Research Resident/Fellow Grant

This grant provides investigators a chance to explore powerful ideas. Working alongside an experienced advisor, trainees gain insight in research methods and techniques; it is a catalyst to pursue research at a critical point in a radiologist’s career. One-year grant of $30,000/$50,000.

Arman Avesta, MD
Yale School of Medicine
Developing Capsule Networks for Brain Image Segmentation
Siemens Healthineers/RSNA Research Fellow Grant

Mark Barahman, MD, PhD
University of California, San Diego
Proton Density Fat Fraction Estimation With Point of Care Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Technology
GE Healthcare/RSNA Research Resident Grant

Krister Barkovich, MD, PhD
University of California, San Diego
Developing a Novel Tumor-Targeting Dual NIRF/MRI Imaging Nanoparticle for Longitudinal Molecular Cancer Imaging
Bracco Diagnostics Inc./RSNA Research Resident Grant

Soha Bazyar, MD, PhD
University of Maryland Baltimore
Ultra-High Dose Rate Sparing of Lung Tissue During Radiation Therapy
RSNA Research Resident Grant

Joshua Brown, MD, PhD
Emory University
Chemical Exchange Saturation Transfer MRI in Non-Lesional Temporal Lobe Epilepsy Imaging
Prince Research Resident Grant

Jason Domogauer, MD, PhD
NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Pilot Study of an Organ-Based Cancer Screening Electronic Application Tool To Improve Cancer Screenings for Sexual and Gender Minority Persons
Philips/RSNA Research Resident Grant

Jeremy Ford, MD, MBA
Massachusetts General Hospital
Blood-Brain Barrier Water Exchange in Alzheimer Disease
Ralph Schlaeger Charitable Foundation/RSNA Research Fellow Grant

Colbey W. Freeman, MD
University of Pennsylvania
Going With the Flow: A Comparison of Brain Perfusion Detected by Ultrasound Microvascular Imaging, Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound, and Microspheres in a Porcine Model
RSNA Research Fellow Grant

Matthew Gallitto, MD
Columbia University
Focused Ultrasound-Enhanced STAT3 Inhibition and Radiosensitization for Diffuse Midline Glioma
RSNA Research Resident Grant

Ruoqi Gao, MD, PhD
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Targeted Acoustic Activation of Systemic Immunomodulating Nanodroplets as a Novel Immunotherapeutic Platform
RSNA Research Resident Grant

Elmira Hassanzadeh, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital
Protocol Optimization for Resting State fMRI Under Anesthesia
Silver Anniversary Campaign Pacesetters Research Fellow Grant

Samuel Jang, MD
Mayo Clinic - Rochester
Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound and Shear Wave Elastography in Patients Receiving Lymphaticovenous Anastomosis Surgery in the Upper Extremities
Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc./RSNA Research Resident Grant

Noah Kastelowitz, MD, PhD
Stanford University School of Medicine
Circulating Cell-Free RNA as a Predictor of Radiation Therapy Toxicity
RSNA Research Resident Grant

Cody A. Keller, MD
University of California, San Diego
Optimization of Quantitative Ultrasound Fat Fraction Estimation in Advanced Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease and Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis
Philips/RSNA Research Resident Grant

Behnaz Khazai, MD, MSc
Yale University School of Medicie
PET Biomarker for Synaptic Density Changes After Radiation Therapy
RSNA Research Resident Grant

Sean A. Koerner, MD, MS
University of Pittsburgh
Graduated Spatially Fractionated Radiotherapy: A Novel Technique To Potentiate Immunotherapy Response.
RSNA Research Resident Grant

Min Lang, MD, MSc
Massachusetts General Hospital
An Ultrafast 3-Minute MR/MRA Protocol Using Novel MR Acceleration and AI-Assisted Reconstruction Techniques for Evaluation of Acute Ischemic Stroke
Strategic Radiology Arl Van Moore Jr., MD/RSNA Research Resident Grant

Matthew D. Lee, MD
NYU Langone Health
Correlation of MRI With Intraoperative 5-Aminolevulinic Acid Fluorescence and Stimulated Raman Histology in Glioblastomas
FUJIFILM Healthcare Americas Corporation/RSNA Research Resident Grant

Ningcheng Li, MD, MS
Oregon Health & Science University
Chronic Post-Thrombotic Venous Biomechanical Changes and Impact on Response to Venous Intervention
RSNA Research Fellow Grant

William C. Y. Lo, MD, PhD
Washington University in St Louis
Integrin-Targeted PET Imaging and Therapeutics To Predict and Mitigate Radiation-Induced Pulmonary Fibrosis
RSNA Research Resident Grant

Jennifer Ma, MD
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Radiotherapeutic and Tumor Microenvironmental Determinations of Response to Immune Checkpoint Blockade in DNA Repair-Deficient Breast Cancer
RSNA Research Resident Grant

Gohar Manzar, MD, PhD
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Evaluating and Optimizing Radiotherapy Immunoconditioning To Enhance CAR-NK Cell Therapy for Head and Neck Cancer
Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc./RSNA Research Resident Grant

Marcela Marsiglia, MD, PhD
Massachusetts General Hospital
Assessment of the Diameter and Flow of the Ophthalmic and Ciliary Arteries in Patients With Advanced Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration Using 7 Tesla MRI
Bayer HealthCare/RSNA Research Fellow Grant

Aram S. Modrek, MD, PhD
New York University Grossman School of Medicine
DNA Damage Drives Genome Reorganization in Glioblastoma
RSNA Research Resident Grant

Sujoy Mukherjee, MD
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Liver Health Outcome of Longstanding Hepatic Steatosis: A Longitudinal Cohort Study of the Dallas Heart Study Population
Philips/RSNA Research Resident Grant

Veit Sandfort, MD
Stanford University
Minimizing Human Labeling Effort in Cardiovascular Deep Learning Segmentation To Enable Comprehensive Risk Assessment in Type B Aortic Dissection
RSNA Research Resident Grant

Michael V. Sherer, MD
University of California, San Diego
Improving Contouring Training for Radiation Oncology Residents via Implementation of Novel Curricular Elements Using an Interactive Online Contouring Platform
RSNA Research Resident Grant

Nadia Solomon, MD, MSc, MA
Yale New Haven Hospital
Postmortem Imaging for Investigation of Disease Pathophysiology, Mechanisms of Injury, and Cause of Death
RSNA Presidents Circle Research Resident Grant

David Tischfield, MD, PhD
University of Pennsylvania
Functional Metabolic Imaging for HCC Subtyping and Response Prediction
Philips/RSNA Research Resident Grant

Ophir Vermesh, MD, PhD
Stanford University School of Medicine
Engineering Genetically-Encoded Synthetic Reporters for Dual Breath- and Imaging-Based Early Cancer Detection
RSNA Research Resident Grant

Gregory Wehner, MD, PhD
Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology
Predicting Permanent Pacemaker Implantation After Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement From Aortic Annulus Shape Models Derived From Pre-Procedural Computed Tomography
RSNA Research Resident Grant

John Zech, MD, MA
New York Presbyterian - Columbia
Personalized Detection of Pediatric Upper Extremity Fractures Using Deep Learning-Based Object Detection
GE Healthcare/RSNA Research Resident Grant