Your Donations in Action: Record Number of R&E Grant Recipients Receive Distinguished Investigator Award

N. Reed Dunnick, MD

RSNA Research & Education (R&E) Foundation Grant recipients have a history of making significant research contributions throughout their careers. This year, eight past R&E grant recipients received the 2018 Distinguished Investigator Award from the Academy for Radiology & Biomedical Imaging Research — a record number for R&E researchers.

This prestigious award recognizes independent investigators who have achieved a minimum of 25 peer-reviewed scientific research publications as first or senior author and at least six years of funding as a principal investigator of a major competitive extramural research grant. Awardees have attained a level of accomplishment that ranks within the top 10 percent of all academic radiology faculty. This year, 42 researchers will receive this award and will be acknowledged during a ceremony at RSNA 2018.

“The RSNA R&E Foundation is proud to see so many of its grant recipients continuing to conduct impactful research,” said N. Reed Dunnick, MD, chair of the R&E Foundation Board of Trustees. “The Foundation provides radiology investigators with many of the resources needed to jump start their studies, which often leads to further funded research, and ultimately to improved patient care.”

R&E grant recipients who will receive the 2018 Academy for Radiology & Biomedical Imaging Research Distinguished Investigator Award are: 

• Christine B. Chung, MD, University of California San Diego

• Gregory Chang, MD, PhD, New York University School of Medicine

• Daniel Kim, PhD, Northwestern University

• Yvonne W. Lui, MD, New York University School of Medicine

• Kathryn A. Morton, MD, University of Utah

• Mizuki Nishino, MD, MPH, Harvard University

• Drew A. Torigian, MD, University of Pennsylvania

• Xiaoming Yang, MD, PhD, University of Washington