Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography

SDMS Announcements

2018 SDMS Award and Competition Winners

by Kelly Stafford

The Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (SDMS) is proud to announce the 2018 award and competition winners who were honored on October 5, 2018 at the SDMS and SDMS Foundation Awards Dinner during the 2018 SDMS Annual Conference.

SDMS Distinguished Educator Award - The SDMS Distinguished Educator Award is presented to an exceptional educator in the field of diagnostic medical sonography.

2018 SDMS Distinguished Educator Award Recipient
Mitzi Roberts, EdD, RT(R), RDMS, RDCS

Stephen M. McLaughlin Memorial Lectureship - The Stephen McLaughlin Memorial Lectureship was created as a tribute to past SDMS President Stephen McLaughlin for his service to the SDMS and to promote sonographer professionalism within the healthcare community. The lecture is presented each year at the Annual Conference in his honor.

2018 Stephen M. McLaughlin Memorial Lectureship Recipient
Janette Wybo, BS, RDMS, RDCS, RVT
Mentorship in the Sonography Profession

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. Established in 1994 to honor the significant contributions of Joan P. Baker to the sonography profession, this award is given when a sonographer’s focused contribution has advanced the profession and increased the knowledge and/or welfare of sonographers.

2018 Joan P. Baker Pioneer Award Recipient 
Sheryl Goss, MS, RT(R)(S), RDMS, RDCS, RVT, RVS, FSDMS

SDMS Foundation Sonography Scholarship Program – The SDMS Foundation provides $2,500 scholarships to deserving sonography students and sonographers.

2018 Sonography Student Scholarship Recipients
Amanda McCulloch
Grand Valley State University, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Grand Rapids, MI

Ashley Phipps
Georgia Northwestern Technical College, Adult Echocardiography, Rome, GA

2018 Sonographer Advanced Degree Scholarship Recipient
Jennifer Anderson, RDMS, RVT
Purdue University, Doctorate Degree in Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences, West Lafayette, IN

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 2017.

1st Place: 
Kevin R. Volz, PhD, RVT
Kevin D. Evans, PhD, RT(R)(M)(BD), RDMS, RVS, FSDMS
Christopher D. Kanner, BS
John A. Buford, PhD, PT
Miriam Freimer, MD
Carolyn M. Sommerich, PhD, CPE
Molecular Ultrasound Imaging of the Spinal Cord for the Detection of Acute Inflammation

2nd Place: 
Jennifer E. Bagley, MPH, RDMS, RVT
Dennis E. Paul, RDMS, RDCS
Sutton Halferty, BSMIRS
Dora DiGiacinto, MEd, RDMS, RDCS
The Use of Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasonography for the Characterization of Focal Liver Lesions

3rd Place: 
Crystal C. Wang
Kadine L. Linden, BS, RDMS
Hansel J. Otero, MD
Sonographic Evaluation of Fractures in Children

W. Frederick Sample Student Excellence Award - This award acknowledges outstanding achievement in writing in the field of diagnostic medical sonography. The award is named in memory of W. Frederick Sample, MD, whose tremendous contributions to the growth and development of the field of sonography have influenced sonographers and physicians. Because of Dr. Sample’s dedication to teaching and research, this award is given to outstanding students in diagnostic medical sonography.

Original Research
1st Place: 
Katie Partridge, BHS
Perceived Psychological Stress and Carotid Artery Blood Flow Velocity in Professional Clinical Students

2nd Place: 
Freshta Nematzadeh
Output Display Standard Monitoring: Should it be Mandatory? Assessment of Nuchal Translucency Quality Review Submissions and Output Display Standard Feedback

Literature Review 
1st Place: 
Bailey Stephens
The Efficacy of Sonography and MRI in Diagnosing Idiopathic Arthritis in Juveniles

2nd Place: 
Tayler Rhoads
Comparison of Transvaginal Sonography, Sonohysterography, and Hysteroscopy in Detecting Submucosal Fibroids and Endometrial Polyps

Scientific Presentation Competition

The Scientific Presentation Competition, which is a two-part competition, encourages sonographers to get involved by writing original presentation summary papers that may address clinical research, educational techniques, patient care, sonography department management, case studies presenting a diagnostic challenge, or other areas related to diagnostic medical sonography.

1st Place:
Monique Riemann, RDMS, RVT
Ultrasound Imaging of MAGnetic Expansion Control (MAGEC®) Rods: A Quality Improvement Project

2nd Place:
Douglas Clem, PhD, EdS, RDCS, RVT
JoeRyan Anderson, BS, RDMS
Deborah Dulin, RDMS
The Diabetic Foot: A Literature Review

SDMS Poster Competitions – Posters report the results of a research topic review or literature review, scientific process or original research, or a case study. Posters were displayed at the 2018 SDMS Annual Conference.

Sonographer Poster Competition
1st Place: 
Alexzandria Stigall, RDMS, RVT
Angela Butwin, MS, RT(R), RDMS
Kevin Evans, PhD, RT(R)(M)(BD), RDMS, RVS, FSDMS
Utilizing Sonographic Measurements of Abdominal Visceral Fat to Determine the Risk for Metabolic Syndrome

2nd Place: 
Monique Riemann, RDMS, RVT
Ultrasound Takes Over the Gold Standard Upper GI for the Diagnosis of Midgut Volvulus

Student Poster Competition
1st Place: 
Gretchen Nix
Amanda Gandhi
Victoria Ketter
Efficacy of Bowel Gas-Reducing Medication for Abdominal Exams in the ED

2nd Place: 
Abby VanOtteren
Moriah Moore
Danielle Wolters
Assessing the Accuracy of Ultrasound Using Spatial Compounding to Measure Intervertebral Spaces