Dr. Timothy Szczykutowicz was recognized as an influential faculty member by the Leaders in Engineering Excellence and Diversity (LEED) Scholars Program in the University of Wisconsin–Madison College of Engineering. Szczykutowicz was recognized by LEED Scholar Elliott Janssen-Saldivar, one of Szczykutowicz’s undergrad research assistants. They worked together on several projects and Janssen-Saldivar chose Szczykutowicz as the Engineering faculty member that most positively influenced his undergraduate career.
Szczykutowicz and Janssen-Saldivar worked together on two published papers and a conference proceeding. “A Wiki-Based Solution to Managing your Institution’s Imaging Protocols” was published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology in 2016, and “A Wiki Based CT Protocol Management System” was published in Radiology Management in 2015. The conference proceeding was titled, “The Correlation Between Table Height and Patient Size in CT: A Simple Way to Properly Position Patients,” and was presented at the 2016 American Association of Physicists in Medicine annual meeting. Janssen-Saldivar was a key member of Szczykutowicz’s group, contributing to the work that made a CT protocol wiki a reality at UW Health and for community radiology affiliates.
The LEED Scholars Program is a scholarship program designed to attract academically talented women and students from groups underrepresented in engineering. Janssen-Saldivar received a bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering and Computer Science and will continue on to graduate school.