Dr. Fijoy Vadakkumpadan awarded W. W. Smith Charitable Trust Heart Research Grant


Dr. Fijoy Vadakkumpadan, Assistant Research Professor of the Institute for Computational Medicine and Department of Biomedical Engineering at Johns Hopkins University, has been awarded the W. W. Smith Charitable Trust Heart Research Grant. This grant provides seed funding for basic medical research on heart disease, and supports unique and meritorious projects. The total award amount is $100,000.

Dr. Vadakkumpadan’s project aims to utilize computer simulations of cardiac arrhythmia based on image-based heart models as a noninvasive, economical, and risk-free alternative to clinical arrhythmia inducibility tests. The project will focus on patients who have survived a heart attack, and its clinical applications will be facilitated by the widespread availability of MRI and low-cost computing machinery. Dr. Vadakkumpadan is supported by Dr. Natalia Trayanova’s research team on the computational cardiac electrophysiology aspects of this research. He also collaborates with clinical cardiologist Dr. Katherine Wu on this project.

Congratulations Fijoy!


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