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SDMS President's Message - August 2016

by Sheryl Goss
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Please join me in congratulating the recipients of the following SDMS awards. The award recipients will be recognized at the SDMS & SDMS Foundation Awards Dinner at the 2016 SDMS Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida, September 29 – October 2, 2016.

SDMS Fellow

A SDMS Fellow exhibits professional qualities and attributes by contributing to the advancement of sonography and sustained contribution to the SDMS.



Richard Palma
2016 Recipient: 
Richard Palma, BS, RDCS, RCS, FASE, ACS 

Ted Whitten
2016 Recipient: 
Winslow Whitten, BA, RDMS, RVT

Joan P. Baker Pioneer Award

The Joan P. Baker Pioneer Award honors a sonographer who has made a unique and outstanding contribution to the sonography profession. This award is only given when a sonographer's focused contribution has advanced the profession and increased the knowledge and/or welfare of sonographers.

Jim Baun
2016 Recipient:
Jim Baun, BS, RDMS, RVT, FSDMS

SDMS Distinguished Educator Award

The SDMS Distinguished Educator Award is presented to an exceptional educator in the field of diagnostic medical sonography who has demonstrated the motivation, drive and hard work to promote life-long learning in students and sonographers alike using innovative teaching methods.

Dora DiGiacinto
2016 Recipient:
Dora DiGiacinto, MEd, RDMS, RDCS

Stephen M. McLaughlin Memorial Lectureship

This lectureship was created to commemorate Stephen's ideals of sonographer professionalism and his contributions to the sonography community at-large.

Diane Kawamura
2016 Presenter:
Diane Kawamura, PhD, RT(R), RDMS, FSDMS, FAIUM
Behaving Professionally: Role Model Wanted

Kenneth R. Gottesfeld Award

This award is presented annually in memory of Kenneth R. Gottesfeld, MD, a founding father in  obstetrical sonography. Honorees are recognized for superior writing and contributions to the Journal of  Diagnostic Medical Sonography in 2015.

First Place
A Novel Echocardiographic Marker (PDAM) Incorporating the Diameter of the Patent Foramen Ovale to Assess Hemodynamically Significant Patent Ductus Arteriosus
Joy D. Guthrie, PhD, RDMS, RDCS, RVT, RCS, RCCS, RVS, FSDMS

Second Place
An Absent Right Umbilical Artery Versus Absent Lt and the Prognostic Implications for the Fetus
Jennifer Durant, BS, RDMS, RDCS, RVT
Douglas Helm, MD
Karen Having, MS ED, RT(R), RDMS
Joy Guthrie, PhD, RDMS, RDCS, RVT, RCS, RCCS, RVS, FSDMS 

Third Place
A Mixed-Method Approach to Evaluating the Association Between Myofascial Trigger Points and Ankle/Foot Pain Using Handheld Sonography Equipment: A Pilot Study
Katherine E. Zale, MS, RDMS, RVT
Mayanna Klatt, PhD
Kevin R. Volz, MS, RVT
Christopher Kanner
Kevin D. Evans, PhD, RT(R)(M)(BD), RDMS, RVS, FSDMS

Sincerely, 

Sheyl Goss Signature
Sheryl Goss, MS, RT(R)(S), RDMS, RDCS, RVT, FSDMS 
SDMS and SDMS Foundation President