Past CVC Young Investigator Award Winners

2020 CVC YIA Winners 
Basic Science
3rd place: Inga Melvinsdottir, MD
"Intramyocardial hydrogel delivery post myocardial infarction results in increased integrin activation and reduction in left ventricular modeling"
2nd place: Jakub Toczek, PhD
"Multimodal molecular imaging of phagocytic and proteolytic activity in abdominal aortic aneurysm"

1st place: Nele Inga Hermanns
"Molecular imaging of inflammation in the brain-heart axis after ischemic stroke: comparison of two murine stroke models"
Clinical Science
3rd place: Mingkai Yun
"Assessment of the metabolic heart-brain axis with cardiac and brain 18F-FDG PET/CT imaging in patients with heart failure"

2nd place: Yuka Otaki
"Diagnostic Accuracy of Deep Learning for Myocardial Perfusion Imaging in Men and Women with a High-Efficiency Parallel-Hole-Collimated Cadmium-Zin-Telluride Camera: multicenter study" 

1st place: Jacek Kwiecinski
"Clinical Predictors of 18F-Sodium Fluoride PET Coronary Uptake in Patients with Advanced Coronary Artery Disease" 
2019 CVC YIA Winners 
Basic Science
2nd place: Gyu Seong Heo - "CCR2-targeted PET imaging of injured heart"
1st place: Matthieu Pelletier-Galarneau - "In vivo quantitative mapping of mitochondrial cardiac membrane potential: First in human
Clinical Science
2nd place: Mario Jreige - "Halved Rb-Injected Activity Using High-Resolution, High-Sensitivity and 214-ps SiPM-PET/CT in Comparison to a 500-ps System with Standard Activity"

1st place: René Packard - "Development, Diagnostic Performance, and Interobserver Agreement of an Automated Relative Perfusion Quantitation System of Flurpiridaz F-18 PET Myocardial Perfusion Imaging"
2018 CVC YIA Winners
Basic Science
1st Place - Annika Hess  - "CXCR4-targeted imaging of leukocyte mobilization after myocardial infarction"

2nd Place - Mirwais Wardak  - " Molecular Imaging of Cardiovascular Infections with 6ʹʹ-[18F]-Fluoromaltotriose PET/CT" 

3rd Place - Rang Wang - "Radiosynthesis and Biological Evaluation of a Novel Berberine Derivative for Cardiac PET Imaging"

Clinical Science

1st Place - Takashi Norikane  - "Correlation of noninvasive imaging of vulnerable carotid artery plaque using NaF and FDG PET/CT and black-blood MRI with cerebral ischemia on brain MRI"

 2nd Place - Carmella Nappi - "Simultaneous cardiac 18F-FDG PET/MR for the assessment of different stages of cardiac impairment in patients with Anderson-Fabry disease."

2017 CVC YIA Winners

Basic Science

1st Place - Rudolf A. Werner - "Vesicular storage and release of the novel sympathetic nerve tracer 18F-LMI1195."

2nd Place - Raiyan Tripti ZamanHarnessing Radioluminescence and Sound to Reveal Molecular Pathology of Atherosclerotic Plaques." 

3rd Place - Jens P. Bankstahl"Multi-tracer characterization of ischemic inflammation and perfusion in a murine model of hindlimb ischemia."

Clinical Science

1st Place - Takashi Norikane"Comparative evaluation of F-18 FLT PET/CT and F-18 FDG PET/CT in patients with newly diagnosed thoracic sarcoidosis."

2nd Place - Ishan Garg"3-D PYP Score for 3-hour uptake 99mTc Pyrophosphate SPECT-CT for Transthyretin Amyloid Cardiomyopathy."

3rd Place - Simon A. Castro "Common Carotid Artery Molecular Calcification Assessed by 18F-NaF PET/CT is Associated with Increased Cardiovascular Disease Risk: Results from the CAM


2016 CVC YIA Winners

Basic Science

1st Place - Christopher England - "Radiolabeled long circulating nanoparticles for re-assessing the enhanced permeability and retention effect in peripheral arterial disease."

2nd Place - Yoann Petibon - "Impact of MR-based PET motion correction on the quantification of PET kinetic parameters in simultaneous cardiac PET-MR."

3rd Place - Carols Perez-Mendia- "Multimodal PET imaging of high-density lipoprotein's trafficking in multiple atherosclerosis models."

Clinical Science

1st Place - Thorston Derlin - "Imaging ruptured coronary atherosclerotic plaques by use of CXCR4-targeted, motion corrected PET/CT."

2nd Place - Ines Valenta - "PET-Measured Longitudinal Flow Gradient Correlates with Invasive Fractional Flow Reserve in CAD."

3rd Place - Xiang Li - "Combined 18F-FDG PET/CT and 18F-NaF PET/CT imaging in assessing vascular inflammation and osteogenesis in calcified atherosclerotic lesions."

2015 CVC YIA Winners

Basic Science

1st Place - Junaid Afzal - "Dual isotope SPECT-CT imaging using sodium-iodide symporter (NIS) reveals improved energetics following cardiac transplantation of stem cells encapsulated in hydrogels."

2nd Place - Rudolf Werner - "Serial assessment of myocardial inflammation in a rat model of experimental myocarditis by PET."

3rd Place - Yunan Yang - "64-Cu-NOTA-YY146:  A first-in-class for PET imaging of peripheral artery disease."

Clinical Science

1st Place - Christopher Rischpler - "18F-FDG uptake postischemic myocardium:  relevance as a prognostic marker for functiional recovery."

2nd Place - Seung-Pyo Lee - "Diagnostic and Prognostic Implication of 11C-Pittsburgh B Positron Emission Tomography in AL Cardiac Amyloidosis."

3rd Place - Axel Van Der Gucht - "99mTc HMDP myocardial scintigraphy is predictive of major adverse cardiac event (MACE) in patients with transthyretin-type (TTR) amyloidosis."

2014 CVC YIA Winners

Basic Science

1st Place - Reza Golestani - "MMP imaging to predict aortic aneurysm rupture"

2nd Place - Xingyu Nie - "A study on progression of hypoxic atherosclerotic plaque in a mouse model using [64Cu]ATSM"

3rd Place - Johanna Silvola - "Detection of atherosclerotic plaques with a novel vascular adhesion protein-1 targeting [18F]FDR-Siglec-9 peptide"

Clinical Science

1st Place - Nishant Shah - "Prognostic value of PET-derived coronary flow reserve for survival in patients with dialysis-dependent end-stage renal disease"

2nd Place - Ibrahim Danad - "Quantitative cardiac PET imaging for diagnosis of hemodynamic significant epicardial disease"

3rd Place - Mischa Rijnierse - "Impaired cardiac sympathetic innervation is associated with microvascular dysfunction in non-infarcted myocardium in patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy"