Grant Recipients

Since its inception in 1995, The Foundation of the American Society of Neuroradiology has awarded nearly $4 Million dollars to fund 95 young investigators enabling them to pursue their interests and establish themselves in the field of neuroradiology. Over $220,000 in grants is awarded annually. Your support is paramount to the Foundation’s ability to continue funding opportunities for promising young investigators. Philanthropic investment of major donors who understand the importance of research in neuroradiology will yield more expert diagnoses, leading to targeted care for patients and more sophisticated approaches to sensitive, complex, and devastating diseases.

Boerger Research Fund for Alzheimer’s Disease and Neurocognitive Disorders


Michael Zeineh, MD, PhD
Stanford University

Amount Funded: $250,000.00

Iron-Based Neuroinflammation: A New Window to AD Pathology


Cyrus Raji, MD, PhD
University of California, San Francisco

Amount Funded: $99,460.00

Diffusion MR Imaging based Edge Density Connectome Mapping for Prediction of Alzheimer’s Disease


Sumit Niogi, MD, PhD
Joan & Sanford I. Weill Medical College of Cornell University

Amount Funded: $242,140.00

Development of a Clinically Integrated Prognostic Tool for Alzheimer’s Disease Using Deep Machine Learning Operating on a Connectome Network Diffusion Model


Christopher G Filippi, MD
The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research

Amount Funded: $100,000.00

Development of a Novel, Quantitative MR Imaging Biomarker of Glymphatic Flow for Alzheimer’s Disease


Elizabeth Davenport, PhD
University of Texas Southwestern

Amount Funded: $99,952.00

MEG Spectral Analysis as a Biomarker in Alzheimer’s Disease


David J. Mikulis, MD
Toronto Western Hospital, University of Toronto
Bruce A. Wasserman, MD
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Amount Funded: $229,650.00

Developing an imaging biomarker for Alzheimer’s dementia based on vascular dysfunction


Rahul Desikan, MD, PhD
University of California, San Francisco

Amount Funded: $230,865.00

Multi-dimensional prediction of Alzheimer’s disease risk


Jeffrey R. Petrella, MD
Duke University School of Medicine

Amount Funded: $230,426.00

High-Resolution Intracortical DTI for Early Detection of Alzheimer’s Disease


University of Southern California

Amount Funded: $205,945.00

Multi-Shell HARDI/FOD and Structural MRI of White and Gray Matter Connectomics with Allopregnanolone Regenerative Therapy in MCI and Alzheimers Disease


Sterling C. Johnson, PhD
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Amount Funded: $100,000.00

Tau, amyloid and cerebral vascular health in people at risk for Alzheimer’s Disease

Comparative Effectiveness Research Award Recipients


Timothy J. Amrhein, MD
Duke University Medical Center

Comparison of Cervical Transforaminal Epidural Corticosteroid Injections with lateralized Interlaminar Epidural Corticosteroid Injections for Treatment of Cervicogenic Upper Extremity Radiculopathy


Falgun Chokshi, MD, MS
Emory University School of Medicine

Diagnostic Yield & Cost of Repeat Emergency Department Head Computed Tomography for Non-Traumatic, Non-Localizing, & Non-Painful Neurologic Symptoms Using Machine Learning


Kristen Yeom, MD
Stanford University- Stanford, California

Detecting Abnormalities in Patients Who Otherwise Cannot be Reliably Scanned with MRI, by Reducing the Scan Failure Rate through a Fast Motion-Corrected Brain Protocol with High Diagnostic Quality, and with Efficacy That Is Comparable to or Superior Than the Conventional MRI Protocol


Vivek Prabhakaran, MD, PhD
UW Health UW Hospital Clinics, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin

Utility of fMRI as a Pre-surgical Planning Tool in Brain Tumor Patients


Ari M. Blitz, MD
Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD

Comparative Effectiveness of High Resolution 3D vs. Standard 2D Protocol Pituitary MRI for Cushing’s Disease


Ajay Gupta, MD
NY Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY

Comparison of CT Perfusion and Digital Subtraction Angiography in the Evaluation of Delayed Cerebral Ischemia Using Bayesian Analysis

Scholar Award in Neuroradiology Research


Jana Ivanidze, MD
New York-Presbyterian Hospital- Weill Cornell Medical College

Radiogenomics of Blood Brain Barrier Damage in Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage


Gloria J. Guzmán Pérez-Carrillo, MD, MSc
University of Arizona

Diffusion Weighted Imaging for the Evaluation of Post-Treatment Squamous Cell Carcinoma in the Neck: Imaging Optimization and a New Quantative and Qualitative Assessment Metric


Raag Airan MD, PhD
Johns Hopkins Medical Institution

Wada 2.0: Focal Delivery of Anesthetics to the Brain via Noninvasive Focused Ultrasound


Joseph Young, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital- Boston, MA

Reducing Radiation Dose, Iodine Dose, and Cost in CTA of Acute Hemorrhagic & Non-Hemorrhagic Stroke with Preserved Diagnostic Accuracy: Optimization and Assessment of Routine Dual Energy Head CT Scanning in a Level I Trauma Center


Ajay Gupta, MD
Weill Cornell Medical College New York-Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY

Multi-parametric MRI Assessment of Cerebral Hemodynamics and Carotid Plaque in Asystomatic Carotid Stenosis


Monica Pearl, MD, DABR
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

Highly Selective MRI-Guided Targeting of Intra-arterial Chemotherapeutic Drug Delivery to the Brainstem in a Rabbit Model of Mannitol-Induced Blood Brain Barrier Disruption


Seena Dehkharghani, MD
Emory University, Atlanta, GA

Investigating the Utility of MR Thermometry and Perfusion in the Evaluation of Cerebrovascular Ischemia: Applications to the Ischemic Penumbra Model of Neurovascular Injury


Michael J. Paldino, MD
Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA

Abnormal Structural and Functional Connectivity in Pediatric Patients with Focal Cortical Dysplasia


Steven W. Hetts, MD
University of California, San Francisco, CA

Endovascular Catheter for Magnetic Navigation under MRI Guidance: Evaluation of Healing In Vivo at 1.5T


Daniel Mandell, MD
University of Toronto

Evolution of Individual White Matter Lesions in Leukaoraiosis: A Serial MRI Study


Greg Zaharchuk, MD, PhD
Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, CA

Optimizing Arterial Spin Label MRI for the Visualization of Collateral Flow in Moyamoya Disease


Tammie L. S. Benzinger, MD, PhD
Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO

Childhood Leukodystrophy with Neuromuscular Disability: Translational Use of MRI Directional Diffusivity as a Tool for Prognosis and Response to Therapy


Vivek Prabhakaran, MD, PhD
The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD

Characterizing the Neural Substrates of Stroke Recovery Utilizing fMRI and Perfusion Imaging


Pina C. Sanelli, MD
Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, NY

Assessing the Value of CT Perfusion in Improving Clinical Outcomes in Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage Using a Decision Analytic Model


Erin Simon Schwartz, MD
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

A Comprehensive MR Assessment of Fetal Physiologic Well-Being


Donna R. Roberts, MD
University of California, San Francisco, CA

The Assessment of Image-guided Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation as an Adjuvant to Extradural Cortical Stimulation for the Treatment of Chronic Facial Pain


Steven G. Imbesi, MD
University of California Medical Center, San Diego, CA

Alteration of Intracranial Aneurysm Flow Dynamics: Development and Evaluation of Potential Neurointerventional Endovascular Treatment Regimens of Wide Necked Aneurysms


Steven G. Imbesi, MD
University of California, San Diego Medical Center, San Diego, CA

Alteration of Intracranial Aneurysm Flow Dynamics: Development and Evaluation of Potential Neurointerventional Endovascular Treatment Regimens of Wide Necked Aneurysms


James D. Eastwood, MD
Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC

CT Perfusion Imaging in Subarachnoid Hemorrhage Related Vasospasm


Soonmee Cha, MD
New York University Medical Center, New York, NY

Dynamic Contrast Enhanced T2*-weighted MRI and Histopathological Assessment of Experimental Glioma


Melanie B. Fukui, MD
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA

Carotid Stenosis Evaluation: Cost-Effectiveness of Computed Tomographic Angiography vs. Magnetic Resonance Angiography


L. Santiago Medina, MD, MPH
Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH

The Role and Cost-Effectiveness of Imaging in Newborns with Suspected Occult Spinal Dysraphism

Research Scientist Award Recipients


Cuihua Wang, PhD
Institute for Innovation in Imaging-Massachusetts General Hospital

Mapping the in Vivo Relationship between Neuroinflammation and Amyloid Deposition in Alzheimer’s Disease


Nicolaas Puts, PhD
John Hopkins University School of Medicine

Measuring Altered Inhibition in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder


Jack Grinband, PhD
Columbia University- New York, NY

Detecting Non-enhancing Glioblastoma Using Resting-State fMRI


Brian A. Gordon, PhD
Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri

Investigating Tau Pathology in vivo in Autosomal Dominant Alzheimer’s Disease


Ali Tabesh, PhD
Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC

Diffusional Kurtosis MRI Evaluation of Medial Temporal Lobe Epilepsy


Jeffrey I. Berman, PhD
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Diffusion MR Assessment of the Auditory Radiation in Autism


Jaime F. Mata, PhD
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

Non-Invasive Targeted Delivery and In-vivo Evaluation of Brain Therapy Using MR Guided Focused Ultrasound

Outstanding Contributions Award Recipients


Robert I. Grossman, M.D.

Trainee Research Award Recipients

Women in Neuroradiology Leadership Award Recipients


Noriko Salamon, MD, PhD
University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA


Pina C. Sanelli, MD, MPH
Weill Cornell Medical College/New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY


Yvonne W. Lui, MD
NYU School of Medicine, New York, New York


Erin Simon Schwartz, MD
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA


Dr. Alyssa T. Watanabe
USC School of Medicine in Manhattan, California


Amy L. Kotsenas, M.D.
Mayo Clinic – Rochester, Minnesota

ASNR/RSNA Research Scholar Grant Recipients



Manu Shri Goyal, MD, MSc
Washington University School of Medicine

Integrating Brain Imaging and Metabolomics in Malnourished Children



Michael M. Zeineh, MD, PhD
Stanford University

Multimodal MRI to Detect Brain Injury in Athletes