Call for Applications

ASNC/Pfizer Young Investigator in Cardiac Amyloidosis Research Fellowship Award
This award provides $35,000 of support to eligible investigators for a mentored research project exploring the role of nuclear cardiology in the early detection of TTR cardiac amyloidosis. Applications due by July 5, 2022.

ASNC2021 Awardees

At the ASNC2021 Scientific Sessions, ASNC was honored to recognize the following recipients of Society awards and accomplishments.

18th Annual Mario Verani Memorial Lecturer: 
Gregory S. Thomas, MD, MPH, MASNC  


Leadership Award:
Randall C. Thompson, MD, FASNC, MASNC 


Masters of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (MASNC) Awards:
From left:
Andrew Einstein, MD, PhD, FASNC; Nathan Better, MBBS, FASNC; Felix Keng, MBBS, FASNC; and Randall C. Thompson, MD, FASNC

Exemplary Service Award:
Kathleen B. Flood

Distinguished Service Award:
Linda Giering, PhD

Service to the Executive Council Award:
Rob S.B. Beanlands, MD, MASNC

Service to the Program Committee Award:
Piotr Slomka, PhD, FASNC

Service to the Board of Directors Award:

From left: 
Karthikeyan Ananthasubramaniam, MD, FASNC; 
James A. Case, PhD, MASNC; 
Vasken Dilsizian, MD, MASNC; 
April Mann, MBA, CNMT, RT(N), NCT, MASNC;
and Raymond R. Russell III, MD, PhD, MASNC

2021 Journal of Nuclear Cardiology Awards

* Zaret-Beller Distinguished Service Award for Best Reviewer: 
Fabien Hyafil, MD, PhD

* Ken Brown Award for Best Editorial: 
Steven Port, MD, for "Taking a deeper dive into MPI: There’s more there than meets the eye." J Nucl Cardiol 2020; 27: 1592-7.

* Frans J. Th. Wackers Best Clinical Research Paper Award:
Michael Fiechter, MD, PhD​
Fiechter, M, Bengs, S, Roggo, A, Haider, A, Maredziak, M, Portmann, A, Treyer, V, Burger, IA, Messerli, M, Patriki, D, von Felten, E, Benz, DC, Fuchs, TA, Gräni, C, Pazhenkottil, AP, Buechel, RR, Kaufmann, PA, and Gebhard, C. "Association between vertebral bone mineral density, myocardial perfusion, and long-term cardiovascular outcomes: A sex-specific analysis."
J Nucl Cardiol 2020; 27: 726-736​

* Raymond J. Gibbons Best Basic Research Paper Award:
Antti Saraste, MD, PhD
Ståhle, M, Kytö, V, Kiugel, M, Liljenbäck, H, Metsälä, O, Käkelä, M, Li, X-G, Oikonen, V, Saukko, P, Nuutila, P, Knuuti, J, Roivainen, A, Saraste, A.​
"Glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor expression after myocardial infarction: Imaging study using 68Ga-NODAGA-exendin-4 positron emission tomography." ​
J Nucl Cardiol 2020;27:2386–97. ​​

* H. William Strauss Best Technical Research Paper:
Mitchel R. Stacy, PhD​
Chou, T-H, Janse, S, Sinusas, AJ, Stacy, MR.​ "SPECT/CT imaging of lower extremity perfusion reserve: A non-invasive correlate to exercise tolerance and cardiovascular fitness in patients undergoing clinically indicated myocardial perfusion imaging".​
J Nucl Cardiol 2020;27:1923–33​

Research Awards

2021 IANC/ASNC Research Fellowship Award Recipient 

Brittany Weber, MD, PhD, for "Relationship between prior SARS-CoV-2 Infection and coronary vascular health". 

2021 ASNC/Pfizer Young Investigator in Cardiac Amyloidosis Research Fellowship Award
Ramsey Wehbe, MD, for "Validation and Implementation of an Artificial Intelligence Augmented System for the Diagnosis of ATTR Cardiac Amyloidosis on Cardiac Scintigraphy". 

Research Awards Information

The recipient of each award receives $50,000 in project funding plus the opportunity to present findings to the nuclear cardiology community. ​