David Holt Student Scholarship

Stephanie Pal, BS, 2nd Annual HESC David Holt Student Scholarship Winner

Heartbeat congratulates Stephanie Pal, BS, winner of our 2nd Annual HESC David Holt Student Scholarship, Student Scientific Poster Competition. This scholarship is in honor of David Holt, a fellow perfusionist who retired at the end of 2021, celebrating 45 years in perfusion. Candidates needed to submit a scientific abstract case report from a clinical experience pertaining to cardiovascular perfusion.

Stephanie is a 2nd year Master of Perfusion Science student at the University of Nebraska. She provided our 2nd Annual HESC event attendees with the winning poster presentation entitled “Cardiac Preservation Effects of Glucose-Insulin-Potassium Infusion in Patients Undergoing Cardiovascular

Congratulations Stephanie!

About the David Holt Student Scholarship

Heartbeat Perfusion Solutions, Inc. believes perfusion students are not only a part of progress, in regards to both science and medicine, but also are witness to certain recoveries that seem to be miracles.

At our 2nd Annual HESC, Heartbeat Perfusion Solutions presented $1000 David Holt Student Scholarship for Best poster presentation. This scholarship is in honor of David Holt, a fellow perfusionist, who retired at the end of 2021 with 45 years in perfusion. David’s specific focus was that of a professional life dedicated to perfusion education. David directly touched the lives of more than 600 individuals in their quest to practice competent perfusion. 

All applicants were perfusion students currently enrolled in a CAAHEP accredited school of perfusion. The candidates submitted scientific abstracts presented in scientific case report from a clinical experience which pertains to cardiovascular perfusion. The Case Report Presentations included the following: 

  1. Title: State the title of your presentation 
  2. Introduction: Briefly describe the case and how it pertains to perfusion practice 
  3. Case Report: Include patient age, gender, and other pertinent demographics such as height, weight, and body surface area, brief medical history, extracorporeal equipment and circuitry, operative perfusion procedure, outcome and follow-up (if available) 
  4. Discussion: This may include evolution of the technique, history and bibliographic references, expansion of alternative techniques or results, problems, speculations or future suggested approaches. 
  5. Conclusion: The conclusion should summarize the main points

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