Awards - Grants & Scholarships - Current Recipients

ISHLT GRANTS AND AWARDS PROGRAM
GRANTS AND SCHOLARSHIPS
CURRENT GRANTS AND SCHOLARSHIPS RECIPIENTS

The Purpose of the ISHLT Grants and Awards Program is to support research training in heart and lung transplantation as well as end-stage heart and lung disease so as to encourage the development of clinical or basic science research in transplantation. Over the years, we have been able to provide these awards through the generous support of many companies, including CSL Behring, Novartis, Roche, Astellas, XDx, Encysive, Gilead, Thoratec and CoTherix, and through the hard work of the ISHLT Grants and Awards Committee.

Below are the 2014 Grants and Scholarships Recipients.

View 2014 Awards Presentation (PDF)

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2014 NORMAN E. SHUMWAY CAREER DEVELOPMENT AWARD RECIPIENT:

Keshava Rajagopal, MD, PhD
University of Maryland School of Medicine/Medical Center, Baltimore, MD, USA

Director of Research: Bartley P. Griffith, MD

Project: "Impact of mechanical loading on cardiac stem cell function in heart failure"

 



2014 RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP GRANT AWARD RECIPIENTS:

Charles Evans, MD
University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA

Director of Research: Bartley P. Griffith, MD

Project: "The effect of mesenchymal stem cells in delayed donor criteria lung transplantation"


 


Christine Lin, MD
University of Colorado, Aurora, CO, USA

Director of Research: Martin Zamora, MD

Project: "The Role of NK cells in antibody-mediated rejection and chronic allograft dysfunction"


 


Stijn Verleden, PhD
KU Leuven, Leuven, BELGIUM

Director of Research: Dirk Van Raemdonck, MD, PhD

Project: "Unraveling the pathophysiology of restrictive allograft syndrome after lung transplantation"


 

2014 BRANISLAV RADOVANCEVIC MEMORIAL FELLOWSHIP GRANT RECIPIENT:

Masahiro Ono, MD, PhD
Texas Heart Institute, Houston, TX, USA

Director of Research: Hari R. Mallidi, MD

Project: "Individual blood pressure optimization based on cerebral blood flow autoregulation monitoring after implantation of continuous-flow left ventricular assist device"

Funded by a grant from Thoratec in memory of ISHLT member Branislav (Brano) Radovancevic


 



2014 TRANSPLANT REGISTRY EARLY CAREER AWARD RECIPIENTS:

Marian Urban, MD
Institute for Clinical & Experimental Medicine, Prague, CZECH REPUBLICH

Director of Research: Ivan Netuka, MD, PhD

Project: "The Differences in the impact of donor-related variables on post heart transplantation outcomes in mechanically bridged recipients versus recipients without prior mechanical support an analysis from the ISHLT Registry"


 


Miranda Paraskeva, MBBS
The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, AUSTRALIA

Director of Research: Gregory Snell, MBBS, FRACP, MD, OAM

Project: "Outcomes of adolescent recipients following Lung transplantation"

 


Hrishikesh Kulkarni, MD
Washington University, St. Louis, MO, USA

Director of Research: Roger D. Yusen, MD, MPH

Project: "Incidence and predictors of bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome-free survival in lung transplant recipients"

Accepting award: Roger Yusen

 


Agieszka Ciarka, MD, PhD
KU Leuven, Leuven, BELGIUM

Director of Research: Lars H. Lund, MD, PhD

Project: "Impact of age on prognosis of heart transplant patients bridged with left ventricular assist devices"

 


2014 NHSAH RESEARCH GRANT RECIPIENTS:

Lea Ann Matura, PhD, RN
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Co-Investigators: Steven Kawut, MD, MS and Marilyn Sommers, PhD, RN, FAAN

Project: "Slow-paced respiration therapy for treatment of a symptom cluster in pulmonary arterial hypertension"


 

2013 INTERNATIONAL TRAVELING SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS:

DECEMBER 2013

Alison Gareau, MSc
Recipient's Institution: Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA
Host Institution: University Medical Center Utrecht, The Netherlands

Erin Schumer, MD, MS
  Recipient's Institution: University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Host Institution: Hannover Medical School, Hannover, GERMANY

Bojan Vrtovec, MD, PhD
Recipient's Institution: University Medical Center, Ljubljana, SLOVENIA
Host Institution: Columbia University, New York, NY, USA

Marsha Renikunta, PhD (student)
Recipient's Institution: University Heart Center Hamburg, GERMANY
Host Institution: Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California, USA

Katie Morley, BA(Hons), RCN, MA
Recipient's Institution: Institute of Transplantation, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne, UNITED KINGDOM
Host Institution: The Alfred Hospital
Melbourne, Victoria, AUSTRALIA

Ali Yeginsu, MD
Recipient's Institution: Kartal Kosuyolu Yuksek Ihtisas Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, TURKEY
Host Institution: Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA

AUGUST 2013:

Fabrizio Gandolfo, MD
Recipient's Institution: Bambino Gesu Children's Hospital, Rome, Italy
Host Institution: Freeman Hospital, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK

Marian Urban, MD
Recipient's Institution: Institute for Clinical & Experimental Medicine, Prague, Czech Republic
Host Institution: University of Utah Health Science Center, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

Alexander Bernhardt, MD
Recipient's Institution: University Heart Center, Hamburg, Germany
Host Institution: Columbia University, New York, NY, USA

Victor Rossel, MD
Recipient's Institution: Instituto Nacional de Torax, Santiago, Chile
Host Institution: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Mohammed Quader, MD
Recipient's Institution: Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, USA
Host Institution: The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Australia

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