Scholar Award in Neuroradiology Research

This award was created for investigators in the early phase of their careers (including junior faculty) to enhance competency in areas important to the future of Neuroradiology, including health services research, physiological imaging and interventional Neuroradiology. These projects allow a young investigator to develop a research project in a well-focused area of Neuroradiology that will ultimately enhance patient care. In the recent past, successful applications have focused on such topics as: (1) flow dynamics in aneurysms, (2) exploration of the use of diffusion tensor imaging in premature newborns, and (3) validation of CT perfusion algorithms in animal models.

Grant Recipients


Ian Mark, MD
University of California, San Francisco

Assessing the microstructure and connectivity of Sensory Processing Disorder with and without ADHD using Edge Density Imaging and Neurite Orientation Dispersion and Density Imaging


Elizabeth George, MD
University of California, San Francisco

Advanced Fetal Imaging, Genomics, and Neurodevelopmental Outcome in Dysgenesis of Corpus Callosum


Pejman Maralani, MD, FRCPC
Sunnybrook Research Institute

Quantitative BOLD MRI to detect glioma stem cell niches in non-enhancing FLAIR hyperintense regions in patients with glioblastoma and their effect on treatment response


Hediyeh Baradaran, MD
Boston University Medical Center

Carotid Intima-Media Thickness Progression and Subclinical Brain Ischemia, Brain Aging, and the Incidence of Dementia: Framingham Study


Douglas Martin, MD
Stanford University

Noninvasive Neuromodulation in a Rat Model of Depression


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