UMKC student, Neil Thakur, receives prestigious research award at the international Radiological Society of North America meeting

thakarThe RSNA selected Neil Thakur, MS 6, to make an oral presentation and receive a 2010 Trainee Research Prize during the 2010 RSNA Scientific Assembly and Meeting, Nov. 28-Dec. 3, in Chicago. The RSNA Scientific Program Committee awarded Thakur for his research project, “Neuroimaging Findings in Neonates Undergoing Whole Body Hypothermia for Hypoxic/Ischemic Brain Injury: Preliminary Findings.” The RSNA presents awards annually to radiology residents, fellows and medical students in various categories of radiology research. Thakur conducted his research this past spring with Lisa Lowe, M.D., professor and chair of the Department of Radiology. “This is a very prestigious honor to have his abstract selected as one of the winners,” Lowe said. “I am very proud of Neil. This is the highest honor for a medical student at the RSNA.” The RSNA draws nearly 60,000 people each year to its annual international forum that includes peer-reviewed research, state of the art technology and educational opportunities for radiologists, medical physicists and allied scientists.