ARPA-H funding awarded to Dr. Paul Kinahan and cross-organizational team

A photo of Dr. Paul Kinahan. In the photo, Paul wears a blue button-up shirt, beige blazer, and he smiles into the camera.Dr. Paul Kinahan, Ph.D., professor of Radiology and Bioengineering, adjunct professor of Radiation Oncology, and vice chair of research, is one of six principal investigators who have received funding from the new Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H) federal agency through the Medical Imaging and Data Resource Center (MIDRC).

MIDRC was launched by the National Institutes of Health to synthesize the powers of artificial intelligence and medical imaging to fight COVID-19. The National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering is funding this effort.

The $12 million dollar award to expand MIDRC into cancer imaging is the first to be received by the University of Washington from ARPA-H and will be distributed over two years through a contract to Maryellen Giger, PhD, of the University of Chicago. Kinahan will represent the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) in his role on the project.

MIDRC principal investigators at the 2022 RSNA annual meeting; From left to right: Michael Tilkin, Paul Kinahan, Adam Flanders, Kris Kandarpa (NIBIB), Curtis Langlotz, Maryellen Giger (Not pictured Etta Pisano and Robert Grossman).

Other PIs include Etta Pisano, MD, and Michael Tilkin, MS, from the American College of Radiology®, Curtis Langlotz, MD, PhD, and Adam Flanders, MD, representing the Radiological Society of North America, and Maryellen Giger, PhD, who will also represent the AAPM.

Learn more in the MIDRC press release.

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