Radiology faculty, residents, students receive national awards

Faculty and residents from the School of Medicine’s Department of Radiology captured national awards with their poster presentations and abstracts at the 2012 Radiological Society of North America meetings in Chicago on Nov. 25-30.

Melissa Rosado de Christenson, M.D., professor of radiology, and Santiago Martinez-Jimenez, M.D., associate professor of radiology, received the top, Magna Cum Laude Award for their poster on Bronchiolocentric Lung Diseases: High-Resolution CT and Pathological Findings.

More than 4,200 abstracts were accepted for oral or poster presentation at the RSNA and more than 50,000 radiology professionals and exhibitors attended the week-long meetings. Only a small percentage of the presentations receive awards, said Lisa Lowe, M.D., chair of radiology and director of the radiology residency program. The awards committee presented 30 Magna Cum Laude awards; 76 Cum Laude awards; and 339 Certificate of Merit awards among the 2,124 education exhibits.

Four School of Medicine presentations received Certificates of Merit. An exhibit by Jessica Sanchez, M.D., assistant professor of radiology, Marge Stull, M.D., clinical associate professor of radiology, and radiology resident Matt Towsley, M.D., on Spectrum of Stress Injuries of the Foot and Ankle in the Maturing Population was chosen as an RSNA exclusive presentation for CME credit.

Certificates of Merit were awarded to:

  • Ryo Benson, M.D., Rosado de Christenson, Martinez-Jimenez, and Jeff Kunin, M.D., Spectrum of Thoracic Neuroendocrine Proliferations and Neooplasms: Carcinoid, Carcinoid tumorlets, DIPNECH, and Carcinoid Syndrome.
  • Iftiar Chowdhury, MS 6, Jake Tellier, M.D., radiology resident, Lowe, Guide to Implementing a Milestone based Reporting Curriculum for Radiology Residents: A Method to Teach and Assess Core Competency Communication Skills.
  • Martinez-Jimenez, Primary Pericardial neoplasms: A Pictorial Review.
  • Neal Desai, M.D., radiology resident, Thacker, Lowe, Hypoxic Ischemic Injury: An Overview of Clinical and Radiological Manifestations From Premie to Adult.

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