2019 Academy Council of Early Career Investigators in Imaging

2019 Academy Council of Early Career Investigators in Imaging2019-09-03T15:01:07-04:00

Meet the 2019 CECI² Awardees

Steven H. Baete, PhD
NYU Langone Medical Center

Ramon Francisco Barajas Jr., MD
Oregon Health & Science University

Bital Savir-Baruch, MD
Loyola University
Sponsored by SNMMI

Christiane Burton, PhD
Beth Israel Deaconess

Rachelle Crescenzi, PhD
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Erin K. Englund, PhD
UCSD
Sponsored by ISMRM

Audrey Fan, PhD
Stanford University

Lesley Flynt,MD
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Sponsored by SNMMI

Melissa Haskell
Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard

Mai-Lan Ho, MD
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Sponsored by the SPR

Susie Y. Huang, MD, PhD
Massachussets General Hospital/Harvard
Sponsored by RSNA

Jeongchul Kim, PhD
Wake Forest University

Abhinav Kumar Jha, PhD
Washington University, St. Louis

Amie Y. Lee, MD
UCSF

Yueh Z. Lee, MD, PhD
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Emily L. Marshall, PhD
University of Chicago
Sponsored by AAPM

Prashant Nagpal, MD
University of Iowa

Sumit Narayan Niogi, MD, PhD
Weill Cornell Medicine

Sam Payabvash, MD
Yale University

Nancy Pham, MD
UC Davis Medical Center

Ali Pirasteh, MD
UT Southwestern
Sponsored by SCBT-MR

David A. Reiter, PhD
Emory University

Anna Rodriguez-Soto, PhD
UCSD

Mark A. Sellmyer, MD, PhD
University of Pennsylvania

Anna Sorace, PhD
University of Alabama, Birmingham

Elizabeth Sutton, MD
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Brian Taylor, PhD
Virginia Commonwealth University
Sponsored by AAPM

Sina Tavakoli, MD, PhD
University of Pittsburgh

Anna Trofimova, MD, PhD
Emory University

Aradhana M. Venkatasan, MD
MD Anderson Cancer Center

The 2019 members of the Academy’s CECI2s represented 21 academic radiology departments. 8 of the CECI2s represented 6 member societies in addition to their home institution. I would like to formally thank AAPM, ACR, ISMRM, RSNA, SNMMI and SPR for their sponsorship which enabled these 8 CECI2s to participate in the program.
This year’s CECI2s met with 8 institutes and centers at NIH and participated in over 70 meetings with members of Congress or their staff. Additionally, they participated in 3 networking receptions and had a chance to practice speaking about their unique research with other researchers, departmental chairs, Congressional representatives, and NIH scientists. In looking at the feedback received, and outlined for you below, the Academy leadership and staff is pleased to see that this program continues to serve its purpose in expanding early career investigators’ awareness of the importance of advocacy for imaging research funding and provide them with an ever-expanding network that they can tap into throughout their long careers.
I encourage you to take a minute and watch our short 10th Annual Medtech Showcase highlights video at: https://youtu.be/Ea0XUrMClpw.