2015 Research Award Recipients

Bryan A. Whitson, MD, PhD
The Ohio State University
“MG53 Mitigation of Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury in Lung Transplantation: Mechanisms of Action in Ex-Vivo Lung Perfusion”
TSFRE Research Grant

Bo Yang, MD, PhD
Regents of the University of Michigan
“Determining the Effect of TGFBR Mutations on Myocardin-dependent Smooth Muscle Differentiation Using Human iPS Cells”
TSFRE Research Grant

Heidi J. Reich, MD
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
“Repeat Dosing of Allogeneic Cardiosphere-derived Cells After Myocardial Infarction in immunocompetent Rats”
TSFRE Braunwald Fellowship

Hanghang Wang, MD
Duke University Medical Center
“Metabolomic and MicroRNA Signatures in Peripheral Blood of Patients with Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm”
TSFRE Braunwald Fellowship

Jessica S. Donington, MD
New York University School of Medicine
“Robotic Thoracic Surgery at the University of Alabama at Birmingham”
Carolyn E. Reed Traveling Fellowship

Melanie A. Edwards, MD
Saint Louis University
“Robotic Thoracic Surgery at the University of Alabama at Birmingham”
Carolyn E. Reed Traveling Fellowship


2015 TSFRE/Edwards Lifesciences Foundation Every Heartbeat Matters Award Recipients

Ralph M. Bolman, III, MD
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Increasing Access to Reduce the Burdens of Rheumatic Heart Disease in Rwanda”

Emily A. Farkas, MD
Cardiostart International
“Establishing a Not-For-Profit Cardiac Surgical Program at Kathmandu University Dhulikhel Hospital”

Frederick L. Grover, MD
University of Colorado School of Medicine
“Enhancing Access to Care and Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease in Nepal”

V. Mohan Reddy, MD
Stanford University
“Building Capacity for Pediatric Heart Valve Disease in Southeast Asia”

J. Nilas Young, MD
University of California Davis Medical Center
“Educating Cardiac Surgeons and Cardiologists on: (1) The Prevalence of Valvular Heart Disease, (2) The Consequences for Underserved Populations, and (3) Appropriate Medical, Surgical, and Interventional Treatment Options throughout the Russian Federation”