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 awarded  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:

  • 2014:  S. Michelle Bierig, MPH, RDCS, RCS, RDMS, CPHQ, FASE
  • 2012:  Deborah A. Agler, RCT, RDCS, FASE
  • 2010:  Carol C. Mitchell, PhD, RDMS, RDCS, RVT, RT(R), FASE
  • 2009:  Marti McCulloch, MBA, BS, RDCS, 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

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:

  • 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:

  • 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:

  • 2014:  Nelson B. Schiller, MD
  • 2013:  James B. Seward, MD, FASE
  • 2012:  Miguel A. Quinones, MD
  • 2011:  Pravin M. Shah, MD
  • 2010:  Itzhak Kronzon, MD, FASE
  • 2009:  A. Jamil Tajik, MD

Sonographer Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients:

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

  • 2013:  Alan D. Waggoner, MHS, RDCS
  • 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:

  • 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:

  • 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:

  • 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
  • 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:

  • 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:

  • 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 – Three Dimensional Echocardiography:  The Benefits of the Additional Dimension
  • 2009:  Jack Rychik, MD – 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 – Echocardiography in Cardiovascular Public Health: Redefining Prevention
  • 2007:  Marielle Scherrer-Crosbie, MD, PhD – Echocardiography in Translational Research: Of Mice and Men
  • 2006:  Jonathan Lindner, MD – Thinking Big, Looking Small: Diagnostic Opportunities by Echo Imaging of the Molecular Basis of Disease
  • 2005:  Kevin Wei, MD – Microbubbles and the Microcirculation
  • 2004:  Mario Garcia, MD – Echocardiography is the Keystone to the Evaluation of Cardiac Function
  • 2003:  Thomas Marwick, MBBS, PHD – Should We Examine the Heart or the Myocardium: Recent Advances in Tissue Characterization
  • 2002:  Flordeliza Villanueva, MD – Beyond Perfusion Imaging: New Horizons in Contrast Echo
  • 2001:  Sherif Nagueh, MD – Insights into the Evolution of Left Ventricular Diastolic Function
  • 2000:  Thomas Porter, MD – Therapeutic Applications of Microbubbles: A New Echocardiography Frontie

STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS

Alan D. Waggoner Student Scholarship Award

The Alan D. Waggoner, MHS, RDCS 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.

2014 Recipients of the Alan D. Waggoner Sonographer Student Scholarship Award:

  • Brittney Blicharz, Hoffman Heart & Vascular School of Cardiac Ultrasound, Hartford, CT
  • Jerrid Brabender, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI
  • Alicia Brooks, South Hills Business & Technology, State College, PA
  • Bryan Dake, Bellevue College Diagnostic Ultrasound, Bellavue, WA
  • Yanfeng Ding, Sanford Brown College, Dallas, TX
  • Sean Hackett, John Hopkins Hospital School of Diagnostic Sonography, Baltimore, MD
  • Delanie Sapelli, Hoffman Heart & Vascular School of Cardiac Ultrasound, Hartford, CT
  • Nicole Soellner, John Hopkins Hospital School of Diagnostic Sonography, Baltimore, MD
  • McKenzie Watzka, Mayo Clinic, Cardiac DMS, Rochester, MN
  • Adam Wood, South Hills Business & Technology, State College, PA

2013 Recipients of the Alan D. Waggoner, MHS, RDCS Sonographer Student Scholarship:

  • Renita Adams, Johns Hopkins School of Cardiac Sonography, Baltimore, MD
  • Alyson Cooke, Hoffman Heart and Vascular Institute, Hartford, CT
  • Ian Crandall, Hoffman Heart and Vascular Institute, Hartford, CT
  • Christine Dauber, Molloy College, Rockville Centre, NY
  • Stacy Hedges, Georgia Northwestern Tech, Rome, GA
  • Stephanie Kelley, Santa Fe College, Gainesville, FL
  • Ashley Robertson, UWHC School of Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Madison, WI
  • Rodalyn Soriano, Kettering College, Kettering, OH
  • Tehila Wiener, Johns Hopkins School of Cardiac Sonography, Baltimore, MD
  • Wendy Yang, Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare-St. Francis Hospital, School of Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Milwaukee, WI

2012 Recipients of the Alan D. Waggoner Scholarship:

  • Tamara Beam, UMBC Training Centers, Baltimore, MD
  • Rebecca Campbell, Seattle University, Dept. of Diagnostic Ultrasound, Seattle, WA
  • Young Joo Jang, Montgomery College, DMS, Silver Spring, MD
  • Jennifer L. Lasecki, Johns Hopkins Hospital School of Cardiac Sonography, Baltimore, MD
  • Hemda Lewis, Johns Hopkins Hospital School of Cardiac Sonography, Baltimore, MD
  • Lauren Longshore, Cincinnati State Tech & Community College, Cincinnati, OH
  • Danielle Meadows, South Hills School of Business & Technology, State College, PA
  • Tanya B. Michnevitz, Hoffman Heart Institute of CT, Hartford, CT
  • Denise Spiegel, UWHC School of Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Madison, WI
  • Richard Yannotta, Molloy College, Rockville Centre, NY

2011 Recipients of the Alan D. Waggoner Scholarship:

  • Jennifer Durst, University of Kansas Hospital, School of Allied Health DMS Program, Kansas City, KS
  • Nicole Chaney, Johns Hopkins School of Cardiac Sonography, Baltimore, MD
  • Jeanne Juneau, El Centro College, Dallas, TX
  • Stephanie Kolstad, Mayo School of Allied Health Sciences, Rochester, MN
  • Tania Robb, Johnston Community College, Smithfield, NC
  • Frances Rodriguez, St. Catharine College, St. Catharine, KY
  • Stacey Smith, South Hills School of Business & Technology, State College, PA
  • Katherine Strayer, Kettering College of Medical Arts, Kettering, OH
  • Deborah Jeanne Warner, Norton Healthcare Foundation, Louisville, KY
  • Kalyn Yeager, Hoffman Heart Institute, Hartford, CT

2010 Recipients of the Alan D. Waggoner Scholarship:

  • Abraham Andersen, Santa Fe College, Gainesville, FL
  • Elizabeth Leahy, Hoffman Heart Institute School of Cardiac Ultrasound, Hartford, CT
  • Vladimir Masati, Johns Hopkins School of Cardiac Ultrasound, Baltimore, MD
  • Karin Ozowski, El Centro College, Dallas, TX
  • Heidi Rivisto, Mayo School of Health Sciences-Echocardiography, Rochester, MN

2009 Recipients of the Alan D. Waggoner Scholarship:

  • Laura Guroian, St. Francis Hospital School of Cardiac Ultrasound, Hartford, CT
  • Francisca Porras, Austin Community College, Austin, TX
  • Rebecca C. Klug, Mayo School of Health Sciences, Rochester, MN
  • Alexa E. Kroeger, Mercy College of Health Sciences, Des Moines, IA
  • Carl E. Straley, Kettering College of Medical Arts, Kettering, OH

2008 Recipients of the Alan D. Waggoner Scholarship:

  • Leigh Colby, Molloy College, Rockville Centre, NY
  • Lynsy Edgerton, Hoffman Heart Institute of Adult Cardiac US, Hartford, CT
  • Martha Freeman, Harrisburg Area Community College, Lancaster, PA
  • Amanda Joest, St. Louis Community College, St. Louis, MO
  • Laura Nottingham, Ogeechee Technical College, Statesboro, GA

2007 Recipients of the Alan D. Waggoner Scholarship:

  • Angela L. Boyle, University of Missouri-Columbia, DMU Program
  • Deborah Evans, Kettering College of Medical Arts
  • Joshua G. Fosland, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  • Curtis Hubele, Spokane Community College
  • Kilee Marie Owens, Seattle University
  • Sean D. Pistole, University of Kansas
  • Abby L. Shepanik, Mayo Clinic of Health Sciences
  • Colleen Smith, Hudson Valley Community College

2006 Recipients of the Alan D. Waggoner Scholarship:

  • Brenda Boulter,  Montgomery College, MD
  • Christy Ann Byles, Caldwell Community College, NC
  • David Cornett,  Spokane Community College, WA
  • Jennifer Gregov, George Washington Univ.,  Washington, DC
  • Andrea Koens,  Mayo School of HealthSciences, MN
  • Christopher Kramer, Mayo School of Health Sciences, MN
  • Joan Olson, Nebraska Methodist College, NE
  • Megan Riedmiller, Kettering College of Medical Arts, OH

2005 Recipients of the Alan D. Waggoner Scholarship:

  • Laura A. Kuzava, University of Kansas
  • Holly J. Egidy, University of Kansas
  • Anneke A. Reeder, Mayo School of Health Sciences
  • Katie L. Van Oss, Kettering College of Medical Arts
  • Jaime L. Taylor, Seattle University

2004 Recipients of the Alan D. Waggoner Scholarship:

  • Ginny Allinger, Spokane, WA
  • Dusty Bergsman, Clawson, MI
  • Larin Christianson, Rochester, MN
  • Carley Jenkins, Brisbane, Australia
  • Christopher Kendall, Rochester, MN

2003 Recipient of the Alan D. Waggoner Scholarship:

  • Nancy Nacarato, Youngstown, OH

2002 Recipient of the Alan D. Waggoner Scholarship:

  • Michelle Sapienza, New Jersey

TRAVEL GRANTS

Abstract Presenter Travel Grant

The presentation of original research from around the world is an integral component of the annual Scientific Sessions. The Program Committee is pleased to recognize the following abstract presenters, who each received $1,000 toward his/her travel expenses:

Abstract Presenter Travel Grant Recipients:

2014:

  • Dragos Alexandru, MD | CHSLI St. Francis Hospital, Cedarhurst, NY
  • Walter L. Beard, MD | University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS
  • Nikunj Bhatt, MD | Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, MD
  • Christopher Bugnitz, MD, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, OH
  • Nitin Chanana, MD, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Adam James, BA, BAO, MBBCh, MRCPI, LRCSI, Rotunda Hospital, Dublin, Ireland
  • Se Yong Jang, MD, Kyungpook National University Hospital, Daegu, Republic of Korea
  • Sua Kim, MD, Korea University Medical Center, Seoul, Seongbuk-Gu, Republic of Korea
  • Diego Lara, MD, MPH, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
  • Shuai Liang, Division of Cardiology Shimane University Faculty of Medicine, Izumo, Shimane, Japan
  • Lindsay Mills, MD, University of Alberta – Stollery Children’s Hospital, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
  • Roberto J. Murgas Torrazza, MD, University of Florida, Panama, Panama
  • Aarti A. Patel, MD, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
  • Nishath Quader, MD, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
  • Ravi Raj, MBBS, MD, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, India
  • Makoto Saito, MD, Menzies Research Institute Tasmania, Hobert, Australia
  • Irsa Shoiab, BS, Children’s Hospital & Medical Center/University of Nebraska College of Medicine, Omaha, NE
  • Juefei Wu, MD, PhD, FASE, Nanfang Hospital, Southern Medical University, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China
  • Li-Tan Yang, MD, National Cheng Kung University Hospital Dou-Liou Branch, Douliu City, Yunlin County, Taiwan, Republic of China
  • Jeffrey Yourshaw, MD, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA

2013:

  • Sujata Balulad, MD, Albany Medical College, Albany, NY
  • Nirmanmoh Bhatia, MD, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY
  • Ekaterina Borskaya, MD, Federal State Clinical Hospital #86, Moscow, Russian Federation
  • Rachel-Maria Brown, MD, Northwestern University Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL
  • Alejandra Bueno, MD, Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA
  • Barbara Cifra, MD, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Kristyan Guppy-Coles, BAppSC, Bsc (Hons), Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Brisbane, Australia
  • Yuchi Han, MD, MMSc, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
  • Natalie Jayaram, MD, Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics, Kansas City, MO
  • Suying Lam, MD, Jackson Memorial Hospital.University of Miami, Miami, FL
  • Christina Luong, MD, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • Meena Narayanan, MD, University of Southern California, Los Angeles,CA
  • Nandini Yadav, MD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY
  • Megan Yamat, RDCS, RCS, University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, IL

2012:

  • Karima Addetia, MD, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada
  • Bhawna Arya, MD, Columbia University, New York, NY
  • Shahryar M. Chowdhury, MD, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC
  • Patrick H. Collier, MD, PhD, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH
  • Kevin Dougherty, MD, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA
  • Viviane T. Hotta, MD, PhD, The Heart Institute, São Paulo, Brazil
  • Oleg Kerbikov, MD, City Clinical Hospital #14, Moscow, Russian Federation
  • Tuan V. Mai, MD, Scripps Mercy Hospital, San Diego, CA
  • Joseph T. Poterucha, DO, Creighton University, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE
  • Andrew Tang, BSc, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada

2011:

  • Fred Cobey, MD, MPH, Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC
  • Paul Gribben, BS, University of Nebraska Medical Center and Children’s Hospital and Medical Center, Omaha, NE
  • Hao H. Hsu, MD, University of Colorado, Aurora, CO
  • Kazuaki Negishi, MD, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
  • Hidekazu Tanaka, MD, Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine, Kobe, Japan

2010:

  • Wilfried Dinh, MD, Univeristy Witten Herdecke, Witten Herdecke, Germany
  • Chad M. House, BS, RDCS, Regions Hospital, St. Paul, MN
  • Puja B. Parikh, MD, Stony Brook University Medical Center, Stony Brook, NY
  • Shantanu P. Sengupta, MD, Sengupta Hospital and Research Institute, Nagpur, India
  • Mark R.Stampehl, MD, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

2009:

  • Jessica Gorentz, BS, RDCS, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
  • Rukmini Komarfu, MD, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Elena Kwon, MD, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
  • Seong-Mi Park, MD, Korea University College of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea
  • Eric Yang, MD, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

2008:

  • Allen G. Borowski, RDCS, FASE, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH
  • Sara Deatsman, BS, Herma Heart Center, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
  • Sun Jin Hong, MD, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea.
  • Sarinya Puwanant, MD, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH
  • Ruby Satpathy, MD, Creighton University Cardiac Center, Omaha, NE2007:
  • Apurva Badheka, St. Lukes-Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York, NY
  • G. Hamilton Baker, MD, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC
  • Moha Elnoamany, MBBCh, Menoufyia University Hospital, Shebin Elkom, Egypt
  • James Perschbacher, MD, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
  • Bhrigu R. Parmar, BS, Medical College of Wisconsin, Wauwatosa, WI

ASE Council Travel Grants

The ASE 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 Boards to encourage trainees in cardiovascular specialities to focus on the respective echocardiography subspecialty and to recruit enthusiastic new members to the Council membership. In addition, the hope of the Council Boards is to provide interested fellows with a deeper understanding of the imaging field and facilitate the development of meaningful mentoring opportunities for trainees with established imaging faculty.  Contact Cathy Kerr at ckerr@asecho.org for more details.

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

  • 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:

  • 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:

  • 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:

  • 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:

  • 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:

  • 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

This competition, sponsored by the National Board of Echocardiography, allows finalists to present their research during the opening plenary sessions of the annual Scientific Sessions.

Arthur E. Weyman Young Investigator’s Award Competition Winners:

  • 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, 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, 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, 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 Thibualt, 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, MD, DM, 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, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA – The Flow-Function Relation During Acute Myocardial Ischemia is Inviolate.
  • 2001:  Marielle Scherrer-Crosbie, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA – Nitric Oxide Synthase 3 Limits Left Ventricular Remodeling After Myocardial Infarction in Mice
  • 2000:  Kevin Wei, MD, 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, 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, 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

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.

Sonographer Investigator’s Award Winners:

  • 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:

  • 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