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 Society for Vascular Surgery® Presents Three Clinical Research Seed Grants

July 11, 2012  Contact: Sue Crosson-Knutson  312-334-2311

CHICAGO – The Society for Vascular Surgery® (SVS) presented three Clinical Research Seed Grants during the SVS Vascular Annual Meeting® held June 6-8, 2012 in National Harbor, Maryland. The three grant recipients are: 
  • Jean Bismuth, MD
    Assistant Professor, Division of Vascular Surgery, The Methodist Hospital Research Institute, Houston, Texas
    Project title: Quantitative Analysis of Leg Muscle Perfusion in Peripheral Arterial Disease Using Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Mark Iafrati, MD
    Chief of Vascular Surgery, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA
    Project title: Defining Effectiveness of Current Radiation Protection Devices and Investigating Novel Methods and Devices in Minimizing Risks of Radiation Scatter
  • Firas Mussa, MD
    Assistant Professor of Surgery, New York University School of Medicine, NY, NY
    Project title: Patient-Centered Outcomes for Endovascular Interventions in Critical Limb Ischemia
The SVS Clinical Research Seed Grant program encourages the interest and development of clinical investigators among SVS members and provides direct support for pilot clinical projects that have the potential to develop into larger studies fundable by industry or governmental sources.
The one-year $15,000 grant funds direct costs including laboratory assays, imaging studies (as appropriate), data collection, and statistical support. The grant is open to all SVS members.
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