Awards

Funds raised for the Babies Heart Fund create award opportunities for our doctors, which help them continue their research and build their resume. It’s important for each doctor to travel to other hospitals in order to share their findings and educate other physicians.

 

Division of Pediatric Cardiology Research Awards made possible by philanthropy

 

Brett Anderson, M.D. (Faculty)

  • National Institutes of Health KL2 Award “Effects of Surgeon Technical Skill on Outcomes and Resource Utilization for Children with Congenital Heart Disease”
  • National Institutes of Health UO1 Award “Leveraging Existing Registry Resources to Facilitate Clinical Trials”
  • Colin Molloy Research Award, 2016 “The Impact of Surgeon Experience on Congenital Heart Surgery Outcomes”
  • Transform KL2 Mentored Career Development Award, 2015 “Effects of Surgeon Technical Skill on Outcomes and Resource Utilization for Children with Congenital Heart Disease”
  • John M. Driscoll, Jr., M.D. Children’s Fund Scholar, 2014 “Provider Experience: Can It Predict Patient Outcomes for Children Undergoing Congenital Heart Surgery?”
  • Andrew King Research Award, 2012 “Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome: Assessment of the Drivers of Costs and Cost-Efficiency in the Neonatal Period”

 

Anjali Chelliah, M.D. (Faculty)

  • Babies Heart Fund Research Award, 2015

 

Joanne Chiu, M.D. (Fellow)

  • Matthew’s Hearts of Hope Award, 2014 “Identification of Genetic Risk Factors for Pulmonary Hypertension in Patients with Congenital Heart Disease”

 

Jennifer Cohen, M.D. (Fellow)

  • Andrew King Fellow Award, 2016 “Fetal Left Ventricular Strain in Patients with Pulmonary Atresia/intact Ventricular Septum (PA/IVS)”

 

Matt Crystal, M.D. (Faculty)

  • Babies Heart Fund Research Award, 2017
  • The CSRI Project, 2014 “Investigation of Drug-Eluting Technologies to Improve Pulmonary Vein Stenosis”
  • Colin Molloy Research Award, 2013 “Pulmonary Vein Stenosis: Creation of a Percutaneous Animal Model”

 

Dina Ferdman, M.D. (Fellow)

  • Andrew King Research Award, 2013 “Use of tricuspid annular plane systolic excursion as a measure of fetal heart function”

 

Hannah Fraint, M.D. (Fellow)

  • Matthew’s Hearts of Hope Award, 2014 “Use of Patient-Specific Three-Dimensional Heart Models to Aid Surgical Planning for Complex Intraventricular Baffle Repairs: A Feasibility Study”

 

Jamie Harrington, M.D. (Fellow)

  • Matthew’s Hearts of Hope Award, 2016 “Assessment of Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Inhibition Therapy on Pediatric Patients with Post-Chemotherapy Induced Cardiomyopathy by Speckle Tracking Echocardiography”

 

Caitlin Haxel, M.D. (Fellow)

  • Matthew’s Hearts of Hope Award, 2016 “Can Voltage Changes Serve as Early Indicators of Acute Rejection?”

 

Anna Joong-Hoeppner, M.D. (Fellow)

  • Andrew King Research Award, 2014 “Randomized Clinical Trial of Multisite Ventricular Pacing in Postoperative single Ventricle Patients”

 

David Kalfa, M.D. (Faculty)

  • CHD Coalition Grant “Heart-Growth Project: Create a Non-biological Mechanically Engineered Cardiac Valve Prosthesis, Which Grows Over Time”

 

Teresa Lee, M.D. (Faculty)

  • Louis V. Gerstner, Jr. Junior Scholars Program “Identification and Validation of Novel Genetic Causes of Infantile Cardiomyopathy”
  • Children’s Cardiomyopathy Foundation “Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Model of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy”
  • Babies Heart Fund Research Award, 2016
  • Colin Molloy Research Award, 2015 “Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Cardiomyocyte Research”
  • CTSA/Irving Institute TRANSFORM K12 Award, 2014
  • The John M. Driscoll, Jr., M.D. Children’s Fund Scholar, 2013, 2014 “Identification of novel genetic causes of infantile cardiomyopathy”
  • Andrew King Research Award, 2012 “Use of deep-sequencing techniques to identify novel causes of infantile cardiomyopathy”

 

Erin Paul, M.D. (Fellow)

  • Matthew’s Hearts of Hope Award, 2016 “Assessment of Subclinical Myocardial Dysfunction Using Speckle Tracking Echocardiography in Young Children with Obesity”
  • Andrew King Research Award, 2015 “Evaluating Nonlinear Self-Calibrated Phase Contrast Correction in Pediatric and Congenital Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Imaging”

 

Marc Richmond, M.D. (Faculty)

  • Colin Molloy Research Award, 2012 “Why do Children with Congenital Heart Disease Die on the Waitlist?” “Refusing Donors for HLA Sensitization Reasons Results in Increased Mortality in Pediatric Heart Transplant Candidates”

 

Arash Salavitabar, M.D. (Fellow)

  • Andrew King Fellow Award, 2016 “Determine the Safety and Efficacy of Transcatheter Closure of the Patent Ductus Arteriosus in the Setting of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension in Children Under 18 Years of Age”

 

Ranjini Srinivasan, M.D. (Fellow)

  • Matthew’s Hearts of Hope Award, 2015 “The descending aortic Doppler in vascular rings: a clue of the anatomy and flow dynamics found on MRI?”

 

Nithya Swaminathan, M.D. (Fellow)

  • Matthew’s Hearts of Hope Award, 2015 “Maternal Hyperoxygenation in Fetuses with Transposition of the Great Arteries”

 

Kimara Targoff, M.D. (Faculty)

  • National Institutes of Health RO1 Award “Mechanisms of second heart field development regulated by Nkx genes”
  • Colin Molloy Research Award, 2014 “Regulation of cardiac chamber identity by nkx genes in the zebrafish embryo”
  • Babies Heart Fund Research Award, 2014

 

Kristal L. Woldu, M.D. (Fellow)

  • Andrew King Research Award, 2014 “Fetal EKG Intervals Compared to Gestation Age-matched Neonatal EKG Intervals”

 

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