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

2017

Michael Zeineh, MD, PhD
Stanford University

Amount Funded: $250,000.00

Iron-Based Neuroinflammation: A New Window to AD Pathology


2017

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


2017

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


2017

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


2017

Elizabeth Davenport, PhD
University of Texas Southwestern

Amount Funded: $99,952.00

MEG Spectral Analysis as a Biomarker in Alzheimer’s Disease


2016

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


2016

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

Amount Funded: $230,865.00

Multi-dimensional prediction of Alzheimer’s disease risk


2016

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


2016

Meng Law, MD, MBBS, FRACR
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


2016

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

2017

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


2016

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


2015

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


2014

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


2012

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


2011

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

2017

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

Radiogenomics of Blood Brain Barrier Damage in Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage


2017

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


2016

Raag Airan MD, PhD
Johns Hopkins Medical Institution

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


2015

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


2014

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


2013

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


2012

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


2011

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

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


2010

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


2010

Daniel Mandell, MD
University of Toronto

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


2009

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

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


2008

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


2008

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

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


2007

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


2006

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

A Comprehensive MR Assessment of Fetal Physiologic Well-Being


2005

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


2004

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


2003

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


2002

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

CT Perfusion Imaging in Subarachnoid Hemorrhage Related Vasospasm


2001

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

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


2000

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

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


1999

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

2017

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


2016

Nicolaas Puts, PhD
John Hopkins University School of Medicine

Measuring Altered Inhibition in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder


2015

Jack Grinband, PhD
Columbia University- New York, NY

Detecting Non-enhancing Glioblastoma Using Resting-State fMRI


2014

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


2013

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

Diffusional Kurtosis MRI Evaluation of Medial Temporal Lobe Epilepsy


2012

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

Diffusion MR Assessment of the Auditory Radiation in Autism


2011

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

2004

Robert I. Grossman, M.D.

Trainee Research Award Recipients

Women in Neuroradiology Leadership Award Recipients

2017

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

2016

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

ASNR/RSNA Research Scholar Grant Recipients

2015

2017

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

Integrating Brain Imaging and Metabolomics in Malnourished Children


2013

2015

Michael M. Zeineh, MD, PhD
Stanford University

Multimodal MRI to Detect Brain Injury in Athletes