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Dr James Rudd

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I am a HEFCE Clinical Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant in Cardiology at Addenbrooke’s Hospital and the University of Cambridge. My research interests are in cardiac and atherosclerosis imaging, using CT, MRI and nuclear methods. After medical training in UK and Australia, my PhD at the University of Cambridge described the first use of FDG PET for atherosclerotic plaque imaging and was funded by a British Heart Foundation Clinical Research Fellowship. I was awarded a British Heart Foundation International Fellowship to work with Professor Zahi Fayad at Mount Sinai Medical Centre in New York. This allowed me to develop further my interest in atherosclerosis imaging using MRI, CT and targeted contrast agents. I was a British Atherosclerosis Society Young Investigator in 2003, and the Society of Nuclear Medicine Young Investigator in 2006. Most recently, collaborative work between my group and colleagues at Edinburgh University describing vascular NaF PET imaging for predicting heart attack has won the 2011 RSNA Young Investigator Prize and the 2012 Parmley prize from the American College of Cardiology. In 2016, with colleagues in the Maths and Statistics department we were awarded a £2.1 million programme grant to establish the Cambridge EPSRC centre for mathematical imaging in healthcare. I was a member of the Programme Committee of the British Cardiovascular Society since 2010 and a member of the European Society of Cardiology Working Group of Nuclear Cardiology and CT since 2007. In 2013, I was elected a member of the SHAPE scientific advisory board and the MRC-MHRA PET Imaging Advisory Committee. In 2013, I was appointed to the Editorial Board of Heart and I am responsible for Education in Heart – Imaging. I am also the Digital Media Editor at Heart. My research is supported by HEFCE, the EPSRC, the British Heart Foundation, the Wellcome Trust, the Evelyn Trust, the Academy of Medical Sciences and the NIHR Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre.


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