Dr. Chen Receives Kellett Mid-Career Faculty Award

Posted on April 2014

Guang-Hong Chen, Ph.D., a Professor (Tenure) of Radiology and Director of the UW CT Lab, was recently the recipient of the prestigious Kellett Mid-Career Faculty Award.

The Kellett Award is supported by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF), and recognizes outstanding faculty members who are five to twenty years past their promotion to a tenured position.

This year, only 10 faculty members chosen from all available university departments received the Kellett Award. Each winner, chosen by a committee in the UW-Madison Graduate School, received a $60,000 flexible award to help fund their research.

Dr. Chen completed his B.S. in physics at Beijing Normal University, and earned an M.S. at the Nankai Institute of Mathematics. He then completed his Ph.D. at the University of Utah.

Now, Dr. Chen heads the UW CT Lab, where his research interests include phase contrast imaging, clinical perfusion measurements, and 4D cone beam computed tomography. Under Dr. Chen’s leadership, the CT group publishes prolifically, publishing approximately five peer reviewed articles per year and more than ten peer reviewed proceedings per year.

Dr. Chen has previously garnered several awards, including being recognized for outstanding achievements in physics at University of Utah and a graduate fellowship at the Institute for Theoretical Physics at Santa Barbara.

“Honestly, I just did what I should do as a scientist and educator at UW-Madison,” Dr. Chen stated.

“There are hundreds of faculty who ‘just do what they should’, — but few are as successful,” Dr. Cynthia McCoullough, director of the CT Clinical Innovation Center at the Mayo Clinic, commented. ” [Dr. Chen] very much deserves the credit.”

The Department of Radiology congratulates Dr. Chen on his well-deserved award. UW Radiology has been honored to support Dr. Chen, and looks forward to his continuing excellent work.