Female Scientists Who are Making an Impact on CHD Research
International Women’s Day is the perfect time to recognize the women who are not only making a huge impact in the field of congenital heart defect research, but inspiring future generations of scientists to do the same.
In 2019, The Children's Heart Foundation and the American Heart Association funded five CHD research projects led by women:
- Ai Wern Chung, Ph.D, Boston Children's Hospital: "Exploring information transport in structural networks as an MRI biomarker for altered brain organization in adult CHD"
- Audrey Dionne, MD, Boston Children's Hospital: "Predicting arrhythmogenic risk in post-operative congenital heart disease patients"
- Colleen Witzenburg, PhD, MS, University of Wisconsin, Madison: "Predicting Long-Term Heart and Pulmonary Artery Growth in Congenital Heart Disease"
- Devin Marisa Parker, MS, Dartmouth College: "First U.S. population-based estimates of CHD, healthcare utilization and quantifying the burden of care"
- Margaret Rose Ferrari BS, MS, University of Colorado, Denver: "A tissue engineered contractile Fontan circuit for single ventricle patients"
Thank you to all the researchers who are doing important work to advance the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of congenital heart defects.