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AUR Presents 2016 GE Radiology Research Academic Fellowship (GERRAF) Awards

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Released: July 26, 2016

AUR Contact:
Stephanie Taylor

OAK BROOK, Ill. — The Association of University Radiologists (AUR) announced the 2016 GE Radiology Research Academic Fellowship (GERRAF) recipients at its 64th Annual Meeting in San Diego, California March 2016.

The incoming Fellows are:

  • Paggie Kim, MD, Loma Linda University School of Medicine
    Cerebral Deoxyhemoglobin Imaging: A Biomarker for Poor Neurological Outcomes in Neonates with Acute Hypoxic Ischemic Brain Injury (HI-BI)
  • Matthew P. Lungren, MD, MPH, Stanford University School of Medicine
    Use of Predictive Modeling and Machine Learning to Develop Clinical Decision Support for Pulmonary Embolism CT Imaging in Children

The GERRAF program was initiated in 1992 to help meet the scholarly and research support needs of radiology. The specific purpose of the GERRAF Award is to bring the benefits of radiological advances to medical practice and the public. The mission is twofold. First, it is to develop a cadre of academic radiologists trained in patient-oriented and health services research and demonstrate the value of such training to the field of radiology. Second, it is to provide an opportunity for a critical mass of young radiologists from a wide geographic distribution of academic health centers to receive exceptional training in clinical research methodology. The Fellowship also serves to develop the academic careers of its recipients through a program of mentoring and networking, each being a key element of professional success.

Funding is made possible by an unrestricted grant provided by GE Healthcare.

AUR is an association of over 2,000 academic radiologists, residents, and fellows. The Society is based in Oak Brook, Ill. (

The mission of the AUR is to advance the interests of academic radiology, enhancing careers in academic radiology and advancing radiological science, research and education.