Young Investigator Awards

The Focused Ultrasound Foundation established the Young Investigator Awards Program to encourage quality research by clinicians and scientists-in-training and to support their presentation of meritorious scientific papers at major venues such as the International Symposium on Focused Ultrasound.

Graduate students, research fellows, clinical fellows and junior faculty members are eligible to apply for the awards, which include complimentary event registration and up to an additional $2,000 in reimbursement for travel and lodging expenses.

Thank you to all who applied for a 2016 Young Investigator Award!

2016 Young Investigators

Steven AllenMatthew Adams
University of California Berkeley – University of California San Francisco (UCSF), San Francisco, California, United States
Awarded for: Endoluminal ultrasound applicators for thermal ablation of pancreatic cancer under MR-guidance: preliminary investigations in an in vivo porcine model
Symposium Topic: Cancer

Steven AllenAaron Bond, MD, PhD
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
Awarded for: A randomized, sham-controlled trial of transcranial MR guided focused ultrasound thalamotomy trial for the treatment of tremor-dominant, idiopathic Parkinson's disease
Symposium Topic: Brain

Steven AllenJoseph Corea
University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, California, United States
Awarded for: Acoustically Transparent Surface Coil Arrays for MR Guided HIFU
Symposium Topic: Brain

Steven AllenColleen Curley
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
Awarded for: MR image-guided delivery of non-viral miRNA-34a gene vectors via focused ultrasound inhibits tumor growth in a mouse glioma model
Symposium Topic: Cancer

Steven AllenDavid Hersh, MD
University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Awarded for: Pulsed ultrasound non-destructively expands the extracellular and perivascular spaces of the brain
Symposium Topic: Brain

Steven AllenMaria Eleni Karakatsani
Columbia University, New York, New York, United States
Awarded for: Awarded for: Neurorestoration of the nigrostriatal pathway through multiple treatments with FUS-facilitated brain drug delivery
Symposium Topic: Brain

Steven AllenMaayan Kimhy
University of Rome – La Sapienza, Rome, Italy
Awarded for: Magnetic Resonance Guided Focused Ultrasound Surgery (MRgFUS) Treatment of Osteoid Osteoma: a Prospective Development Study
Symposium Topic: Cancer

Steven AllenZsofia Kovacs, PhD
National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States
Awarded for: Long-term effects of Blood Brain Barrier opening with pulsed Focused Ultrasound and microbubbles
Symposium Topic: Brain

Steven AllenMatthew Silvestrini
University of California-Davis, Davis, California, United States
Awarded for: Activatable nanodelivery combined with CpG-ODN and anti-PD-1 achieves a complete response in directly-treated and contralateral tumors in a murine breast cancer model
Symposium Topic: Cancer

Steven AllenBryant Svedin
University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Awarded for: Multi-echo Pseudo-Golden Angle Stack of Stars Thermometry with High Spatial and Temporal Resolution
Symposium Topic: Cancer

Steven AllenFrank Wolfram, MSc, PhD
SRH Wald-Klinikum, Gera, Germany
Awarded for: Towards FUS Lung Cancer ablation, aspects of MR guidance in flooded lung
Symposium Topic: Cancer

From 2014 Young Investigators: