American Roentgen Ray Society Reveals 2022 AR
Leesburg, Virginia, February 15, 2022—The American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) proudly recognizes the following four radiologists, and their research, with the 2022 ARRS Resident/Fellow in Radiology Awards:
- Derek L.NguyenJohns Hopkins Hospital | Christenson’s Melissa Rosado Award
- “Imaging predictors of massless malignant enhancement in direct association with breast cancer malignant masses on preoperative breast MRI with pathological correlation”
- Elham BeheshtianUniversity of Maryland Medical Centers | President’s Award
- “Is AI fair? Assessing Generalizability and Bias in a State-of-the-Art Bone Age AI Model »
- Nassier HarfouchUniversity Hospital of Staten Island/Northwell Health | Executive Council Award
- “Use of Abdominal Aortic Calcium Score to Predict Coronary Artery Disease”
- Kimberlee A. HashibaMassachusetts General Hospital | Executive Council Award
- “Ipsilateral recurrence after breast-conserving surgery for ductal carcinoma in situ: evaluation of risk prediction models”
Drs. Nguyen, Beheshtian, Harfouch, and Hashiba will present their research findings at the ARRS Annual Meeting in New Orleans, LA, May 1-5, 2022.
Funded by the Roentgen Fund®, the ARRS Resident/Fellow in Radiology Awards are available to all ARRS members-in-training in imaging and related science research to recognize their work and present their results at the annual meeting of the ARRS. ARRS. The awards are based on the nominee’s competence and promise in radiological research, education or administration and the scientific merit and potential impact of the nominee’s research.
Derek L.Nguyen, MD is a PGY-5 Diagnostic Radiology Resident at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He earned his BS in Biochemistry from the University of Texas at Dallas and an MD from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. With research interests in patient advocacy, patient-centered communications, and racial/financial inequities in breast imaging, Dr. Nguyen has presented at national conferences including the Radiological Society of North America and the Society of Breast Imaging, where he received the Gerald D. Dodd, Jr. Research Award for Outstanding Research by a Resident. Dedicated to the education and mentorship of residents, he actively participates in teaching and curriculum development to enhance the training experience in the field of diagnostic radiology.
Originally from Isfahan, Iran, Elham Beheshtian, MD completed his medical studies at Isfahan University of Medical Sciences. After immigrating to the United States in 2018, she worked as a postdoctoral researcher in the neuroradiology division of Johns Hopkins. Currently, she is excited to be in her first year of diagnostic radiology residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center and the University of Maryland Intelligent Medical Imaging Center (UM2ii). Dr. Beheshtian’s project with Dr. Paul Yi is his first foray into the study of artificial intelligence in radiology.
A PGY-5 radiology resident at Staten Island University Hospital (SIUH), Northwell Health, Nassier Harfouch, MD attended the University of South Florida for medical school and completed an internal medicine internship at the University of Florida. A journal reviewer and active researcher studying radiology resident workload to combat medical graduate burnout, Dr. Harfouch has authored 10 peer-reviewed publications and presented more than a dozen abstracts. at various national conferences, winning first place 2021 AUR Trainee Prize, a 2021 ARRS Certificate of Merit, and 2020 Radiology Leadership Institute Fellowship. At SIUH, Dr. Harfouch co-created a convenient research portal for fellow residents, while using the department of radiology elective program to secure an x-ray unit donation for medical education in a developing country. After his residency, he will complete an MRI Body Fellowship at NYU Langone.
Kimberlee A. Hashiba, MD is a breast imaging researcher at Massachusetts General Hospital. After earning his undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences and English Literature from Northwestern University and his medical degree from the John A. Burns School of Medicine at the University of Hawaii, Dr. Hashiba trained postgraduate at the University of Hawaii (transition year) and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (diagnostic radiology residency). Past research honors include a 2019 ARRS Certificate of Merit for an educational exhibit, “Pearls and Pitfalls of Ultrasound Diagnosis of Pediatric Gynecological Disorders,” and the 2021 Ralph Schlaeger Fellowship Award for his project, “Selection of Treatment Strategies optimal for women with early gynecological disorders. -Breast cancer stage using artificial intelligence. Passionate about teaching, Dr. Hashiba has been recognized for excellence in training medical students through her residency program.
A call for applications for the 2023 ARRS Award for Radiology Residents/Fellows will be announced later this year.
North America’s premier radiology society, the American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) remains dedicated to the advancement of medicine through the profession of medical imaging and its related sciences. An international forum for advancements in radiology since the discovery of x-rays, ARRS upholds its mission to improve health through a community committed to advancing knowledge and skills with the world’s longest continuously published radiology journal —American Journal of Radiology—the annual meeting of the ARRS, In practice magazine, thematic symposia, a myriad of multimedia educational materials, as well as the allocation of scholarships through the Roentgen Fund®.
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