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Howard S. Stern Research Grant
2019  Howard S. Stern Research Grant Recipient



Mayur Virarkar
of MD Anderson Cancer Center

The Role of Ultrasound-guided Photoacoustic Imaging in Detection of Metasteses in Inguinal Lymph Nodes

Co-Investigators: Richard Bouchard, Preetha Ramalingam, Priya Bhosale, Mark Pagel


Past Recipients of the Howard S. Stern Research Grant


2018: Prasad Shankar, MD of the University of Michigan

Temporary Health Disutility of Prostate MRI and Transrectal Prostate Biopsy in Active Surveillance Prostate Cancer Patients


2017: Robert Flavell, MD, PhD of the University of California, San Francisco

Imaging of Zinc Metabolism Using Hyperpolarized 13C Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Prostate Cancer

2016: Jonathan Young, MD of Ronald Reagan - UCLA Medical Center

Identifying Multiphasic MDCT Biomarkers to Predict the Expression of Carbonic Anhydrase-IX, Hypoxia-Inducible Factor 1α, and PTEN, Important Prognostic Molecular Targets in Clear Cell Renal Cell


2015: Anthony E. Samir, MD of Massachusetts General Hospital

Improving Hepatic Shear Wave Elastography for Liver Fibrosis Staging Through Computerized Selection of Analysis Data


2014: Andrew Rosenkrantz, MD of NYU Langone Medical Center

Simultaneous PET/MR Incorporating Advanced MR Metrics for Characterization of Bladder Cancer Aggressiveness and Treatment Response


2013: Sheela Agarwal, MD of Massachusetts General Hospital
Stratification of Patients with Chronic Liver Disease using Multi Spectral CT

Meghan G. Lubner, MD, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Ultra-Low Radiation Dose in CT Colonography 

2011: Michael Macari, MD of NYU Medical Center

Novel approach to assessing image quality and diagnostic accuracy of low dose CT imaging in the abdomen and pelvis


2010: Raul Uppot, MD of Massachusetts General Hospital

Volumetric Quantification of Visceral Fat on CT: Can it be a marker for the metabolic syndrome?


2009: Juergen Willmann, MD of Stanford University School of Medicine

Anti-Angiogenic Treatment Assessment in Abdominal and Pelvic Cancer Using Molecular Ultrasound: First Step Towards Clinical Translation


2008: Joel Fletcher, MD of Mayo Clinic Rochester

Development of Novel Tools for Projection and Image Space Denoising to Improve Image Quality and Reduce Radiation Dose at Contrast-enhanced Abdominal CT


2007: Marc Gollub, MD of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Ex-Vivo Molecular Polyp Imaging Using 18-F Fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) Positron Emission Tomography (PET) in the Determination of Protein and Gene Expression Signatures of Premalignant Polyp


2006: Claude Sirlin, MD of The University of California, San Diego

MR Imaging of Liver Fibrosis in Rats


2005: Hayden Head, MD of The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Thermal Ablation of the Liver: Design of Effective Composite Ablations for the Treatment of Large Liver Tumors


2004: Stephanie Carlson, MD of Mayo Clinic

Image-Guided Gene Therapy and Virotherapy of Pancreatic Cancer


2003: Not Awarded


2002: Susanna Lee, MD of Massachusetts General Hospital

Imaging of Acute Mesenteric Ischemia Using Multidetector CT and CT Angiography in a Porcine Model: Description of Disease Evolution with Surgical Correlation



2001: Michael Lavell, MD of New York University

MRI as the Sole Preoperative Imaging Modality for Right Hepatectomy in Potential Living Liver Transplant Donor Candidates


2000: Jonathan Kruskal, MD of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Molecular Imaging for Predicting Hepatic Metastases from Colorectal Cancer


SGR Research Award


Prior to the named research awards, the former Society of Gastrointestinal Radiologists would give the SGR Research Award. The following members received this award.


1998: Gerald D. Dodd, III of The University of Colorado

Radiofrequency Thermal Ablation of Hepatic Tumors



Mary T. Keogan, MD of St. James' Hospital

Outcome Analysis of Patients with Acute Pancreatitis using an Artificial Neural Network

1997: Sherry Teefey, MD of Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology

The Agony and the Ecstasy of Animal Research


1996: R. Brooke Jeffrey, MD of Stanford University Hospital

Analysis of 3-D Colonoscopy



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