Awards and Honors


Radiology Employee Becomes First Certified Financial Research Administrator Within Partners

01/30/2019


This story was originally published on 12/28/2028 by Imaging Times, a publication of the Mass General Hospital Department of Radiology.

Ramzi El Fakhri, MBA, CRA, has become the first employee within Mass General and Partners HealthCare to successfully pass the Certified Financial Research Administrator (CFRA) exam. There are only 82 CFRAs in the US including six in Massachusetts.

The CFRA recognizes an individual’s experience and knowledge in financial research administration and credibility when dealing with sponsors and offices of sponsored research. The requirements for the designation are a bachelor’s degree, three years of professional experience in research administration and successful completion of a national, written exam organized by the Research Administrators Certification Council (RACC).

Ramzi manages the PET Core facility and a wide portfolio of grants at the Gordon Center for Medical Imaging, where he has worked for the past three years.

Ramzi El Fakhri

Jorge Sepulcre Receives Spanish Society of Neurology Award

12/03/2018


Congratulations to Dr. Jorge Sepulcre, who received the 2018 Subirana Award of the Spanish Society of Neurology in November, in Seville, Spain. The prestigious award recognizes leading scientists who made landmark contributions to research in neurology. Dr. Sepulcre is assistant professor of radiology at Harvard Medical School and Lab director at the Gordon Center for Medical Imaging at the Massachusetts General Hospital.

Dr. Sepulcre receiving the Subirana award

Raiyan Zaman receives WMIC award

09/26/2018


Dr. Raiyan T. Zaman of the MGH Gordon Center won a WIMIN Award at the WMIC conference.

Dr. Zaman’s work on Harnessing Radioluminescence and Sound to Reveal Molecular Pathology of In Vivo Atherosclerotic Plaques received the Women in Molecular Imaging Network Scholar Award from the World Molecular Imaging Congress on September 2018. These prestigious awards are granted to presenters of meritorious scientific papers at WMIC Annual Meetings. This study was based on her K99 award funded by the NIH-NHLBI.

Raiyan Zaman receives AAPM award

09/19/2018


Dr. Raiyan T. Zaman of the MGH Gordon Center was awarded the Science Council Session Award at the 2018 AAPM conference.

Dr. Zaman’s work on Distinctive Energy Profile of Water-Soluble, Thiolate-Protected Gold Nanoparticles as Potential Molecular Marker for XFCT Imaging received the Science Council Session Award from the American Association of Physicists in Medicine Conference on July 2018. This prestigious award was given to outstanding scientific abstract on a topic identified by Science Council as being the frontier of Medical Physics. Dr. Zaman collaborated with Dr. Roger Kornberg’s research team for their x-ray based nano-crystals.

Jinsong Ouyang Wins Innovation Discovery Grant

07/09/2018


Congratulations to Dr. Jinsong Ouyang of the MGH Gordon Center for winning the 2018 Innovation Discovery Grants from Partners Innovation. The Innovation Discovery Grants program aims to stimulate inventive concepts and accelerate commercialization of Partners HealthCare intellectual assets.

Dr. Jinsong Ouyang

Carmela Nappi Wins SNMMI Young Investigator Award

06/29/2018


Dr. Nappi with her award

Congratulations to Dr. Carmela Nappi for her Young Investigator Award. Dr. Nappi presented her work at the Cardiovascular Council Young Investigator Award Symposium at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) 2018 Annual meeting in Philadelphia, and won the second place. Her study highlights the role of 18F-FDG PET-MR imaging in the early detection of cardiac involvement in AFD patients allowing to identify different stages of disease progression. Myocardial inflammation with pseudo-normalization of abnormal T1 mapping values, associated with abnormal COV values, may represent an intermediate stage before the development of myocardial fibrosis.

MR and FDG-PET images on short-axis veiw of a patient with AFD. (A) high T1 values and (B) abnormal COV in the mid-lateral wall of the left ventricle

Georges El Fakhri Elected SNMMI Fellow


Dr. Georges El Fakhri was elected Fellow to the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging during a special plenary session at the society’s 2018 Annual Meeting, held June 23-26 in Philadelphia for his contributions to quantitative PET/CT/MR imaging.

The SNMMI Fellowship was established in 2016 to recognize distinguished service to the society as well as exceptional achievement in the field of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging. It is one of the most prestigious formal recognitions available to long-time SNMMI members. Dr. El Fakhri is the Nathaniel and Diana Alpert Professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School and the founding Director of the Gordon Center for Medical Imaging at MGH. The Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) is an international scientific and medical organization with more than 16,000 members dedicated to raising public awareness about nuclear medicine and molecular imaging through journals and meetings and leading advocacy on key issues that affect molecular imaging and therapy research.

SNMMI Fellows

Research Fellow Wins MGH Poster Award

05/29/2018


Dr. Xiying Qu won the MGH Annual Research Fellows Poster Celebration Award for her poster titled "Combination of mesothelin-targeted immune-activating fusion protein and anti-PD-L1 augments antitumor immunity and prolongs survival in murine model of ovarian cancer."
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The Annual Research Fellow Poster Celebration showcases the research accomplishments of MGH Research Fellows. This year's celebration took place on Wednesday, May 16, 2018. Dr. Qu is a research fellow at the Gordon Center. Previously she has worked on the development of a novel immunotherapy for ovarian cancer. Her current interests are Development of mGluR2 and mGluR4-targeted PET imaging tracers and therapeutics for Alzheimer’s disease.