Irving Institute Announces 2019 Imaging Pilot Awardees

December 15, 2019

The Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research, home to Columbia University’s Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) Program hub, announces the winners of the 2019 Imaging pilot awards.

The Imaging Pilot Award provides funding for junior investigators in the following areas: magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), optical imaging, positron emission tomography (PET), single photon emission computed tomography/computed tomography (SPECT/CT), and ultrasound. The pilot awardees are:

  • Natalie Bello, MD MPH, Assistant Professor of Medicine at CUIMC  (Cardiology), “Manifestations of Preeclampsia in the Heart and Vasculature” 
  • Mikhail Doubrovin, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Radiology, “Quantitative Pet Monitoring of LymphocytesiIn Anti-Cancer Immune Cell Therapy Using 89Zr-Oxine and 68Ga-GranZ Imaging Probes” 
  • Adam Gerber, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, “Development of a PET tracer for pulmonary MMP activity” 
  • Emerson Lim, MD, Assistant Professor Medicine, Hematology and Oncology, “89-Zr-labeled Ipilimumab for CTLA-4 ImmunoPET Imaging” 
  • Andrei Molotkov, PhD, Assistant Professor Radiology, “18F-FSPG PET genetic profiling of glioblastoma for a prevalence of Idh1 mutation” 
  • Tony Wong, MD, Assistant Professor Radiology, “MRI Biomarker Assessment of Osteoarthritis Prevention In Femoroacetabular Impingement” 


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