Jahromi Wins Medtronic Fellowship

Maryam Vejdani Jahromi, a second year Ph.D. student working with Professor  Patrick Wolf, has won a 2010 Medtronic Fellowship in Biomedical Engineering. Her project is titled "Acoustic Radiation Force Impulse (ARFI) Imaging and Shear Wave Elasticity Imaging (SWEI) in evaluating myocardial mechanical properties and heart failure diagnosis." The work focuses on developing methods for measuring stiffness and stress-strain properties of the myocardium. The specific aim of this research is to assess the ability of ARFI Imaging and SWEI to evaluate myocardial mechanical properties and thus diagnose heart
failure.