Alumni Awards

Alumni Research Award

Mergelas Family Award - Updated 

Jan and Hildegard Franczyk Award for Artificial Intelligence in Medical Imaging


    Alumni Research Award

    The Alumni Research Promotion Award is funded by a gift from former Chair, Dr. Gordon Potts. This annual award provides financial support ($2,000) to newly appointed clinical faculty in the Department (within 2 years) at the rank of Lecturer or Assistant Professor. It acts as a stimulus to initiate and carry out a research project. The nature and scope of the research must be relevant to medical imaging, including clinical imaging, imaging education, basic science, physics or applied technology relevant to medical imaging (either radiology or nuclear medicine). The project should be completed within a time frame of one to two years.

    For more information see the Award Guidelines.

    To apply for the Award please download the Application Form.

    Past Winners

    Year Recipient Site Project Title
    2020 Dr. Gauri Rani Karur JDMI Cardiac MRI evaluation of myocardial and aortic remodeling in Loeys-Dietz Syndrome
    2019 Dr. Sebastian Mafeld JDMI Determinants of operator intracranial radiation dose during fluoroscopic guided procedures
    2018 Dr. Arash Jaberi JDMI Use of cost effective 3D printing technology to facilitate VIR simulation of basic skills for radiology trainees.
    2017 Dr. Kate Hanneman JDMI

    Noninvasive Hematocrit Assessment for Cardiac MRI Extracellular Volume Quantification Using a Point of Care Device.

    2016  Dr. Ravi Mohan JDMI  Quantitative Metrics for Real Time Evaluation of Competency
    2015   Dr. Pejman Maralani Sunnybrook 

    Developing and evaluating the performance of an automated computer-aided detection Software for the follow-up of metastatic brain tumours

    2014  Dr. Sapna Rawal JDMI 

    The impact of angiographic and perfusion imaging utilization on clinical outcome in subarachnoid hemorrhage

    2013  Dr. Mia Skarpathiotakis Sunnybrook  Evaluating the role of DBT in improving the specificity of screening MRI in high risk patients for breast cancer
    2012 Dr. Laura Jiménez-Juan Sunnybrook Ultra-low dose CT pulmonary angiography
    2011 Dr. Sebastian Ley UHN Comprehensive MRI in patients presenting with acute chest pain

      **Deadline for Applications: TBD**


    Updated - Mergelas Family Graduate Student Award

    The Mergelas Family Graduate Student Award was established by Dr. James Mergelas and Family and is an endowed scholarship in the Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Imaging. The candidate must be a full time registered graduate student(s) who is supervised by a University of Toronto Faculty Member appointed in the Department of Medical Imaging.  Selection will be based on financial need and academic merit.  The award will be given to students who are pursuing a career in medical imaging; research, education or practice.

    Past winners

    2020 - Fu-Tsuen (Kelvin) Lee, Nhien Tran-Nguyen, Partoo Vafaeikia & Saman Motamed
    2019 - Saman Motamed & Mirkamal Tolend
    2018 - Dr. Helen Cheung & Navneet Singh
    2017 - Dr. Alexandre Boutet (PGY3)
    2016 - Dr. Alexandre Boutet (PGY3)
    2014 - Dr. Navneet Singh (PGY3)
    2013 - Dr. Helen Cheung (PGY3)
    2012 - Dr. Michael Da Rosa (PGY3) 

    Jan and Hildegard Franczyk Award for Artificial Intelligence in Medical Imaging

    The Jan and Hildegard Franczyk Award for Artificial Intelligence in Medical Imaging is an example of a significant recent donation to support the department’s campaign to establish at least four Chairs/Scientists in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. It is to be awarded to a graduate student (MSc or PhD) with a demonstrated interest in artificial intelligence and machine learning, who is supervised by a faculty member in the Department of Medical Imaging in the Faculty of Medicine, based on merit.