Pediatric Radiologists at Packard/Stanford Bring Home Major AwardsMay 19, 2010
Scientists and physicians in pediatric radiology at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital and Stanford University have garnered an exceptionally large number of awards and honors recently from a professional association of pediatric radiologists.
For the second year in a row, researchers at the hospital and university nabbed the prestigious John Caffey Award for Best Basic Science Research Paper (SRP) at the annual meeting of the Society for Pediatric Radiology in April. The award recognized four papers by the research group led by Roland Bammer, PhD, an assistant professor (research) of radiology showcasing the research and ADVANCEMENTS being made at LPCH and Stanford University.
“The receipt of the two major SPR awards by one institution in a single year is a great honor and may be unprecedented,” said Richard Barth, MD, a professor of radiology and radiologist-in-chief at Packard Children’s.” The pursuit to FIND ANSWERS reflects the imaging advances made possible by converting our department from a generalist model to a sub-specialist model.”
About five years ago, Barth began working to advance the pediatric radiology program at the hospital and Stanford by recruiting sub-specialists—that is, radiologists with a particular expertise in, say, pediatric-cardio imaging or pediatric-neuro imaging—as well as non-clinical researchers steeped in basic science and imaging technology. Promoting COLLABORATIVE-research projects between the two groups, he said, has been key to the program’s success in fielding awards.
“It’s a real team effort between the radiologist sub-specialists and the imaging scientists,” Barth said.
For more information on the award recipients and research papers, click here.