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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 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…


Save the Date: Radiology Research Day! 2022

Save the date for Thursday, March 10, where we’ll have a day of Radiology research fun! Plan to attend the Frontiers of Radiology Research Grand Rounds from 12-1 p.m. followed by Radiology Research Day! 2022 from 2-5 p.m. featuring presentations by our trainees. Frontiers of Radiology Research Grand Rounds When: Thursday, March 10, from 12-1…


February 18, 2022

Paul Kinahan, Ph.D., elected to 2022 Class of AIMBE College of Fellows

Paul Kinahan, Ph.D, FIEEE, was elected to the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) College of Fellows. Dr. Kinahan, Professor and Vice Chair of Research in the Department of Radiology, was nominated, reviewed, and elected by peers and members of the AIMBE College of Fellows for outstanding contributions to the field of medical…


February 16, 2022

Habib Rahbar, M.D., receives 2021 ‘Radiology’ Editor’s Recognition Award

Habib Rahbar, M.D., Vice Chair of Clinical Operations and Associate Professor in the Department of Radiology, recently received the 2021 Editor’s Recognition Award from the journal Radiology for reviewing with Distinction. Reviewing is a “time-consuming and scholarly endeavor that helps [the journal] maintain the high quality of the publications appearing in Radiology,” according to the…