The FASNR Scholar Award in Neuroradiology Research has been essential in promoting my career as a clinician scientist. With the allocated funds, I have been able to garner preliminary data that has already resulted in a presentation at the American Society of Head and Neck Radiology. More importantly, the data will result in a publication submission to the American Journal of Neuroradiology, and a R21 grant submission to the National Institutes of Health. Additionally, the award has allowed me to establish meaningful collaborations with faculty in the ENT and other clinical units as well as faculty doing MRI research. These new collaborations resulted in my participation in various federally funded projects as a collaborator.
I believe that awards such as the FASNR Scholar in Neuroradiology Research are critical for the development of a young researcher. It gives junior faculty the time to develop essential research skills such as grant and manuscript writing, project development, research regulation navigation, and data analysis. It is hard to acquire these skills in today’s very busy and fast paced academic practices.
I am extremely grateful to the FASNR for this opportunity to contribute to the field of oncologic imaging in neuroradiology, and hope that many more after me can benefit from it!