Honors and Awards

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2019

Kristin O'Grady, ph.D., was selected for RSNA’s Introduction to Academic Radiology for Scientists (ITARSc) Program. 

Reed Omary, M.D., was named Vanderbilt Medical Group's Board Chair-elect. 

Daniel Gochberg, Ph.D. and Wellington Pham, Ph.D., was elected to the Academy for Radiology & Biomedical Imaging Research's Council of Distinguished Investigators. 

Lucy Spalluto, M.D., was selected for the 2019-20 SCARD-GE Leading Empowering and Disrupting (LEAD) Program. 

Courtney Tomblinson, M.D., was awarded the ASNR's Outstanding Presentation Award in Head and Neck Neuroradiology at the annual meeting, May 2019.

Kim Sandler, M.D., was awarded the Gold-merit Abstract Award for Quality and Safety at the 2019 American College of Radiology (ACR) annual meeting, May 2019. 

Reed Omary, M.D., M.S., was named co-recipient of the Geoffrey David Chazen Award by the Vanderbilt Academy for Excellence in Education. Read More

John Gore, Ph.D., was elected to the 2019 Class of Fellows of the International Academy of Medical and Biological Engineering. 

Hazel Asumu, M.D., was selected to the American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) Resident Advisory Subcommittee.  

Jacob Houghton, Ph.D., received a three-year Career Development Award from the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program for his project titled "Development of a Novel Platform for In Vivo Delivery of Antagomirs to Study Cetuximab Resistance in Colorectal Cancer."

Karthik Sundaram, M.D., Ph.D., was elected to the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Chapter of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. Read More

Casey Cable, M.D., was selected as a 2019 Global Embolization Symposium and Technologies (GEST) Resident Scholar. Read More

James Patton, Ph.D., was awarded Lifetime Achievement Award by theNuclear Medicine Technologies of Tennessee (NMTT) during the 2019 annual meeting, February 2019. Read More

Marta Hernanz-Schulman, M.D., was named a 2019 Society for Pediatric Radiology (SPR) Gold Medalist. Read More

2018

Seth Smith, Ph.D., was awarded a 2018 Distinguished Investigator Award by the Academy for Radiology and Biomedical Imaging Research (ARR) at the 2018 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Annual Meeting, November 2018. Read More

Rochelle Andreotti, M.D., was awarded a Certificate of Merit award for educational exhibit "The ACR Ovarian-Adnexal Reporting and Data System (ORADS): An US Lexicon Training and Testing Module"  at the 2018 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Annual Meeting, November 2018. Read More

Virgina Planz, M.D., was awarded Certificate of Merits awards for educational exhibits "Multi-modality Imaging of Gynecologic Malignancy: What the Radiation Oncologist Needs to Know" and "An Illustrated Guide to Obstetrical & Gynecologic Surgical Procedures for Radiologists" at the 2018 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Annual Meeting, November 2018. Read More

Courtney Tomblinson, M.D., was awarded the Best Paper award for "Uncommon Lesions of the Head and Neck: Non-Thyroid, Non-Nodal Masses" at the Southeastern Neuroradiological Society Annual Meeting, October 2018. 

Cari Motuzas, M.D., was selected to participate in VUMC's 2019 Mid-Career Leadership Development Program. 

Ryan Adams, M.D., was selected to participate in the Introduction to Academic Radiology (ITAR) Program at Radiological Society of North America’s (RSNA) Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting, November 2018. Read More

Kevin Taylor, M.D., was awarded the 2018 Dr. Levi Watkins Jr. House Officer Award for his outstanding contributions to the institution in fostering opportunities for underrepresented minorities, October 2018. Read More 

Arthur Fleischer, M.D., was awarded the Larry Mack, MD Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound, October 2018. Read More

Bill Martin, M.D., was awarded the Southeastern Chapter of the Society of Nuclear Medicine (SECSNM) Marshall Brucer Award, October 2018. 

Courtney Raybon, M.D., and Courtney Tomblinson, M.D., received member-in-training travel stipends to attend the 2018 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting. Read More

Ryan Adams, M.D., Casey Cable, M.D., Daniel Holzwanger, M.D., and Reza Imani-Shikhabadi, M.D, received travel scholarships to attend the 5th Annual Symposium on Academic Interventional Radiology (AIR), September 2018. Read More

Courtney Tomblinson, M.D., named the ACR Valerie P. Jackson fellow, August 2018. Read More

Sumit Pruthi, M.B.B.S., received a Certificate of Appreciation for Excellence in Radiology in Reviewing Manuscripts in Pediatric Radiology from the Society for Pediatric Radiology Publications Committee and Editorial Office. 

Sumit Pruthi, M.B.B.S., received a Certificate of Appreciation for volunteer service for the American College of Radiology, July 2018. 

Aaron Brill, M.D., Ph.D., named as fellow of the Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, June 2018.

LeAnn Shannon, M.D., received an American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) 2018 Certificate of Merit for her educational exhibit “Histoplasmosis in the 21st century: new concepts in epidemiology, imaging, diagnosis, and therapy.”

Josephine Ndolo, M.D., received an American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) 2018 Certificate of Merit for her abstract, “Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Brainstem and Associated Congenital Abnormalities.”

Vicky Morgan, Ph.D., and Baxter Rogers, Ph.D., received Magna Cum Laude award at the 2018 International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) conference, June 2018. 

Charles Caskey, Ph.D., received the International Society of Therapeutic Ultrasound’s (ISTU) Frederic Lizzi Early Career Award at the 18th International Symposium for Therapeutic Ultrasound, May 2018. 

Seth Smith, Ph.D., was elected a Distinguished Investigator of the Academy of Radiology Research, and will be officially inducted during the Radiological Society of North America annual meeting, November 2018. 

Martin Jordanov, M.D., was awarded the 2018 Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Immersion Teaching Award (May 2018). Read More

Courtney Raybon, M.D., and Noran Taylor, M.D., were accepted to the WCIO Fellow and Resident-in-training Annual Meeting Scholarship program by the Society of Interventional Oncology (SIO). Read More

Adam Guttentag, M.D., and LeAnn Shannon, M.D., were awarded an ARRS 2018 Certificate of Merit for this year's American Roentgen Ray Society's Scientific Program. They will present the electronic exhibit and oral presentation during the annual meeting (April 2018). 

2017

Eduard Y. Chekmenev, Ph.D., and Victoria L. Morgan, Ph.D., were rewarded the Academy's 2017 Distinguished Investigator Award and inducted into the Academy Distinguished Investigator Council at the RSNA annual meeting (November 2017). Read More

Aditi Desai, M.D., was awarded the RSNA 2017 Student Travel Award. 

Yu Luo, M.D., was awarded first and third place for Best Photo and second place for Radiology Art for RSNA Photo Contest (November 2017). 

Meaghan Magarik, M.D., Ph.D., was awarded the Pediatric Best Case Award at the American College of Radiology’s American Institute for Radiologic Pathology (AIRP) course in Washington, D.C (October 2017). Read More

Stephanie Spottswood, M.D., MSPH, was awarded the 2017 Dr. Levi Watkins Jr. Faculty Award (October 2017) for her outstanding contributions to the institution in fostering opportunities for underrepresented minorities. Read More

Daniel Brown, M.D., John Jeffrey Carr, M.D., Jeffrey Creasy, M.D., Lori Deitte, M.D., Dominique Delbeke, M.D., Ph.D., William Martin, M.D., Steven Meranze, M.D., and Ronald Walker, M.D., named Best Doctors in America. Read More

Erik Landman, M.D., was awarded the Gastrointestinal Best Case Award at the American Institute of Radiologic Pathology (AIRP) conference for his presentation "Presacral Epidermoid Cyst" (August 2017). Read More

Patrick Couture, M.D., was selected for participation in the ACR Rutherford-Lavanty Fellowship in Government Relations and recipient of the Tennessee Radiological Society Dan Starnes Scholarship. Read More

Eleby Washington, M.D., was awarded the 2017 Best Presentation for the Resident and Fellow Oral Presentation at the National Medical Association Annual Convention and Scientific Assembly for his presentation entitled "Evaluation of Femoral Head Viability in the Post-Operative Pediatric Patient" (July 2017). Read More

Sepideh Shokouhi, Ph.D., was awarded the 2017 Tracy Lynn Faber Memorial Award at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Annual Meeting, June 2017.

Reed Omary, M.D., M.S., and Martin Jordanov, M.D., named as Favorite Faculty by the School of Medicine graduating class of 2017. 

Reed Omary, M.D., M.S., and John Huff, M.D., named as fellows of the American College of Radiology, May 2017.

Karthik Sundaram, M.D., Ph.D., was awarded second place for the Poster or Exhibit Trainee Prize at the 2017 AUR Awards Luncheon. Read More

Lori Deitte, M.D., was the recipient of the 2017 Geoffrey David Chazen Award for faculty at the annual dinner of the Vanderbilt Academy for Excellence in Education. Read More

Manus Donahue, Ph.D., was named Vanderbilt University Mentor of the Year by the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs.

Lucy B. Spalluto, M.D., received the AUR's 2017 Joseph E. and Nancy O. Whitley Award, for the best paper on education in radiology. Read More

2016

Aashim Bhatia, M.D., received the Certificate of Merit award for his education exhibit at RSNA annual meeting, November 2016. 

Cari Motuzas, M.D., was awarded a Certificate of Curriculum Designing at Gerald S. Gotterer Health Professions Education Research Day (HPERD) Educator Awards Recognition ceremony (December 2016). Read More

Peter Bream, M.D., was elected as a fellow in the Society of Interventional Radiology, 2016. Read More

Lucy B. Spalluto, M.D., was named Nashville's American Cancer Society's Best Dressed Ball Honoree (2016).

Li Chen, M.D., Ph.D., was named a Distinguished Investigator of the Academy of Radiology Research (October 2016). Read More

Dominique Delbeke, M.D. Ph.D., received the SNMMI’s Marshall Brucer Award at the Southeastern Chapter of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SEC) Annual Meeting (October 2016). 

Dominique Delbeke, M.D. Ph.D., received the Presidential Distinguished Educator award and the recognition award for Journal of Nuclear Medicine Editor-in-Chief (January 2012-December 2016) at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging annual meeting. 

Lori Deitte, M.D.,(co-principal investigator) and Meaghan Magarik, M.D., Ph.D., (co-investigator) awarded Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Faculty Fellowship to Advance Medical Education (FAME). Read More

Martin Sandler, M.D., and Dominique Delbeke, M.D., Ph.D., named as fellows of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging. 

Lori Deitte, M.D., was inducted into the VU School of Medicine Academy of Excellence in Teaching.

Aditi Desai, M.D., received a 2016 Radiology Leadership Institute Summit scholarship. 

Stephanie Spottswood, M.D., MSPH, received 2016 Margaret Cuninggim Women's Center Mentoring Award. Read More

Lucy B. Spalluto, M.D., was named the 2016 recipient of the Early Career Faculty Professional Leadership Award by the American Association for Women Radiologists (AAWR). Read More

2015

Daniel Brown, M.D., John Jeffrey Carr, M.D., Jeffrey Creasy, M.D., Lori Deitte, M.D., Dominique Delbeke, M.D., Ph.D., William Martin, M.D., Steven Meranze, M.D., and LeAnn Stokes, M.D. named Best Doctors in America. Read More

John Gore, Ph.D., has been named a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. Read More

J. Jeffrey Carr, M.D., received the 2015 Distinguished Investigator Award from the Academy of Radiology Research (ARR). Read More 

Arthur Fleischer, M.D., is the recipient of a Lifetime Service Award from the American Board of Radiology (ABR). Read More

Lori Deitte, M.D., received Florida Radiological Society Gold Medal Award. Read More

2019

Charles Caskey, Ph.D., and Limen Chen, Ph.D., were awarded a grant by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering for "Development of an MRgFUS system for precision-targeted neuromodulation of pain circuits with simultaneous functional MRI."

Wellington Pham, Ph.D., was awarded a grant by the National Institute on Aging for "Validation of Retinal Abeta as a Potential Biomarker of Alzheimer's Disease."

Rachelle Crescenzi, Ph.D., was awarded a grant by the American Heart Association for "Magnetic resonance imaging tools to explore lymphatic clearance of tissue sodium." Read More

Jacob Houghton, Ph.D., was awarded a grant by the Department of Defense for "Development of a Novel Platform for in Vivo Delivery of Antagomirs to Study Cetuximab Resistance in Colorectal Cancer."

Charles Manning, Ph.D., was awarded funding by GE Healthcare Limited for "Pre-clinical Proof of Concept Studies for the Development of a PET Tracer."

Sandeep Arora, M.B.B.S., was awarded a RSNA Research Scholar Grant for "Analyzing Immune Responses Generated by Transrectal and Transurethral Sono-Ablation of Prostate Cancer using Advanced Quantification Methods. Read More

Charles Manning, Ph.D., was awarded funding by Dracen Pharmaceuticals for "Pharmacological Inhibitors of Cancer Metabolism."

Bruce Damon, Ph.D., was awarded a grant by the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases for "Development and Application of Muscle Diffusion Tensor MRI."

Vicky Morgan, Ph.D., was awarded a grant by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke for "MRI Connectivity Biomarkers of Treatment Response in Focal Epilepsy."

2018

Kim Sandler, M.D., was awarded a Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) Ambassadors Discovery Grant in Cancer Research for “Saving Lives with Early Detection of Lung Cancer: Promoting Enrollment of Women Engaged in Breast Screening in a Lung Screening Program.” Read More

Filip Banovac, M.D., was awarded a grant by Guerbet for "Creation of an Enhanced Interventional Radiology Education Curriculum."

Jeff Carr, M.D., was awarded a grant by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute through Brigham and Women's Hospital for "The Clinical Impact of Longitudinal Measures of Cardiac and Pulmonary Vascular Morphology in Smokers."

Todd Peterson, Ph.D., was awarded a grant by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering for "Enabling Multi-Tracer SPECT Studies of the Human Brain."

John Gore, Ph.D. and Junzhong Xu, Ph.D., were awarded a grant by the National Cancer Institute for "MRI Diffusion in Tumors using Oscillating Gradients."

Vicky Morgan, Ph.D., was awarded a grant by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke for "The Role of Network Connectivity in Post-Surgical Seizure Recurrence in Temporal Lobe Epilepsy."

Kim Sandler, M.D., was awarded a Year-Three Pilot Project by The Precision Medicine and Health Disparities Collaborative (PMHDC) for their project "Improving lung cancer screening and biomarker clinical trial enrollment in underserved communities."

Kim Sandler, M.D., was awarded a grant by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute through Kaiser Permanente for "The Watch the Spot Trial: A Pragmatic Trial of more Versus less Intensive Strategies for Active Surveillance of Patients with Small Pulmonary Nodules."

Jeff Carr, M.D., was awarded a grant by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute through the University of Pittsburgh for "Molecular Epidemiology of Aortic Diameter and Subclinical Cardiovascular Disease."

Kim Sandler, M.D., Bennett Landman, Ph.D., and Yuankai Huo, Ph.D., were awarded a grant by the University of Colorado SPORE program and Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center for a pilot project titled, "Machine Learning for Prognosis Assessment." 

Charles Caskey, Ph.D., was awarded a grant by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke for "Prototyping an ultrasound system for spatiotemporally precise noninvasive neuromodulatory drug uncaging and functional imaging in awake primates."

Seth Smith, Ph.D., was awarded a grant by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke for "Structural and Functional MRI of the Cervical Spinal Cord in Multiple Sclerosis."

Henry Manning, Ph.D., was awarded a grant by the National Cancer Institute for "VU PREDICT."

ZhongLiang Zu, Ph.D., was awarded a grant by the National Institute of Arthritis, Musculoskeletal and Skin for "Validation of CEST MR Imaging of Creatine and Phosphocreatine in Muscle."

Saikat Sengupta, Ph.D., was awarded a grant by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering for "Actively Shimmed Needles for Interventional MRI."

Manus Donahue, Ph.D., was awarded a grant by the National Institute of Nursing Research for "Imaging Biomarkers of Lymphatic Dysfunction."

Karthik M. Sundaram, M.D., Ph.D., principal investigator, Sandeep Arora, M.B.B.S., co-investigator, and Charles Caskey, Ph.D., scientific advisor, were awarded a RSNA Research Resident/Fellow Grant for their abstract entitled, “Evaluating Microbubbles as an Immunotherapy Adjuvant for Breast Cancer.” Read More

John Gore, Ph.D., was awarded a grant by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke for "Biophysical Basis of Functional Connectivity by MRI."

John Gore, Ph.D., was awarded a grant by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering for "Postdoctoral Training in Biomedical MRI and MRS."

Rachelle Crescenzi, Ph.D., was awarded a grant the American Heart Association for "Visualizing Vascular Mechanisms of Salt Sensitivity."

Charles Caskey, Ph.D., was awarded a grant by the Mary Kay Foundation for "Enhancing Breast Cancer Immunotherapy with Microbubbles." Read More  

Sandeep Arora, M.B.B.S., was awarded a RSNA Research Seed Grant for “Improving Breast Cancer Response to Immunotherapy Using Micro-bubble Enhanced Therapeutic Ultrasound in a Highly Aggressive 4T1 Murine Breast Cancer Model.” Read More

Jeff Carr, M.D., was awarded a grant by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute through the University of California-San Francisco for "Coronary Artery Cross-Sectional Area and Cardiovascular Disease In South Asians."

James McIntyre, Ph.D., was awarded a grant by Metavivor for "A Novel Self-Reporting Paclitaxel Prodrug without Systemic Neurotoxicity: Preclinical Assessment for Targeting Treatment of Metastatic Breast Cancer."

John Gore, Ph.D., was awarded a grant by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering for "Proton Relaxation and Exchange Contrast in MRI."

Seth Smith, Ph.D., was awarded a grant by the University of Pennsylvania through the Kennedy Krieger Institute for "Multicenter Cross Standardization of Magnetic Resonance Imaging Methods for Adrenoleukodystrophy/Adrenomyeloneuropathy."

2017

Jeff Carr, M.D., was awarded a grant by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute through the University of Minnesota for "Caloric and Non-caloric Sweeteners and the Distribution of Adipose Tissue."

Jeff Carr, M.D., was awarded a grant by the National Cancer Institute through the University of Alabama-Birmingham for "CKD Risk Prediction among Obese Living Kidney Donors."

Charles Caskey, Ph.D., was awarded a grant by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering through Vanderbilt University for "Fast Methods for Mapping Focused Ultrasound Pressure Fields.”

Eduard Chekmenev, Ph.D., was awarded a grant by the National Cancer Institute for "Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy and Molecular Imaging of Metabolic Pathways in Cancer.”

Manus Donahue, Ph.D., was awarded a grant by the Lipedema Foundation for "Utilizing Molecular Tissue Profiles and Lymphatic Clearance to Improve Clinical Discriminatory Capacity in Patients with Lipedema.”

Manus Donahue, Ph.D., was awarded a grant by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke through The McLean Hospital Corporation for "Mechanisms of Cerebrovascular Reactivity in Health and Disease.”

Arthur Fleischer, M.D., was awarded a grant by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration through KBRWyle for "Autonomous Diagnostic Imaging Performed by Untrained Operators Using Augmented reality as a Form of "Just-in-Time" Training."

John Gore, Ph.D., was awarded a grant by the National Institutes of Health/Office of the Director for "Replacement and Upgrade of an Optical Imaging System for Small Animals.”

John Gore, Ph.D., was awarded a grant by the Department of Defense for "SC160154: Validation of Structural, Molecular, and Functional Imaging Biomarkers in Spinal Cord Injury in Non-Human Primates.”

John Gore, Ph.D., was awarded a grant by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke for "Resting State FMRI as a Biomarker of Functional Integrity of Spinal Cord.”

Xiaoyu Jiang, Ph.D., was awarded a grant by the National Cancer Institute for "Early assessment of radiation response in brain tumors using quantitative temporal diffusion spectroscopy.”

Henry Manning, Ph.D., was awarded a grant by the National Institutes of Health/Office of the Director for "Radiochemistry Equipment for Molecular Imaging Tracer Production.”

James McIntyre, Ph.D., was awarded a grant by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute through the University of Pittsburgh for "Preclinical Assessment of a Compliance Matched Biopolymer Vascular Graft.”

Kristin O’Grady, Ph.D., was awarded a grant by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke for “Glutamate-Sensitive, Quantitative MRI in MS: Application to Cognitive Impairment.”

Seth Smith, Ph.D., was awarded a grant by the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation for “Can MRI Detect and Quantify Macromolecular and Biochemical Abnormalities in the Spinal Cord of Primary Progressive MS Patients? Transitioning Beyond Conventional MRI.”

Geoffrey Wile, M.D., was awarded a grant by the National Cancer Institute through Thomas Jefferson University for “Contrast-enhanced Ultrasound Evaluation of Focal Liver Lesions in Patients with Cirrhosis or Other Risk Factors for Developing HCC.”

Kim Sandler, M.D., principal investigator, and Alexis Paulson, M.S.N., co-investigator, was awarded a grant by Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center and Vanderbilt University Medical Center Department of Medicine for a pilot of their Cancer Early Detection and Prevention (CEDP) Initiative. Read More

Mingfeng Bai, Ph.D., was awarded an American Cancer Society Research Scholar Grant aimed to develop a light-based technique for the treatment of metastatic ovarian cancer.

Lucy B. Spalluto, M.D., in partnership with Katina Beard, M.S.P.H., CEO of Matthew Walker Comprehensive Health Center, was awarded a Community Engagement Mini-Grant from the Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance Community Engaged Research Core for “The Promotora Navigator – Assessing the Impact of a Culturally Appropriate Patient Navigator for Screening Mammography and Follow-Up." Read More

Lucy Spalluto, M.D. was awarded a seed grant from Vanderbilt University’s Office for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) for “A Leadership Intervention to Further the Training of Female Faculty (LIFT-OFF) in Radiology.” Read More

2016

Jeff Carr, M.D., was awarded a grant by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute through Northwestern University for “Lung Function Decline and Disease Risk From Young Adulthood to Middle Age.”

Charles Caskey, Ph.D., was awarded a grant by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering for “Fast volumetric treatment using multi-focus insonation and thermal amplification.”

Charles Caskey, Ph.D., was awarded a grant by the National Institute of Mental Health for “Establishing a dose response for ultrasound neuromodulation.”

Eduard Chekmenev, Ph.D., was awarded a grant by the National Cancer Institute through Vanderbilt University for "Physical Dynamics of Cancer Response to Chemotherapy in 3D Microenvironments.”

Limin Chen, Ph.D., was awarded a grant by the Merck Corporate Campus – Rahway for "Functional Measure of Glucagon Receptor TE.”

Bruce Damon, Ph.D., was awarded a grant by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences through Vanderbilt University for “Training in Pharmacological Sciences.”

Taylor Davis, M.D., was awarded a grant by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering through Vanderbilt University for “Controlling Quality and Capturing Uncertainty in Advanced Diffusion Weighted MRI.”

Manus Donahue, Ph.D., was awarded a grant by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke for “Imaging Collaterals and Tissue Metabolism in Patients with Moyamoya Syndrome.” 

Manus Donahue, Ph.D., was awarded a grant by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering through Vanderbilt University for “Three-Dimensional Patient-Tailored RF Pulses for Spin Echo Neuroimaging at 7T.”

Daniel Gochberg, Ph.D., was awarded a grant by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering through Vanderbilt University for “MRI Toolbox for Rodent Brain Microstructure Imaging.”

John Gore, Ph.D., was awarded a grant by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke for “Resting State Connectivity in Primate Spinal Cord.”

John Gore, Ph.D., was awarded a grant by the National Institutes of Health/Office of the Director for “Replacement and Upgrade of a 3T MR Scanner for Research.”

Henry Manning, Ph.D., was awarded a grant by the National Institutes of Health/Office of the Director for “Radiofluorination Equipment for PET Imaging Research.”

Henry Manning, Ph.D., was awarded a grant by the National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Disease through the Cumberland Pharmaceuticals for “A Simple and Effective Diagnostic Test for Gastrointestinal Bleeding to Improve Patient Outcomes.”

Henry Manning, Ph.D., was awarded a grant by the Department of Defense through Vanderbilt University for “Targeting the epithelial type II interleukin-4 receptor in metastatic breast Cancer.”

Henry Manning, Ph.D., was awarded a grant by the Breast Cancer Research Foundation through Vanderbilt University for “CDK4/6 inhibition modulates tumor immune microenvironment to enhance response to immunotherapy.”

Henry Manning, Ph.D., was awarded a grant by the National Cancer Institute through Vanderbilt University for “The Role of Mechanotransduction in Progression of Tumor-Induced Bone Disease.”

James McIntyre, Ph.D., was awarded a grant by the Environmental Protection Agency through Vanderbilt University for “Vanderbilt-Pittsburgh Resource for Organotypic Models for Predictive Toxicology (VPROMPT).”

Seth Smith, Ph.D., was awarded a grant by the National Eye Institute through Vanderbilt University for “Quantitative Imaging Analysis Techniques for Optic Nerve Disease.”

Xinqiang Yan, Ph.D., was awarded a grant by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering through Vanderbilt University for “RF Encoding for Gradient-Free MRI.” 

Richard Dortch, Ph.D., awarded a grant by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke 

Lucy B. Spalluto, M.D., awarded a Partnership Development Mini Grant through the Meharry-Vanderbilt Community Engaged Research Core (CERC). Read More

Sandeep Arora, M.D., awarded Vanderbilt Institute of Clinical and Translational Research Grant (VR16082): Evaluation of Ferumoxytol as an Anatomic and Functional Contrast Agent. 

Sandeep Arora, M.D., awarded Vanderbilt Institute of Clinical and Translational Research Grant (VR18325): Immunohistochemical Stain of Prostate Cancers to Identify Potential Biomarkers for Molecular Imaging. 

LeAnn Stokes, M.D., is the co-investigator for the High Intensity Focused Ultrasound trial for MRI-guided non-invasive treatment of uterine fibroids at Vanderbilt. 

Dan Brown, M.D., is the national Principal Investigator for the RESIN Registry. 

Dan Brown, M.D., is the site lead investigator of multi-center grant R01-CA194307 and co-investigator of grant R01-EB020040, both funded by NIH. 

2015

Rick Abramson, M.D., was awarded a grant by the National Cancer Institute for “Quantitative MRI for Predicting Response of Breast Cancer to Neoadjuvant Therapy.”

Rick Abramson, M.D., was awarded a grant by the National Cancer Institute through Stanford University for “Qualification and Deployment of Imaging Biomarkers of Cancer Treatment Response.”

Dan Brown, M.D., was awarded a grant by the Sirtex Medical Limited for “Radiation-Emitting SIR-Spheres in Non-Resectable (RESIN) Liver Tumor Patient Registry.”

Charles Caskey, Ph.D., was awarded a grant by the Focused Ultrasound Foundation for “Noninvasive Targeted Neuromodulation and Functional Imaging in Behaving Macaques.”

Charles Caskey, Ph.D., was awarded a grant by the Focused Ultrasound Foundation for “Focused Ultrasound Global Internship Program.”

Charles Caskey, Ph.D., was awarded a grant by the National Institute of Mental Health for “Neuron selective modulation of brain circuitry in non-human primates.”

Eduard Chekmenev, Ph.D., was awarded a grant by the Department of Defense for “Low-cost, high-throughput 3D pulmonary imager using hyperpolarized contrast agents and low-field MRI.”

Eduard Chekmenev, Ph.D., was awarded a grant by The University of Nottingham for “Clinical Xenon Polarizer.”

Eduard Chekmenev, Ph.D., was awarded a grant by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering through Southern Illinois University Carbondale for “Pure Parahydrogen-Enhanced Metabolic MRI Contrast Agents for Molecular Imaging.”

Rachelle Crescenzi, Ph.D., was awarded a grant by Lymphatic Education & Research Network for “Functional Imaging of Sodium and Lymphatics in Lipedema Patients.”

John Gore, Ph.D., was awarded a grant by National Institutes of Health/Office of the Director for “Upgrade of a 7T Small Animal MRI/MRS System.”

Henry Manning, Ph.D., was awarded a grant by Piramal Imaging GmbH for “PET Imaging of Hepatocellular Carcinoma with 18F-FSPG.”

Seth Smith, Ph.D., was awarded a grant by National Multiple Sclerosis Society for “Quantitative and Longitudinal MRI Characterization of Spinal Cord Damage in Patients with MS.”

Seth Smith, Ph.D., was awarded a grant by National Multiple Sclerosis Society for “Quantitative and Longitudinal MRI Characterization of Spinal Cord Damage in Patients with MS.”

Ron Walker, Ph.D., was awarded a grant by Piramal Imaging GmbH for “PET Imaging of Lung Cancer and Indeterminate Pulmonary Nodules with 18F-FSPG.”

Edward Welch, Ph.D., was awarded a grant by National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Disease for “Non-invasive assessment of human brown adipose tissue mass and activity.”

Thomas Yankeelov, Ph.D., was awarded a grant by National Cancer Institute through St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center for “MRI Assessment of Tumor Perfusion, Permeability and Cellularity.”

Lucy B. Spalluto, M.D., received a 2015 Joan F. Giambalvo Fund for the Advancement of Women research grant. Read More

Arthur Fleischer, M.D., received a new RO1 regarding contrast ultrasound of liver tumor post-TACE.

2014

Daniel Gochberg, Ph.D., was awarded a grant by the National Cancer Institute for “CERT Imaging of Cancer.”

David Smith, Ph.D., was awarded a grant by the National Cancer Institute for “Applying Compressed Sensing to Dynamic Contrast Enhanced MRI of Breast Cancer.”

2019

Courtney Tomblinson, M.D., was appointed Associate Program Director for the Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program. 

Tamarya Hoyt, M.D., was appointed Assistant Program Director and Chair, Clinical Competency Committee for the Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program.  

Laveil Allen, M.D., was appointed Assistant Program Director for the Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program. 

Stephanie Kurita, M.D., was promoted to Associate Professor of Clinical Radiology and Radiological Sciences. 

Katie Davis, D.O., was appointed Associate Fellowship Director, Breast Imaging.

Dan Brown, M.D., was named Vice Chair of Innovation and Clinical Research. Read More

Christine Dove, M.D., was promoted to Associate Professor of Clinical Radiology and Radiological Sciences. 

Lizzy Snyder, M.D., and Sudha Singh, M.D., named Co-directors of Health and Well-Being. Read More

Shelly Crescenzi, Ph.D., was promoted to Assistant Professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences. 

Marques Bradshaw, M.D., was named Associate Vice Chair, Diversity Affairs, Andrea Birch, M.D., was named Director, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Lucy Spalluto, M.D. was named Director, Women in Radiology, Yu Luo, M.D., was named Associate Director, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, and Elizabeth Snyder, M.D., and Courtney Tomblinson, M.D., were named Associate Director, Women in Radiology. Read More

Gabriella Crane, M.D., was promoted to Associate Clinical Professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences. 

Melissa Hilmes, M.D., was promoted to Associate Professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences. 

Chirayu Shah, M.D., was promoted to Associate Professor of Clinical Radiology and Radiological Sciences. 

Bruce Damon, Ph.D., was promoted to Professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences. 

Manus Donahue, Ph.D., was promoted to Professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences. 

Christopher Jones, M.D., was appointed Section Chief, Body Imaging. Read More

Geoffrey Wile, M.D., was appointed Director of Interventional Computed Tomography and Ultrasound. Read More

Morgan Anderson, M.D., was appointed Section Chief, Outpatient Imaging. Read More

Feng Wang, Ph.D., was promoted to Assistant Professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences. 

Laveil Allen, M.D., was promoted to Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiology and Radiological Sciences. 

Rachelle Crescenzi, Ph.D., was selected for the 2019 class of the Council of Early Career Investigators in Imaging, CECI2. Read More

Cara Connolly, M.D., appointed to the American Association for Women Radiologists (AAWR) Member-in-Training Committee. Read More

Tamarya Hoyt, M.D., was appointed Associate Program Director for the Integrated Interventional Radiology (IR) Residency Program. Read More

Cara Connolly, M.D., and LeAnn Shannon, M.D., named chief residents for the class of 2020. Read More

Jared Grice, Ph.D., was promoted to Assistant Professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences. 

Diana Carver, Ph.D., was promoted to Assistant Professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences. 

2018

Cari Motuzas, M.D., was appointed Program Director for the Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program. 

Dan Brown, M.D., served as course co-director for the Society of Interventional Radiology meeting: Y90: The Complete Course. 

Michael Nickels, Ph.D., was appointed director of the Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science (VUIIS) Radiochemistry Core Lab. Read More

Filip Banovac, M.D., was elected to serve a three-year term as Treasurer for the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) and the SIR Foundation. Read More

Lucy Spalluto, M.D., was selected to co-lead the National Program Evaluation of Veterans Affairs – Partnership to Increase Access to Lung Screening (VA-PALS) with Jennifer Lewis, M.D., M.S. Read More

Vicky Morgan, Ph.D., earned a second appointment Associate Professor of Neurology, November 2018. 

Seth Smith, Ph.D., was appointed as Associate Director of the Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science. Read More

Ryan Muller, M.D., was appointed as Program Director for both the Integrated Interventional (IR) Residency and the IR Fellowship. 

Krupa Patel-Lippmann, M.D., was appointed Body Imaging Fellowship Program Director. 

Yu Luo, M.D., Ph.D., was appointed as Associate Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.  

Reed Omary, M.D., was elected Councilor for the 2018-2020 Society of Chairs of Academic Radiology Departments (SCARD) Board of Directors.  

Cari Motuzas, M.D., was promoted to Associate Professor of Clinical Radiology and Radiological Sciences.

Marta Hernanz-Schulman, M.D., was elected the 2018 American College of Radiology Vice President. 

Lori Deitte, M.D., was named Chair of American College of Radiology Commission on Publications and Life Long Learning. 

Brent Savoie, M.D., J.D.,, was appointed Section Chief of Cardiothoracic Imaging. Read More

Melissa Hilmes, M.D., was appointed co-director of the Vanderbilt Program in Interprofessional Learning (VPIL). 

Todd Peterson, Ph.D., received a fellowship from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). Read More

Martin Jordanov, M.D., was promoted to Associate Professor of Clinical Radiology and Radiological Sciences and appointed Musculoskeletal Fellowship Program Director.

Cari Motuzas, M.D., was selected for membership in the Academy for Excellence in Education. Read More

Kate Hartley, M.D., was nominated to the International Skeletal Society.

Asma Ahmad, M.D., was promoted to Associate Professor of Clinical Radiology and Radiological Sciences.

2017

Bruce Damon, Ph.D., was elected faculty fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for distinguished contributions to the development and application of advanced imaging techniques to understand muscle physiology and structure in health and disease.

Courtney Raybon, M.D., was appointed Vice Chair for the 2017-2018 RSNA Resident and Fellow Committee.

Meaghan Magarik, M.D, Ph.D., was appointed to the 2017-2018 RSNA Resident and Fellow Committee. 

Jacob Houghton, Ph.D., was accepted to the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (VUSM) Junior Faculty Leadership Development Program (2017-2018 program).

David Pickens, Ph.D., was appointed Chief of the Section of Radiological Sciences. Read More

Mike Nickels, Ph.D., was elected to the 2017 Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Radio Pharmaceuticals Sciences Council Board. 

Ryan Muller, M.D., was appointed Associate Program Director for the Interventional Radiology Residency program. Read More

Reed Omary, M.D., was named to the Vanderbilt Academy for Excellence in Education

Krupa Patel-Lippmann, M.D., was promoted to Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiology and Radiological Sciences. 

Filip Banovac, M.D., was selected to the "VISE Physician-In-Residence" program at the Vanderbilt School of Engineering. Read More

Li Chen, M.D., Ph.D., was appointed to the NIH Sensorimotor Integration Study Section. 

Seth Smith,  Ph.D., named to the 2017 class of Chancellor Faculty Fellows.

Richard G. Abramson,  M.D., was appointed Vice Chair of Innovation. Read More

Geoffrey Wile,  M.D., was accepted to the 2017 AUR Radiology Management Program, to be held May 2017.

Dan Brown, M.D., earned a second appointment Professor of Biomedical Engineering, January 2017. 

2016

Sam Mouli, M.D., selected to participate in 2017 AUR Academic Faculty Development Program.

Seth Smith, Ph.D., was appointed to the VUSM Basic Science Research Advisory Committee. 

Courtney Raybon, M.D., was appointed to the RSNA Resident and Fellow Committee. 

Geoffrey Wile, M.D., was named Section Chief of Body Imaging.

Kim Sandler, M.D., was selected to participate in the 2017 RSNA Clinical Trials Methodology Workshop.

Aashim Bhatia, M.D., was promoted to Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiology and Radiological Sciences.

William Laxton, M.D., was promoted to Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiology and Radiological Sciences. 

Morgan Anderson, M.D., was promoted to Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiology and Radiological Sciences. 

Jordan Gross, M.D., was promoted to Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiology and Radiological Sciences. 

Meaghan Magarik, M.D., Ph.D., was appointed to AAMC's Organization of Resident Representatives (ORR). Read More

Lori Deitte, M.D., was appointed to the ACR Committee for Women. 

Lori Deitte, M.D., was promoted to Professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences. 

Geoff Wile, M.D., was promoted to Associate Professor of Clinical Radiology and Radiological Sciences. 

Interventional Radiology received one of the first ACGME approvals for the new IR Residency program and matched three applicants in the inaugural class. Read More

Peter Bream, M.D., has joined the Case in Point Editorial Board of the American College of Radiology and was appointed to the ABR Core Exam Writing Committee.

Peter Bream, M.D., and Filip Banovac, M.D., appointed as oral examiners for the American Board of Radiology CAQ in Interventional Radiology.

Stephanie Kurita, M.D., named Director of Alumni Relations and Development for the Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences. 

LeAnn Stokes, M.D., leads department Patient Advisory Group. 

Dan Brown, M.D., appointed Executive Council member of the Society of Interventional Radiology: postgraduate medical education councilor. Read More

Eduard Chekmenev, Ph.D., has been elected to Russian Academy of Sciences. Read More

Stephanie Kurtia, M.D., appointed to Tennessee's Technical Advisory Group (TAG) for the TennCare Episode surrounding breast cancer.

2015

John Huff, M.D., appointed to the Vanderbilt's Physician Council for Clinical Service Excellence. 

Filip Banavac, M.D., appointed as the Chair of the Society of Interventional Radiology Foundation for a two-year term. 

Filip Banovac, M.D., was named Section Chief of Interventional Radiology. Read More

Victoria Morgan, Ph.D., has been named to serve as a member of the Neuroscience and Ophthalmic Imaging Technologies Study Section in the Center for Scientific Review (CSR) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Read More

Jeff Creasy, M.D., was named Section Chief of Neuroradiology. Read More

Stephanie Spottswood, M.D. MSPH, has been named the new Chair of the Office of Inclusion and Health Equity (OIHE) Advisory Board at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital. Read More

Lori Deitte, M.D., was named Vice Chair of Education. Read More

Rochelle Andreotti, M.D., appointed to the Ultrasound Commission of ACR as Chair of ACR O-RADS Committee (Ovarian-adnexal Reporting and Data System) and Vice-chair Gynecology Community of Practice at the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine.

Lucy B. Spalluto, M.D., named Co-Director of Vanderbilt's Women in Radiology.