PHOENIX (May 19, 2023) – Today, the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography & Interventions (SCAI) announced the recipients of the second cycle of Early Career Research Grants, an initiative offered by SCAI to support the next generation of interventional cardiologists in advancing their research careers. The second cycle recipients were presented during the Early Career Award Presentations at the SCAI 2023 Scientific Sessions in Phoenix.
The Early Career Research Grants provide a platform for junior-level investigators who are within ten years of completing an interventional cardiology fellowship to study high-priority, clinically important topics and to have their findings disseminated through a variety of professional channels. The grants for this cycle are funded by support from Abbott and Cardiovascular Systems, Inc.
The grant recipients are as follows:
SCAI-Abbott Early Career Research Grant: Nadia Sutton, MD, MPH, FSCAI; Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN. Project: “Concordance of invasive coronary microvascular dysfunction parameters with novel myocardial blood oxygen magnetic resonance imaging.”
SCAI-Cardiovascular Systems, Inc. Early Career Research Grant: Eric Secemsky, MD, MSc, FSCAI; Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA. Project: “Trends in peripheral vascular interventions through pandemic and controversy: an analysis of the changes in modality, setting, and disparities in
treatment from 2016 to 2023.”
“Congratulations to Drs. Sutton and Secemsky! We are really excited to continue this program to help early career interventional cardiologists launch and continue their investigative academic careers. These projects will further our understanding of diagnostic and treatment options for patients with
cardiovascular disease,” said SCAI President Sunil V. Rao, MD, FSCAI. “We appreciate the support of our industry partners who are closing the gap in research funding and giving these clinicians the opportunity to pursue these important research projects.”
Grant recipients will present their findings during the SCAI 2024 Scientific Sessions in Long Beach, CA and have the opportunity to publish manuscripts in the Journal of the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography & Interventions (JSCAI). Visit the SCAI website to learn more about the SCAI Early Research
The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography & Interventions (SCAI) is a nonprofit professional association with over 4,500 members representing interventional cardiologists and cardiac catheterization teams in the United States. SCAI promotes excellence in interventional cardiovascular medicine for both adults and children through education, representation, and the advancement of quality standards to enhance
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