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  • 1. The University of Chicago Cardiology Fellowship Hail to the Chief We’d like to welcome Ben Freed as the new Chief Fellow for the 2009-2010 fellowship class and thank Jonathan Rich Newsletter for an outstanding performance as Chief Fellow for 2008-2009. July 2009 Edition INSIDE THIS ISSUE: Welcome to Our New Fellows Welcome! 1 The Section of Cardiology would like to welcome our new fellowship class for Summer Conference Schedule 1 2009-2010! Hail to the Chief 1 There are six new general Cardiology fellows (five of whom will be starting their New General Fellows 2-3 first clinical year and one starting a research year), one new interventional fellow, and one new electrophysiology fellow. New Subspecialty Fellows 4 2008-09: Fellowship Year in This is an accomplished group who will all be great additions to the Section. To get Review 4 to know each of our new fellows, you can view their photos and read their bios on the • Fellows Challenge next three pages. Results 4 • Honors & Notables 5 • Teaching Activities 5 Summer Conference Schedule • Let’s Get Personal 6 July – August 2009 • 1st Annual CRD 6-7 Impressive Academic Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Production (in 2008-09) 7 • Publications 7-10 Emergency Emergency Lecture EKG CCU EP/Interventional • Abstracts 10-11 7:30 AM Lecture Series/Cath Conference Conference Conference Announcements 11 Series Basics July: Emergency Lecture Series 12:00 PM Imaging OPEN OPEN OPEN August: Intro to Conference Research Hail to the Chief We’d like to welcome Ben Freed as the new Chief Fellow for the 2009-2010 fellowship class and thank Jonathan Rich for an outstanding performance as Chief Fellow for 2008-2009.
  • 2. Page 2 Cardiology Fellowship The New Faces of Cardiology Fellowship Nicole Martin Bhave I grew up in the Detroit area but moved to the East Coast to attend college and medical school at Harvard. I then attended Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) for my Internal Medicine Residency. While at MGH, I did a pilot research project with Dr. Michael Picard, studying appropriateness of echocardiography on the general medical service. As a senior resident, I was fortunate enough to spend some time at U of C with Dr. Lang, planning a project in which 3D Echo will be used to examine tricuspid regurgitation in patients with permanent pacers. I met my husband Rohit Bhave, a Pritzker alum and current U of C anesthesia senior resident, while he was doing his internship in the Boston area. We have been married for just over two weeks and are looking forward to actually living in the same city for a change. Outside the hospital, I enjoy writing, singing, and wine tasting. Mike Broman I was born in southern Illinois but moved to Chicago when I was 5 years old. I went to high school in the suburbs, and tried to decide between a career in music or medicine. I finally decided to major in Biochemistry at the University of Iowa, did a lot of basic science research in the Department of Radiology and decided I really liked it. I came back to Chicago and did my MD and PhD at the University of Illinois. My thesis was on endothelial permeability in response to sepsis and inflammatory stimuli in the Department of Pharmacology. I started my residency here at the U of C in 2007 and had a hard time deciding between Pulmonary/Critical Care and Cardiology. I finally decided that Cards was the way to go and here I am! I love the Cubs (just bought a condo near Wrigleyville), grilling out, watching movies, and expanding my music collection. John Ryan I grew up in a small town in Tipperary, Ireland and after finishing high school went to medical school at University College Cork. After working in Ireland, I then came to the U.S. to do my internal medicine residency at Boston University Medical Center (BMC). I just finished my Chief Residency at BMC which has been a valuable experience, helped develop my administrative skills, and provided me with an opportunity to attend on the wards for several months. During my time in Boston, I became interested in Vascular Biology and performed research in Endothelial Dysfunction as well as developed my skills as a clinician-educator. I also met my fiancé Jeanna in Boston and we are getting married in the summer of 2010. I also golf, play soccer, and write a column for a medical magazine in Ireland. I am very much looking forward to this next chapter of my life at University of Chicago.
  • 3. Cardiology Fellowship Page 3 John Shin I was born in Seoul, Korea but grew up mostly in the suburbs of Richmond, VA with two wonderful parents and an amazing older sister. My undergrad years were spent at Harvard, where I concentrated in Economics. After briefly working in NYC as a management consultant, I elected to pursue a career in medicine and moved south for medical school at Vanderbilt. My zig-zag travels through the U.S. next led me to Chicago for medicine residency at UofC, where I had the opportunity to work with Dr. Parker Ward and Dr. Kim Williams on a study of prone nuclear imaging. My academic interests are in Cardiac Imaging and Health Economics, and I plan to continue these in fellowship. Outside of work, I enjoy music (violin, guitar, piano) and sports, and I'll also be getting married to my fiancé Hye-soo during the first month of fellowship. I look forward to joining the cardiology fellowship program and working with our Section's great faculty and fellows. Kevin Tsai I'm originally from Taiwan and moved to the U.S. during elementary school where I grew up in Bethesda, Maryland. For undergrad, I attended University of Maryland at College Park and majored in Neurobiology and Chemical Engineering. After graduating, I spent two years at the National Institutes of Health studying Insulin Signaling Pathways. I then stayed in Maryland to attend the University of Maryland School of Medicine. After medical school, I completed my Internal Medicine Residency training at the University of Virginia. I am excited to join the Cardiology Fellowship at U of C and look forward to exploring the city of Chicago. Thenappan Thenappan – Starting a Research Year I grew up in a small town in Southern India. My passion towards science in high school made me pursue a career in medicine. After completing my medical school and internal medicine residency training in India, I came to the U.S. for additional training. I attended St. Francis Hospital in Evanston, Illinois for my internal medicine residency. Since completing my residency in 2005, I have been working as an academic hospitalist at Aurora Health Care and also working with Dr. Gomberg-Maitland and Dr. Rich to creating a single-center registry for pulmonary hypertension. My research project is focused on studying the epidemiology and outcomes of different types of pulmonary hypertension in the current era. I am fortunate and thrilled to be at the University of Chicago for the next phase of my career.
  • 4. Page 4 Cardiology Fellowship The New Faces of Subspecialty Fellowship Jose Baez-Escudero – EP Fellow I attended Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, where I completed my fellowship in Cardiovascular Disease. I went on to Temple University in Philadelphia where I completed my Internal Medicine Residency and Chief Residency. I’m a professional percussionist and drummer and in 2000, was signed to Universal Music Latin America record label with rock band “Ultravioleta.” Lakshminarayan Yerra – Interventional Fellow I attended Louisiana State University and after completing my fellowship, joined the faculty as an Assistant Professor in Invasive Cardiology in 2007. I obtained my MD from Mauland Azad Medical College in New Delhi, India and subsequently did an Internal Medicine Residency at Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research at Chandigarh, India. This was followed by a year of Internal Medicine at NHS Trunk Hospitals in the United Kingdom. I did my Internal Medicine Residency at East Tennessee Medical Center followed by a Research Fellowship in Cardiology with Dr. Scott Solomon at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. 2008-2009: Fellowship Year in Review It was an exciting year in our fellowship! Please read on for highlights and see the many accomplishments of our fellows… The 2009 Fellows Challenge was held May 26, 2009….. ……………….and proved to be more than just a walk in the park: Individual Results Gold: Ben Freed Silver: Tammy Polonsky Bronze: Eric Svensson Team Results For the 12th consecutive year, the winner is – with minimal age adjustment – Team Faculty (Svensson, Ward, Archer, Sorrentino). The Rory R. Childers Cardiology Faculty Teaching Award was presented to Dr. Kirk Spencer at the end of year festivities. Congratulations, Kirk! Well deserved.
  • 5. Cardiology Fellowship Page 5 Honors & Notables Here’s a closer look at some of the impressive work of our fellows in 2008-2009: • Ben Freed was quoted June 2009 in Reuters regarding his American Society of Echocardiography abstract titled, “Lack of Adherence to Guidelines for Severe Aortic Stenosis Leave Symptoms Unidentified and Patients With Life-Threatening Heart Conditions Untreated.” • Ben Freed was awarded second place for his abstract titled, “Lack of Adherence to Guidelines for Aortic Valve Replacement in Patients with Severe Aortic Stenosis: Reasons and Potential Solutions,” at the First Annual Cardiovascular Research Day at U of C on June 5, 2009. • Tochi Okwuosa received the CDC Travel Award to attend the AHA sponsored Lake Tahoe Cardiovascular Epidemiology and Prevention Conference. • Jonathan Rich was selected to serve as Fellow Representative on the Cardiology Today Editorial Board. • Jonathan Rich presented “Interesting Cases in Pulmonary Hypertension: Lunch with the Experts” at the ACC 58th Annual Scientific Sessions, March 28-31, 2009. • Jonathan Paul: Successful application for NIH Training Grant (Beth McNally, PI. Jalees Rehman, Project PI) for his project titled, “Embryonic Stem Cell Differentiation and Survival in the Myocardium.” • Thenappan Thenappan: Successful application for NIH Training Grant (Beth McNally, PI. Stephen Archer, Project PI) for his project titled, “The Effect of Adeno-Associated Viral Gene Transfer of Sarcoplasmic Reticulum Calcium ATPase (SERCA2a) in Pulmonary Artery-Banded Rats with Right Ventricular Failure.” • Teaching Activities We’d like to thank all of the fellows for participating in the Pritzker School of Medicine CPP course this past year in addition to active participation in the education of our residents and students. Some specific activities include: • Sandra (D’Amore) Weiss lead a tutorial on Acute Coronary Syndrome for CCU Nurses, and also participated as a Fellow Teaching Assistant in the 2009 Senior Selective EKG Workshop at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. • Ewa Dembowski participated as a lecturer at the 2008-2009 Pritzker School of Medicine Senior Selective.
  • 6. Page 6 Cardiology Fellowship Let’s Get Personal So the fellows actually DO have a life outside of Cardiology! Here are a few major events that took place over the course of 2008-2009: Holy Matrimony • May 24, 2008: Tochi marries David Chidi Chuke. Congratulations! • October 18, 2008: D’Amore no more. Sandra marries Scott Weiss. • October 24, 2008: Richa and Swamy get married. Who said EKGs and hemodynamic tracings aren’t romantic! Fellowship Class of 2039 • September 21, 2008: Shivani Ankit Desai – born to Ankit and Archita. • September 23, 2008: Simon Michael Wang – born to Tammy Polonsky and Eric. • May 12, 2009: Sinziana Lazar – born to Sorin and Alina. 1st Annual Cardiovascular Research Day The 1st Annual Cardiovascular Research Day (CRD) Symposium was held on June 5, 2009 at the U of C. The symposium highlighted the research endeavors within the Sections of Cardiology, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiac Anesthesiology and Interventional Radiology. There was a great showing by our fellows as outlined below: Oral Presentations • Freed BH, Lang RM, Sugeng L, Furlong K, Jeevanandam V. “Lack of adherence to guidelines for aortic valve replacement in patients with severe aortic stenosis: Reasons and potential solutions.” • Okwuosa TO, Greenland P, Lloyd-Jones D. “Factors associated with coronary calcium in individuals classified as “low-risk” based on framingham risk score in the multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis.” (This abstract has been submitted to the AHA 2009 Scientific Sessions. The manuscript is almost completed and will be reviewed by the MESA P&P Committee for submission to the Circulation Journal.) Poster Presentations • Desai AA, Melhem A, Hofmann MA. “Acute myocardial infarction and pulmonary embolism in a young man with pernicious anemia-induced severe hyperhomocysteinemia.”
  • 7. Cardiology Fellowship Page 7 First Annual Cardiovascular Research Day continued • Desai AA, Moreno L, Parikh DS, Gera A, Garcia JGN. “Role of Caldesmon in hypoxia-mediated endothelial cell response.” • Marsboom G, Goel A, Fang Y, Urboniene D, Toth PT, Zhang HJ, Rehman J, Archer SL. “Induction of H1F1α with cobalt chloride induces pulmonary hypertension in vivo.” • Nathan S, Goldberg A, Dhar G, O’Brien B, De A, Lee L, Weiss (D’Amore) S, Lopez JJ. “In-vivo compositional analysis of coronary atheroma using intravascular ultrasound virtual history in diabetics vs. non-diabetics with and VISIT THE CARD- without acute coronary syndromes ungergoing percuteous coronary FELLOWS SITE! intervention.” • Okwuosa T, Hampole SV, Ali J, Williams K. “Left-ventricular mass from http://cardsfellows.bsd.uchic gated SPECT myocardial perfusion imaging: Comparison with cardiac ago.edu/default.aspx computed tomography.” • Smelley MP, Shah DP, Weisberg I, Kim SS, Lin AC, Beshai JF, Burke MC, Knight BP. “Initial experience using a powered radiofrequency Transseptal needle.” • Thenappan T, Shah SJ, Gomberg-Maitland M, Rich S. “Characteristics of patients with pulmonary hypertension associated with left-sided heart failure with preserved ejection fraction.” • Weiss (D’Amore) S, Nathan S, Shah F, Lee L, Goldberg A, Lopez JJ. “Routine use of non-directional, color-flow assessment significantly improves the reproductivity of grayscale intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) assessment of coronary luminal dimensions in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI).” Impressive Academic Production Here is a list of publications and abstracts our fellows have authored/presented in 2008-2009: Publications • Agarwal R, Beshai JF, Lang RM. “Can real-time three dimensional echocardiography be used reliably for the assessment of left-ventricular dyssynchrony?” Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases, 2009 (In press). • Agarwal R, Lang RM, Beshai JF. “Role of echocardiography in selection of patients for bi-ventricular pacing.” Current Cardiology Reports, 2009. (In press). • Decker C, Ahmad H, Moreng KL, Maddox TM, Reid KJ, Jones PG, Spertus JA. “Risk factor management after myocardial infarction: Reported adherence and outcomes.” Am Heart J. 2009; 157:556-62. •
  • 8. Page 8 Cardiology Fellowship Publications continued • Dembowski E, Davidson MH. “Diagnosis and treatment of hyperlipidemia in primary care: A practical guide to risk reduction.” Inherited Lipoprotein Disorders. (in Press). • Dembowski E, Patel, A. Use of Multimodality Cardiac Imaging in Atrial Arrhythmias. Multi-Modality Imaging and Cardiovascular Medicine; (in Press) • Dembowski E, Davidson MH. “Statin and ezetimibe combination therapy in cardiovascular disease.” Curr Opin Endocrinol Diabetes Obes. 2009 Apr; 16(2):183-8. • Dembowski E, Davidson MH. “A review of lipid management in primary and secondary prevention.” J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev. 2009 Jan-Feb; 29(1):2-12. • Davidson MH, Dembowski E. “Atherosclerosis surrogate imaging trials come of age: For better or for worse?” Current Cardiology Reports. 2008; 10; 6; 521-5. • Dembowski E, Davidson MH. “Should every patient with diabetes receive a statin?” Pol Arch Med Wewn, 2008; 118 (7-8) 398-401. • Dembowski E, Davidson MH. “Statin-fibrate combination for the treatment of dyslipidemia.” European Cardiology; 2008; 4; 1; 10-11. • Dembowski E, Davidson MH. “Role of statin therapy in the management of patients with metabolic syndrome.” Arch Med Sci, 2007; 3, 4A: S102-S108. • Melhem A, Desai AA, Hofmann MA. “Acute myocardial infarction and pulmonary embolism in a young man with pernicious anemia-induced severe hyperhomocysteinemia.” Thrombosis J. 2009 May; 7:5. Case Report. • Moreno-Vinasco L, Gomberg-Maitland M, Maitland ML, Desai AA, Singleton PA, Sammani S, Sam L, Liu Y, Husain AN, Lang RM, Ratain MJ, Lussier YA, Garcia JG. “Genomic assessment of a multikinase inhibitor, sorafenib, in a rodent model of pulmonary hypertension. Physiol Genomics.” 2008 Apr 22; 33(2):278-91. Epub 2008 Feb 26. • Jolly N, Dhar G, Amin Z. “Transhepatic closure of patent foramen ovale.” Accepted for publication in Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions. • Freed BH, Lang RM. “The use of echocardiography in predicting heart failure in patients with coronary artery disease.” Curr Cardiol Rep. 2009 May; 11(3):155-6. • Mor-Avi V, Jenkins C, Kühl HP, Nesser HJ, Marwick T, Franke A, Ebner C, Freed BH, Steringer-Mascherbauer R, Pollard H, Weinert L, Niel J, Sugeng L, Lang RM. “Real-time 3-dimensional echocardiographic quantification of left ventricular volumes: multi-center study for validation with magnetic resonance imaging and investigation of sources of error.” JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2008 Jul;1(4):413-23. • Lazar S, Singh P, Waxman S, “Case report: Lyme disease presenting as an STEMI,” (in Press). •
  • 9. Cardiology Fellowship Page 9 Publications continued • Okwuosa TM, Sorrentino M. “Lipid Abnormalities and Management in the HIV Positive Patient with Dyslipidemia.” Book Chapter (in Press). • Okwuosa TM, Hampole C, Williams K. “Quantification of LV mass and volume: A comparison between cardiac CT and gated nuclear SPECT perfusion imaging.” Jounal of Nuclear Cardiology 2009 (in Press). • Okwuosa TM, Lang RM. “Advances in myocardial contrast echocardiography: Clinical trials report on the acute myocardial infarction contrast imaging (AMICI) Study.” Curr Cardiovasc Imag Rep. 2008 Oct; 1(1):7-8. • Okwuosa TM, Williams K. “Massive infarction: Case report and review of myocardial metastatic malignancies.” J Nucl Cardiol 2008 Sep- Oct;15(5):719-26. • Ober C, Nord AS, Thompson EE, Pan L, Tan Z, Cusanovich D, Sun Y, Nicolae R, Edelstein C, Schneider DH, Billstrand C, Pfaffinger D, Phillips N, Anderson RL, Philips B, Rajagopalan R, Hatsukami TS, Rieder MJ, Heagerty PJ, Nickerson DA, Abney M, Marcovina S, Jarvik GP, Scanu AM, Nicolae DL. Genome-wide association study of plasma lipoprotein(a) levels identifies multiple genes on chromosome 6q. J Lipid Res 2009.50(5):798-806. • Edelstein C, Philips B, Pfaffinger D, Scanu AM. “The oxidized phospholipids linked to human apolipoproteinα do not derive from circulating low-density lipoproteins and are probably of cellular origin.” FASEB J. 2009 Mar; 23(3):950-6. Epub 2008 Nov 10. • Polonsky TS, Taillon LA, Sheth H, Min JK, Archer SL, Ward RP. “The association between erectile dysfunction and peripheral arterial disease as determined by screening ankle-brachial index testing.” Atherosclerosis. 2009 May 20. [Epub ahead of print] (In Press, 2009). • Polonsky TS, Davidson MH. “Reducing the residual risk of 3-hydroxy-3- methylglutaryl coenzyme a reductase inhibitor therapy with combination therapy.” Am J Cardiol. 2008 Apr 17; 101(8A):27B-35B. • Ward RP, Lammertin G, Virnich DE, Polonsky TS, Lang RM. “Use of carotid intima-media thickness to identify patients with ischemic stroke and transient ischemic attack with low yield of cardiovascular sources of embolus on transesophageal echocardiography.” Stroke. 2008 Nov; 39(11):2969-74. • Kachenoura N, Mor-Avi V, Frouin F, Delouche A, Polonsky TS, Weiss (D'Amore) S, Diebold B, Lang RM. “Diagnostic value of parametric imaging of left ventricular wall motion from contrast-enhanced echocardiograms in patients with poor acoustic windows.” J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2009 Mar; 22(3):276-83. • Rich, JD, Hoepper, M. “The search for an oral prostanoid to treat pulmonary arterial hypertension continues. Are we getting any closer?” Int J Clin Pract 2009 Mar (161):17-8. • Smelley MP, Shah DP, Weisberg I, Kim SS, Lin AC, Beshai JF, Burke MC,
  • 10. Page 10 Cardiology Fellowship Publications continued Knight BP. “Initial experience using a powered radiofrequency transseptal needle.” Accepted HRS May 2009. • Knight BP and Shah DP. “Transseptal catheterization using a powered radiofrequency transseptal needle.” Accepted JICE April 2009. DID YOU KNOW? • Knight BP, Sorrentino M, Delaughter MC, Shah DP. “Practical Rate and Rhythm Management of Atrial Fibrillation.” HRS Pocket Guide May 2009. The Section of Cardiology was • Blair J, Brennan JM, Goonewardena S, Ronan A, Shah D, Vasiawala S, founded in 1950 at the Spencer KT. “Usefulness of hand-carried ultrasound to predict elevated left- University of Chicago. ventricular filling pressure.” Am J Cardiol. 2009; 103 (2): 246-7. • Shin J, Pokharna HK, Williams KA, Mehta R, Ward RP. “SPECT myocardial perfusion imaging with prone only acquisitions: Correlation with coronary angiography.” J Nucl Cardiol. 2009 May 23. [Epub ahead of print] (in Press). • Shah SJ, Thenappan T, Rich S, Tian L, Archer SL, Gomberg-Maitland M. “Association of serum creatinine with abnormal hemodynamics and mortality in pulmonary arterial hypertension.” Circulation. May 2008. • Shah SJ, Gomberg-Maitland M, Thenappan T, Rich S. “Selective Serotonin in reuptake inhibitors and the incidence and outcome of pulmonary hypertension.” Chest. April 2009. • Kachenoura N, Mor-Avi V., Frouin F, Delouche A, Polonsky T, Weiss (D’Amore) S, Diebold B, Lang R. “Diagnostic value of parametric imaging of left-ventricular wall motion from contrast-enhanced echocardiograms in patients with poor acoustic windows.” Journal of the American College of Echocardiography. 2009; 22(3): 276-283. • Weiss (D’Amore) S, Mora S. “Gender specific prediction of cardiac disease: Importance of risk factors and exercise variables.” Cardiology in Review. 2006; 14(6): 281-285. Abstracts • Desai AA, Moreno L, Parikh DS, Gera A, Garcia JGN. “Role of caldesmon in hypoxia ediated endothelial cell response.” American Thoracic Society. May 2009. • Desai AA, Melhem A, Hofmann MA. “Acute myocardial infarction and pulmonary embolism in a young man with pernicious anemia-induced severe hyperhomocysteinemia.” Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology. April 2009. • Desai AA, Moreno L, Gomberg-Maitland M, Maitland M, Collins K, Sammani S, Ma SF, Husain AN, Liu Y, Sam L, Lang RM, Ratain MJ, Lussier YA, Garcia JGN. “Role of the MAPK Cascade in a Rodent Model of Pulmonary Hypertension.” University of Chicago Department of Medicine Research Conference. March 2008; Combined Annual Meeting of Central Society for Clinical Research (CSCR) and Midwestern Section American Federation for Medical Research (MWAFMR). April 2008; ATS. May 2008.
  • 11. Cardiology Fellowship Page 11 Abstracts continued • Nathan S, Goldberg A, Dhar G, O'Brien, B, De A, Lee L, Weiss (D’Amore) S, Lopez JJ. “In-vivo compositional analysis of coronary atheroma using intravascular ultrasound virtual histology in diabetics vs. non-diabetics with and without acute coronary syndrome undergoing percutaneous coronary interventions.” The Society of Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions. May 2009. Las Vegas, NV. FOR MORE I N F O R M AT I O N O N T H E • Freed BH, Lang RM, Sugeng L, Furlong K, Jeevanandam J. “Lack of SECTION OF Adherence to Guidelines for Aortic Valve Replacement in Patients with Severe CARDIOLOGY… Aortic Stenosis: Reasons and Potential Solutions.” Please visit our intranet page at: • Goel A, Rehman J, Urboniene D, Haber I, Archer SL. Poster. “The time course of development of high cardiac output in experimental https://med- hepatopulmonary syndrome caused by common bile duct ligation in portal/cardiology/default.aspx rats.” American Thoracic Society Meeting, San Diego, CA May 2009. If you have trouble with the link • Okwuosa T, Hampole C, Williams K. “Left-ventricular mass from gated above, please try accessing the SPECT myocardial perfusion imaging: Comparison with cardiac computed link from the home page using tomography.” Accepted Abstract and Poster Presentation: American Society of the path below: Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC), October 2009. Department of Medicine Home • Rich JD, Chen S, Ward RP. “Comparison of high-risk SPECT MPI findings in page > Departmental Intranet > men with rapid vs. prolonged recovery of ST-segment depression after exercise Cardiology Intranet (on the right stress testing.” American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, 2009 Scientific hand side). Sessions. Minneapolis, MN. • Smelley MP, Shah DP, Weisberg I, Kim SS, Lin AC, Beshai JF, Burke MC, Knight BP. “Transseptal catheterization using a powered radiofrequency transseptal needle.” 2009 Heart Rhythm Society. • Weiss (D’Amore) S, Nathan S, Shah F, Lee L, Goldberg A, Lopez JJ. “Routine use of non-direction color-flow assessment significantly improves the reproducibility of grayscale intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) assessment of coronary luminal dimensions in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI).” The Society of Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions May 2009; Las Vegas, NV. • Weiss (D'Amore) S. “Prospective study of exercise-induced hypertension and future cardiovascular mortality in 6,578 asymptomatic individuals.” American College of Cardiology. April 2008; Chicago, IL. Announcements With Kim Coady transitioning into her new role as a foundation associate for the Cancer Research Foundation at the U of C, administration of the fellowship program is changing. Effective immediately, Bev Armstrong will assume the lead for administering the program with Tisa Williams providing day-to-day clerical support. Sakinah Muhammad will also help with occasional activities and projects, including these newsletters. Please say hello to Bev, Tisa and Sakinah!

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