Trainee Awards & Recognitions

Research day winners

UCLA Radiology's 7th Annual Research Poster Day
6/01/2021

Congratulations to the winners and all of our Fellows, Residents, Postdoctoral Research Fellows, and Graduate Students who took part in this year's virtual Research Poster Day held on Thursday, May 13st, 2021. This year, there were 32 trainees presented 33 posters.

Winning Presenters and Posters:

1st PlaceFelipe Urdaneta, MD
"Limited Z-Axis Coronary Artery Calcium Scoring"

2nd PlaceL. Luciano Ponce Mejia, MD
"Robotic Assisted Neuroangiography: Feasibility and Technical Note of Initial Experience"

3rd PlaceTimothy Iafe, MD
"Musculoskeletal Imaging Fellow Case Volumes Before and During the COVID-19 Pandemic at UCLA"

Chiang

Congratulations to Jason Chiang, MD, PhD for Receiving the 2020-2021 Philips/RSNA Research Fellow Grant
07/16/2020

The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Research & Education Foundation awarded Jason Chiang, MD. the 2020-2021 Philips/RSNA Research Fellow Grant of $50,000 for his project titled "Computational Modeling of Combination Transarterial Embolization and Microwave Ablation Therapy Using 4D Flow MRI in an in Vivo Porcine Liver Model."

Under the guidance of Edward Lee, MD, PhD and Kyung Hyun Sung, PhD, Dr. Chiang utilizes novel flow sensitive MRI sequences to quantify changes in hepatic blood flow during the embolization portion of combination therapy. The end goal of the project is to create a computational model that incorporates MR-derived flow data into a tool that helps radiologists predict the final microwave ablation zones and their margins during combination therapy.

About the Philips/RSNA Research Resident/Fellow Grant
This grant provides investigators a chance to explore powerful ideas. Working alongside an experienced advisor, trainees gain insight in research methods and techniques; it is a catalyst to pursue research at a critical point in a radiologist’s career. One-year grant of $30,000/$50,000. Click below to view the complete list of 2020 RSNA Research & Education Foundation New Grants Recipients.

Winners

UCLA Radiology's 6th Annual Research Poster Day
06/01/2020
Congratulations to the winners and all of our fellows and graduate students who took part in this year's virtual Research Poster Day held on Thursday, May 21st, 2020. This year, there were 34 trainees presented 33 posters.

Winning Presenters and Posters:

1st PlaceBrian Dubin, MD
"Behind NME Lines: Leveraging a Machine Learning Algorithm to Reduce Biopsies of Benign Nonmass Enhancement in the Breast"

2nd PlaceMelina Hosseiny, MD
"Differentiation of Chromophobe Renal Cell Carcinoma from Oncocytoma Using Aorta-Lesion-Attenuation-Difference (ALAD) on Multiphasic Computed Tomography"

3rd PlaceYinn Cher Ooi, MD
"Novel In Vitro Model of Arteriovenous Malformation for Endovascular Embolization and Flow Analysis"

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UCLA Radiology's 5th Annual Research Poster Day
06/11/2019
Congratulations to the winners and all of our fellows and graduate students who took part in the 5th Annual Research Poster Day held on Thursday, May 16th, 2019. This year, there were 54 trainees presented 56 posters in the exhibit.

Winning Presenters and Posters:

1st Place:  Rohollah Nasiri, MS
"Characterization of Force Generated in 3D Cardiac Tissues Using PDMS Platform"

2nd Place:  Melina Hosseiny, MD
"Machine Learning Based Texture Analysis of CT Images In Small Renal Masses: How We Can Differentiate Angiomyolipoma Without Visible Fat From Different Types of Renal Cell Carcinomas"

3rd Place:  Cedric Pluguez-Turull, MD
"The Breast Tomography- Detected Architectural Distortion: Tumor Characteristics, Upgrades and Biopsy Methods"
"The Breast Tomography- Detected Architectural Distortion: Imaging and Clinical Predictors of Pathologic Outcome"

Ruiming Cao Received the ISBI 2019 Runner-up

Ruiming Cao Received the ISBI 2019 Runner-up for the Best Paper Award
05/08/2019

The paper “Prostate Cancer Detection and Segmentation in Multi-Parametric MRI Via CNN and Conditional Random Field” by Ruiming Cao, et al. was presented and selected as the runner-up for ISBI 2019 best paper award at the IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging in April 2019.

Ruiming Cao is currently a second-year graduate student in computer science at UCLA, working on multi-parametric MRI analysis at the UCLA Magnetic Resonance Research Lab, advised by Kyung Hyun Sung, Ph.D., an assistant professor of Radiology, and co-advised by Fabien Scalzo, Ph.D., an assistant professor of Computer Science, Neurology, and Electrical and Computer Engineering.