Awards & Recognition

Oct. 2023 -  2026
Fulbright Specialist

Dr. Kayvan Najarian was competitively selected as a Fulbright Specialist for three years starting in October 2023. Fulbright Specialists are selected on the basis of knowledge, skill sets, and ability to make a significant contribution to projects overseas, and are then matched with approved projects designed by foreign host institutions from over 150 countries. Once abroad, Specialists partner with their host institutions to conduct project activities in support of the host institution’s priorities and goals. Dr. Najarian’s selection testifies to his outstanding data science research and teaching at the University of Michigan. 

Michigan Institute for Data Science Annual Data Science and AI Summit Best Overall Poster Award

Best Overall Poster - Matthew Hodgman, Michael Mathis, Emily Wittrup, Cristian Minoccheri, Kayvan Najarian “Interpretable prediction of 6-month risk of first acute myocardial infarction in patients without pre-existing cardiovascular conditions”

University of Michigan's 2022 Endowment for Basic Sciences Accelerator Award

Recognition for contributions to the Department of Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics.

Research Profile - Scientia

Tackling Trauma: A Revolutionary Approach to Emergency Medical Care: Dr. Kayvan Najarian and his team of researchers at the University of Michigan are designing advanced automated trauma decision support systems that can help emergency physicians make critical time-sensitive decisions in life or death situations.

Interview - BBC Click

A Car to Detect Heart Attacks: Click hears from Kayvan Najarian about moving towards technology that can monitor the health of someone driving a car to predict if they are going to have a heart attack.

Team - Military Health System Research Symposium (MHSRS)

For outstanding research accomplishments in the research category of health information technology/informatics

Best Abstract - Resuscitation Science Symposium

Best Abstract for Cardiac and Trauma Resuscitation Science (By American Heart Association) - “Sardar Ansari; Daniel Slavin; Mohamad H Tiba; Harm Derksen; Kenn Oldham; Kevin Ward; and, Kayvan Najarian “A Novel Portable Polyvinylidene Fluoride Based Sensor for Detection of Hemorrhage”

Cover - IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics

The paper “Ansari S, Ward K, Kayvan Najarian “Epsilon-Tube Filtering: Reduction of High-Amplitude Motion Artifacts from Impedance Plethysmography Signal” was selected as the flag/cover paper of IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics Vol 19, No. 2, 2015.

Best Paper Award - BIOTECHNO 2010

N. Mirshahi, S.U. Demir, K. Ward, R. Hobson, R. Hakimzadeh, Kayvan Najarian, A Multi-Resolution Entropic-based Image Processing Technique for Diagnostic Analysis of Microcirculation Videos, The Second International Conference on Advances in Biotechnologies (BIOTECHNO 2010), Mexico, March 7-13, 2010.

Best Paper Award - IEEE BIBM 2009

S. Ansari, Kayvan Kayvan Najarian. Ward and M. H. Tiba, Extraction of Respiratory Rate from Impedance Signal Measured on Arm: A Portable Respiratory Rate Measurement Device, 2009 IEEE Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine (IEEE BIBM 2009), pp.197-202, Nov 2009.