We would like to highlight our research colleague, Arnold Ryomoto from the Centre for Cardiovascular Innovation. He is one of the recipients of the Research Excellence Staff Award 2023 from Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute (VCHRI). This organization recognizes the outstanding contributions of long-term research staff. This year’s inaugural Research Excellence Staff Award (RESA) acknowledges staff members with at least 10 years of service and who have demonstrated research excellence through mentorship, building research culture and upholding the VCHRI values of integrity, accountability, collaboration, equity and community- and patient-focus. Each recipient receives $15,000 of lab funding for their dedicated work.
Arnold was the winner in the area of Developing Tools for Research Excellence.
For over 20 years, Arnold Ryomoto has made significant contributions as a technician in the Cardiovascular Imaging Research Core Laboratory (CIRCL), involved in many multi-centre randomized clinical trials that rely on image analysis and data accuracy. Working under Dr. G. B. John Mancini, Arnold has used his knowledge of computer programming to develop a multitude of software tools to improve workflow and output. His applications have allowed the lab to maintain a high level of quality assurance and quality control.
Arnold’s programming achievements include the development of a DICOM viewer to streamline analysis processes, a medical image sharing application called the CIRCL TransferApp and the CardioRisk Calculator — a tool to educate physicians on recent Canadian dyslipidemia guidelines – among many other databases and applications. Through his time at CIRCL, his contributions have allowed for the collaboration of colleagues worldwide and the notable reputation of the lab.
“I am proud to be part of this lab that has greatly contributed to the advancement in cardiovascular health,” says Arnold. “A huge achievement was being involved in the development of a medical application for physicians, nurses and residents – a teaching tool used by thousands across Canada and the rest of the world.”
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