Congratulations to graduate student Catherine Hines, who was recently selected as an International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) Junior Fellow. The ISMRM Junior Fellow program is a new program aimed at honoring the achievements of graduate students doing research in Magnetic Resonance Imaging. ISMRM Junior Fellows are selected based upon their track record, academic potential and commitment to the ISMRM through membership and attendance at ISMRM sponsored events. The successful fellow applicants are selected from the pool of junior level researchers who have accepted abstracts at the Annual Scientific Meeting which will occur in Stockholm, Sweden in May 2010.
Mrs. Hines is working under the supervision of Dr. Scott B. Reeder and she will present her work on the non-invasive assessment of liver fat using MRI. Fellows receive an award certificate, an education stipend, and a waived registration fee, as well as a one year mentorship from a senior ISMRM Fellow. Of note, the award letter was addressed to our Department from the President of ISMRM, David Norris, PhD, and stated: “This award is a reflection of both the excellent research conducted in your department and of the opportunities that you give to junior researchers.” Please join us in congratulating Mrs. Hines and her mentor, Dr. Reeder, for their outstanding accomplishment.