Awards and Honors


Dr. Ruth Lim Receives Holman-Kaplan Award

11/12/2019



Ruth Lim, M.D., received the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) New England Chapter Holman-Kaplan Memorial Lectureship and Award during the 33rd Annual SNMMI Northeast Regional Meeting that was held between November 8 and 10, 2019, in Stamford, CT.

The award recognized her contributions to the SNMM New England Chapter as Councilor from Massachusetts on the Board of Directors, lecturer at prior meetings, and prior member of the Scientific Program Committee.  

The topic of her Holman-Kaplan Memorial Lecture was pediatric multimodality imaging of urinary tract infection, vesicoureteral reflux and hydronephrosis.

Dr. Lim is the Medical Director of the Gordon Center for Medical Imaging, Assistant Professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School, and Secretary-Treasurer of the American Board of Nuclear Medicine.

Dr. Georges El Fakhri Earns Edward J. Hoffman Award

04/04/2019


This story was originally published on 03/12/2019 by Rad Times, a publication of the Mass General Hospital Department of Radiology.

The Edward J. Hoffman Award honors those who have made outstanding contributions to nuclear medicine research and education. The 2019 recipient is Georges El Fakhri, PhD, professor of radiology at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. He is receiving the award for outstanding contributions to quantitative SPECT, PET-CT and PET-MR imaging and to the education of nuclear medicine scientists and physicians.

Dr. Georges El Fakhri was one of twelve scientists and physicians elected Fellow to the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging for his contributions to quantitative PET, CT and MR imaging during a special plenary session at the society’s 2018 annual meeting in June in Philadelphia. 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 longtime SNMMI members.

Radiology Employee Earns Certifications in Three Areas of Research Administration

03/23/2019


This story was originally published on 03/12/2019 by  Rad Times, a publication of the Mass General Hospital Department of Radiology.

Ramzi El Fakhri, MBA, has become the first individual in New England to be certified in all three areas of research administration, namely research finance (CFRA), pre-award (CPRA), and general/post-award administration (CRA). There are only 11 other administrators in the US who hold all three designations at the same time.

The CFRA, CPRA and CRA recognize an individual’s knowledge in research administration and increase sponsored research offices' credibility. The minimum requirements for each designation are a bachelor’s degree, three years of relevant professional experience, and the successful completion of a national and rigorous exam organized by the Research Administrators Certification Council (RACC).

Ramzi manages a portfolio of grants and the PET Core research facility at the MGH Gordon Center where he has worked for the past three and half years.

Ramzi El Fakhri


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