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AUR Presents 2017 GE Radiology Research Academic Fellowship (GERRAF) Awards

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Released: August 08, 2017

AUR Contact:
Stephanie Taylor

OAK BROOK, Ill. — The Association of University Radiologists (AUR) announced the 2017 GE Radiology Research Academic Fellowship (GERRAF) recipients at its 65th Annual Meeting in Hollywood, Florida, May 2017.

The incoming Fellows are:

  • Matthew Bucknor, M.D., University of California, San Francisco
    Cost-Effectiveness Analysis and Novel Outcomes Assessment of Magnetic Resonance-Guided Focused Ultrasound Ablation of Bone Metastases
  • Dorothy A. Sippo, M.D., M.P.H., Massachusetts General Hospital
    Development and Assessment of an Automated Outcomes Feedback Application to Optimize Radiologist Performance using Digital Tomosynthesis with Mammography
  • Tina Tailor, M.D., Duke University Medical Center
    Access to Screening Facilities for U.S. Populations at Risk for Lung Cancer: A Geospatial Analysis of Access to CT Facilities for Individuals Eligible for Lung Cancer Screening

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.