SVS Foundation Announces Awards, Grants

Jun 22, 2020

The SVS Foundation honored its 2020 grant recipients during the first SVS Annual Business Meeting, held virtually on Monday, June 15.

SVS Foundation and American College of Surgeons Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Award (K08)Areck A. Ucuzian, MD, PhDUniversity of Maryland School of MedicineProject: Mechanisms of aortopathy in LRP1 deficiency

Bridge GrantBEST-CLI Investigators

  • Dr. Matthew Menard
    • Brigham and Women's Hospital
  • Dr. Alik Farber
    • Boston University Medical Center

E.J. Wylie Traveling FellowshipCassius Iyad Ochoa Chaar, MD, MSYale University School of MedicineProject: Building a Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Outcomes Research Center (VESOReC) at Yale

Clinical Research Seed GrantMohammad Qadura MD, PhDUniversity of TorontoProject: Combating Anti-platelet Resistance Through Personalized Medicine

Resident Research AwardMitri K. Khoury, MDGeneral Surgery Resident, University of Texas, Southwestern (Graduate 2022)T32 Vascular Research Fellow, University of Wisconsin, MadisonProject: Extracellular vesicles enhance deep vein thrombosis via receptor interacting protein kinase-3Mentor: Bo Liu, PhD

Research Career Development Travel AwardJohn Byrne, MDUniversity of Toronto

Nathan Liang, MDUniversity of Pittsburgh

Mohammad Qadura MD, PhDUniversity of Toronto

Community Awareness and Prevention Project GrantKelly Kempe, MDUniversity of Oklahoma School of Community MedicineProject: Realizing Primary Care Barriers to Limb Salvage in Oklahoma

Vascular Research Initiatives Conference Trainee AwardsDerek Afflu, MDUniversity of Pittsburgh Medical CenterMentor: Ryan McEnaney, MD                      Project: Elastic Fibers of the Internal Elastic Lamina Are Unraveled But Not Created With Expanding Arterial Diameter In Arteriogenesis

Frank Davis, MDUniversity of Michigan Medical SchoolMentor: Katherine Gallagher, MDProject: Epigenetic Modifications Influence Macrophage-mediated Inflammation in Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms

Katherine Hekman, MD, PhDNorthwestern University, Feinberg School of MedicineMentor: Jason Wertheim, MDProject: Autophagy Remodels Mitochondria During Differentiation and Enhances Longevity Through Ulk1 KinaseSignaling of Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell-derived Endothelial Cells

Hallie Quiroz, MDUniversity of Miami Miller School of MedicineMentor: Omaida Velazquez, MDProject: Downregulation of Inflammation and a Cascade of Pro-angiogenic Signals Mediate the Beneficial Effects of Gene-modified Stem Cell Therapy in Hindlimb Ischemia

Student Research Fellowship Awards*Awarded an SVS General Surgery Resident/Medical Student VAM Travel Scholarship

Kamran AliUniversity of ChicagoSponsor: Ross Milner, MDProject: Development of a mixed-mode ductile fracture cohesive zone model for use in evaluating aortic neck-endograft seal behavior

*Thomas Wen-Tao ChengBoston University School of MedicineSponsor: Jeffrey Siracuse, MDProject: Analysis of presentation for dialysis and dialysis access outcomes in the immigrant and refugee population

*Melissa Marie D'AndreaLoyola University Medical CenterSponsor: Bernadette Aulivola, MDProject: The impact of severity of WIFI scores at the time of presentation on healthcare disparities of limb salvage outcomes noted amongst racial groups of patients with Chronic Limb Threatening Ischemia

Natasha Ilyana EdmanUniversity of WashingtonSponsor: Matthew Penn Sweet, MDProject: Assessment of the causes for lower intervention rates among women with thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms

*Charles HamiltonRobert Wood Johnson Medical School / Robert Wood Johnson University HospitalSponsor: William E. Beckerman, MD, RPVIProject: 3D-Printing in Vascular Surgery for Physician Pre-Operative Planning, Resident Training, and Medical Student Exposure

Stephen HayesEastern Virginia Medical School - Division of Vascular SurgerySponsor: Jean M. Panneton, MDAnatomical factors in TransCarotid Artery Revascularization (TCAR): role of instructions for use

Louis HinkleHouston Methodist Research InstituteSponsor: Maham Rahimi, MD, PhDProject: Nanoparticle Delivery of a Hybrid NO Donor/ROS Scavenger for the Treatment of Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury

*Yiyuan David HuHarborview Medical CenterSponsor: Benjamin Starnes, MDProject: Understanding Secondary Intervention in Ruptured Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms Following Open Repair vs. EVAR

*Katherine Jane JensenUniversity of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio Long School of MedicineSponsor: Paula K Shireman, MDProject: Role of Frailty, Ethnicity and Social Risk Factors With Postoperative Complications, Readmissions and Mortality Following Vascular Surgery Procedures

*Claire MotylUniversity of RochesterSponsor: Adam Doyle, M.D.Project: Impact of pleural catheter directed local anesthesia on pain and opioid requirements in patients undergoing first rib resection for thoracic outlet syndrome

Sascha WodoslawskyThomas Jefferson University HospitalSponsor: Babak Abai, MDProject: Impact of smoking on stent patency in iliofemoral occlusive disease