Research Scholar Grant

The Foundation’s premier career development grant transitions junior faculty to independent investigators. Funding protects research time to conduct complex projects under the guidance of a mentor and scientific advisor in preparation for NIH funding. Two-year grant of $150,000.

Sharath Bhagavatula, MD
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Development of Superparamagnetic Iron-Oxide Nanoparticle (SPIO-NP)-Enhanced Microwave Ablation
GE HealthCare/RSNA Research Scholar

Jason Chiang, MD, PhD
University of California, Los Angeles
Augmenting Microwave Ablation with Supercharged NK Cell Therapy in an Oncopig Liver Tumor Model
RSNA Research Scholar Grant

Elizabeth George, MBBS
University of California San Francisco
Quantitative Susceptibility Mapping of Neonatal Cerebral Oxygenation to Predict Neurodevelopmental Outcomes in Congenital Heart Disease
RSNA Research Scholar Grant

Amit Gupta, MD
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
Lung T1 Mapping and Non-Contrast MR Angiography: A Noninvasive Method for Assessment of Pulmonary Vasculature and Perfusion Abnormalities in Patients with Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension
RSNA Research Scholar Grant

Roger Goldman, MD, PhD
University of California, Davis
Artificial Intelligence for Interpretation and Localization in Digital Subtraction Angiography
RSNA Research Scholar Grant

Lewis Dirk Hahn, MD
University of California San Diego
Deep Learning-Based Prediction of Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension
Carestream Health/RSNA Research Scholar Grant

Leslie R. Lamb, MD, MSc
Massachusetts General Hospital
Strategy To Reduce Disparities in Breast Cancer Risk Assessment Using Artificial Intelligence
Siemens Healthineers/RSNA Research Scholar Grant

Yoo Jin Lee, MD
University of California, San Francisco 
Imaging of Active Myocardial Fibrosis Using 68 Ga-FAP-2286
Bracco Diagnostics Inc./RSNA Research Scholar Grant

Xiaoyang Liu, MD, PhD
University of Toronto
Multimodal Integration of Radiology, Genomics and Pathology for Recurrence Prediction in Hepatocellular Carcinomas After Curative Resection
AGFA HealthCare/RSNA Research Scholar Grant

Kirti Magudia, MD, PhD 
Duke University 
Optimizing Preoperative Assessment and Postoperative Management of Bariatric Surgery Patients with Fully Automated, High Throughput and Normalized Ct-Based Body Composition Analysis
Joan Eliasoph, MD/RSNA Research Scholar

Devarati Mitra, MD, PhD
The University of Texas MD Anderson
Prediction of Radiation Therapy-Associated Toxicity to Correct a Race-Based Disparity
RSNA Research Scholar Grant

Marwan Moussa, MD 
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Combinational Thermal Ablation and Nanodrug Immunomodulation To Promote Anti-Tumor Immunity
RSNA Research Scholar Grant

Ali Pirasteh, MD
University of Wisconsin Madison
Development of FAPI PET as a Non-invasive Biomarker of Liver Fibrogenesis
RSNA Research Scholar Grant

Liqiang Ren, PhD, DABR
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Early Detection of Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma with Clinical Photon-Counting Computed Tomography
RSNA Research Scholar Grant

Amanda R. Smolock, MD, PhD 
The Medical College of Wisconsin, Inc
Understanding the Effect of Histotripsy on Tumor Hypoxia in a Pancreatic Cancer Model
RSNA Research Scholar Grant

Maryam Soltanolkotabi, MD 
University of Utah
Quantitative Bone SPECT/CT and Its Role in Osteoarthritis Imaging & Management: A Pilot Study on the Hand & Wrist
RSNA Research Scholar Grant

Karthik M. Sundaram, MD, PhD
University of Pennsylvania
Developing an Image-Guided Approach for Optimal Surgical Debulking and Treatment of Recurrent Ovarian Cancer Using a Novel Theranostic Agent
GE HealthCare/RSNA Research Scholar

Scott M. Thompson, MD, PhD 
Mayo Clinic Rochester
Intraindividual Comparison of Hepatic Intraarterial Versus Systemic Intravenous 68Ga-PSMA PET/CT in Patients With HCC
RSNA Research Scholar Grant

Angela Tong, MD 
NYU Grossman
Added Value of Quantitative MR Imaging to Radiologists and Deep Learning Based Computer Aided Detection of Prostate Cancer on Prostate MRI
RSNA Research Scholar Grant

Christian B. van der Pol, MD, FRCPC
Hamilton Health Sciences
Liver Imaging Reporting and Data System (LI-RADS) Diagnostic Test Accuracy Individual Patient Data (IPD) Meta-Analysis
RSNA Research Scholar Grant

Michael C. Versonesi, MD, PhD 
University of Wisconsin – Madison
Development of Neuroimaging Biomarkers Using Simultaneous FET PET and MR CEST for Combination Therapy Against Glioblastoma
RSNA Research Scholar Grant

Vivek Srikar Yedavalli, MD, MS 
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Deep Learning Models Using Baseline Comprehensive CT Stroke Collateral Imaging in Cerebral Angiographic Collateral, Post Procedural Hemorrhagic Transformation, and Clinical Outcomes Predictions for Increasing Endovascular Thrombectomy Eligibility in the Late Time Window
Guerbet/RSNA Research Scholar Grant