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AUR Presents 2015 GE Radiology Research Academic Fellowship (GERRAF) Awards

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Released: July 09, 2015

AUR Contact:
Stephanie Taylor

OAK BROOK, Ill. — The Association of University Radiologists (AUR) announced the 2015 GE Radiology Research Academic Fellowship (GERRAF) recipients at its 63rd Annual Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana in April 2015.

The incoming Fellows are:

  • Falgun H. Chokshi, MD, MS, Emory University School of Medicine
    The Value of Vertebral Augmentation for Treatment of Spinal Fractures in Multiple Myeloma Related Bone Disease: A Population Based Study Using the SEER-Medicare Linked Database
  • Lars Grimm, MD, MHS, Duke University Medical Center
    Development of a Personalized Evidence Based Algorithm for the Management of Suspicious Mammographic Calcifications
  • Mahmud Mossa-Basha, MD, University of Washington
    Diffusion Tensor Imaging of the Cervical Spine as a Prognostic Tool for Acute Spinal Cord Injury
  • Sapna Rawal, MD, University Health Network-Toronto Western Hospital
    Impact of Timing of Aneurysm Treatment on Clinical Outcome in Subarachnoid Hemorrhage (SAH)

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.