Early Career Committee

Mission Statement

After decades of producing a prestigious international conference, the SMRA board has recently created the SMRA Early Career Committee (ECC). The SMRA ECC is committed to: (i) stimulating the involvement and free exchange of ideas of early career investigators within the SMRA community, (ii) giving our early career investigators an improved experience in organizing, moderating, and presenting at a rigorous scientific seminar, (iii) providing a line of direct communication with the SMRA board to improve upon the early career investigator experience, and (iv) generating life-long professional and personal connections through social media and planned networking events.

Bios

Carson Hoffman (Co-Chair)
PhD Candidate at University of Wisconsin Madison, USA

Matt Lanier RT(R)(MR) (Co-Chair)
Lead MR HIFU Technologist
Advanced Imaging Research Technologist in the Imaging Research Center at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, USA

Dr. Giles H Roditi, MD (Board Liaison)
Consultant Radiologist in the Department of Radiology at the Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Scotland
President of the British Society of Cardiovascular Imaging
President-Elect of the SMRA

Dr. Manuela Aschauer, MD (Board Liaison)
Associate professor in the Department of Neuroradiology, Vascular and Interventional Radiology at Medical University of Graz, Austria

Dr. Mohammed S.M. Elbaz, PhD
Post-doctoral Fellow at Northwestern University, USA

Daniel Gordon
Research Study Coordinator at Northwestern University, USA

Dr. Huilin Zhao, MD, PhD
Associate Professor in the Department of Radiology, Renji Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, China

Dr. Xihai Zhao, MD, PhD
Associate Professor at the Center for Biomedical Imaging Research at Tsinghua University School of Medicine, China

Early Career Committee

Mission Statement

After decades of producing a prestigious international conference, the SMRA board has recently created the SMRA Early Career Committee (ECC). The SMRA ECC is committed to: (i) stimulating the involvement and free exchange of ideas of early career investigators within the SMRA community, (ii) giving our early career investigators an improved experience in organizing, moderating, and presenting at a rigorous scientific seminar, (iii) providing a line of direct communication with the SMRA board to improve upon the early career investigator experience, and (iv) generating life-long professional and personal connections through social media and planned networking events.

Bios

Carson Hoffman (Co-Chair)
PhD Candidate at University of Wisconsin Madison, USA

Matt Lanier RT(R)(MR) (Co-Chair)
Lead MR HIFU Technologist
Advanced Imaging Research Technologist in the Imaging Research Center at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, USA

Dr. Giles H Roditi, MD (Board Liaison)
Consultant Radiologist in the Department of Radiology at the Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Scotland
President of the British Society of Cardiovascular Imaging
President-Elect of the SMRA

Dr. Manuela Aschauer, MD (Board Liaison)
Associate professor in the Department of Neuroradiology, Vascular and Interventional Radiology at Medical University of Graz, Austria

Dr. Mohammed S.M. Elbaz, PhD
Post-doctoral Fellow at Northwestern University, USA

Daniel Gordon
Research Study Coordinator at Northwestern University, USA

Dr. Huilin Zhao, MD, PhD
Associate Professor in the Department of Radiology, Renji Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, China

Dr. Xihai Zhao, MD, PhD
Associate Professor at the Center for Biomedical Imaging Research at Tsinghua University School of Medicine, China

Protocol Committee
  • Kevin DeMarco (Chair)
  • Giles Roditi
  • Elizabeth Hecht
Advisory Committee
  • Richard Frayne (Past-President and Chair)
  • Paul Finn (Co-Chair)

Corporate members

  • Ulrike Bergmann (Gold Member, Bayer)
  • Hiroyuki Kabasawa (Gold Member, GE)
  • Christianne Leidecker (Gold Member, Siemens)
  • Banks, Gaia (Gold Member, Siemens)
  • Jean-Sebastien Raynaud (Gold Member, Guerbet)
  • Carlo Romeo (Gold Member, Bracco)
  • Marc Kouwenhoven (Gold Member, Philips)
  • Daniel Fischer (Siemens)
  • Brau, Anja (GE Healthcare)

Non-corporate members

  • Jean Michel Serfaty
  • Oliver Wieben
  • Ruud van Heeswijk
  • Mitsue Mizayaki
  • Dariusch Hadizadeh
  • Eric Stinson
  • Aleksandra Radjenovic
  • Bum Soo Kim
  • Jeremy Collins
  • Bob Edelman
  • Debiao Li

    2018 Award Winners
  • Sebastian Flassbeck, German Cancer Research Center, Potchen Award – 1st Prize
  • Simon Schmidt, German Cancer Research Center, Passariello Award – 1st Prize​