Jay D. Coffman Young Investigator Award

In honor of Jay D. Coffman, MD, (1928-2006), distinguished internist and researcher of vascular medicine and clinical cardiology, SVM sponsors an annual award in vascular medicine research. Young investigators apply for this award as part of submitting an abstract for the annual meeting. The deadline for submissions for 2017 has passed.

Young Investigator Award Recipients

2016
First Place:
Devraj Sukul, MD
University of Michigan Health System
The Remarkable Heterogeneity of Ankle-Brachial Indices in Patients Undergoing Revascularization for Critical Limb Ischemia

Second Place:
Scott J. Cameron, MD, PhD
University of Rochester
Hypoxia and Ischemia-Induced Platelet Dysregulation

2015
Basic Science:                                  
Vivek Nanda, PhD, Stanford University
Cyclin-Dependent Kinase Inhibitor 2B Regulates Transforming Growth Factor Beta 1 Mediated Smooth Muscle Cell Recruitment to Ischemic Blood Vessels

Clinical Science/Epidemiology-Arterial and Aortic Disease:
Omair Javed, MD, Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Change in Carotid Duplex Ultrasound Velocities after Aortic Valve Replacement for Aortic Stenosis

2014
First Place:   
                               
Ehrin Armstrong, University of Colorado
Association Between Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Inhibitor Use and Major Adverse Cardiovascular Events Among Patients with Critical Limb Ischemia

Second Place:
Sarah O'Connor, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
Fibromuscular Dysplasia is a Morbid Disease with Low Associated Mortality: A Report of the United States Registry for Fibromuscular Dysplasia

Third Place:
Erin Moore, Greenville Health System
Registry Findings of Fibromuscular Dysplasia of the Mesenteric Arteries

Runner-ups:
Peter Chang, National University Hospital Singapore
The clinical utility of a simple question quantifying physical activity sufficiently intense to induce diaphoresis in the prediction of future risk for PAD and all-cause mortality

Yohannes Ghebremariam, Houston Methodist Research Institute
Proton Pump Inhibitors Inhibit the cardiovascular enzyme DDAH and Regulate Processes Underlying Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

2013
Basic Science Award First Place:

Nazish Sayed, Stanford University
Leveraging the Innate Immunity Pathway for Transdifferentiation of Fibroblasts to Endothelial Cells

Second Place:
Geoffrey O. Ouma, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
In Vivo Electroporation of Constitutively Expressed HIF-1 Plasmid DNA Enhances Neovascularization in a Mouse Model of Hindlimb Ischemia

Clinical Science Award First Place:
Ulf Bronas, University of Minnesota
Exercise Improves Vascular Endothelial Function in Patients with Early Diabetic Kidney Disease

Runner-up:
Deborah A. Hornacek, Cleveland Clinic
Diagnostic Ability of Duplex Ultrasound to Detect Changes Associated with Carotid and Renal Fibromuscular Dysplasia

2012
1st Place:

Hamza Rana, MD, Wake Forest Univeristy Health Sciences
Concomitant Coronary Artery Disease in Patients with Premature Peripheral Artery Disease: Gender-specific Characteristics and Differences

2nd Place:
Aditya Sharma, MBBS, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
High Prevalence of Present on Admission DVT Among Patients Transferred to a Tertiary Cardiovascular Center May Lead to Over Reporting of Adverse Quality Indicators

2011
First Place Basic Science:

Ngan F. Huang, PhD, Stanford University
Therapeutic Treatment of Critical Limb Ischemia Using Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell-Derived Endothelial Cells

Runner-up Basic Science:
Porama Thanaporn, MD, Stanford University
Activation of Aldehyde Dehydrogenase Type 2 (ALDH2) by alda-1 Increases Maximum Running Distance in a Hindlimb Ischemia Model of Peripheral Arterial Disease

First Place Clinical Science:
Aurelien Wauters, MD, Dept. of Cardiology, Hospital Erasme, Belgium
Acute exposure to diesel particle matter impairs NO-mediated microvascular function

Runner-up Clinical Science:
Amy M. West, MD, University of Virginia Health System
Improvement in Calf Muscle Energetics After Percutaneous Intervention in Patients with Symptomatic Peripheral Arterial Disease as Measured with MRI

2010
First Place:
Nicholas J. Leeper, MD

Second Place:
Reena L. Pande, MD

Third Place:
Xudong Liao, PhD

2009
First Place:
Michael Mestek, PhD

Second Place:
Jeffrey Berger, MD

Third Place:
Owen MacEneaney, MS

2008
First Place:
Kenta Nakamura

Second Place:
Heather Gornik, MD

Third Place:
Naomi Hamburg, MD

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