The Board of Trustees of the Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (SCMR) is pleased to announce the 2016 Gold Medal Award recipients are Joao A.C. Lima, MD, MBA, Professor of Medicine, Radiology and Epidemiology at Johns Hopkins University. The award is presented annually by the SCMR for outstanding achievement in the field of CMR as well as exemplary service to the Society.
Dr. Lima is very well known to the field of CMR, as a leader over the past 25 years. He has a strong history of service to the SCMR, beginning with the very first organizational meeting hosted by Gerald Pohost, extending through his service on the SCMR Board of Trustees, and including his tireless attendance and presentations at most if not all of the SCMR’s scientific sessions. Dr. Lima has been a major contributor to the field. In particular among his research contributions over the past two and half decades, marked by nearly 160 peer-reviewed papers, those on myocardial function, late gadolinium enhancement, LV contractile function, and delayed enhancement imaging and his many contributions from the 10-year, 7,000-patient Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA) study have been central to advances in our field. This landmark epidemiology study has published over 1,000 papers over the past 15 years. The CMR data has been the component of that study which has
produced the most publications of any single sub-unit within MESA. In addition, Dr. Lima has authored 39 high-level editorials and guidelines directly related to CMR. Perhaps most importantly, Dr. Lima has helped mentor and guide numerous others in the field.
“From lectures to daily discussions and supervising research projects in CMR he was not only the most visionary researcher that I have ever known, but the best mentor any fellow could ask for.” - Carlos Eduardo Rochitte, MD, PhD
obrigado por impactar tanto na vida de cada um de nós que um dia sonhamos ser cientistas em cardiologia, e demos a sorte de nos depararmos com você. Mais do que impulsionar um método (CMR), você impulsionou muitas vidas criativas. E este impulso não se resume ao aspecto científico.
Faço minhas as palavras de Rochitte.