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The Academy for Radiology & Biomedical Imaging Research Announces the Recipients of its 2017 Distinguished Investigator Award

 Recipients of This Award Have Attained a Level of Research Accomplishment That Ranks Within the Top 10% of All Academic Radiology Faculty


Washington, DC – June 12, 2017 – The Academy for Radiology & Biomedical Imaging Research is pleased to announce that 18 researchers have been selected to receive the Academy’s 2017 Distinguished Investigator Award. This prestigious honor recognizes individuals for their accomplishments in the field of medical imaging.

“The recipients of this Award have made significant contributions to the field of imaging research that rank them in the top 10% of Radiology Department faculty nationwide,” remarked Reed A. Omary, MD, MS, the Co-Chair of the Academy’s Distinguished Investigator Council.

“Congratulations to the new members of the Distinguished Investigator Council. I look forward to working with you as you bring your talents and ideas to the Council,” said Elizabeth A. Krupinski, PhD, the Co-Chair of the Council. Dr. Krupinski also noted that the awardees have met the following criteria:

  • Primary professional appointment in an academic Department of Radiology.
  • Recipient of a MD, DO, and/or PhD degree.
  • Academic rank of at least Associate Professor or its equivalent.
  • Significant research contributions.
  • Sustained productivity, including at least 25 peer-reviewed scientific research publications in which they are first author or senior author.
  • Demonstrated accomplishment as an independent investigator with a substantial ongoing research program, including at least 6 cumulative years of funding as the Principal Investigator of a major competitive extramural research grant.

To see the full list of 2017 awardees, please visit These researchers will be inducted into the Distinguished Investigator Council during a ceremony that will be held at the Radiological Society of North America’s annual meeting.


The Academy for Radiology & Biomedical Imaging Research is an alliance of academic radiology departments, professional imaging societies, patient advocacy groups, and industry partners. Its mission is to raise the profile of imaging research and ensure a sustainable imaging research budget within the NIH and federal government.


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