Department Research Grant and Awards

Alumni Research Promotion 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 (Coming Soon).

Past Winners

Year Recipient Site Project Title
2022 Dr. Andrew Brown St. Michaels Hospital/Unity Health Machine Learning Techniques for the Automated Translation of Radiology Reports into Layperson’s Language
2021 Dr. Navneet Singh Sunnybrook Deep Learning for Quantification of Perivascular Adipose Tissue from
Non-Contrast ECG-Triggered Cardiac CT
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 JDMI 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


Mergelas Family Graduate Student Award

The Mergelas Family Graduate Student Award was established by Dr. James Mergelas and his 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 needs and academic merit.  The award will be given to students who are pursuing a career in medical imaging; research, education or practice.

Past Winners

Year Recipients
2021 Ernest (Khashayar) Namdar, Partoo Vafaeikia, Tarimobo Michael Otobo
2020 Fu-Tsuen (Kelvin) Lee, Nhien Tran-Nguyen, Partoo Vafaeikia & Saman Motamed
2019 Saman Motamed & Mirkamal Tolend
2018 Helen Cheung & Navneet Singh
2017 Alexandre Boutet (PGY3)
2016 Alexandre Boutet (PGY3)
2014 Navneet Singh (PGY3)
2013 Helen Cheung (PGY3)
2012 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.

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