Coalition for Imaging & Bioengineering Research (CIBR)


CIBR Steering Committee2020-08-20T13:22:30-04:00


Dr. Carolyn Meltzer

Chair of Radiology at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Hedvig Hricak is Chairman of the Department of Radiology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. She holds a senior position within the Program of Molecular and Pharmacology Therapeutics at the Sloan-Kettering Institute and is Professor of Radiology at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University. She earned her MD degree from the University of Zagreb and her Dr. Med. Sc. from the Karolinska Institute. Previously, she was a professor of radiology, radiation oncology, urology and gynecology at the University of California at San Francisco and was the chief of the abdominal section of the Department of Radiology at the UCSF Medical Center. She has helped develop applications in ultrasound, MR, and CT for gynecological cancers as well as MR and MR spectroscopy for prostate cancer. She continues to investigate diagnostic methods for cancer detection, staging, and management and is involved in developing clinical approaches for molecular imaging of cancer.

Hedvig Hricak is the Past President of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) for 2010 and president elect of the ISSSR. She served as President of the Society for Advancement of Women’s Imaging (1997-1999), President of the California Academy of Medicine (1999), President of the Society of Uroradiology (2000-2003), and President of the New York Roentgen Society. She is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies of Science and a fellow of the American College of Radiology, the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, and the Society of Uroradiology.

Dr. Hricak has authored or co-authored 331 peer-reviewed original research articles, 151 review/editorial articles, 131 book chapters. She has given more than 130 named or keynote lectures and has been a visiting professor at more than 30 institutions worldwide.

In recognition of her career accomplishments, she has received the Marie Curie Award of the American Association of Women Radiologists, the gold medals of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine and the Association of University Radiologists, the Beclere medal of the International Society of Radiology, the Morocco Medal of Merit, and the Katarina Zrinska Croatian presidential award.

She is an honorary fellow of the Royal College of Radiologists and an honorary member of the British Institute of Radiology, German Radiological Society, Austrian Roentgen Society, Croatian Society of Radiology, Journees Francaises de Radiologie and the Swedish Society of Medical Radiology. In 2005 she was awarded an honorary doctorate in medicine from Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich, Germany.

Dr. Bram Stolk
Bram Stolk is the General Manager of the Global Research Operations team for GE Healthcare, a $19 Billion division of General Electric. Bram is responsible for leading GE Healthcare’s Global Research Organization (GRO), which focuses on driving world-class research and development alongside global collaboration partners in the areas of innovative diagnostic imaging, surgical and life care solutions, healthcare IT, and life sciences. Through quality research, GE businesses are enabled to become global leaders in innovative products that drive effective, efficient, accessible healthcare for customers across the globe.

Bram has over 25 years of experience in strategically developing medical imaging products, with extensive work in sales management, product development, and collaborations management.

At Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Bram began his career as a post-doctoral fellow in Radiology. Bram went on to lead initiatives in MRI development as a Product Manager and Principal Scientist at Otsuka Electronics. Building his academic relationships, Bram then managed the University of Utah Small Bore Animal Imaging Facility. After attaining his MBA, Bram tackled successively increasing research and product development responsibilities, most recently as the Sr. Director of Research and Development for the Siemens Healthcare MR Business in the USA.

Bram brings experience and passion to the GE team, and aims to collaboratively drive world-class, customer-focused research across global GE businesses.

Bram holds a PhD degree in Medicinal Chemistry from the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, USA and an Executive MBA from the University of Utah. Bram, who has two children, lives in Salt Lake City with his wife, two dogs, and a cat. In his spare time, Bram enjoys riding horses.

Richard Mather, PhD
Rich Mather leads a team dedicated to clinical collaborations, research trials, and clinical applications development at the Canon Medical Research, USA.

Steering Committee

Christian Eusemann
Johann Fernando, PhD

Jessica Foley, PhD is the Chief Scientific Officer for the Focused Ultrasound Foundation, whose mission is to accelerate the development and adoption of focused ultrasound, a breakthrough non-invasive medical technology. Foley oversees the Foundation’s scientific and research programs and activities, and aligns these with communications and development efforts. She also leads alliance-building efforts with external stakeholders including (but not limited to) governmental policymakers, regulatory agencies, and disease-specific foundations whose interests are complementary to those of the Foundation. She is a representative and advocate for the Foundation and the focused ultrasound community among a wide variety of stakeholders.

Q. Y. Ma, PhD

Professor Ma is the founder of Time Medical Systems Inc., an innovative medical imaging company based on new super-conducting RF technology that improves MRI performance and overall efficiency, as well as dedicated MR systems for new niche markets. The company goal is to expand access to state-of-the-art MRI Diagnostics to patients in emerging and under-served markets.

Brad Keller, PhD
Homer Pien, PhD, MBA
Sue Peschin, MHS
Rebecca Rakow-Penner, MD, PhD

Dr. Rakow-Penner’s research interests include diffusion imaging in the breast and prostate.

Jadranka Stojanovska, MD, MS

Dr. Stojanovska is an Assistant Professor of radiology at the University of Michigan on instructional tract. She currently serves as a Director of Cardiovascular MR program. As a physician-scientist her interest in translational research emerged as a post-doctoral research fellow, at the Center for Molecular Imaging at the University of Michigan and her interest in cardiovascular imaging emerged as a cardiothoracic radiology fellow and faculty at the University of Michigan. Her clinical interests include cardiovascular imaging with special focus on cardiac Magnetic resonance and patients outcome. Her research proposal centers on imaging of epicardial adipose tissue to characterize lipid content, inflammation, and fibrosis and correlate this information with metabolomics and histologic samples from patients obtained at the time of their open-heart surgery. The goal is to understand the epicardial adipose tissue biology by integrated approaches of imaging, molecular, genetic, and metabolite profiling for improved risk phenotyping of cardiometabolic health in obesity and design improved management approaches of patients with cardiometabolic disease such as obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease.

Lenny J. Reznik

Lenny Reznik is responsible for Agfa HealthCare’s radiology and enterprise imaging and information systems including Radiology Information Systems (RIS), Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS) and Enterprise Medical Imaging Repository and Visualization solutions.

David Widmann

Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas is committed to being the industry leader in medical diagnostic Primary Imaging Solutions focused on Digital Radiography, Ultrasound and Healthcare IT.

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