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Rosalind Gerson wins RSNA award

Posted by Krista Whitehouse on March 13, 2017 in News
Rosalind Gerson, M.D. Candidate, Dalhousie University
Rosalind Gerson, M.D. Candidate, Dalhousie University

Dalhousie Med II student Rosalind Gerson has won the prestigious RSNA Research & Education Foundation Research Medical Student Grant for her proposal titled "Quantification of Hepatic, Splenic, and Pancreatic Fat Fraction and R2* by 3T MR - a cross-sectional study". Her award will be matched by a Radiology Research Foundation Summer Studentship.

Rosalind plans to use 3-Tesla MRI to quantify hepatic, splenic, and pancreatic fat fraction and R2* (an MR biomarker for iron) in a cohort of 300 participants in the Atlantic PATH study of the Canadian Alliance for Healthy Hearts and Minds (CAHHM).

Rosalind is a RIM student in the Faculty of Medicine, working under the mentorship of radiologist Dr. Sharon Clarke. Their research is expected to lay the foundation for the development of MR-based technologies to noninvasively diagnose and assess diseases such as non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), a highly prevalent condition with a significant risk of progression to liver cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma.


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