My name is James Rudd. I'm a doctor, scientist and technophile from Cambridge. Amateur guitar player. Long-suffering Grimsby Town supporter. You can also find me elsewhere:
Department of Medicine, University of Cambridge - here
Google Scholar - here
Cambridge Cardiovascular - here
Cancer Centre, University of Cambridge - here
ResearchGate - here
Twitter - @jhfrudd
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.
I have been 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.
I am the Digital Media Editor of Heart and am also responsible for Education in Heart - Imaging.
My research is supported by HEFCE, the Wellcome Trust, the British Heart Foundation, the Evelyn Trust, the Academy of Medical Sciences and the NIHR Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre.
Disclaimer: This site is a hobby and does not offer medical advice (as should be obvious!).