2016 Research Award Recipients

Ankit Bharat, MD
Northwestern University
“High Carbon Dioxide Impairs Lung Repair”
TSF/National Institute of Health Matching K Award, $150,000

Ralph Morton Bolman, III, MD
University of Vermont
“Increasing Access to Reduce the Burden of Rheumatic Heart Disease in Rwanda – Year II”
Edwards Lifesciences Foundation Every Heartbeat Matters Grant, $35,000

Matthew J. Bott, MD
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
“Genomic Correlates of Histopathologic Classification in Lung Adenocarcinoma”
Research Grant, $80,000

Elizabeth A. David, MD
UC Davis Medical Center
“Mixed-methods experimental design and data analysis at the University of Wisconsin”
Carolyn E. Reed Traveling Fellowship Grant, $6,750

Rajeev Dhupar, MD
University of Pittsburgh
“Modulating Autophagy in the Neoadjuvant Treatment of Patients with Esophageal Adenocarcinoma”
STS Research Grant, $80,000

Emily A. Farkas, MD
CardioStart International
“Developing a Not-For-Profit Cardiac Surgical Program at Kathmandu University, Dhulikhel”
Edwards Lifesciences Foundation Every Heartbeat Matters Grant, $31,000

Mark E. Galantowicz, MD
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
“Education and Training of Underserved Cardiac Surgeons, Cardiologists, and Intensivists on the Surgical Management of Patients with Congenital Heart Disease (CHD); with an Emphasis on Treating Underserved CHD patients with Valvular Conditions, e.g., Assessing Valve repair, Replacement, or Catheter-Based Interventions in CHD Patients of All Ages”
Edwards Lifesciences Foundation Every Heartbeat Matters Grant, $31,000

Frederick L. Grover, MD
University of Colorado
“Enhancing Access to Care and Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease in Nepal”
Edwards Lifesciences Foundation Every Heartbeat Matters Grant, $35,000

Kimberly A. Holst, MD
Mayo Clinic
“Optimal Cell Therapy Delivery for Pediatric Right Ventricular Failure: Umbilical Cord Blood-derived Mononuclear Cells in Pigs”
Nina Starr Braunwald Research Fellowship Grant, $30,000

Bradley G. Leshnower, MD
Emory University School of Medicine
“The Search for the Optimal Cerebral Protection Strategy During Aortic Arch Replacement: A Pilot Study”
STSA Research Grant, $25,000

Stephen H. McKellar, MD
University of Utah
“Metabolic Reflux Analysis and Right Ventricular Remodeling”
Research Grant, $80,000

Daniela Molena, MD
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
“Learn Endoscopic Assessment Tools, Ablation, Resection of Early Stage Tumors, Submucosal Dissection and Peroral Endoscopy Myotomy (POEM) Skills at the Oregon Clinic”
Carolyn E. Reed Traveling Fellowship Grant, $10,000

Jennifer L. Philip, MD
Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin
“Regulation of Cardiac Fibrolast-Mediated Ventricular Remodeling by Beta-Arrestin1”
Nina Starr Braunwald Research Fellowship Grant, $60,000

V. Mohan Reddy, MD
University of California San Francisco
“Building Capacity for Pediatric Heart Valve Disease in South East Asia”
Edwards Lifesciences Foundation Every Heartbeat Matters Grant, $18,000

Mathew Thomas, MD
Mayo Clinic
“A Pilot Study to Evaluate the Use of Vacuum-assisted Dressings in the Management of Chronic Open Chest Wounds”
Acelity Wound Care Research Grant, $25,000