Ruud van Heeswijk receives SNSF Sinergia Grant

Congratulations to Dr. Ruud van Heeswijk, PhD for receiving a Sinergia multidisciplinary grant from the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) together with Roger Hullin, MD (CHUV Cardiology), Philippe Meyer, MD (HUG Cardiology), and Jonas Richiardi, PhD (CHUV Radiology). In this four-year project, dubbed HeartMagic, the invesigators will study heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) with a broad range of modalities, including MRI, genomics, and metabolomics. They will they use state-of-the art machine learning to find subtypes of the disease, with the ultimate goal of pinpointing therapeutic inroads for the treatment of these HFpEF subtypes.

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Matthias Stuber appointed to the Swiss National Research Council

Congratulations to Matthias Stuber, who was appointed to Biology and Medicine Division of the National Research Council (NRC) of Switzerland by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) Executive Committee.

The NRC is the scientific body of the SNSF and plays a central role in the development and quality assurance of research in Switzerland. NRC members are elected based on scientific excellence in their field, insight into disciplines other than their own, experience as evaluators and knowledge in science policy and evaluation science.

Matthias Stuber will serve a four-year term commencing on 1st April 2021 where he will provide his expertise in evaluating research proposals submitted to the SNSF and make funding decisions.

Mariana Falcão and Simone Rumac win ISMRM Study Group awards

Congratulations to Mariana Falcão for her second place in the Flow & Motion Quantitation Study Group meeting and to Simone Rumac for the best student abstract award in the Cardiac MR Study Group meeting.

Mariana Falcão’s abstract was titled “5D flow – a quantitative in-vivo comparison between Self-Gating and Pilot-Tone gating”, while Simone Rumac’s abstract was titled “Cardiac MR fingerprinting with a short acquisition window in healthy volunteers and 62 consecutive patients referred for clinical CMR”.