First ARA Diagnostic Imaging Grant Recipient Named
Nov. 12, 2019 – The R&E Foundation is thrilled to announce Charlotte Yuk-Yan Chung, MD, PhD, Emory University School of Medicine, as the inaugural recipient of the Austin Radiological Association (ARA Diagnostic Imaging)/RSNA Research Resident Grant. Dr. Chung is investigating prediction of CT perfusion arterial and venous time-attenuation curve parameters using deep learning systems: Proof-of-concept for Developing a Personalized CT Perfusion Protocol for Acute Stroke Workup. Dr. Chung will be working with scientific advisor Elizabeth Krupinski, PhD, a researcher in radiology and imaging sciences at Emory University.
ARA has led the way in Foundation support since the Visionaries in Practice (VIP) Giving Program debuted 15 years ago. A steadfast donor ever since, ARA blazed the trail again in 2015 by becoming the first private practice group to commit to funding a named grant award.
The research resident/fellow grant awarded to Dr. Chung provides investigators a chance to explore powerful ideas. Working alongside an experienced advisor, trainees gain insight in research methods and techniques; it is a catalyst to pursue research at a critical point in a radiologist’s career. The one-year grants range from $30,000 to $50,000.
ARA is one of the largest providers of medical imaging in central Texas with more than 115 radiologists with a wide range of subspecialities, including musculoskeletal radiology, neuroradiology, body imaging, breast imaging, pediatric radiology, interventional radiology and neurointerventional surgery, emergency radiology, and molecular radiology. For over 65 years, ARA has committed to investing in the latest technology in order to provide the highest quality of care to referring physicians and patients in central Texas.
ARA congratulates Dr. Chung on the receipt of the grant is pleased to support her research adding to the body of knowledge on the diagnosis of stroke.