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The Howard S. Silverman Award is an annual event in honor of Dr. Howard S. Silverman, a former Cardiology fellow and faculty member who died in 1996 from heart disease. The Silverman Awards is a research conference in which the 2nd year cardiovascular disease fellows present their research projects to the division. The faculty award the fellow whose project is the most original, creative and has the greatest scientific potential a monetary prize and certificate.
2019 Research Projects for Third Year Fellows
Comprehensive Clinical Phenotyping of HFpEF: From Clinic to Cath Lab
Joban Vaishnav, M.D.
Mentors: Kavita Sharma, M.D.
Atrial Fibrillation in HFpEF: Bystander or Modifiable Risk Factor?
Eunice Yang, M.D.
Mentors: Hugh Calkins, M.D., Kavita Sharma, M.D., David Spragg, M.D.
Pregnancy: A Harbinger of Future Cardiovascular Events?
Anum Minhas, M.D.
Mentors: Allison Hays, M.D., Robert Weiss, M.D., Arthur Vaught, M.D., Sammy Zakaria, M.D.
Accuracy of Ultra-High-Resolution CT Coronary Angiography for Detecting Hemodynamically Significant Coronary Artery Disease
Jaqueline Latina, M.D.
Mentors: Armin Zadeh, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D., Joao Lima, M.D.
Magnetic Resonance Coronary Angiography Revisited – A Comparison Against Computed Tomography Coronary Angiography
Karan Kapoor, M.D.
Mentors: Yoko Kato, M.D., Ph.D., Bharath Ambale-Venkatesh, Ph.D., Joao Lima, M.D.,
GLP-1 Receptor Agonists and Atrial Fibrillation Burden
Mentors: David Spragg, M.D.
Influence of Modifiable Risk Factor Levels on the Development of HF and Subsequent Outcomes
Mentors: Chiadi Ndumele, M.D., Ph.D
Aortic Valve Calcification and Progression to Aortic Stenosis Outcomes
Mentors: Seamus Whelton, M.D., M.P.H., Michael Blaha, M.D., M.P.H.
The Systematic Assessment of Novel Peptides that Mimic Cooling Protection in Cardiac Arrest
Mentors: Henry Halperin, M.D.
Improving Cardiovascular Care Access In Resource Limited Settings By Optimizing Outpatient Referrals in Chile
Mentors: Sammy Zakaria, M.D., M.P.H., Diana Prieto, Ph.D.
Past Silverman Award Winners
2018-2019 Eunice Yang, M.D.
2017-2018 Marios Arvanitis, M.D.
2016-2017 Virginia Hahn, M.D.
2015-2016 Thorsten Leucker, M.D.
2014-2015 Steven Hsu, M.D.
2013-2014 Libin Wang, M.D., Ph.D.
2012-2013 Seth Martin, M.D.
2011-2012 Grant Chow, M.D.
2010-2011 Lincoln Shenje, M.D., Ph.D.
2009-2010 Hiroshi Ashikaga, M.D., Ph.D.
2008-2009 Chao-Wei Hwang, M.D., Ph.D.
2007-2008 Dou (Alvin) Zhang, M.D., Ph.D.
2006-2007 Jacob Abraham, M.D.
2005-2006 Henry Sun, M.D.
2004-2005 Rich George, M.D.