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ISHLT Leach-Abramson-Imhoff Links Travel Awards


HISTORY

With the support of W.O. and Joan Leach (Gadsden, Alabama, USA), Mrs. Sue Abramson (Birmingham, Alabama, USA) and Mr. Larry Imhoff (La Place, Louisiana, USA), the ISHLT has been able to offer the ISHLT Leach-Abramson-Imhoff Links Travel Awards to support the growth and development of our future leaders from within our society.

From physicians to nurses to other health care professionals, anyone motivated enough by investigation, communication, and dissemination of new ideas for the betterment of patients with failing lungs and/or a failing heart should be rewarded for their efforts.

Whether writing about conditions such as pulmonary fibrosis, cystic fibrosis, emphysema, pulmonary hypertension, and from ischemic, nonischemic to congenital heart diseases, those who work tirelessly to educate themselves, their patients and their field should not go unnoticed or unmentioned.

Eligibility requirements include:
  1. Any healthcare professional including but not limited to nurses, nurse coordinators, social workers, pharmacists, therapists, dietitians and early career physicians are eligible and must be a member of the ISHLT regardless of duration in their career.
  2. An imposed restriction on physicians is that they must be in their Early Career--within 7 years of training, Assistant Professor equivalent, or junior faculty level with rare exceptions.
  3. Individuals must display some form of research interest, basic, clinical, translational or outcomes investigations or at a minimum display some skill in journalism best exemplified by their contributions to the Links Newsletter engendering fresh and creative ideas.

Each year, winners are selected from a pool of nominees by the ISHLT Links Travel Award Committee (LTAC) which includes: the Links Editor-in-Chief, ISHLT Executive Director, ISHLT President, ISHLT Program Chair, and the Links Managing Editor. Past and present award winners are listed below.

By submitting one or more article(s) for publication in any of the 2014 ISHLT Links Newsletter issues AND meeting the above eligibility requirements, any author can be considered for one of these awards. For deadlines and schedules, please visit Links Schedule and Deadlines.

CURRENT WINNERS:

2016 Award Winners (full article)

Writer of the Year: $2,500

Kyle Dawson, PharmD, MBA, BCPS
Houston Methodist
Houston, Texas, USA

First Runner-Ups: $1,000

Adam Cochrane, PharmD, BCPS
Inova Fairfax Hospital
Falls Church, Virginia, USA

Christa Kirk
Seattle Children's Hospital
Seattle, Washington, USA

Honorable Mention: $500

Angela Velleca, RN, BSN, CCTC
Cedars Sinai Heart Institute
Los Angles, California, USA

Erin Wells, RN, BSN, CPN
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Cincinnati, Ohio, USA


PAST WINNERS:

2015 Award Winners (full article)

Writer of the Year: $2,500

Pamela S. Combs, PhD, RN
MCS Clinical Manager
Seton Medical Center
Austin, Texas, USA

First Runner-Up: $1,500

Manreet Kanwar, MD
Cardiologist
Allegheny General Hospital
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Honorable Mention (4 recipients): $500

Oveimar De la Cruz, MD
Transplant Infectious Disease Specialist
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, Virginia, USA

Heather T. Henderson, MD
Pediatric Cardiologist
Duke University School of Medicine
Durham, North Carolina, USA

Simon Urschel, MD
Pediatric Cardiologist
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA

Erin Wells, RN, BSN, CPN
Lung Transplant Care Manager
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Cincinnati, Ohio, USA


2014 Award Winners (full article)

Writer of the Year: $2,500

Christopher R. Ensor, PharmD, BCPS-CV
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

First Runner-Up: $1,500

Amanda Ingemi, PharmD
Sentara Norfolk General Hospital
Norfolk, Virginia, USA

Honorable Mention: $1,000

Simon Urschel, MD
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada


2013 Award Winners (full article)

Writer of the Year: $2,500

Michele Estabrook, MD
St. Louis Children's Hospital
St. Louis, Missouri, USA

First Runner-Up (2 recipients): $1,000

Melanie Everitt, MD
Primary Children's Medical Center
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

Christina Migliore, MD
Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
Newark, New Jersey, USA

Honorable Mention (5 recipients): $500

Veronica Franco, MD
The Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio, USA

Manreet Kanwar, MD
Allegheny General Hospital
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Luciano Potena, MD, PhD
University of Bologna
Bologna, Italy

Macé Schuurmans, MD
University Hospital Zurich
Zurich, Switzerland

Jeffrey Teuteberg, MD
University of Pittsburgh/Presbyterian
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA


2012 Award Winners (full article)

Writer of the Year: $4,000

Tereza Martinu, MD
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, North Carolina, USA

First Runner-Up (2 recipients): $1,000

Stanley I. Martin, MD
The Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio, USA

Luciano Potena, MD, PhD
University of Bologna
Bologna, Italy

Honorable Mention (5 recipients): $500

Nancy P. Blumenthal, CRNP
University of Pennsylvania Medical Center
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Bronwyn J. Levvey, RN, Grad Dip Clin Ep
The Alfred Hospital
Melbourne, Australia

Javier Carbone, MD, PhD
Gregorio MaraƱon Hospital
Madrid, Spain

Stavros G. Drakos, MD
University of Utah School of Medicine
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

Daniel F. Dilling, MD
Loyola University Medical Center
Maybrook, Illinois, USA
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