A VUMC Radiology faculty member and VUIIS leader has been highlighted for his accomplishments in the field of MRI.
Seth Smith, PhD, Associate Director of the Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science (VUIIS) and Professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences, was recently featured in the Vanderbilt publication, Discoveries in Medicine.
The interview feature comes in the wake of his 2022 milestone, when he was elected to the College of Fellows of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE). The selection recognized his work in advanced multiparametric MRI for translational applications, as well as his advocacy on behalf of first-generation scientists like himself.
AIMBE Fellows represent the top 2% of medical and biological engineers in academia, industry, education, clinical practice, and government.
"I am really honored to be selected," Dr. Smith told Discoveries. "I am a strong proponent of AIMBE’s mission to advocate with lawmakers about the importance of imaging research."
Dr. Smith also got in-depth about his years-long work with spinal cord and optic nerve imaging, VUIIS' collaboration with key industry players to create clinically-viable technology, and the future of his research.