Women in Neuroradiology Leadership Award

In 2012, the Foundation of the American Society of Neuroradiology (Foundation), American College of Radiology (ACR), and American Association for Women Radiologists (AAWR) established an award to provide leadership opportunities for women in neuroradiology and/or radiology overall. Since neuroradiologists must be leaders in the field, this award is for mid-career women with demonstrated experience and promise for leadership in neuroradiology and/or radiology overall. The objectives are to provide the award recipient with additional skills and insights to enhance opportunities for advancement.

The award recipient will receive funding to cover tuition and transportation costs to attend the ACR Radiology Leadership Institute Summit in conjunction with Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts, to be held at the Babson Executive Conference Center, in the fall. All other expenditures will be at the expense of the award recipient.

Eligible applicants must have a MD degree or DO degree, plus subspecialty certification in neuroradiology, or its equivalent for international candidates. Applicants must have demonstrated experience and promise for leadership in neuroradiology/radiology, and must be a member of ASNR, ACR, and AAWR prior to submission.



Grant Recipients


Orit A. Glenn, MD
University of California, San Francisco


Lubdha Shah, MD, MS
University of Utah


Tabassum A. Kennedy, MD
University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin


Achala Vagal, MD, MS
University of Cincinnati Medical Center


Tammie Benzinger, MD
Washington University School of Medicine


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


Amy L. Kotsenas, MD
Mayo Clinic – Rochester, Minnesota


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


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


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


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