Ferenc Jolesz Memorial Award

The Ferenc Jolesz Memorial Award was established to honor the life of a true pioneer in focused ultrasound. Ferenc Jolesz, MD, was a world class visionary whose passion for pushing surgery into the 21st century led from developing image-guided minimally invasive therapy to pioneering focused ultrasound as a completely non-invasive approach. READ MORE ABOUT FERENC

The award, supported by Insightec, has a two-fold purpose: to honor Ferenc's memory and to recognize and encourage this same innovative spirit in mid-career researchers and clinicians who continue to advance focused ultrasound.

The recipient deliverd a presentation at the 5th International Symposium based on his research received up to $5,000 towards Symposium registration, travel and lodging expenses and a $5,000 cash award.

We received nominations for a number of stellar candidates and thank everyone who submitted a nomination.

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2016 Ferenc Jolesz Memorial Award Recipient

Nathan McDannold

Nathan McDannold, PhD

Dr. McDannold is an Associate Professor in Radiology at Harvard University. He has been working in the Focused Ultrasound Laboratory at Brigham & Women's Hospital since June 1996. His work has been primarily concerned with the development and implementation of MRI-based thermometry methods, animal experiments testing MRI and ultrasound related work, and clinical focused ultrasound treatments of breast tumors, uterine fibroids, and brain tumors. In recent years, a main focus of his work has been studying the use of ultrasound for temporary disruption of the blood-brain barrier, which may allow for targeted drug delivery in the brain. Dr. McDannold received his BS in Physics from the University of Virginia and his PhD in Physics from Tufts University.

"I am thrilled to receive this award in Ferenc's name," said McDannold. "He was always a great champion for not only the team here at the FUS laboratory at Brigham but also for the field overall. I am truly honored to be recognized by the Foundation and appreciate everything they have done to support ultrasound research."