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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.


2016
Raag Airan MD, PhD
Johns Hopkins Medical Institution
Wada 2.0: Focal Delivery of Anesthetics to the Brain via Noninvasive Focused Ultrasound

2015
Joseph Young, M.D.
Massachusetts General Hospital- Boston, Massachusetts
Reducing Radiation Dose, Iodine Dose, and Cost in CTA of Acute Hemorrhagic & Non-Hemorrhagic Stroke with Preserved Diagnostic Accuracy: Optimization and Assessment of Routine Dual Energy Head CT Scanning in a Level I Trauma Center

2014
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
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

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

2012
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
Michael J. Paldino, MD
Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA
"Abnormal Structural and Functional Connectivity in Pediatric Patients with Focal Cortical Dysplasia"

2010
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
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
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
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
Erin Simon Schwartz, MD
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
"A Comprehensive MR Assessment of Fetal Physiologic Well-Being"

2005
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"

2004
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"

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

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

2000
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
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"