Faculty Awards & Recognitions

Dr. Ito

Dr. Rintaro Ito, a Visiting Assistant Professor, Interviewed with the 2021 RSNA Daily Bulletin about Using AI to Fight COVID-19 Pneumonia

The RSNA Daily Bulletin featured Dr. Ito's interview on November 30th, 2021. His education exhibit, “How Should Radiologists Use AI To Fight COVID-19 Pneumonia?” (INEE-8), was awarded the Cum Laude award.


Dr. Luke Ledbetter Interviewed with the 2021 RSNA Daily Bulletin about Case-based Review Helping Differentiate Head and Neck Tumors from Mimics

The RSNA Daily Bulletin featured Dr. Ledbetter’s interview on December 3rd, 2021.

Ashley Prosper

Dr. Ashley Prosper Interviewed with the 2021 RSNA Daily Bulletin about the Importance of Equitable and Inclusive Health Screening Programs and the Need for Better Outreach to Minority Populations.

The RSNA Daily Bulletin featured Dr. Prosper’s interview on December 3rd, 2021.


Kathleen Ruchalski, MD Named FDA-AACR Oncology Educational Fellow

Kathleen Ruchalski, MD was selected to participate in the 2021-2022 FDA-AACR Oncology Educational Fellowship by the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR).

The FDA-AACR oncology educational fellowship is designed to promote scientific progress through exchange of scientific knowledge in oncology education, collaborative learning, and research. Through targeted educational activities and interactions with experts from the AACR and the FDA Oncology Center of Excellence, FDA-AACR Oncology Educational Fellows will increase their familiarity and experience with oncology drug development and the regulatory review process.


Dr. McNitt-Gray Receives 2021 Distinguished Investigator Award

Michael McNitt-Gray, PhD, DABR, received the 2021 Academy Council of Distinguished Investigators Award from the Academy for Radiology & Biomedical Imaging Research.

Dr. McNitt-Gray is a Professor of Radiology, the UCLA Assistant Vice Chancellor for Radiation Safety, and the Director of Physics and Biology in Medicine Graduate Program. His research interests involve investigations into X-ray computed tomography (CT) imaging with the goal of maximizing the information that can be extracted from the resulting image data.

The Distinguished Investigator Award recognizes individuals for their accomplishments in the field of medical imaging. Dr. McNitt-Gray will be inducted into the Academy’s Council of Distinguished Investigators during RSNA’s annual meeting in Chicago this year.