Evangelos Oikonomou: Elizabeth Barrett-Connor Research Award
Evangelos Oikonomou, MD, DPhil, will present his research focused on a strategy to optimize randomized controlled trial enrollment efficiency during the AHA Scientific Sessions Elizabeth Barrett-Connor Research Award for Early Career Investigators in Training. The presentation, “An Explainable Machine Learning-Based Phenomapping Strategy for Adaptive Predictive Enrichment in Randomized Controlled Trials of Preventive Interventions,” will be held on Saturday, November 11.
Oikonomou is a fellow in cardiovascular medicine and a current postdoctoral researcher at the CarDS led by Rohan Khera, MD, MS. He attended medical school at the University of Athens and earned a Ph.D. in Medical Sciences from the University of Oxford. At the Yale School of Medicine, Oikonomou continued to pursue a research career through the ABIM Physician-Scientist Research Pathway.
The Elizabeth Barrett-Connor Research Award recognizes early career investigators whose abstracts are submitted to the American Heart Association’s Council on Epidemiology and Prevention (EPI). Past recipients include Veer Sangha, who developed a deep learning-based tool to detect heart rhythm and conduction disorders.
Arya Aminorroaya: Quest Diagnostics and Steve Rusckowski Early Career Investigator Award
Arya Aminorroaya, MD/MPH, was selected to present, “Development and Multinational Validation of a Machine Learning-Based Optimization for Efficient Screening for Elevated Lipoprotein(a),” during the AHA Scientific Sessions Quest Diagnostics and Steve Rusckowski Early Career Investigator Award for Preventive Cardiovascular Medicine Research, also held on Saturday, November 11.
Aminorroaya is a postdoctoral associate and an MD-MPH graduate from Tehran University of Medical Sciences in Iran. During medical school, he joined the research department of Tehran Heart Center and Non-Communicable Diseases Research Center at Tehran University of Medical Sciences, and the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington to pursue his interest in medical research.
The Quest Diagnostics and Steve Rusckowski Early Career Investigator Award for Preventive Cardiovascular Medicine Research is supported by Quest Cardiometabolic Center of Excellence.
Arash Aghajani Nargesi: QCOR Early Career Investigator Abstract Award
Arash Aghajani Nargesi, MD, MPH, will discuss his project, “Deep Learning-Based Natural Language Processing of Discharge Summaries for Automated Identification of Heart Failure with Reduced Ejection Fraction” on Friday, November 10 at Quality of Care and Outcomes Research or QCOR.
Nargesi is a fellow in cardiovascular medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and a researcher at the CarDS Lab under the mentorship of Khera. He earned a master’s in public health and a medical degree from Tehran University Medical Sciences in Iran and served as a research fellow at the Mayo Clinic. He completed residency at Yale New Haven Hospital.
QCOR Early Career Investigator Abstract Award finalists receive a plaque and a complimentary dinner.