Cardiovascular Perfusion Students Earn Top Recognition
All five of the senior class at the University of Utah Cardiovascular Perfusion Program were selected as top student presentations for the 41st Annual Cardiothoracic Research and Education Forum Symposium held in October 2022 in San Diego, California. CREF Leadership commended the Perfusion Program and Students for submitting such excellent research.
Caterra Heard-Tate, Manika Beltran and Alyson Stanger were selected by their program to receive the Paula Kimble CREF Scholarship because of their research, “COVID-19 and ECMO Therapy: The relationship between coagulation management, thrombotic complications, and mortality – is standardization needed?”
Nisa Prior and Cameron Hopper’s research, “Stroke After Aortic Arch Repair: Is Bilateral Cannulation for ACP Better?” was also selected for presentation at the Annual CREF Meeting.
Martin M. Glenn, one of the first graduates of the University of Utah Perfusion Program, was awarded the prestigious 2022 Swain Scholarship. This award recognizes an outstanding perfusion student or recent graduate.
The Perfusion Program Director, Kirk Bingham, presented Martin’s research poster on his behalf, “Cardiac Surgery-Associated Kidney Injury in CABG Patients and Temperature Management During Cardiopulmonary Bypass: A Retrospective Study”.
The Cardiovascular Perfusion Program is extremely proud of the student’s dedication to perfusion research. We extend a special Thank You to Dr. Douglas Smego for his excellent leadership and mentorship of these students.