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Center for Computational Imaging and Personalized Diagnostics researchers, graduate students earn honors

Researchers and students working in the Center for Computational Imaging and Personalized Diagnostics have received several recent honors.

Prateek Prasanna and Mohammadhadi Khorrami

Prateek Prasanna, a research associate at the center, and Mohammadhadi Khorrami, a graduate student working in the center, received a $1,000 2019 Conquer Cancer Foundation of ASCO Merit Award for their abstract, “Intra and perinodular CT delta radiomic features associated with early response can predict overall survival (OS) in immunotherapy-treated non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC): A multi-site multi-agent study.”

The merit award program was established in 1995 to recognize high-quality abstracts submitted by fellows and residents. The award includes a stipend to attend ASCO in Chicago, May 31–June 4.

Anant Madabhushi, F. Alex Nason Professor II of Biomedical Engineering, is the senior author on the abstract.

Pranjal Vaidya

Pranjal Vaidya, a graduate research assistant with center, received the Linda K. Arena Endowed Scholarship Award. She received a $6,500 award for her work titled “Pre-treatment Radiomic Features Can Differentiate Hyperprogression from Other Response Patterns Following Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors in Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC).”

Each year, the Linda K. Arena Endowed Scholarship Award provides funding to a nurse or physician to obtain advanced training in lung cancer prevention and treatment.

Madabhushi advises Vaidya.

Catherine Jayapandian

Catherine Jayapandian, a research associate with the center, received the Kidney Precision Medicine Travel Award for her abstract titled “Deep Learning based Detection of Normal and Abnormal Glomeruli and Tubules on whole slide images from NEPTUNE digital renal biopsies.”

Jayapandian’s $1,200 award was for the Kidney Precision Medicine Project consortium face-to-face meeting, which was held in Bethesda, Maryland, April 30–May 1.

Madabhushi advises Jayapandian.