The Academy for Radiology Biomedical Imaging Research has recognized Logan radiology adjunctfaculty member Vitaly Napadow PhD, LicAc. with the Academy’s 2019 Distinguished Investigator Award.
Dr. Napadow is one of 37 researchers to receive the award, which recognizes individuals for their accomplishments in the field of medical imaging. Recipients represent the top 10 percent of all academic radiology faculty.
Dr. Napadow serves as director for the Center for Integrative Pain Neuroimaging (CiPNI) and associate professor for the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging at Massachusetts General Hospital, the primary teaching hospital for Harvard Medical School.
In addition to serving as an adjunct faculty member at Logan, Dr. Napadow has been a research collaborator with Norman Kettner, DC, DACBR, FICC, chair of Logan’s Department of Radiology, for nearly 20 years.
According to Elizabeth A. Krupinski, PhD, co-chair of the Council of Distinguished Investigators, the award recipients represent the future of research in radiology, advancing the field and developing ways to significantly improve patient care through imaging.
Each of the honorees has met the following criteria:
- Primary professional appointment in an academic Department of Radiology;
- Recipient of a MD, DO, and/or PhD degree;
- Academic rank of at least Associate Professor or its equivalent;
- Significant research contributions;
- Sustained productivity, including at least 25 peer-reviewed scientific research publications in which the awardee is the first author or senior author; and
- Demonstrated accomplishments as an independent investigator with a substantial ongoing research program, including at least 6 cumulative years of funding as the Principal Investigator of a major competitive extramural research grant.
Honorees will be inducted into the Academy’s Council of Distinguished Investigators during a ceremony that will be held in November at the Radiological Society of North America’s 2019 annual meeting in Chicago.