Council Awards: Early Career Abstract Awards

Congratulations to the finalists selected to present their oral abstract at Scientific Sessions.


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These awards are designed to recognize endeavors by early career clinicians and scientists. Candidates will be considered not only for the quality and relevance of their research being submitted to Scientific Sessions but also for their accomplishments, contributions to their fields and expertise as researchers in general.

Cournand and Comroe Early Career Investigator Award Sponsored by the Council on Cardiopulmonary, Critical Care, Perioperative and Resuscitation (3CPR)

  • Megan Griffiths, MD, John Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland
  • Sasha Z. Prisco, MD, PhD, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Tsukasa Shimauchi, MD, PhD, Laval University, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
  • Tomoyoshi Tamura, MD, PhD, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Lianghui Zhang, MD, PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

CVSA Resident Prize Sponsored by the Council on Cardiovascular Surgery and Anesthesia (CVSA)

  • Makoto Hibino, MD, MPH, PhD, University of Toronto, St Michael's Hospital, Toronto, Canada
  • Yujiro Yokoyama, MD, St. Luke's University Health Network, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Elaine W. Raines Early Career Investigator Award Sponsored by the Council on Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology (ATVB)

  • Mark C. Blaser, PhD, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Henry S. Cheng, PhD, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Fang Li, PhD, Columbia University Irving Medical Center, New York, New York
  • Tanmay Mathur, MS, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas

Elizabeth Barrett-Connor Research Award for Early Career Investigators in Training Sponsored by the Council on Epidemiology and Prevention (EPI)

  • Utibe R. Essien, MD, MPH, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Avirup Guha, MBBS, MPH, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio
  • Nicholas Marston, MD, MPH, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Amgad Mentias, MD, MS, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio
  • Nilay S. Shah, MD, MPH, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois

Genomic and Precision Medicine Early Career Investigator Award Sponsored by the Council on Genomic and Precision Medicine (GPM)

  • Kevin A. Friede, MD, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
  • Michael G. Levin, MD, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Kazuo Miyazawa, MD, PhD, RIKEN Center for Integrative Medical Sciences, Saitama, Japan
  • Seyedeh Maryam Zekavat, MD, PhD, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut

Jay D. Coffman Early Career Investigator Award Sponsored by the Council on Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD)

  • Mohsin Chowdhury, MD, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Jordan K. Schaefer, MD, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Laennec Fellow in Training (FIT) Clinician Award Sponsored by the Council on Clinical Cardiology (CLCD)

  • Charlotte Andersson, MD, PhD, FAHA, Boston Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Vanessa Blumer, MD, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina
  • Lee Bockus, MD, PhD, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
  • Megan M. McLaughlin, MD, MPH, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California
  • Inbar Raber, MD, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts

Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health Early Career Investigator Award Sponsored by the Council on Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health

  • Yoriko Heianza, PhD, MS, RD, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Evangelos K. Oikonomou, MD, DPhil, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut
  • Matthew W. Segar, MD, MS, UT Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, Texas

Louis N. and Arnold M. Katz Basic Science Research Prize for Early Career Investigators Sponsored by the Council on Basic Cardiovascular Sciences (BCVS)

  • Paul Cheng, MD, PhD, Stanford University, Stanford, California
  • David Y. Chiang, MD, PhD, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Barbara Gonzalez Teran, PhD, Gladstone Institutes, San Francisco, California
  • Yuri Kim, MD, PhD, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts

Martha N. Hill Early Career Investigator Award Sponsored by the Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing (CVSN)

  • Martha Abshire Saylor, PhD, RN, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Angela Durante, PhD, MSN, RN University of Rome "Tor Vergata," Rome, Italy

Melvin Judkins Early Career Clinical Investigator Award Sponsored by the Council on Cardiovascular Radiology and Intervention (CVRI)

  • Matthew K. Burrage, MBBS, University of Oxford, Oxford, England
  • Amrit Chowdhary, MBBS, MSc, MRCP, University of Leeds, Leeds, England
  • Hashrul N. Rashid, MBBS (Hons), MRCP (UK), Monash Health, Victoria, Australia
  • Valery L. Turner, MD, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California
  • William Watson, MBB Chir, University of Oxford, Oxford, England

Melvin L. Marcus Early Career Investigator Award in Cardiovascular Sciences Sponsored by the Council on Basic Cardiovascular Sciences (BCVS)

  • Daniel J. Blackwell, PhD, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennesee
  • Toshiyuki Ko, MD, PhD, The University of Tokyo Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
  • Jason D. Roh, MD, MHS, Massachusetts General Hospital/ Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Yang Zhou, PhD, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama
  • Han Zhu, MD, Stanford University, Stanford, California

QCOR Early Career Investigator Abstract Award

  • Dennie Kim, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia
  • Jordan B. Strom, MD, Richard A. and Susan F. Smith Center for Outcomes Research in Cardiology, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Theresa Anderson, MD, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
  •  Chetan Huded, MD, Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute, Kansas City, MO
  •  Veer Sangha, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut

ReSS Early Career Investigator Awards

  •  Afrah Abdul Wahid Ali, MBBS, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland
  •  Tomoaki Aoki, MD, PhD, Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research, Northwell Health System, Manhasset, New York
  •  Matthew Barajas, MD, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee
  •  Frederick Brown, MD, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri
  •  Alexis Cole, BS, Boston Children's Hosp, Newburyport, Massachusetts
  •  Ruben Crespo, MD, PhD, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  •  Yusuke Endo, DVM, PhD, Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, Manhasset, New York
  •  Katharyn L Flickinger MS, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  •  R. Angel Garcia, DO, Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, Missouri
  •  Brian Haskins, BSC, NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Australia and New Zealand (PEC-ANZ), Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
  •  Toshihiro Hatakeyama, MD, Emergency and Critical Care Center, Dokkyo Medical University Saitama Medical Center, Koshigaya, Japan
  •  Ryan Huebinger, MD, UT Health of Houston, Houston, Texas
  •  Changshin Kang, MD, PhD, Chungnam National University Hospital, Daejeon, Republic of Korea
  •  Shaveta Khosla, PhD, MPH, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois
  •  Shengyuan (David) Luo, MBBS, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois
  •  Aurora Magliocca, MD, Mario Negri Institute, Milan, Italy
  •  Oscar Mitchell, MD, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania & Center for Resuscitation Science, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  •  Sivagowry Moerk, MD, PhD student, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Denmark
  •  Ziad Nehme, PhD, Ambulance Victoria/Monash University, Blackburn North, Australia
  •  Norihiro Nishioka, MD, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
  •  Masashi Okubo, MD, MS, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  •  Matthew Potter, BSC, Barts and The London Sch of Med and Dentistry, London, United Kingdom
  •  HoGul Song, MD, Chungnam National University Hospital, Republic of Korea
  •  Kazuya Tateishi, MD, Chiba University Hospital (Englewood Hospital and Medical Center), Chiba, Japan
  •  Andy T. Tran, DO, University of California, Irvine School of Medicine, Irvine, California

 Samuel A. Levine Early Career Clinical Investigator Award Sponsored by the Council on Clinical Cardiology (CLCD)

  • Neel M. Butala, MD, MBA, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Shaan Khurshid, MD, MPH, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts
  • James P. MacNamara, MD, MSc, UT Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, Texas
  • Ambarish Pandey, MD, MSCS, UT Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, Texas

Vivien Thomas Early Career Investigator Award Sponsored by the Council on Cardiovascular Surgery and Anesthesia (CVSA)

  • Awais Ashfaq, MS, Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Yuanjia Zhu, MD, MS, Stanford University, Stanford, California

Young Hearts Early Career Investigator Award Sponsored by Council on Lifelong Congenital Heart Disease and Heart Health in the Young (Young Hearts)

  • Amee Bigelow, MD, MS, Nationwide Children's Hospital/The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
  • Mansi Gaitonde, MD, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia