SRUF Early Career Grant Recipients


The SRU Research Committee recently held the first SRU Early Career Grant Review process led by Dr. Arthur Fleischer (Chair) and Dr. Manjiri Dighe (Vice Chair). The SRU Foundation Seed Grant is intended to assist investigators in defining objectives and testing hypotheses before they apply for major grants from corporations, foundations or government agencies.

The three grants with the highest final scores as decided by the committee are listed below. Congratulations to the awardees!

Phantom-Based Validation of Ultrasound Liver Fat Quantification Tools
David T. Fetzer, MD, FSRU from University Of Texas

Cerebral Microvascular Imaging in Neonatal Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO)
Misun Hwang, MD from Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Clinical Validation of Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound (SRU) Endometriosis Consensus Criteria for Evaluating Patients with Chronic Pelvic Pain and Infertility
Priyanka Jha, MBBS from University Of California San Francisco

Analysis of thyroid nodules via Ultrasound and Machine learning

PI – Dr. Hersh Sagreiya from University of Pennsylvania


Ultrasound assessment of appendicular muscle as a biomarker of muscle mass and sarcopenia using muscle CT measurements as reference standard

PI – Dr. Guilherme Moura Cunha from University of Washington


Ultrasound liver fat quantification with attenuation imaging (ATI): a retrospective validation study, comparison with qualitative steatosis grading system, and comparison with artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm

PI – Dr. Luyao Shen from Stanford University