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Scholar Award in Neuroradiology Research

This award was created for investigators in the early phase of their careers (including junior faculty) to enhance competency in areas important to the future of Neuroradiology, including health services research, physiological imaging and interventional Neuroradiology. These projects allow a young investigator to develop a research project in a well-focused area of Neuroradiology that will ultimately enhance patient care. In the recent past, successful applications have focused on such topics as: (1) flow dynamics in aneurysms, (2) exploration of the use of diffusion tensor imaging in premature newborns, and (3) validation of CT perfusion algorithms in animal models.


2014-2015
Ajay Gupta, MD
Weill Cornell Medical College New York-Presbyterian Hospital, New York, New York
Multi-parametric MRI Assessment of Cerebral Hemodynamics and Carotid Plaque in Asystomatic Carotid Stenosis

2013-2014
Monica Pearl, MD, DABR
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
Highly Selective MRI-Guided Targeting of Intra-arterial Chemotherapeutic Drug Delivery to the Brainstem in a Rabbit Model of Mannitol-Induced Blood Brain Barrier Disruption

2012-2013
Seena Dehkharghani, MD
Emory University, Atlanta, GA
Investigating the Utility of MR Thermometry and Perfusion in the Evaluation of Cerebrovascular Ischemia: Applications to the Ischemic Penumbra Model of Neurovascular Injury

2011-12
Michael J. Paldino, MD
Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA
"Abnormal Structural and Functional Connectivity in Pediatric Patients with Focal Cortical Dysplasia"

2010-11
Steven W. Hetts, MD
University of California, San Francisco, CA
"Endovascular Catheter for Magnetic Navigation under MRI Guidance: Evaluation of Healing In Vivo at 1.5T"

Daniel Mandell, MD
University of Toronto
"Evolution of Individual White Matter Lesions in Leukaoraiosis: A Serial MRI Study"

2009-10
Greg Zaharchuk, MD, PhD
Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, CA
"Optimizing Arterial Spin Label MRI for the Visualization of Collateral Flow in Moyamoya Disease"

2008-09
Tammie L. S. Benzinger, MD, PhD
Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
"Childhood Leukodystrophy with Neuromuscular Disability: Translational Use of MRI Directional Diffusivity as a Tool for Prognosis and Response to Therapy"

Vivek Prabhakaran, MD, PhD
The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD
"Characterizing the Neural Substrates of Stroke Recovery Utilizing fMRI and Perfusion Imaging"

2007-08
Pina C. Sanelli, MD
Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, NY
"Assessing the Value of CT Perfusion in Improving Clinical Outcomes in Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage Using a Decision Analytic Model"

2006-07
Erin Simon Schwartz, MD
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
"A Comprehensive MR Assessment of Fetal Physiologic Well-Being"

2005-06
Donna R. Roberts, MD
University of California, San Francisco, CA
"The Assessment of Image-guided Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation as an Adjuvant to Extradural Cortical Stimulation for the Treatment of Chronic Facial Pain"

Steven G. Imbesi, MD
University of California Medical Center, San Diego, CA
"Alteration of Intracranial Aneurysm Flow Dynamics: Development and Evaluation of Potential Neurointerventional Endovascular Treatment Regimens of Wide Necked Aneurysms"

2003-04
Steven G. Imbesi, MD
University of California, San Diego Medical Center, San Diego, CA
"Alteration of Intracranial Aneurysm Flow Dynamics: Development and Evaluation of Potential Neurointerventional Endovascular Treatment Regimens of Wide Necked Aneurysms"

2002-03
James D. Eastwood, MD
Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC
"CT Perfusion Imaging in Subarachnoid Hemorrhage Related Vasospasm"

2001-02
Soonmee Cha, MD
New York University Medical Center, New York, NY
"Dynamic Contrast Enhanced T2*-weighted MRI and Histopathological Assessment of Experimental Glioma"

2000-01
Melanie B. Fukui, MD
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA
"Carotid Stenosis Evaluation: Cost-Effectiveness of Computed Tomographic Angiography vs. Magnetic Resonance Angiography"

1999-00
L. Santiago Medina, MD, MPH
Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH
"The Role and Cost-Effectiveness of Imaging in Newborns with Suspected Occult Spinal Dysraphism"