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AUR Announces 2015 GE Radiology Research Academic Fellowship (GERRAF) Graduates

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Released: July 09, 2015

AUR Contact:
Stephanie Taylor

OAK BROOK, Ill. — The Association of University Radiologists (AUR) recognized the 2015 GE Radiology Research Academic Fellowship (GERRAF) Graduates at its Winter Retreat in La Jolla, California in February 2015.

The 2015 Graduating Fellows are:

  • Ajay Gupta, MD, New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical College
    Evaluation of Cerebrovascular Reserve in Carotid Steno-occlusive Disease as a Prognostic Imaging Biomarker for Future Stroke or TIA Using Arterial Spin Labeling MRI Perfusion
  • Katherine M. Krajewski, MD, Brigham & Women's Hospital
    Development of an Imaging-based Algorithm to Guide Therapeutic Decision Making in VEGF-targeted Treatment of Advanced Renal Cell Carcinoma
  • Christoph I. Lee, MD, MSHS, University of Washington
    Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Breast Tomosynthesis as an Adjunct Screening Tool for Women with Dense Breasts
  • Daniel M. Mandell, MD, Toronto Western Hospital
    Identifying High-risk Patients with Asymptomatic Carotid Artery Stenosis Using BOLD MR Measurement of Cerebrovascular Reserve

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.