GE Healthcare and The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) announced the first recipients of their new Fellows Grant Program in invasive cardiology at the organization's Annual Scientific Sessions in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. This program was created to provide grants to invasive cardiologists-in-training who are judged to have made significant contributions to angiography and diagnostic imaging research, according to a joint release.
Recipients Mehmet Cilingiroglu, MD, from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, and Jason R. Wallmoth, MD, from Washington University in St. Louis, were given a grant of $20,000.
Cilingiroglu was chosen for his research on the detection and characterization of vulnerable plaque using optical coherence tomography. Wallmoth's research focused on the evaluation of contractile mechanics and myocardial scarring in patients with a single ventricle after Fontan operation using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
Chosen by a committee of SCAI physician leaders, the SCAI/GE Healthcare Fellows Grant Program selects applicants who demonstrate medical excellence in cardiovascular research which focuses on quality in diagnostic imaging and invasive cardiology.