Al Sultan wins SDMS Graduate Research funding to futher pediatric COVID study!!

Huriah Al Sultan, PhD student
Assistant Director of LII

We are thrilled to announce that Huriah Al Sultan, Assitant Director of the LII and a PhD student has been awarded funding for her work.  Huriah submitted a grant proposal titled: Using novel diagnostic tools and risk factors to promote the long-term health of children infected with post-acute sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 infection.  The proposal was selected for funding and her award will go towards the accelerated costs of running additional participants and the associated cost of biomarkers. The SDMS Foundation Research Grant Program provides support for innovative research projects which advance the field of diagnostic medical sonography.  They award funds between $2,500-$5,000 per year.  Congratulations to Huriah for being funded and pushing our important work forward!!

Evans et al. are awarded the 2022 K. Gottesfeld award for best scientific publication.

Kenneth Gottesfeld, MD

The 2022 Kenneth R. Gottesfeld award recipients have been determined and  the award recipients were notified.  We are incredible grateful to have been selected again for this distinguished award.  Our team will be recognized at the 2023 SDMS Annual Conference and in the September/October issue of the JDMS.  This award honors Dr. Gottesfeld who is credited with the initial sonographic description of the placenta. Like the writers who carry the award established in his honor, Dr. Gottesfeld investigated and recorded his experiences.  Congratulations to our amazing team of reseachers!!  

1st Place

SARS-CoV-2 Survivors with Chronic Health Conditions: A Pilot Study on “COVID Long-Haulers

Kevin D. Evans, PhD, RT(R)(M)(BD), RDMS, RVS, FSDMS, FAIUM

Isaiah W. Bloom, BS

Nicole Stigall-Weikle, PhD, RDMS, RVT

Tara Weaver, BS, RDMS, RVT

Munaju Gunasena, BS

Nicolas T. Funderburg, PhD

Namal P. M. Liyanage, PhD

Welcome Katie Smith, BS, RDMS to the LII!!

Katie Smith, BS, RDMS, MS Graduate Student

We are indeed fortunate to have Katherine Smith, BS, RDMS, joining our lab, as a new MS graduate student.  Katie graduated this spring semester from the OSU Sonography program and was also admitted to complete her MS in the HRS Graduate program.  Last summer, Katie attended the Society of Vascular Ultrasound confernce.  Katie is graduated with honors from HRS and was a member of Lambda Nu and her sorority. Katie was awarded the HRS Award of Merit for 2023.  Katie accepted a job with OSU Maternal Fetal Medicine and will be staring there in June.  Likewise, Katie will be enrolling in graduate studies this summer semester and assist the team with her expertise.  Katie is very interested in the COVID kid study and she will be participating in the MediView LLC sponsered Hololens 2.0 product evaluation. Please welcome Katie as a promising graduate student!!

Please welcome Robert McIntyre to the LII!!!

Robert McIntyre, OSU Biology; Pre-med student

We are so excited to have recruited Robert McIntyre to work in the lab this coming academic year!!   Robert is a sophomore at Ohio State and he is a biology major and pre-med student from New Jersey. Besides his interest in conducting research, Robert is currently a member the Financial Literacy for the Youth Club and Kappa Delta Rho fraternity.  Within his fraternity, Robert is serving as the Academic Chair. During his free time, Robert enjoys golfing, relaxing at the beach (the Jersey shore!), and hanging out with his friends and family.  Robert will be primarily working with the MediView -HoloLens project and helping us to build a producting testing arm dedicated to EMTs.  Welcome Robert!!

Dr. Evans appointed as Professor Emeritus, by OSU Board of Trustees

Kevin D. Evans, Professor Emeritus        30 years of OSU service.

This month, Dr. Evans completed 30 years of service to The Ohio State University’s Medical Center and 19 years at the Division Director of the Radiologic Sciences and Respiratory Therapy.  Besides this landmark in workplace service, Dr. Evans is also celebrating his 65th birthday on 1/19/23.  This has all culminated in the OSU Board of Trustees appointing Kevin the rank of Professor Emeritus.  This action was granted by the board at their November 17th meeting and will be effective on Februray 1st.

After a short sabbatical, Dr. Evans will be back in the laboratory and pushing forward with several funded projects that have significant impact to the field.

Bloom and Evans remarks to be published in the Radiology Today magazine!

Isaiah Bloom and Kevin Evans speaking at the SDMS Atlanta meeting 2022.

We are thrilled that the Inteleos, Inc., picked the lecture on Augmented Reality (AR), as one of the top lectures given at the SDMS Atlanta meeting.  As a result, the Brodeur consultants and Marketing executive from Inteleos, interviewed Dr. Evans during a Zoom session.  In general, the 45 minute interview was fast paced and was able to capture all the points that Isaiah had outlined.  In short, the Brodeur group is quite excited and confident that the Radiology Today magazine is ready for an article crafted on technical innovations -AR with sonography.   The hope is that this article will also coincide with the Radiological Society of North America’s 108th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting meeting, in Chicago.  We are very grateful to MediView, LLC for their support of our evaluation of the XR-50 and Microsoft Hololens.