonographer Student Scholarship Awards
Council on Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease Founders Award

TRAVEL GRANTS

Excellence in Teaching in Pediatrics Award Abstract Presenter Travel Grant Recipients
Lifetime Achievement Awards ASE Council Travel Grants
Meritorious Service Award Feigenbaum Cardiovascular Sonographer Student Travel Grants
Outstanding Achievement in Perioperative Echocardiography Award UltraEcho, Ltd. Cardiovascular Sonographer Student Travel Grants
Richard Popp Excellence in Teaching Award RESEARCH GRANTS

NAMED AWARDS

Arthur E. Weyman Young Investigator’s Award Competition
Edler Lecturers Sonographer Investigator’s Award Competition
Feigenbaum Lecturers TomTec Innovator Research Travel Grants

SERVICE AWARDS

Cardiovascular Sonographer Distinguished Teacher Award

(This award is rotated with Sonographer Lifetime Achievement Award and will be 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:

  • 2016:  Maryellen 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 McCulloch, MBA, BS, RDCS, ACS, FASE
  • 2008:  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

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:

  • 2015:  Hugh Allen, MD
  • 2013:  Jack Rychik, MD
  • 2011:  James C. Huhta, MD
  • 2009:  Charles Kleinman, MD, FASE
  • 2007:  Steven D. Colan, MD, FASE
  • 2005:  Jeffery Smallhorn, MD
  • 2004:  Stephen P. Sanders, MD
  • 2003:  David J. Sahn , MD
  • 2002:  Dick Meyer, MD
  • 2001:  Mayo Clinic Cardiologists
  • 2000:  Norman Silverman, MD
  • 1999:  Roberta Williams, MD
  • 1998:  Geoffrey Stevensen, MD
  • 1997:  Stanley Goldberg, MD

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:

  • 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

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:

  • 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.)

  • 2015:  Peg Knoll, RDCS, FASE
  • 2013:  Alan D. Waggoner, MHS, RDCS, FASE
  • 2011:  David B. Adams, RCS, RDCS, 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:

  • 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 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:

  • 2016:  Stanton K. Shernan, MD, FASE
  • 2015:  Michael K. Cahalan, MD
  • 2014:  Daniel M. Thys, MD
  • 2013:  Jack S. Shanewise, MD, FASE

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:

  • 2016: Sunil V. Mankad, MD, FASE
  • 2015: Marielle Scherrer-Crosbie, MD, PhD, FASE
  • 2014: Mikel D. Smith, MD, FASE
  • 2013: Julio Perez, MD, FASE
  • 2012: Gerard P. Aurigemma, MD, FASE
  • 2011: Jonathan R. Lindner, MD, FASE
  • 2010: Vincent L. Sorrell, MD, FASE
  • 2009: Rebecca 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

NAMED AWARDS

Edler Lecturer

Created in 1990, the annual Edler Lecture honors the founder of echocardiography, Dr. Inge Edler.

Former Edler Lecturers and their speeches:

  • 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 – “Imaging, Ingenuity and Serendipity”
  • 2007:  Michael Picard, MD, FASE – “The Future of Echocardiography: Lessons from History, Biology and Art”
  • 2006:  Bijoy Khandheria, MBBS, FASE – “Back to the Future”
  • 2005:  Linda Gillam, MD, FASE – “Cardiology’s Number One Detective Agency: The Echo Lab”
  • 2004:  Randy Martin, MD, FASE – “Making a Difference in Individual Lives”
  • 2003:  Pamela Douglas, MD, FASE – “Good Morning ASE”
  • 2002:  Pravin Shah, MD – “SAM is 30-something and Going Strong”
  • 2001:  Harry Rakowski, MD, FASE – “Echocardiography: Opening Windows to Your Heart”
  • 2000:  A.Jamil Tajik, MD – “Echocardiography: From Evolution to Revolution”
  • 1999:  Richard Kerber, MD, FASE – “Deconstructing the Body: Medical Imaging, Medical Art and the Art of Medicine”
  • 1998:  Julius Gardin, MD, FASE – “Echocardiography: A Ventricular View”
  • 1997:  Alan Pearlman, MD, FASE – “The Changing Face of ASE – Past, Present, and Future”
  • 1996:  Alfred Parisi, MD, FASE – “The Miracle of Echocardiography – A Clinician’s Retrospective”
  • 1995:  Arthur Weyman, MD, FASE –  “The End of the Beginning”
  • 1994:  David Sahn, MD, FASE – “Milestones in the Development of Echocardiography: Where Have We Come From? Where Are We Going?”
  • 1993:  Joseph Kisslo, MD, FASE – “Coping in the 1990s: Regulation, Restriction & Reduced Reimbursement”
  • 1992:  Anthony DeMaria, MD, FASE – “Technologic Advances in an Era of Socioeconomic Constraints – Future Tension in Echocardiography”
  • 1991:  Richard 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:

  • 2016:  Theodore P. Abraham, MD, FASE
  • 2015:  Madhav Swaminathan, MD, FASE – Echo Research in the Perioperative Space: As easy as A B C…
  • 2014:  Luc 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 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 Garcia, MD, FASE – “Echocardiography is the Keystone to the Evaluation of Cardiac Function”
  • 2003:  Thomas Marwick, MBBS, PhD, FASE – “Should We Examine the Heart or the Myocardium: Recent Advances in Tissue Characterization”
  • 2002:  Flordeliza Villanueva, MD, FASE – “Beyond Perfusion Imaging: New Horizons in Contrast Echo”
  • 2001:  Sherif Nagueh, MD, FASE – “Insights into the Evolution of Left Ventricular Diastolic Function”
  • 2000:  Thomas Porter, MD, FASE – “Therapeutic Applications of Microbubbles: A New Echocardiography Frontier”

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.

2016 Recipients of the Alan D. Waggoner Sonographer Student Scholarship Award:

  • Beth Anderson – UAMS College of Health Professionals, Little Rock, AR
  • Ellen Garcia – Community Regional Medical Center, DMS Program, Fresno, CA
  • Abigail Kaminski – Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center, School of DMS, Milwaukee, WI
  • Pamela Keebler – South Hills School of Business and Technology, State College, PA
  • Deanna Knox – Bellevue College, DMS Program, Bellevue, WA
  • Gina Lamonaca – St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center, CVT Sonography Program, Hartford, CT
  • Ashley M. Maes – Bellevue College, DMS Program, Bellevue, WA
  • Melissa McKnight – El Centro College,CVT Sonography Program, Dallas, TX
  • Erin Monroe – Mayo School of Health Sciences Echocardiography Program, Rochester, MN
  • Ha Ni Nguyen – Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, CVT Sonography Program, New Orleans, LA
  • Alexis Pentheros – Sanford Brown College, CVT Sonography Program, Dallas, TX
  • Jason Pereira – St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center, CVT Sonography Program, Hartford, CT
  • Edward Pierson, Lackawanna College, DMS Program, Scranton, PA
  • Lindsay Provenzano – Johns Hopkins Hospital, DMS Program, Baltimore, MD
  • Bobbi Jo Schlick – Mayo School of Health Sciences Echocardiography Program, Rochester, MN
  • Michael Silverman – Johns Hopkins Hospital, DMS Program, Baltimore, MD

2015 Recipients of the Alan D. Waggoner Sonographer Student Scholarship Award:

  • Alyssa Brooks, Yale-New Haven Hospital School of Diagnostic Ultrasound, New Haven, CT
  • Hoa Tuyet Gip, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences DMS Program, Little Rock, AR
  • Brittney Guile, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee DMS Program, Milwaukee, WI
  • Genevieve Hammett, Clemson University CVT Program, Clemson, SC
  • Rianna Herbolingo, Hudson Valley Community College DMS Program, Troy, NY
  • Steven Kiyokawa, Bellevue College DMS Program, Bellevue, WA
  • Christina Landish, Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare-St. Francis Hospital DMS Program, Milwaukee, WI
  • Aubrey Moder, Mayo Clinic DMS Program, Rochester, MN
  • Jason Morgun-Le, Grossmont College CVT Program, El Cajon, CA
  • Cristy Murray, South Hills School of Business & Technology DMS Program, State College, PA
  • Michelly O’Malley, University of Maryland Baltimore County DMS Program, Baltimore, MD
  • Catherine Sistrunk, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center CVT Program, New Orleans, LA
  • Madeline Schiminger, Johns Hopkins Hospital Cardiac Sonography Program, Baltimore, MD
  • Brian Whittemore, Bunker Hill Community College DMS Program, Boston, MA
  • Meghan Wilson, Hoffman Heart & Vascular Institute School of Cardiac Ultrasound, Hartford, CT

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TRAVEL GRANTS

ASE Foundation Abstract Presenter Travel Grant

The presentation of original research from around the world illustrating exciting new developments in cardiovascular ultrasound is an integral component of the annual Scientific Sessions. The Program Committee is pleased to recognize the following abstract presenters, who each received grants to offset his/her Scientific Sessions travel and registration expenses.

Abstract Presenter Travel Grant Recipients:

2015:

  • Yohei Akazawa, MD, PhD, Shinshu University, Matsumoto, Nagano, Japan
  • Tengku Winda Ardini, MD, University of Sumatera Utara, Medan, Indonesia
  • Michelle Carlson, MD, Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN
  • Andrew L. Cheng, MD, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
  • Ming Chu, MD, Nanjing Medical University First Affiliated Hospital, Nanjing, Jiangsu, China
  • Zaher Fanari, MD, Jefferson Medical College/ Christiana Care Health System, Wilmington, DE
  • Ricardo Fonseca, MBBS, Menzies Institute for Medical Research, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
  • Prakriti Gaba, BS, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
  • Xue Gong, MD, Zhongshan Hospital, Fudan University, Shanghai, China
  • Amir Hodzic, MD, University of Montreal Hospital Center, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • Quan Huynh, MD, PhD, Menzies Institute for Medical Research, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
  • Joyce Johnson, MD, MS, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, Chicago, IL
  • Attila Kovács, MD, Semmelweis University Heart and Vascular Center, Budapest, Pest, Hungary
  • Alex P. Lee, MD, FRCP, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong, China
  • Jesse W. Lee, MD, Rady Children’s Hospital, San Diego, CA
  • Sumeet S. Mitter, MD, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL
  • Patsy W. Park, MD, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC
  • Daniela Carmo Rassi, MS, Clinical Hospital of the Federal University of Goias, Goiania, Goias, Brazil
  • Zainab Samad, MD, MHS, Duke University, Durham, NC
  • Ericka Scheller McLaughlin, DO, Texas Children’s Hospital/Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
  • Amita Singh, MD, University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, IL
  • Arjun Sinha, MD, University of California at San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
  • Megan M. SooHoo, MD, Children’s Hospital Colorado Heart Institute, Aurora, CO
  • Masataka Sugahara, MD, Hyogo College of Medicine, Nishinomiya, Hyogo, Japan
  • Minmin Sun, MD, Zhongshan Hospital, Fudan University, Shanghai, China
  • Yuta Torii, RCS, RVS, Tokushima University Hospital, Tokushima, Japan
  • Bethany Wisotzkey, MD, Seattle Children’s Hospital, Seattle, WA
  • Megan Yamat, RDCS, RCS, FASE, University of Chicago Hospital, Chicago, IL

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. Contact Natalya Read at nread@asecho.org for more details.

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

  • 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:

  • 2015: Mandeep Randhawa, MD, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH; Amanda Dillon, RDCS, Kingston Heart Clinics, Kingston, ON Canda
  • 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:

  • 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

Cardiac Sonography Council Travel Grant Award Winners:

  • 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:

  • 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:

  • 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 GRANTS

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 Competition Winners:

  • 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”

Sonographer Investigator’s Award Competition

Designed to highlight and support sonographer-led research, this annual 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.

Sonographer Investigator’s Award Winners:

  • 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

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. This 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. For more than 20 years, TomTec has driven innovations in echocardiography and the ASE Foundation thanks them for investing in the young researchers who will continue to drive our field forward.

TomTec Innovator Research Travel Grant Recipients:

  • 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

ASE Foundation Top 25 Travel Grants

2016:

  • Chadi Ayoub, MD, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
  • Jorge Betancor, MD, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
  • Mohammed A. Chowdhury, MD, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH
  • Merav Dvir-Orgad, MD, BC Women and Children’s Hospital, Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • Eleonora Avenatti, MD, Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX
  • Waddy Gonzalez, MD, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY
  • Serge C. Harb, MD, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH
  • Lazaro E. Hernandez, MD, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, Hollywood, FL
  • In-Chang Hwang, MD, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Seongnam, Republic of Korea
  • Angela M. Kelle, MD, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
  • Raj Khandwalla, MD, Cedars Sinai Heart Institute, Los Angeles, CA
  • Srikanth Koneru, MD, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH
  • Soultana Kourtidou, MD, MSc, Seattle Children’s Hospital, Seattle, WA
  • Hongyun Liu, MD, Johns Hopkins HCM Center of Excellence, Baltimore, MD
  • Dai-Yin Lu, MD, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
  • Angela B. Malone, RDCS, RVT, Spectrum Health, Grand Rapids, MI
  • Diego Medvedofsky, MD, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
  • Donna Chelle V. Morales, DO, Morristown Medical Center, Morristown, NJ
  • Monica Mukherjee, MD, FASE, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
  • Bradley Peltzer, MD, Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY
  • Shagun Sachdeva, MBBS, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
  • Andreas Schuler, MD, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
  • Lindsay Urbinelli, MD, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Cincinnati, OH
  • Marija Vukicevic, PhD, Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX
  • Guilherme S. Yared, MD, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD