2020 Research Day
COVID Session (Chair, Dr. Hanzhang Lu)
- Dr. Tony Lin – ‘Detection of COVID-19 Pneumonia on Chest Radiographs’
- Dr. Bharat Ambale Venkatesh - ‘Can Chest X-rays Predict Mortality in Hospitalized COVID-19 patients?’
- Dr. Caitlin Tressler – ‘Pulmonary Immune Response in COVID-19 Infection’
Research Fellows & Students Prize Abstract Presentation Session (Chair, Dr. Peter Barker)
- Selected Abstract #1 - Dr. Farhad Pishgar – ‘Quantitative Analysis of Adipose Depots Using Chest CT and Associations with All-cause Mortality in COPD: Longitudinal Analysis from MESArthritis Ancillary Study’
- Selected Abstract #2 – Dr. Shaowei Bo - ‘Developing Azoles for Performing Functional MRI of Kidneys’
- Selected Abstract #3 – Dr. Raj Kumar Sharma – ‘Metabolic Reprogramming by SLC1A5 Downregulation in Human Pancreatic Cancer Cells’
Residents Prize Presentation Session (Chair, Dr. Lilja Solnes)
- Dr. Anirudh Arun – ‘Cerebral Venous Congestion: A Novel Framework’
- Dr. Sean Golden – ‘The Growth of Clinical IR: Increasing Interventional Radiology Evaluation & Management Charges Over Time’
- Dr. Shinjini Kundu – ‘Beyond What The Eye Can See: Re-imagining Precision Medicine?’
Latest advances in Service Centers (Chair, Dr. Jeff Bulte)
- Dr. Kristine Glunde – ‘Advanced MALDI Imaging in the JHMI AIMS Core’
- Dr. Rebecca Krimins – ‘The Express Radiology Research Lab and Radiosynoviorthesis in Dogs’
- Dr. Zaver Bhujwalla – ‘iThera MSOT InVision 512 Optoacoustic Scanner’
Molecular Imaging (Chair, Dr. Kristine Glunde)
- Dr. Marie France Penet – ‘Photoimmunotherapy of Ovarian Cancer’
- Dr. Sudath Hapuarachchige – ‘5D3-DM1: A Novel PSMA-targeted ADC for Prostate Cancer Therapy’
- Dr. Catherine Foss – ‘Imaging Inflammation in Small Animals’
- Dr. Laurence Carroll – ‘Caspase-based PET for Evaluating Pro-Apoptotic Treatments in Tuberculosis’
New approaches to Common Clinical Problems (Chair, Dr. Laura Fayad) – Prerecorded Session
- Dr. Steven Rowe: ‘Impacting the Treatment of Men with Prostate Cancer Through the Use of PSMA-Based Molecular Imaging’
- Dr. Atif Zaheer: ‘Making Heads and Tails of the Pancreas: Fruits of Multidisciplinary Collaboration’
- Dr. Emily Ambinder: ‘Improving Access to Breast Imaging’
- Dr. Robert Lidell: ‘Pancreatic Cancer: The Backdoor Approach’
- Dr. Vivek Yedavalli: ‘Stroke and Stroke Perfusion Research’
- Dr. Omid Khalilzadeh: ‘High Resolution CT Evaluation of Bone Histomorphometry in Patients with Metabolic Bone Disease’
MR Research (Chair, Dr. George Sgouros)
- Dr. Michael Schar – ‘MR Techniques for Coronary Endothelial Function Assessment’
- Dr. Shanshan Jiang – ‘Deep Learning Boosted Amide Proton Transfer (APT) MRI’
- Dr. Hye Young Heo – ‘Proton Exchange MR Fingerprinting’
- Dr. Georg Oeltzschner – ‘Advanced Acquisition and Modeling Techniques in Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy’
Dr. Karen Horton
The third annual Radiology Research Day was a tremendous success.
Department Chair, Dr. Karen Horton, began with an introduction that highlighted spectacular new equipment being updated and installed primarily for research purposes.
The first distinguished faculty lecture was by Dr. Katarzyna Macura who gave an eye-opening talk on a vast amount of multi-disciplinary research and clinical work focused on prostate cancer.
The keynote lecture from Dr. Daniel Ford was an excellent discussion of translational research that covered challenges in medicine and the need to build efficient infrastructure to best support faculty efforts.
Over lunch, the Turner Concourse was bursting with activity as poster presentations and judging took over the atmosphere.
In the Darner Conference Room, Core Service Centers displayed services available to all faculty both within and outside of the School of Medicine, in order to provide support for conducting cutting-edge research. The post-lunch series started with Dr. Shadpour Demehri and focused on his specialty in osteoarthritis imaging.
Dr. Stefan Zimmerman discussed minimally-invasive cardiac CT and MRI imaging to diagnose subtle signs of abnormal function. Dr. Ferdinand Hui offered tremendous insight into strokes, the leading cause of adult disability and 5th leading cause of death.
The last distinguished faculty lecture was by Dr. Paul Bottomley who discussed the history and progress of measuring cardiac work and his own involvement which dated back to 1977 when he helped build the first MRI as a young PhD student in Nottingham. Dr. Karen Horton concluded the day with handing out awards for the 6 poster winners.
With every conclusion a new research question can be asked and a new step into progressing medicine may occur. Being a leader in treating patients means leading in medical research.
The 2019 Radiology Research Day has revealed many conclusions and just as many newly surfaced questions, exactly what is needed to push medicine to the next frontier.
Preclinical Posters Winners
Ishu Sivakumar, Yelena Mironchik, Raj Kumar Sharma, Eibhlin Goggins, Noriko Mori, Flonne Wildes, Balaji Krishnamachary, Zaver M. Bhujwalla
Clinical Poster Winners
Xinyuan Miao, Yuankui Wu, Dapeng Liu, Hangyi Jiang, David Woods, Moshe T. Stern, Nicholas I.S. Blair, Raag D. Airan, Chetan Bettegowda, Keri S. Rosch, Qin Qin, Peter C. M. van Zijl, Jay J. Pillai, Jun Hua
Postdoctoral Fellows Research Award
The special session for Postdoctoral Fellows featured the three runners-up for the postdoctoral research award.
Dr. Akanksha Bhargava
Imaging Innovations for Cascular Systems Biology of Cancer
Dr. Arya Haj Mirzaian
Statin Use and Knee Osteoarthritis: Results from the Osteoarthritis Initiative
Dr. Michal Povasan
Comparison of Multi-Vendor, Single-Voxel MR Spectroscopy Data Acquired in Healthy Brain at 26 Sites
Radiology Residents Presentations
Clinical opinions and practical experiences from:
Dr. Matt Alvin
“RSNA Olmsted Fellowship - Insights & Takeaways.”
Dr. Derek Nguyen
“State-Mandated Breast Density Notifications: Can they be less ‘dense’?”
Dr. Nima Hafezi Nejad
“Bariatric embolization: Clinical Data from Human Trials.”