Marissa Lawson, M.D., receives 2023 GERRAF Award

Marissa Lawson, M.D., was named one of three recipients of the 2023 GERRAF (GE-AUR Radiology Research Academic Fellowship) Award. Dr. Lawson, an assistant professor of breast imaging, was granted the distinction for her project, “Disparities in Diagnostic Work-Up and Outcomes after Abnormal Screening Mammography.”

The GERRAF fellowships have been some of the most sought-after awards in academic radiology since their inauguration in 1992, according to the Association of University Radiologists (AUR). They have helped dozens of academic radiologists through strengthening the research interest of radiologist-investigators by broadening their opportunities for continuing scholarship, and fostering original clinical and health services research in technology assessment, health and economic outcome methods, and decision analysis.

Dr. Lawson joins researchers from UW Radiology who were previously named GERRAF Awardees:

  • 2020 – Nathan M. Cross, M.D., M.S., “Clinical Translation of Machine Learning-based Opportunistic Screening for Imaging Evidence of Osteoporosis”
  • 2018 – Kathryn Lowry, M.D., “Tailoring Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Surveillance in Breast Cancer Survivors to Patient-Specific Risks”
  • 2015 – Mahmud Mossa-Basha, M.D., “Diffusion Tensor Imaging of the Cervical Spine as a Prognostic Tool for Acute Spinal Cord Injury”
  • 2012 – Christoph I. Lee, M.D., M.S., “Cost- Effectiveness Analysis of Breast Tomosynthesis as an Adjunct Screening Tool for Women with Dense Breasts”
  • 2009 – James Fink, M.D., “Distinguishing Recurrent High-Grade from Post-radiation Change: Can Advanced MRI Techniques Predict Outcomes?”
  • 2006 – Wendy DeMartini, M.D., “Development and Application of a Predictive Model for Breast Carcinoma Using MRI Features and Patient Characteristics”
  • 2005 – Janie Lee, M.D., M.Sc., “Cost-Effectiveness of Breast Cancer Surveillance in BRCA Gene Mutation Carriers”
  • 2000 – Yoshimi Anzai, M.D., MPH, “Impact of Sinus CT on the Management and Clinical Outcomes of Patients with Sinusitis”
  • 1998 – C. Craig Blackmore, M.D., MPH, “Cost-effectiveness Analysis of Radiographic Screening of the Cervical Spine in Low Risk Trauma Patients”
  • 1995 – Jeffrey Jarvik, M.D., MPH, “Comparison of Outcomes and Cost Effectiveness of Rapid MR Screening with Plain Film Radiography of the Lumbar Spine in Patients with Low Back Pain”

For more information, visit the AUR website.

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