Engineering Postdoctoral Fellow Receives ASE Travel Grant

Yasaman Farsiani received the ASE Council Travel Grant to present her team’s research twice at the ASE Annual Scientific Sessions.

June 27, 2023 - Biomedical engineering postdoctoral fellow Yasaman Farsiani presented her research on improving 4D transthoracic echocardiography for monitoring pulmonary hypertension at the 34th American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) Annual Scientific Sessions this month in National Harbor, MD. The ASE is an organization of professionals that hosts the conference on advancing cardiovascular ultrasound and echocardiography. Farsiani has three accepted abstracts and received a $1,000 Council Travel Grant to support her attendance at the event. She is one of 16 to receive the grant.

Farsiani is a member of Professor Arash Kheradvar’s research group (KLAB) and will present on the team’s recent achievements and progress on a National Heart Lung and Blood Institute-funded project to study patients with pulmonary hypertension using a noninvasive 4D ultrasound for the heart. The study’s patients are currently recruited from the Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. Farsiani’s research could lead to a better, less expensive and noninvasive approach for diagnosis and follow up of patients with pulmonary hypertension, a type of high blood pressure disease that affects the arteries in the lungs and the right side of the heart. Her presentation will be published in an upcoming electronic issue of the Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography.

“Attending ASE will be an incredible opportunity for me to not only present our research findings, but also meet with key leaders, receive professional feedback and explore new opportunities for collaboration,” said Farsiani.

– Lilith Christopher