The International Society for
Heart and Lung Transplantation

A Society that Includes Basic Science, the Failing Heart and Advanced Lung Disease.

June 2018 | volume 9, issue 13

Focusing on the ISHLT 2018 Annual Meeting

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ISHLT 2018 Grants & Awards Winners


Please join us in congratulating the following people on being the recipients of the 2018 ISHLT Grants and Awards:




Joel D. Cooper Career Development Award

Brian Wong, PhD
Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, USA
The Role of Metabolic Regulation of Lymphangiogenesis and Lymphatic Function in Lung Transplantation


Norman E. Shumway Career Development Award

David Schibilsky, MD
University Medical Center Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany
Automated Controlled Ex-Vivo Normothermic Perfusion (ac-EVP) of the Heart and Organ Protection by Carbon-Monoxide Application


ISHLT/O.H. Frazier Award in MCS Translational Research Sponsored by Medtronic

Kavitha Muthiah, MBChB, PhD, FRACP
St. Vincent's Hospital, Sydney, NSW, Australia
Combination of Haemostatic Profile and Vascular Angiogenic Markers as Risk Factors for Gastrointestinal Bleeding - The First Step to Personalization of Antiplatelet Therapy in Continuous Flow Left Ventricular Assist Device Supported Patients


Nursing, Health Sciences & Allied Health Research Grant

Martha Abshire, PhD, RN
Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD, USA
The Context of VAD Caregiving: A Mixed Methods, Dyadic Study


Mary Amanda Dew, PhD
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Health-Related Quality of Life Outcomes in the Late Years After Cardiothoracic Transplantation


Research Fellowship Award

Ei Miyamoto, MD
Latner Thoracic Surgery Research Laboratories, Toronto, ON, Canada
Pre-Transplant Lung Allograft Cell Therapy with Expanded Recipient Regulatory T Cells: An Ex-Vivo Lung Perfusion Study


Transplant Registry Early Career Award


Hakim Ali, MD
Duke University Hospital, Durham, NC, USA
Clinical Features of Lung Transplant Recipients with Prolonged Survival (>15 years) from the ISHLT Registry


Daniel Reichart, MD & Liesa Castro, MD
University Heart Center Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
Development and Validation of a Risk Model for Primary Graft Failure After Heart Transplantation and Comparison to the RADIAL Risk Score


Laneshia Tague, MD, MSCI
Washingtn Univeristy, St. Louis, MO, USA
Association between Allograft Ischemic Time and Adverse Outcomes Following Lung Transplantation


Amanda Vest, MBBS, MPH
Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA
The Impact of Pre-Transplant Diabetes of Post-Transplant New Onset Diabetes on Outcomes After Heart Transplantation


Michael Yaoyao Yin, MD
University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT, USA
Predictors of Favorable Outcome in Patients Bridged to Transplant with Temporary Mechanical Circulatory Support Devices



Early Career Scientist Award in Transplantation

Kenneth A Sinclair, BSC (Hons), PhD
University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
Lysophosphatidic Acid Drives Recuritment and Fibroblastic Differntiation of Mesenchymal Stromal Cells in Chronic Lung Allograft Dysfunction


Philip K. Caves Award

Jane O, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital
Heart En Bloc Thymus Cotransplantation in NHPs Controls Cellular but not Humoral Activity


JFTC Clinical Case Dilemmas Best Presentation Award

Tiffany K. Roberts, PhD
University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, USA
Third Party HLA Antibody as a Surrogate Marker for Treatment of Non-HLA AMR


Nursing, Health Sciences & Allied Health Excellence in Research Award

Tara E. Miller, FNP
Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
Breaking the Viral Spiral: Changing How You C Hepatitis


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