Meet the 2018 AIUM Award Winners

Award Winners

Roberto Romero, MD, DMedSci—William J. Fry Memorial Lecture Award

Wesley Lee, MD, FAIUM—Joseph H. Holmes Clinical Pioneer Award

William D. Middleton, MD—Joseph H. Holmes Clinical Pioneer Award

Thomas R. Yellen-Nelson, PhD, FAAPM, FAIUM—Joseph H. Holmes Basic Science Pioneer Award

Tracy Anton, BS, RDMS, RDCS, FAIUM—Distinguished Sonographer Award

Alfred Abuhamad, MD, FAIUM—Peter H. Arger Excellence in Medical Student Education Award

Alyssa Abo, MD—Presidential Recognition Award

Reem Abu-Rustum, MD, FACOG, FACS, FAIUM—Presidential Recognition Award

Tim Bigelow, PhD, FAIUM—Presidential Recognition Award

J. Brian Fowlkes, PhD, FAIUM—Presidential Recognition Award

Lexie Cowger—Carmine M. Valente Distinguished Service Award

Creagh Boulger, MD—Carmine M. Valente Distinguished Service Award

Rachel Liu, MD—Carmine M. Valente Distinguished Service Award

Adriana Suely de Oliveira Melo, MD, PhD—AIUM Honorary Fellow

Simcha Yagel, MD, FAIUM—AIUM Honorary Fellow

David O. Cosgrove, MA, MSC, FRCR, FRCP, FAIUM—Memorial Hall of Fame

Jonathan Ophir, PhD, FAIUM—Memorial Hall of Fame

Peter N. T. Wells, PhD, CBE, FMedSci, FREng, FIET, FlnstP, FLSW, FRS, FAIUM—Memorial Hall of Fame

William Lindley Diacon, MD, RDMS, FAIUM—Memorial Recognition

LeRoy Kopel, MS—Memorial Recognition

Juergen Willmann, MD—Memorial Recognition

E-Poster Winners

At each AIUM Annual Convention, hundreds of scientists and clinicians submit their novel and often groundbreaking research in an e-poster format that is evaluated in a two-step process by specialty experts. From the many submissions, first-, second-, and third-place winners are identified, along with any honorable mentions. Their work may lead to state-of-the-art changes in the practice of medical ultrasound. They are the ones to watch!

Basic Science E-Poster

First place: Construction and Characterization of an Economical PVDF Membrane Hydrophone for Medical Ultrasound, presented by Yunbo Liu from the FDA in Silver Spring, Maryland

Second place: Strain Rate Imaging for Visualization of Mechanical Contraction, presented by Martin Andersen from Aalborg University Hospital in Aalborg, Denmark

Educational E-Poster

First place: Investigation into the Role of Novel Anthropomorphic Breast Ultrasound Phantoms in Radiology Resident Education, presented by Donald Tradup from Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota

Second place: Sonography in Internal Medicine, Baseline Assessment(MGH SIMBA Study), presented by Tommy Heyne from Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts

Clinical Science E-Poster

First place: Sonography of Pediatric Superficial Lumps and Bumps: Illustrative Examples from Head to Toe, presented by Anmol Bansal from Mount Sinai Hospital, Icahn School of Medicine in New York, New York

Second place: Serial Cervical Consistency Index Measurements and Prediction of Preterm Birth < 34 Weeks in Twin Pregnancies, presented by Vasilica Stratulat from Sunnybrook Health Sciences in Ontario, Canada

New Investigators

Young, Creative, Innovative, and Dedicated—these are just some of the words that can be used to describe the up-and-coming ultrasound professionals who present their research during a special New Investigator Session at each AIUM Annual Convention. The breadth and depth of the research being conducted in ultrasound by these emerging talents bodes well for the future of patient care. Each year, winners and honorable mentions are chosen in both the basic science and clinical categories.

First Place Non-Clinical

Ivan Rosado-Mendez, PhD for "Quantitative Ultrasound Assessment of Neurotoxicity of Anesthetics in the Young Rhesus Macaque Brain" from the Instituto de Fisica, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico in Mexico City, Mexico

First Place Clinical

Ping Gong, PhD for “Ultra-Sensitive Microvessel Imaging for Breast Tumors: Initial Experiences” from Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota

Honorable Mention #1

Juvenal Ormachea, MS for “Reverberant Shear Wave Elastography: Implementation and Feasibility Studies” from the University of Rochester in Rochester, New York

Honorable Mention #2

Kathryn Lupez, MD for “Goal Directed Echo and Cardiac Biomarker Prediction of 5-Day Clinical Deterioration in Pulmonary Embolism” from Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, North Carolina