Medical Imaging Nuclear Medicine Faculty in the News
Many congratulations to our Residents who won first prize at the 2019 Jeanne Deinert GME Scholarly Day Showcase. Dr. Shahad Al Bayati placed first for Resident Clinical Poster entitled, "The Outcomes of Simulation in Resident Breast Imaging Breast Bipsy Techniques" and Dr. Michael Craig Larson placed first for Resident Research Poster entitled, “Towards Optical Biopsies: Developing an Optical Biopsy ‘Stain’”.
After months of hard work, diligence and preparation, the breast imaging team at Banner University Medicine is proud to announce that they have achieved the highly sought after Breast Imaging Center of Excellence (BICOE) distinction.
Many congratulations to Dr. Udayasankar and his co-authors Dr. Kalb, Dr. Desoky, Dr. Gilbertson & Dr. Martin for being awarded a bronze medal for their outstanding work. The American Roentgen Ray Society has awarded their electronic exhibit abstract, E1823, entitled, Non-Enhanced MRI of the Abdomen in Comprehensive Evaluation of Acute Abdominal Pain in Children: A Paradigm Shift, with an ARRS 2019 Bronze medal for this year’s ARRS Scientific Program.
Dr. Harrison Barrett is retiring. Please join us for a celebration of Harry’s remarkable career and his upcoming 80th birthday! A two-day event is planned for Thursday, May 2nd and Friday, May 3rd, 2019.
Harrison Barrett, Regents' Professor of medical imaging, optical sciences and applied mathematics, received the distinction last month. and will be inducted in April at the NAI's annual meeting in Houston.
Dr. Bobby Kalb was among the first recipients of the College of Medicine-Tucson’s Clinical Excellence Award. He was honored during the General Faculty Meeting. We are honored to have him on our team.
Dr. Harrison Barrett, Regents Professor of Optical Sciences, Medical Imaging, and Applied Math, was honored at a reception celebrating the establishment of the Harrison H. and Catherine C. Barrett Endowed Chair in Optical Sciences for Cancer Imaging.
Dr. Andrew Karellas, PhD, DABR, FAAPM, FACR, Professor, Medical Imaging, Vice-Chair of Faculty Development, received a certificate of recognition from the College of Medicine Dean’s Council on Faculty Affairs Committee
Zhonglin Liu, PhD, has been awarded an NIH/NCI Clinical and Translational Exploratory/Developmental Studies Grant (R21) of $426,389 for his research project entitled “Novel molecular probes for imaging colorectal cancer.” Dr. Liu will be collaborating with Dr. Brian Gray (Co-PI) at Molecular Targeting Technologies, Inc. (MTTI).
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Tom Kenyon, MD, MPH, CEO of HOPE (and a UAHS Pediatrics graduate, 1982) is asking UAHS professionals to help in Puerto Rico. At this time, Project HOPE is actively engaged with emergency response efforts in Puerto Rico. HOPE has a team on the ground to conduct an initial needs assessment to see where Project HOPE can fill a gap, and make an impact. There is a high demand for volunteers with Spanish-speaking skills.
Dr. Marvin “Marv” J. Slepian, Professor of Medicine (Cardiology), Biomedical Engineering and McGuire Scholar in the Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona, has been recently cross-appointed as Professor of Medical Imaging.
Russell Witte, PhD, (Department of Medical Imaging )and Hao Xin, PhD, (Electrical and Computer Engineering Department) have been awarded a $1.44 million grant from the DOD for their research entitled Integrated Platform for Spectroscopic Thermoacoustic Imaging and Focused Microwave Therapy of the Breast.
The Department of Medical Imaging is excited and honored to have two new faculty members - Andrew Karellas, PhD, DABR, FAAPM, FACR, and Srinivasan Vedantham, PhD - to lead a program to develop the next generation of CT scanners for human imaging.
Dr. Lars Furenlid and a team of collaborators have been awarded a grant from the National Institute for Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB). The project, titled ADAPTISPECT-C: A NEXT-GENERATION, ADAPTIVE BRAIN-IMAGING SPECT SYSTEM FOR DRUG DISCOVERY AND CLINICAL IMAGING, aims at leading the way in understanding the human brain by enabling the development of biomarkers with unprecedented specificity for mapping neuroreceptors and proteinopathies associated with disease and dementia.
Professor Harrison Barrett has received a $2.5 M Grant from the NIBIB to continue the work supported by an R01 that has been continuously funded since 1990 and included a ten-year period NIH MERIT award.