2003 Research Award Winners

The results have been announced for the 2003 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 2003, ASE will fund the following grants:

Prediction of Post-operative Atrial Fibrillation: Role of Diastolic Function

Principal Investigator – James B.Seward, MD

Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MNPredictive Value of Endothelial Dysfunction as Compared to Stress Echocardiography for Assessment of Perioperative Cardiovascular Risk

Principal Investigator – Noyan Gokce, MD

Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA

Utility of Hand-Held Echocardiography for Risk Stratification in Primary Prevention of Age-Related Cardiovascular Events in the Elderly

Principal Investigator – Teresa S. M.Tsang, MD

Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Time Effectiveness, Diagnostic Agreement, and Reproducibility of Digital vs Videotape Acquisition of Echocardiographic Images

Principal Investigator – Samuel Siu, MD

Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Fellowship Grants
Analysis of Regional Deformation and Detection of Inducible Ischemia

Principal Investigator – Karen Modesto, MD

Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Prognostic Value of Myocardial Perfusion Contrast Echocardiography

Principal Investigator – Doris Basic, MD

University of Alberta, School of Medicine, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Assessment fo Therapeutic Angiogenesis in Patients using Myocardial Contrast Echocardiography (MCE): Echocardiographic Substudy of the NORTHERN Trial

Principal Investigator – Howard Leong-Poi, MD

St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

The Mechanism of Adrenoreceptors Blockade Improvement in Left Ventricular Systolic Function in Chronic Ischemic Cardiomyopathy

Principal Investigator – D. Elizabeth Le, MD

University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

Sonographer Grant
Characterization of diastolic function after cardiac resynchronization therapy with tissue Doppler imaging and pulse-wave Doppler echocardiography

Principal Investigator – Alan D. Waggoner, MHS, RDCS

Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis