Please welcome Pete Bradbury to the Laboratory for Investigatory Imaging! Pete is an undergraduate student at The Ohio State University. He is a third year majoring in biology with a minor in music (jazz saxophone). Pete’s future career interest is to graduate from Ohio State and pursue a career in medicine as a physician. Pete will be working with Dr. Evans on the MediView project, as well as the articulated arm project secondarily. We are all looking forward to working and learning new research skills alongside Pete!! Go Bucks!
We are actively recruiting families from the Nationwide Children’s Pulmonary clinic to participate in our study of pediatric COVID suriviors. The LII team will be hosting imaging and blood sampling sessions on Saturday, July 9, 16,23, and 30. Pediatric COVID survivors will be providing images of the lungs, heart, and kidneys and a blood sample. They will also provide responses to the EuroQual survey for self-rated health. We also hope to offer a free MRI of the heart to our participants. We also have hired Chad Beal, BS, RT(R) (N) (CT), NMTSB, an OSU NP student to assist with blood draws. All our samples will be processed by Manuja Gunasena, MS in the BRT.
The Kenneth R. Gottesfeld Award is presented annually in memory of Kenneth R. Gottesfeld, MD, a founding father in obstetrical sonography. This year our team, of A. Nicole Stigall-Weikle, Isaiah Bloom, Jade Yang, and Kevin Evans, were selected for this honor based on the committee selecting the paper titled: Sonographic Cardiovascular Assessment of the Aorta: Pilot of a Modified Image Grading System. This award will be presented at the SDMS Annual Conference in Atlanta, GA. This team of researchers collected this data at a family practice clinic during the mid-portion of the COVID pandemic. This team rocks the world!!!
The Society of Diagnostic Sonography has selected Dr. Evans and Isaiah Bloom to present at their annual conference, in Atlanta, GA. The plenary lecture is an invited talk on the use of augmented reality added to ultrasound guided imaging procedures. Evans and Bloom will be lecturing to the conference attendees on the value of augmented reality and also demonstrate how this technology has the ability to change work flow and reduce risk for work-related musculoskeletal injuries.
Following in our great tradition, Sydney Snyder was recently awarded the 2nd year OSU Distinguished Scholar Award. The award is given to a 2nd year student in health sciences scholars that excels all areas including academics, leadership, and service while embodying the mission of Health Sciences Scholars. The recipient seeks to better their community and themselves by actively striving to be better in all areas of their life. Nominees will be well-rounded students of OSU that seek to improve OSU and beyond. We could not agree more and so thankful to have Sydney on our team!! Congratulations!!
It is such a thrill to announce that Isaiah Bloom has been offered admission to Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine. The Geisel School of Medicine, at Dartmouth, is the graduate medical school of Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire. The fourth oldest medical school in the United States, it was founded in 1797 by New England physician Nathan Smith. It is one of seven Ivy League medical schools. This prestigious offer of admissions to study medicine at Dartmouth demonstrates the academic and research preparation that Isaiah embodies. Isaiah will begin his studies at Dartmouth in the fall semester of 2022 and begin his new career as a physician. We are so proud of Isaiah and all his accomplishments that have lead to this stellar admission. Isaiah continues to work in the lab and was recently promoted to Manager of the Augmented Reality research, funded by MediView, LLC.
Dr. Evans and Isaiah Bloom, BS have been selected by the Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers to present at their annual meeting, in Atlanta GA. This presentation will be on the emerging use of augmented reality coupled with sonography. Evans and Bloom are currently working on a research project, funded by MediView, LLC to determine the ways that AR can improve exam/procedure time and also physical ergonomics. This plenary session will be made available to all conference attendees. The design is to introduce AR as well as provide some samples of how AR could be integrated into daily workflow. The SDMS Annual meeting will be held Sept 29-Oct 1.
We are providing this QR code which links to our newly published article: Cognitive distractions during sonographic procedures: Reducing noise-based and light-based interruptions in hospital rooms. This article was recently published on line with Sage publications in the Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography. Please feel free to share this article as we continue to try and raise awareness of cognitive as well as physical ergonomic concerns.
As is our history, the LII has been a great training ground for future physicians. So we are excited to welcome our newest pre-med student, Sydney Snyder! Sydney graduated from Geneva High School in 2020. She is currently pursuing her biology degree while on the pre-med track. Sydney is involved with Buck-I-SERV, Health Sciences Scholars, and Residence Life at Ohio State. In her time spent away from school and her involvements, Sydney enjoys spending time with her family and friends, taking workout classes at the RPAC, and exploring Columbus. Currently Sydney is serving as a resident advisor in OSU Park-Stradley Hall on main campus. Sydney will be mainly working with Huriah to manage the data collected from the Sri Lanka COVID study and will be training with Isaiah to contribute to the product evaluation study funded by MediView, LLC. Welcome Sydney!!!
The Laboratory of Investigatory Imaging staff are working on a partnership with Nationwide Children’s Hospital to provide diagnostic testing for pediatric patients attending a NCH pulmonary clinic. These participants are coming to the clinic with lingering symptoms attributed to “long haul COVID”. Drs. Evans and Liyanage will be partnering with Dr. Benjamin Kopp, PI of the Center for Microbial Pathogenesis and Co-Director for Cure CF Columbus Immune Care. This partnership for research into diagnostics will provide proper surveillance of COVID survivors, ages 12-15 years of age. We are also talking with Dr. Simon Lee in the Heart Center of NCH. Dr. Lee is an expert cardiologist who has been looking at the utility of MRI to detect subtle changes in the RV of COVID survivors. We believe our combined efforts will determine the best course of action for these participants and translate to care for the growing number of COVID survivors.