CHICAGO - The Society for Vascular Surgery® (SVS) Foundation presented its first Multicenter Clinical Studies Planning Grant to Thomas S. Hatsukami, MD, of the University of Washington, during the Vascular Annual Meeting held June 6-8, 2012 in National Harbor, Maryland.
Dr. Hatsukami is a Professor of Surgery, Divison of Vascular Surgery at the University of Washington in Seattle. He is also the co-director of the Vascular Imaging Laboratory. The title of his project is: MRI of High-Risk Carotid Plaque.
Approved in 2011, the new one-year, $100,000 SVS Foundation grant is directed to SVS members to fund high-impact multicenter clinical studies in the treatment and/or prevention of vascular diseases. The Planning Grant specifically targets SVS member investigators who have a track-record of productive clinical research.
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