Daniel Arteaga, B.A., Class of 2015 Vanderbilt Medical School, has recently been named a recipient of the Research Medical Student Grant awarded by the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). This grant is awarded on an annual basis to medical students pursuing research in the field of radiology.
Over the last two years, Daniel has been collaborating with neuroradiologist Megan Strother, M.D., and physicist Manus Donahue, Ph.D., on projects in which functional MRI is used to examine intracranial stenosis. Most recently he has been working to identify the relationship between negative blood oxygenation level-dependent (BOLD) reactivity, impaired cerebral blood flow (CBF), and stroke risk.
This upcoming year, he plans to continue this line of work, focusing next on optimizing the MRI research protocols for use at the clinically-available 3T field strength. Ultimately, Daniel and his research team seek to provide a new method for assessing stroke risk in patients with known intracranial stenosis.
Daniel Arteaga, B.A., Class of 2015 Vanderbilt Medical School (center) with Manus Donahue, Ph.D. (left) and Megan Strother, M.D. (right)
For more information about this grant and for a list of last year’s recipients, please refer to https://www.rsna.org/Research_Medical_Student_Grant.aspx.