LAUREL, MARYLAND - The American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) announced the recipients of its 2012 Endowment for Education and Research (EER) grants at the 2012 AIUM Annual Convention in Phoenix, Arizona. The EER grant provides funding for research to promote the development of new technologies and applications in medical ultrasound and to encourage excellence in ultrasound education. Four grants are awarded annually at the AIUM Annual Convention, and funding is made possible by generous donations from AIUM members.
Congratulations to the following investigators who received grants in 2012:
R. Andrew Taylor, MD
Yale University School of Medicine
“A Prospective Study on Point-of-Care Focused Cardiac Ultrasound in Assessing for Thoracic Aortic Dimensions, Dilation, and Aneurysm in Correlation With CT Angiogram in Suspected Cases of Pathology”
Kevin D. Evans, PhD, RT (R)(M)(BD), RDMS, RVS
The Ohio State University
“Detection of Physiologic Changes Within the Median Nerve Utilizing US/CI/NCV, and MRI”
Surena F. Matin, MD, FACS
University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
“High-Frequency Endoluminal Ultrasonography for Staging of Upper Tract Urothelial Carcinoma”
Meg Hill, MBBS
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of South Carolina School of Medicine and University of Arizona
“The Role of Ultrasonography in Predicting Markers of Metabolic and Cardiac Dysfunction in the Neonate”
Summaries of the 2012 AIUM EER grant projects can be found at www.aium.org.
The American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine is a multidisciplinary medical association of more than 9,000 physicians, sonographers, scientists, students, and other healthcare professionals. Established in the early 1950s, AIUM is dedicated to empowering and cultivating a global multidisciplinary community engaged in the use of medical ultrasound through raising awareness, education, sharing information, and research.