Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography

SDMS Announcements

SDMS President's Message - October 2021

by Ted Whitten
TedWhitten_200x300Dear SDMS Members, 

I am very excited to announce the recipients of the following SDMS awards. The recipients will be recognized October 15, 2021 during the 2021 SDMS Annual Conference. Please join me in congratulating them not only for a job well done, but also for their contribution to our profession.

Evans Undergraduate Research Grant

The Evans Undergraduate Research Grant program, made possible by a generous donation by Dr. Kevin and Kathy Evans, provides support for undergraduate projects led by student researchers currently enrolled in a bachelor's degree program in sonography or a related discipline.

Tara Weaver
Ohio State University Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program

Tara will work with her mentor, Dr. Nicholas Funderberg, PhD, to explore chronic changes in vascular perfusion of organs post-SARS-COVID-19 to better understand how the virus affects various organ systems.

Sonographer and Student Poster Competitions

Posters report the results of a research study completed by the author(s). Posters are judged on presentation, content, and originality and presented during the SDMS Annual Conference.

Sonographer Poster 1st Place
Expect The Unexpected: Diagnosing a Rare Fourth Branchial Arch Anomaly

Cara Hill, RT(R), RDMS, RVT

Sonographer Poster 2nd Place
Pediatric Vocal Fold Motion Impairment

Tara Cielma, BS, RDMS, RDCS, RVT, RT(S) 

Student Poster 1st Place
The Effects of Leuprolide Acetate on Uterine Fibroids

Tayler Burwick
Mattie Fischer
Alexandra Pajunen
Brianna Shockman
Sanford Medical Center School of Sonography

Student Poster 2nd Place
Ultrasound Measurement Accuracy of Tissue Harmonic Imaging at Varying Depths

Grace Batcho
Isabella Karle
Sarah Letts
Joyanna Osborne
Grand Valley State University

Scientific Presentation Competition

The Scientific Presentation Competition evaluates sonographers’ original summary papers on clinical research, educational techniques, patient care, sonography department management, case studies presenting a diagnostic challenge, or other areas related to diagnostic medical sonography.

1st Place
Atypical Presentation of an Adult Male Patient Following Repair of Multiple Coronary Artery Fistulas Connecting to the Main Pulmonary Artery with Long Term Sequelae

Douglas Clem, PhD, RDCS, RVT

2nd Place
Reflective Journaling in a Sonography Clinical Education Course

Kathryn Wampler, MA, RT(R), RDMS, RVT
Lea Lambing, BS, RT(R), RDMS, RVT
Jesse Roettger, BS, RDCS, RVT
Kimberly Michael, MA, RT(R), RDMS, RVT, FSDMS

W. Frederick Sample Student Excellence Awards

The W. Frederick Sample Student Excellence Awards recognizes outstanding writing in the field of diagnostic medical sonography. Named in memory of W. Frederick Sample, MD, who made tremendous contributions to the growth and development of the field of sonography, the awards encourage students to submit original research and literature review papers to the Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JDMS).

Literature Review

1st Place
The Role of Sonography in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip

Carrie Brown
University of Oklahoma Health Science Center

2nd Place
Comparison of Sonography, Computed Tomography, and Magnetic Resonance Imaging for Diagnosing Intracranial Hemorrhage in Infants

Laishen Her
University of Oklahoma Health Science Center

Kenneth R. Gottesfeld Award

The Kenneth R. Gottesfeld Award recognizes sonographers for the publication of their outstanding research or review articles in the Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JDMS).

1st Place

Identifying Vulnerable Plaque in Rheumatoid Arthritis Using Novel Microbubble Contrast-Enhanced Carotid Ultrasonography and Serum Biomarkers

Linda F. Wang, MD
Yaming Li, MD, MS
Douglas P. Landsittel, PhD
Steven E. Reis, MD
Marc C. Levesque, MD, PhD
Donald M. Jones, MS
Rachel Gartland, MD
Jennifer Avolio, MBA, RVT
Ali Shoushtari, MD
Zengbiao Qi, PhD
Cameron Dezfulian, MD
Larry W. Moreland, MD
Kimberly P. Liang, MD

2nd Place
Lightly Embalmed Cadavers in Sonography Education: A Novel Approach to
Improving Students’ Perceived Competence in Renal Biopsy Procedures

Kathryn Wampler, BS, RT(R), RDMS, RVT
Lisa Bartenhagen, MS, RT(R)(T)
Harlan Sayles, MS
Kimberly Michael, MA, RT(R), RDMS, RVT, FSDMS

Congratulations to all!



Ted Whitten, BA, RDMS, RVT, FSDMS
SDMS and SDMS Foundation President