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UW Radiology Scientists Receive NSF Grant to Study Human Mental Abilities

Dr. Thomas Grabowski, Professor of in the UW Departments of Radiology and Neurology, has received $850,000 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to probe the networks of neurons that support our mental abilities, such as attention and memory. In the brain, patches of specialized neurons, called cortical fields, form brain networks, and these vary widely…


Chun Yuan, Ph.D. has been awarded Radiology Editor’s 2016 Recognition Award for Reviewing with Distinction.

Chun Yuan, Ph.D. has been awarded Radiology Editor’s 2016 Recognition Award for Reviewing with Distinction.  


Chun Yuan, Ph.D. to be Inducted to the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) College of Fellows Class of 2017

Chun Yuan, Ph.D. to be Inducted to the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) College of Fellows Class of 2017 Chun, a joint professor of radiology and bioengineering, was recognized for, “pioneering contributions to MRI and other methods of characterization of atherosclerotic plaques, improving predictability of strokes and heart attacks. The announcement can…


UW Department of Radiology Annual Research Day for Trainees – Saturday, April 1, 2017

The UW Department of Radiology held the annual Research Day for trainees on Saturday, April 1, 2017. It was a day of presentations on research work done by trainees in the department.   Our thanks also to the many faculty that joined. We had well over 70 attendees for the 23 outstanding presentations. This event…


UW Residents and Faculty Win First Place Poster Awards at SNMMI

    At the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Annual Meeting in Denver UW Radiologists were awarded two first place poster awards.   Drs. Thomas Anderson and Shana Elman, UW Radiology Residents, were awarded First Place Poster – Educational Exhibits for their poster Pictoral Review of NCCN Guidelines for Use of FDG PET in…


Vascular Imaging Laboratory Symposium brings together international researchers

To celebrate 20 years of research, on May 1st, 2017, the University of Washington Vascular Imaging Laboratory, in the Department of Radiology held a symposium titled “International Collaborations in Imaging: Vascular & Beyond” that brought together international researchers to discuss new and cutting edge imaging techniques. Over 50 people attended the event from backgrounds including…


Dr. Kanal’s Research Establishes New National Dose Levels for Common CT Exams

Kalpana M. Kanal, Ph.D., a medical physicist, professor and section chief in diagnostic physics in the Department of Radiology at the University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, and colleagues examined actual patient data from the American College of Radiology (ACR) CT Dose Index Registry to develop size-based DRLs that enable healthcare facilities to compare…


Dr. Grabowski Testifies in Front of US Senate Appropriations Subcommittee

Dr. Grabowski, Professor of Radiology and Director of the Memory and Brain Wellness Center, testified in front of the US Senate Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies on Wednesday March 8, 2017.  Dr. Grabowski talked about his Alzheimer’s disease research at the University of Washington and the importance of NIH research…


Christoph Lee receives the 2017 RRA/AUR New Investigator Award

Sole recipient of the Association of University Radiologists (AUR) Radiology Research Alliance (RRA) 2017 New Investigator Award Dear Colleagues: Please join me in congratulating Dr. Christoph Lee on his selection as the sole 2017 recipient of the Radiology Research Alliance of the AUR New Investigator Award. The award letter stated “The Awards Committee is very…


Congratulations to Dr. Jeffrey Jarvik on being named the 2017 Foundation Award for Outstanding Contribution in Research

2017 Foundation Award for Outstanding Contribution in Research Recipient Dear Colleagues: Please join me in congratulating Dr. Jerry Jarvik on his selection as the 2017 recipient of the Foundation of the ASNR Award for Outstanding Contributions in Research.  The award will be presented to Dr. Jarvik during the President’s Appreciation Dinner at this year’s ASNR…


ARR 2016 Distinguished Investigator Awards Recipients

Dear Colleagues Please join me in congratulating  Professors Jerry Jarvik and Chun Yuan for receiving the 2016 Distinguished Investigator Awards from the Academy of Radiology Research. Jerry Jarvik, M.D. Chun Yuan, Ph.D. The ARR was created in 1995 to raise awareness of the value of imaging research and its impact on patient care. The Distinguished…


Inside Imaging – April 2016: Natalia M. Kleinhans

Natalia M. Kleinhans, Ph.D. an Associate Professor of Radiology and a member of the UW Autism Center and the Radiology Integrated Brain Imaging Center (IBIC) was awarded a UW Royalty Research Fund award for $37,821. Dr. Kleinhans’s proposal, “Investigation of Limbic System Alterations in Autism Spectrum Disorders: An ERP (Event-Related Potentials) Study of Olfactory Processing” will investigate…


GERRAF Award for our own Dr Mahmud Mossa-Basha

Since 1992, GERRAF fellowships have been one of the most sought-after awards in academic radiology. We are 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…


Dr. David Marcinek Receives Unsolicited Award of $60,000

Dr. Marcinek received an unsolicited award of $60,000 from the Glenn Foundation for Medical Research.  Glenn Awards were initiated in 2007, to provide unsolicited funds to researchers investigating the biology of aging.  Award recipients are selected from nominees provided by an anonymous scientific advisory committee. Applications are not accepted.


Dr. Jarvik Awarded Radiology Alliance for Health Services Research Achievement Award

Our own Dr. Jerry Jarvik was awarded the 2015 Radiology Alliance for Health Services Research (RAHSR) Achievement Award.  The RAHSR Awards Committee selects a distinguished researcher whom they feel has made outstanding contributions to health services research. This award is presented at the AUR Annual Awards Ceremony. The Association of University Radiologists (AUR) consists of over 3,000…


UW Radiology Research Retreat

UW Radiology held a landmark faculty research retreat on September 30, 2015 at the lovely Graham visitor center at the Washington Arboretum. There were an astounding 71 Faculty attendees, including colleagues from other departments and the Vice Dean of Research and Education.


UW and Tsinghua University form Joint Research Center

MOU Signing

In conjunction with the UW Global Innovation Exchange (GIX) program, the Department of Radiology is proud to announce a new collaboration with the Center for Biomedical Imaging Research at Tsinghua University to explore forming a joint research center and other partnerships to develop medical imaging technology. In front, shaking hands after the signing of the…


Dr. Linnau Leads First Ever ASER Multi-Center Study

Dr. Ken Linnau led the first-ever multi-center study of the American Society of Emergency Radiology as the principal investigator in cooperation with Dr. B. Khurana (Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA) and Dr. Jorge A. Soto (Boston University Medical Center, MA). The results of this investigation, “Pelvic Angiography Project ASER (PAPA) Study – A Retrospective…