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Rosalind Gerson wins RSNA award
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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