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Current Grant and Scholarship Recipients


Below are the 2015 Grants and Scholarships Recipients. View the 2015 Awards Presentation (PDF)


2015 NORMAN E. SHUMWAY CAREER DEVELOPMENT AWARD RECIPIENT:

Xingan Wang, MD, PhD
Washington University, St. Louis, MO, USA
Director of Research: Andrew E. Gelman, PhD
Project: "The Role of Neutrophil Extracellular Traps on Lung Transplant Tolerance"


2015 RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP GRANT AWARD RECIPIENT:

Jonathan Merola, MD
Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA
Director of Research: Jordan S. Pober, MD, PhD
Project: "Elucidating Mechanisms of Alloantibody-Medicated Cardiac Allograft Vasculopathy: The Role of Class I and II MHC in Vascular Endothelial Cells"


2015 ISHLT/HEARTWARE AWARD FOR TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH IN MECHANICAL CIRCULATORY SUPPORT

Alexander Bernhardt, MD
University Heart Center, Hamburg, Germany
Director of Research: Florian Wagner, MD and Hermann Reichenspurner, MD, PhD
Project: "Permanent Complete vs. Partial Left Ventricular Support in Sheep-influence on the Humoral Axis and Endothelial Function"


2015 TRANSPLANT REGISTRY EARLY CAREER AWARD RECIPIENTS:

Livia Goldraich, MD, MSc
University of Toronto, ON, Canada and Hospital de Clinicas de Porto Alegre, Brazil
Mentor: Heather Ross, MD, MHSc, FRCP(C), FACC
Project: "Long-term Outcomes of Corticosteroid Use as Maintenance Immunosuppression Agent After Adult Heart Transplantation: A Contemporary Analysis of the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation Registry."

Deipanjan Nandi, MD, MSc
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Mentors: Joseph W. Rossano, MD and Robert E. Shaddy, MD
Project: "Determination of donor characteristics with greatest impact on pediatric heart transplant outcomes and creation of a cumulative risk scoring algorithm for donor organ evaluation"

Evan Kransdorf, MD, PhD, Mayo Clinic Arizona, Phoenix, AZ, USA
Manreet Kanwar, MD, Allegheny Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Natasha Loghmanpour, PhD, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Project: "Development and Validation of a Risk Model For Cardiac Allograft Vasculopathy: Comparing a Dynamic Bayesian Network Model to a Traditional Cox Model"

Alexander Bernhardt, MD
University Heart Center, Hamburg, Germany
Mentor: Hermann Reichenspurner, MD, PhD
Project: "Does donor age matter in lung transplantation"

Jong-Chan Youn, MD, PhD
Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea
Project: "Predictors of de novo malignancy after heart transplantation"

2015 NHSAH RESEARCH GRANT RECIPIENT:

JiYeon Choi, PhD, RN
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Project: "Tele-rehabilitation for Lung Transplant Candidates and Recipients"
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