2017 Research Award Recipients

Reshma M. Biniwale, MD
University of California Los Angeles
“Hearts with Hope Foundation in Peru”
Edwards Lifesciences Foundation Every Heartbeat Matters Award, $25,000

R. Morton Bolman, III, MD
University of Vermont Medical Center
“Addressing the Burden of Rheumatic Heart Disease in Rwanda: A Plan for Future Sustainability”
Edwards Lifesciences Foundation Every Heartbeat Matters Award, $37,500

Lisa M. Brown, MD
UC Davis School of Medicine
“University of Michigan Health Services Research Traveling Fellowship”
Carolyn E. Reed Traveling Fellowship, $10,000

Errol L. Bush, MD
Johns Hopkins University
“Development of a Successful Ex-Vivo Lung Perfusion Program at Toronto General Hospital”
The Levi Watkins Innovation and Leadership Development Scholarship, $5,000

Frederick L. Grover, MD
University of Colorado
“Enhancing Access to Care and Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease in Nepal”
Edwards Lifesciences Foundation Every Heartbeat Matters Award, $37,500

David M. Hoganson, MD
Boston Children’s Hospital
“Endothelialized Vascular Scaffold For Lung Engineering”
STS Research Award, $80,000

Lauren V. Huckaby, MD
University of Pittsburg Medical Center
“Estrogen and Sex Differences in Bicuspid and Tricuspid Aortic Valve Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm”
Nina Starr Braunwald Research Fellowship, $60,000

Lauren C. Kane, MD
Baylor College of Medicine
“Learning Surgical Strategies with Later Presenting Congenital Heart Disease in India and Beyond”
Carolyn E. Reed Traveling Fellowship, $10,000

Reza A. Khodaverdian, MD
Stanford University School of Medicine
“VOOM Foundation in Nigeria”
Edwards Lifesciences Foundation Every Heartbeat Matters Award, $25,000

Anson M. Lee, MD
Stanford University School of Medicine
“Identifying the Common Final Pathway in Post-Operative Atrial Fibrillation With Transcriptome Profiling”
STSA Research Award, $25,000

David D. Odell, MD
Northwestern University
“Development of a Novel Lung Cancer Collaborative in Illinois”
TSF Research Award, $80,000

Maral Ouzounian, MD, PhD
Toronto General Hospital
“Biomechanical and Metabolic Properties Of Proximal Aortic Aneurysms In Patients With Bicuspid Aortic Valves”
Nina Starr Braunwald Research Award, $80,000

Brian T. Plunkett, MD
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
“Clinical Fellowship in Endovascular Cardiac Surgery”
Michael J. Davidson Fellowship, $25,000

Pranava Sinha, MD
Children’s Research Institute
“Management of Rheumatic Heart Disease in Uganda”
Edwards Lifesciences Foundation Every Heartbeat Matters Award, $37,500

Hiroo Takayama, MD, PhD
Columbia University
“Novel Non-invasive Assessment of Mechanical Stress on Aortic Valve during Continuous-Flow Left Ventricular Assist Device”
TSF Research Award, $80,000

Luca A. Vricella, MD
Johns Hopkins University
“Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Mission to Cambodia”
Edwards Lifesciences Foundation Every Heartbeat Matters Award, $37,500