Brian Haluska Sonographer Research Award Winners

  • 2024: Babitha Thampinathan, RDCS, Mohawk-McMaster Institute for Applied Health Sciences, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada – “Effectiveness of Simulation-Based Transthoracic Echocardiography Training on Cardiac Sonography Students’ Learning”
  • 2023: Nicole Guerrera, RDCS, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT – “Early Assessment of Global Circumferential Strain from Three-Dimensional Echocardiography Predicts Late Left Ventricle Remodeling in a Chronic Porcine Model of Reperfused Myocardial Infarction”
  • 2022: Cassandra Polsen, BS, RDCS, Children’s Hospital Colorado, Denver, CO – “Right Heart Function and Recovery in Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children”
  • 2021: Merri Bremer, EdD, RN, ACS, RDCS, FASEMayo Clinic, Rochester, MN – “Pump versus Push: Implementation of Ultrasound Enhancement Agent Administered by Infusion Pump during Dobutamine Stress Echocardiography”
  • 2020: Courtney Cassidy, RDCS, FASE, Children’s Hospital Colorado, Denver, CO – “Cardiac Function Improves in Growth Restricted Fetuses: A Longitudinal Study from in Utero to Three Years after Birth”
  • 2019: Natalie Edwards, ACS, AMS, FASE, Prince Charles Hospital, Queensland, Australia – “Resting Global Myocardial Work Derived from Non-Invasive Left Ventricular Pressure-Strain Loops Discriminates Between True Positive and False Positive Exercise Stress Echocardiography”
  • 2018: Jason B. Pereira, RCS, Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT – “Feasibility of Contrast Echocardiography to Assess Right Ventricular Size and Function”

Sonographer Investigator’s Award Winners

  • 2017: Leah M. Wright, BsC, DMU-Cardiac, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia – “Progression of Pulmonary Artery Pressure and RV Function as Predictors of Outcome in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension”
  • 2016: Weimin (Allen) He, RDCS, Mazankowski Heart Institute in University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada – “Variability of Left Ventricle Volume and Ejection Fraction Measurements Using Contrast Echocardiography: The Influence of the LV Length Measurements in a Large Cohort of Patients During Monitoring Cardiotoxic Effects of Chemotherapy”
  • 2015: Lanqi Hua, RDCS, FASE, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA – “Tissue Motion Annular Displacement for Assessment of Global Right Ventricular Performance”
  • 2014:  Angela M. Morgan, PGDCU, MHSc, Capital & Coast District Health Board, Wellington, New Zealand – “Global Longitudinal Strain Differentiates Right Ventricular Pacing Lead Positions”
  • 2013: Claudia E. Korcarz, DVM, RDCS, FASE, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI – “Effects of Sleep Apnea on Cardiac Remodeling in the Wisconsin Sleep Cohort Study”