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September 12, 2022

CLEAR Center awarded $3.9 million competing renewal

The UW Clinical Learning, Effectiveness And Research (CLEAR) Center for Musculoskeletal Disorders was awarded a $3.9 million competing renewal for five years (through July 2027), sponsored by the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases. The competing renewal was a request to re-fund the existing CLEAR Center to continue their current work and…


July 19, 2022

Professor elected to the Washington State Academy of Sciences

Xiaoming Yang, M.D., Ph.D., M.S., professor of radiology and director of the Image-Guided Bio-Molecular Intervention Laboratory, was among 25 new members recently elected to the Washington State Academy of Sciences (WSAS). Dr. Yang is the first faculty member from the Department of Radiology to be inducted into the WSAS. Dr. Yang was selected “for work…


June 23, 2022

JAMA Oncology study led by Marissa Lawson, M.D., suggests ‘structural racism’ in breast-biopsy delays

Marissa Lawson, M.D., had her first-authored original research paper published in JAMA Oncology today. The paper suggests structural racism as a major contributor to delayed diagnoses among U.S. women of minority race and ethnicity after abnormal mammography screenings.  “Even after adjusting for multiple factors thought to contribute to delayed diagnosis, we still see persistent disparities…


June 22, 2022

Mark Muzi, Director of Image Analysis, awarded ‘rare’ NIH grant

Mark Muzi, M.S., the Director of Image Analysis in the Imaging Research Lab, was awarded a National Institute of Health (NIH) Research Specialist Award (R50) grant. These grants are for non-faculty scientists that aid in supporting NIH researchers locally and nationally. The grant, “Core Laboratory for Advanced Cancer Image Analysis,” is a continuation of Muzi’s…


June 1, 2022

The Washington Post features Swati Rane Levendovszky, Ph.D.

Swati Rane Levendovszky, Ph.D., was recently featured in The Washington Post for research on sleep and the glymphatic system.  Dr. Rane Levendovszky, Director of the Diagnostic Imaging Sciences Center (DISC) and Assistant Professor in the Department of Radiology, is working with Jeffrey Iliff, Ph.D., Associate Director for Research and Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and…


May 24, 2022

Stephen Dager, M.D., featured in UW News article about brain structures and autism

Stephen Dager, M.D., was featured in an article on UW News for research on brain structures in infants who later develop autism.  “Researchers have long known the amygdala is significantly larger in school-age children diagnosed with autism, but it was unknown precisely when that enlargement occurs,” the article said. “Now, for the first time, researchers…


May 23, 2022

Anum Kazerouni, Ph.D., receives QIN Young Investigator Award

Congratulations to Anum Kazerouni, Ph.D, who received the Quantitative Imaging Network (QIN) Young Investigator award from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) at their conference on May 20th. The purpose of the award is to recognize the contributions made by a young scientist, engineer, clinical staff or technical contributor in the field of quantitative imaging as…


May 9, 2022

National Cancer Research Month: Highlighting UW Radiology Cancer Research

May is National Cancer Research Month, and the Department of Radiology is rich with research projects that have a high degree of innovation and substantial potential impact. Here are some researchers working on cancer-related projects within our department: Majid Chalian, M.D., “Predicting Treatment Response to Neoadjuvant Radioimmunotherapy (NRIT) in High Grade Soft Tissue Sarcoma (STS)…


March 3, 2022

March RadioGraphics cover features article by faculty, trainees and alumni

The March cover of the journal RadioGraphics features images from an article written by UW Radiology faculty, trainees and alumni.  The article, “Fluoroscopic Evaluation of Duodenal Diseases,” was authored by Lisa Johnson, M.D., Shamus Moran, M.D., Puneet Bhargava, M.D., F.S.A.R., Jonathan Revels, D.O., Mariam Moshiri, M.D., Charles Rohrmann, M.D., and Bahar Mansoori, M.D.  The article was…


February 22, 2022

Kathryn Lowry, M.D., authors publication in JAMA Oncology

Congratulations to Kathryn Lowry, M.D. on her authorship of an original investigation recently published in JAMA Oncology: “Breast Cancer Screening Strategies for Women with ATM, CHEK2, and PALB2 Pathogenic Variants: A Comparative Modeling Analysis”. The study suggests that Annual MRI screening starting at age 30 to 35 years followed by annual MRI and mammography starting…