UW Radiology

Dr. Mossa-Basha Awarded GE Radiology Research Academic Fellowship

Mahmud Mossa-Basha, M.D.Associate Professor for Neuroradiology
Acting Chief of Service for Radiology, HMC Radiology
Director of Cross-Sectional Neurovascular Imaging for University of Washington and Harborview Medical Centers
Co-Director, Intravenous Contrast Policy

 Since 1992, GERRAF fellowships have been one of the most sought-after awards in academic radiology. I am proud to announce that one of our own faculty, Mahmud Mossa-Basha in Neuroradiology was awarded one of the 2015 awards.

His project is “Diffusion Tensor Imaging of the Cervical Spinal Cord as a Prognostic Tool for Acute Cervical Spinal Cord Injury”, which will evaluate the accuracy of MR-DTI metrics at the time of cervical spinal cord injury in predicting the success of standard rehabilitation therapy. The goal is that if DTI is proven to be a reliable predictor of rehabilitation success, patients that are likely to be non-responders can be guided to more effective therapies.

GE Radiology Research Academic Fellowship (GERRAF) Fellows are selected by the Association of University Radiologists from among board-certified academic radiologists based on the strength of their commitment to research careers; the quality, creativity and vision of their proposed research projects; and the continuing support provided by their institutions.

UW Radiology faculty have now garnered at least seven GERRAF awards, and Mahmud joins past recipients, including:

Christoph Lee, 2012
James Fink, 2009
Wendy DeMartini, 2006
Janie Lee, 2005
Yoshimi Anzai, 2000
C. Craig Blackmore, 1998
Jeffrey Jarvik, 1995

Mahmud joins a list that we are proud of.