2002 Research Award Winners

In 2002, ASE funded $401,000 of research, to include:Outcomes Research Awards
Gerard P. Aurigemma,M.D.,Worcester, MA “Role of Echocardiography in Diagnosis and Management of Acute Congestive Heart
Failure”
Geetha Raghuveer,M.D., MRCP, MPH,Kansas City, KS
” Effect of Statin Therapy on Vascular Function in Children”
Patrick J. Nash,M.D., MRCPI,Cleveland, OH “Effect of
Echo-Doppler Guided Therapy on Functional Status and Clinical Outcome, in Patients with Advanced Heart Failure”
Kirk T. Spencer,M.D.,Chicago, IL “Improvement in Cardiovascular Outcomes for the Medically Underserved Using Point of Care
Echocardiography”
Fellowship Research Award
Su Min Chang,M.D,Houston, TX “Impact Of Evaluating Myocardial Perfusion And Enhancing Wall Motion With Real Time Contrast Echocardiography On The Accuracy Of Exercise Echocardiography: A Prospective, Randomized, Crossover Trial”
Elisa E. Konofagou,PhD,Boston, MA “Cardiac Elastography – Assessment of Myocardial Contractility: Applications in the Detection of Cardiovascular Disease”
Grant-In-Aid Research Award
Theodore P. Abraham,M.D.,Rochester, MN “Novel Assessment of Contractile Function by Tissue Doppler Strain Analysis”
Min Pu,M.D.,Hershey, PA “Identification of Impending Left Ventricular Dysfunction in Asymptomatic Patients With Severe Mitral Regurgitation”

Sonographer Research Award

CMS finalized increase to echo code 93306 and accepted the cardiology community’s proposal that prevents cuts to echoes with contrast