News Archive

November 2006

The following is a list of presentations from HUP residents, fellows, and attendings that received awards at RSNA 2006. Congratulations to all!

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Certificate of Merit:

  • Wieslaw Nowinski DSc, Guoyu Qian MS, Bhanu Prakash PhD, Ihar Volkau PhD, Michel Bilello MD PhD, Norman Beauchamp MD MHS, et al. A CAD System for Stroke MR and CT
  • Steve Severance, Khan Siddiqui MD, Peter Vandermeer MD, William Boonn MD, Woojin Kim MD, Nabile Safdar MD, Adam Flanders MD, and Eliot Siegel MD. Lightweight MIRC Authoring: Tools for Rapidly Creating Simple MIRC Documents
  • Joseph Murray MS, Elliot Menschik MD PhD, Alberto Goldszal PhD, Paul Nagy PhD, Adam Flanders MD, Curtis Langlotz MD PhD, et al. Open Standards for Radiology RHIOs: IHE XDS-I and the Philadelphia Health Information Exchange

Selected for Radiographics

  • Paul Nagy PhD, Zain Syed, William Boonn MD, and Reuben Mezrich MD, PhD. The CV Manager: A Web-based Curriculum Vitae Knowledge Management System
  • Joseph Murray MS, Elliot Menschik MD PhD, Alberto Goldszal PhD, Paul Nagy PhD, Adam Flanders MD, Curtis Langlotz MD PhD, et al. Open Standards for Radiology RHIOs: IHE XDS-I and the Philadelphia Health Information Exchange
  • William Boonn MD, Nabile Safdar MD, Steve Severance, Peter Vandermeer MD, Woojin Kim MD, Khan Siddiqui MD, Adam Flanders MD, and Eliot Siegel MD. RSS for Radiologists: MIRC, Podcasts, Blogs, and More
  • Steve Severance, Khan Siddiqui MD, William Boonn MD, Peter Vandermeer MD, Woojin Kim MD, Nabile Safdar MD, and Eliot Siegel MD. GoogleMIRC: A Next-Generation Search Engine for Teaching Files
  • Steve Severance, Khan Siddiqui MD, Peter Vandermeer MD, William Boonn MD, Woojin Kim MD, Nabile Safdar MD, Adam Flanders MD, and Eliot Siegel MD. Lightweight MIRC Authoring: Tools for Rapidly Creating Simple MIRC Documents

Trainee Research Prize, Medical Student

  • Caitlin Carr BA, Emily Conant MD, Mark Rosen, Mitchell Schnall MD, Rebecca Davidson MD. The Impact of FDG PET in the Staging of Breast Cancer

Press Coverage:

The Minnies 2006 final results

The Minnie Trophy

Voting is now complete for the 2006 edition of the Minnies, AuntMinnie's annual event to recognize excellence in radiology.

We offer our congratulations to all the candidates who made it to the final round, and our thanks to everyone who participated. In the 2006 edition of the Minnies, 221 candidates squared off in 13 categories.

Minnies candidates are nominated by AuntMinnie.com members in September of each year. Semifinalists and finalists are selected through a vote by AuntMinnie's expert panel of radiology professionals.

Best Radiologic Technologist Training Program

  1. University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
  2. (Three candidates in this category tied for second place in the semifinals round.)
    Weber State University, Ogden, UT
    Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
    Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, TX

Awards & Honors

  • Evan Siegelman (MR chief) received the ISMRM (International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine) 2006 Annual Meeting Outstanding Teacher Award in the area of Advanced Body Imaging. The Annual Meeting Program Committee acknowledges the highest rated speaker in each educational course. Recipients of these awards have been determined by the evaluation scores which attendees gave to the speakers.
  • Caitlin Carr (former medical student) was chosen by the RSNA Scientific Program Committee to receive the RSNA Trainee Research Prize for the research project she submitted: "The Impact of FDG PET in the Staging of Breast Cancer" in the category "Medical Student".
  • Members of the Department of Medical Imaging at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center won the PPMC 2006 Operational Award for their Outpatient Registration And Medical Imaging Patient Flow Improvement Initiative. Kudos to Raina Harrell, Anthony M. Bruno, M.Ed., MPA, Terrence McCafferty, R.N., Lachell Potts, Cherie Porrini-Kuech, MaryFrancis Slobodian, Hernando Mongelos, A.S., Mary Markind, R.N., Janette Perez, and Jacqueline Williams.
  • Andrew Newberg has been selected to receive a "City Choice Award" from the Philadelphia City Paper after impressing their managing editor during a recent interview. Additionally, he is the only physician in Philly to be photographed to run in this special issue.
  • Bill Boonn, MD, is the winner of the Roger A. Bauman Award for the best resident paper delivered at The Society for Computer Applications in Radiology annual meeting.

Spring 2006

Marc S. Levine Radiology Research Award

Marc Levine, MD

Marc Levine, MD

We are very pleased to bring to the attention of the Department the establishment of the "Marc S. Levine Radiology Research Award", so named because of Dr. Marc Levine's work with students over the years. The award was Established in 2006 by the Department of Radiology and named for its Chief of the Gastrointestinal Section. The prize is awarded for meritorious research in radiology.

Dr. Levine has previously won the Lindback Award for teaching, and is considered one of the foremost teachers in the Department. He is known amongst the medical students for his patient mentoring which results in admirable productivity and publications; the GI Elective rotation is highly sought after by the Penn medical students for this reason.

The winner of the first Marc S. Levine Radiology Research Award was Jason Liu, for work entitled "Magnocellular and parvocellular visual pathways have different BOLD signal time courses in human primary visual cortex", done with Mark Elliot and Nick Bryan.

February 2006

$1 Million from Howard Hughes Medical Institute for Clinical Imaging Training Program

Penn's School of Medicine received $1 million from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) to establish an integrated graduate training program in clinical imaging and information sciences. Read the full article...