A Cardiac MRI Three-peat

Trainees in BME Chair Fred Epstein's Lab just earned top student research awards from AHA, SCMR, and ISMRM.

Post doc Daniel Auger out competed six others to win the W.S. Moore Young Investigator Award at the 2017 International Society for Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Medicine (ISMRM) Annual Scientific Meeting.  His talk titled "Imaging Left-ventricular Mechanical Activation in Heart Failure Patients using Cine DENSE MRI: Validation and Implications for Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy" can be heard here (at 1:02:36).  Read more here.

The Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (SCMR) gives just three Early Career Awards each year, and graduate student Sophia Cui in Fred Epstein's MRI Lab won for the Basic Science Division for 2017.  Her talk won out against 6 other researchers, including four who already have their PhD or MD degree.  Read more here.

Graduate Student Xiaoying Cai was one of seven Fellows selected by the American Heart Association (AHA) and the Children’s Heart Foundation for a joint funding venture in congenital heart defect research. Cai was the only pre-doctoral fellow selected; the other six awardees have already earned their MDs or PhDs.  Read more here.