The BWH Department of Radiology held their 7th Annual Radiology Research Symposium on Thursday May 23, 2019 in the BWH Hale Building for Transformative Medicine. The conference was attended by 118 members of the Radiology department and showcased 47 posters representing the various facets of research in the department. Department Chair Giles Boland, MD provided the opening remarks in which he marveled at the number of countries and diverse backgrounds of the researchers in the department and the richness of science provided by such a wide spectrum of perspectives and initiatives. Clare Tempany, MD, Vice Chair of Research provided a comprehensive update on research activities including honors and awards won by researchers in the department since last year’s Symposium. Four researchers in the department, representing both clinical and radiological science provided updates on their ongoing research programs. The keynote address was given by Moritz Kircher, MD, PhD, Chair, DFCI Department of Imaging. Dr. Kircher spoke on his main area of research, Novel ultrasensitive ‘Surface-Enhance Resonance Raman Spectroscopy’ (SERRS) Nanoprobes for High Precision Cancer Imaging and Therapy. His talk was quite thought-provoking and touched on brand new breakthroughs in his lab.
Following lunch and the hour-long poster session, the three Diagnostic Radiology Residents currently on the department’s unique Clinician Scientist Research Pathway, shared their research projects as did the winner of the Senior Resident Research Day.
All attendees had an opportunity to vote for the winners of the poster session. This year’s winners were 1st Place to Kyungho Yoon, PhD for his poster Transcranial focused ultrasound-mediated neuromodulation in ovine model: Assessment of sonication parameters, and 2nd Place to Molly Charney for her poster Computer Aided Tumor Metabolic Signatures. Congratulations to our two winners!
It was a great day celebrating Research and Education in the Radiology department, and plans are already underway for next year’s Symposium.