Medical Student recipient of Research Award at Annual SIR Conference

The founder of our Interventional Radiology Interest group, PhD to MD student Mary Ellen Koran, was awarded the Dr. Constantin Cope Medical Student Society of Interventional Radiology Annual Scientific Meeting Research Award at the annual SIR Conference on March 3 in Atlanta for her research entitled "Impact of a dedicated Interventional Oncology service line in an NCI comprehensive cancer center."

The Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) is a national organization of physicians, scientists and allied health professionals dedicated to improving public health through disease management and minimally invasive, image-guided therapeutic interventions.

The purpose of the award is to introduce interested medical students to the greater interventional radiology community at the SIR Annual Scientific Meeting. The intent is to recognize the student author of an accepted abstract that best honors the spirit of inventiveness and scientific purity. Medical students at an accredited medical school who have demonstrated an interest in interventional radiology as a career and have participated in an original research project may apply.

We are thrilled for Mary Ellen and the direction she is taking in her career.

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