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DIRECTOR - EDGAR ARMANDO HERNANDEZ-ANDRADE, PH.D.

Wayne State University/Perinatology Research Branch - Fetal and Maternal Imaging Director, Edgar Armando Hernandez-Andrade, Ph.D.Title

  • Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Wayne State University School of Medicine
  • Director, Fetal and Maternal Imaging, Perinatology Research Branch

Education and Training

  • M.D., Superior School of Medicine, National Polytechnic Institute, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Masters in Medical Science, Faculty of Medicine, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Ph.D., Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Lund, Sweden
  • Residency, Obstetrics and Gynecology (Honors received), University of Guanajuato, Ministry of Health, Mexico
  • Fellowship - Perinatal Medicine (Honors received), National Institute of Perinatal Medicine, National Health Council, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Diploma and Fellowship - Fetal Medicine, Harris Birthright Research Center for Fetal Medicine, King’s College Hospital, London, UK
  • Post Doctoral Fellowship, Fetal Medicine Unit, Department of Obstetrics, Hospital Clinic, University of Barcelona, Barcelona. Spain

Awards and Recognitions

  • Young Research Fellow of the International Federation of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Research Award “Juan de la Cierva” Council of Health and Education, Spain
  • Senior National Researcher, Mexican Research Council
  • Coordinator of the Fetal Surgery Program, National Institute of Perinatal Medicine, National Health Council, Mexico City
  • Member of the Education Committee. International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology (ISUOG)
  • Task Force for the development of Clinical guidelines for Doppler evaluation during pregnancy. International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology (ISUOG)
  • Member of the International Faculty  International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology (ISUOG)
  • Associate Editor Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
  • Associate Editor Gynecology and Obstetric Investigation
  • Associate Editor Perinatology and Human Reproduction
  • Patwardhan M, Ahn H, Hernandez Andrade E, Korzeniewski S, Hussein Y, Tang X, Chaiworapongsa T, Hassan SS,  Romero R. Dynamic myometrial changes in the upper and lower uterine segments during the third stage of Labor.  22nd World Congress on Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Copenhagen, Denmark, September 2012. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol  2012;40(Suppl 1):110. Abstract OP18.08 (Best Short Oral Presentation).

Research Interests

  • Fetal cardiac function 
  • Fetal neurodevelopment
  • Maternal hemodynamic changes during pregnancy
  • Obesity and perinatal complications
  • Intrauterine Growth Restriction

Select Publications

  • Hernandez-Andrade E, Hassan SS, Ahn H, Korzeniewski SJ, Yeo L, Chaiworapongsa T, Romero R. Evaluation of cervical stiffness during pregnancy using semiquantitative ultrasound elastography. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 2013 Feb;41(2):152-61 ISSN 0960 7692
  • Hernandez-Andrade E, Romero R, Ahn H, Hussein Y, Yeo L, Korzeniewski SJ, Chaiworapongsa T, Hassan SS. Transabdominal evaluation of uterine cervical length during pregnancy fails to identify a substantial number of women with a short cervix. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2012 Sep;25(9):1682-9. ISSN: 1476-4954
  • Hernandez-Andrade E, Stampalija T, Figueras F. Cerebral blood flow studies in the diagnosis and management of intrauterine growth restriction.  Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol. 2013; 25: 138-144.
  • Hernandez-Andrade E, Jansson  T, Lingman G, Liuba K, Ley D, Maršál K. Blood flow streams in the fetal inferior vena cava: experimental animal study using ultrasound contrast agents. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. In press
  • Hernandez-Andrade E, Crispi F, Benavides-Serralde JA, Plasencia W, Diesel HF, Eixarch E, Acosta-Rojas R, Figueras F, Nicolaides K, Gratacós E. Contribution of the myocardial performance index and aortic isthmus blood flow index to predicting mortality in preterm growth-restricted fetuses. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 2009; 34: 430-436.

LAMI YEO M.D.

Wayne State University/Perinatology Research Branch - Fetal and Maternal Imaging, Lami Yeo M.D.Title

  • Director of Fetal Cardiology, Perinatology Research Branch, NICHD, NIH, DHHS
  • Professor, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Wayne State University School of Medicine

Education and Training

  • M.D. – Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine
  • Internship and Residency – Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine, Aultman Hopsital
  • Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship – University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ)-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, St. Peter’s University Hospital

Research Accomplishments

  • Co-inventor of a novel method to examine the fetal heart (Fetal Intelligent Navigation Echocardiography, or FINE) by application of “intelligent navigation” technology to cardiac volume datasets; patent is pending
  • Development and publication of other novel fetal cardiac algorithms using four-dimensional sonography to allow the generation of cardiac views
  • Evaluation of fetal cardiac function using four-dimensional sonography
  • Authored and co-authored more than 150 peer reviewed publications and 24 book chapters

Awards and Recognitions

  • Research Excellence Award, Wayne State University School of Medicine (2016)
  • Teaching Excellence Award, Perinatology Research Branch (2012, 2013, and 2014)
  • Board of Governors, American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) (2013-2016)
  • Section Leader, Fetal Cardiology Scientific Forum at the Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine (2011-2012)
  • Chair, Fetal Echocardiography Community of Practice at the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) (2011-2012)
  • Best Oral Presentation Award (Co-investigator), 12th World Congress of Perinatal Medicine, Spain, 2015
  • Best Oral Communications Award (Co-Investigator), 25th World Congress on Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology: Imaging technology including MRI, Quebec, 2015
  • Best Oral Communications Award (Co-Investigator), 25th World Congress on Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology: Maternal and fetal Doppler including fetal growth, Quebec, 2015
  • 3 Research Excellence Awards (Co-Investigator), 3rd BIRTH Congress: Clinical Challenges in Labor and Delivery, Brazil, 2015
  • Zuspan Awards from Perinatal Resources (Co-Investigator), International Society for the Study of Hypertension in Pregnancy (ISSHP) 2014 World Congress, Louisiana, 2014
  • Research Award (Co-Investigator), Ultrasound meets Magnetic Resonance Congress, Austria, 2013
  • Alfred Kratochwil Award for Best Oral Communication on 3D Ultrasound (Co-Investigator), 19th World Congress on Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Germany, 2009

Research Interests

  • Prenatal diagnosis of congenital anomalies and congenital heart disease
  • Fetal cardiac evaluation (anatomy and function) using three- and four-dimensional sonography
  • Three-and four-dimensional sonography in obstetrics
  • Magnetic resonance imaging in obstetrics

Select Publications

  • Yeo L, Romero R. Fetal Intelligent Navigation Echocardiography (FINE): a novel method for rapid, simple, and automatic examination of the fetal heart. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 2013; 42: 268-84.
  • Garcia M, Yeo L, Romero R, Haggerty D, Giardina I, Hassan SS, Chaiworapongsa T, Hernandez-Andrade E. Prospective evaluation of the fetal heart using Fetal Intelligent Navigation Echocardiography (FINE). Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 2015 [Epub ahead of print].
  • Yeo L, Romero R, Jodicke C, Ogge G, Lee W, Kusanovic JP, Vaisbuch E, Hassan S. Four-chamber view and ‘swing technique’ (FAST) echo: a novel and simple algorithm to visualize standard fetal echocardiographic planes. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 2011; 37:423-31.
  • Yeo L, Romero R, Jodicke C, Kim SK, Gonzalez JM, Ogge G, Lee W, Kusanovic JP, Vaisbuch E, Hassan S. Simple targeted arterial rendering (STAR) technique: a novel and simple method to visualize the fetal cardiac out flow tracts. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 2011; 37: 549-56.
  • Hamill N, Yeo L, Romero R, Hassan SS, Myers SA, Mittal P, Kusanovic JP, Balasubramaniam M, Chaiworapongsa T, Vaisbuch E, Espinoza J, Gotsch F, Goncalves LF, Lee W. Fetal cardiac ventricular volume, cardiac output, and ejection fraction determined with 4-dimensional ultrasound using spatiotemporal image correlation and virtual organ computer-aided analysis. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2011; 205:76.e1-10.

MORIAH THOMASON, PH.D.

Wayne State University/Perinatology Research Branch - Fetal and Maternal Imaging, Moriah Thomas, Ph.D.Title

  • Assistant Professor: Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute for Child and Family Development and Department of Pediatrics, Wayne State University School of Medicine
  • Director: Unit on Perinatal Neural Connectivity, Perinatology Research Branch, NICHD/NIH/DHHS
  • Adjunct Professor: Department of Psychology, Wayne State University
  • Faculty: Translational Neuroscience Program, Wayne State University

Education and Training

  • B.A.: Psychology, University of California, Berkeley, CA
  • Ph.D.: Neurosciences, Stanford University, School of Medicine, Stanford, CA
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow: Departments of Psychology and Radiology, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
  • Visiting Researcher: Department of Neurology, Laboratory of NeuroImaging (LONI), David Greffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA,
  • Visiting Researcher: Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, McGovern Institute for Brain Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, 2005-2006

Awards and Recognitions

  • Travel Award, Organization for Human Brain Mapping’s 13th Annual Meeting, Chicago
  • Service Award, James W. Lyons Service Award given annually in recognition of individual students who demonstrated exemplary service, Stanford University
  • Travel Award, International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine’s Twelfth Annual Meeting, Kyoto, Japan
  • Fellowship Award, Summer Institute in Cognitive Neuroscience, Squaw Valley, CA
  • Fellowship Award, Summer Institute in Cognitive Neuroscience at Dartmouth College
  • High Honors, distinction for baccalaureate thesis from U.C. Berkeley, Psychology
  • Academic Scholarship, Mead Clark and Senator Herbert W. Slater Scholarship
  • Academic Scholarship, Will and Ruth Craig Scholarship

Research Interests

  • The Development of Functional Neural Systems in the Human Fetus
  • Longitudinal Evaluation of Neural and Endocrine Bases of Emotional Psychopathology in Youth
  • The Role of Genetic Variation in Shaping Brain Development in Early Life
  • Neural and Genetic Factors Contributing to Variants of Pediatric Anxiety Disorder

Select Publications

  • Thomason, M.E., Dassanayake, M.T., Shen, S., Katkuri, Y., Alexis, M., Anderson, A.L., Yeo, L., Mody, S., Hernandez-Andrade, E., Hassan, S.S., Studholme, C., Jeong, J.W., & Romero, R. (in press) Cross-hemispheric functional connectivity in the human fetal brain. Science Translational Medicine. Sci Transl Med. 2013 Feb 20;5(173):173ra24 .
  • Torrisi, S.J., Moody, T.D., Vizueta, N., Thomason, M.E., Townsend, J.D., Bookheimer, S.Y., & Altshuler, L.L. (2012) Differences in resting corticolimbic functional connectivity in bipolar I euthymia. Bipolar Disord. 2013 Mar;15(2):156-66. doi
  • Monje, M., Thomason, M.E., Rigolo, B.S., Wang, Y., Waber, D.P., Sallan, S.E., & Golby, A.J. (2012)  Functional and structural differences in the hippocampus associated with memory deficits in adult survivors of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Pediatric Blood & Cancer. 60(2):293-300.
  • Welsh, R., Nemec, U., & Thomason, M.E. (2011) Fetal magnetic resonance imaging at 3Tesla. Topics in Magnetic Resonance Imaging. (22):119-131.Seshamani, S., Fogtmann, M., Thomason, M.E., & Studholme, C. (2012) Resting State Analysis of Function in the Moving Fetal Brain? International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine Meeting Abstracts.
  • Neelavalli, J., Yeo, L., Mody, S., Thomason, M.E., Singh, R.B., Haacke, E. M., & Romero, R. (2012) Magnetic Resonance Venography of the Fetal Brain using Susceptibility Weighted Imaging at 1.5T and 3.0T: Preliminary Results. Inaugural Pacific Rim Congress: Ultrasound and Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Fetus.
  • Thomason, M.E., Hamilton, J.P., & Gotlib, I.H. (2011) Stress-induced activation of the HPA axis predicts connectivity between subgenual cingulate and salience network during rest in adolescents. The Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry. 52(10):1026-34.
  • Thomason, M.E., Dennis, E., Joshi, A.A., Joshi, S.H., Dinov, I.D., Chang, C., Henry, M.L., Johnson, R.F., Thompson, P.M., Toga, A.W., Glover, G.H., Van Horn, J.D., & Gotlib, I.H. (2010) Resting-state fMRI can reliably map neural networks in children. NeuroImage. Mar 1;55(1):165-75.
  • Thomason, M.E. & Thompson, P.M. (2011) Diffusion Imaging, White Matter and Psychopathology. Volume 7 of the Annual Review of Clinical Psychology.
  • Thomason, M.E., Henry, M.L., Hamilton, J.P., Joormann, J., Pine, D.S., Ernst, M., Goldman, D., Mogg, K. Bradley, B.P., Britton, J.C., Lindstrom, K.M., Monk, C.S., Sankin, L.S., Louro, H.M., & Gotlib, I.H. (2010) Neural and behavioral responses to threatening emotion faces in children as a function of the short allele of the serotonin transporter gene. Biological Psychology. Sep; 85(1): 38-44.
  • Thomason, M.E., Dougherty, R.F., Colich, N.L., Perry, L.M., Rykhlevskaia, E.I., Louro, H.M., Hallmayer, J.F., Waugh, C.E., Bammer, R., Glover, G.H., & Gotlib, I.H. (2010) COMT genotype affects prefrontal brain white matter pathways in children. NeuroImage. Nov 15; 53(3): 926-34.