Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography

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  • SDMS President's Message - October 2021

    by Ted Whitten | Oct 06, 2021
    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