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2017 Zachary Clark Research Symposium

Posted on Jun 6, 2017

On Saturday, May 13 the Department of Radiology held the first annual Zachary Clark Research Symposium. The symposium was held in honor of the late radiology resident Dr. Zachary J. Clark and included a presentation of the newly established Zachary Clark Radiology Resident Fund which will support and encourage scholarly activity performed by the UW School of Medicine and Public Health Radiology residents.

Oral presentations given at the symposium covered a range of topics in imaging. These were followed by a keynote presentation by Dr. David Bluemke. 33 poster exhibits were also on display before and after the presentations. Among the ten presenters were four Radiology residents and three Radiology fellows, most of whom had worked closely with Dr. Clark in the course of their studies. Zachary Clark was a contributing author on three of the oral presentations, and many of his colleagues spoke of both his intelligence and character. Drs. Elizabeth Burnside and Aaron Field moderated the oral presentations.

Dr. Bluemke, current Chair of Radiology at the National Institutes of Health and incoming professor of radiology at UW and editor of the journal Radiology, gave the keynote address, titled “Creativity, Coattails and Collaborations: Building Your Academic Career.” The presentation focused on how to stand out and be successful in the current world of radiology. He shared advice on the importance of mentorship and collaboration, choosing research topics that lead to meaningful contributions, tips for researchers trying to secure funding, as well as sharing ways he feels the medical industry will continue to change in the coming years.

Three awards were given out for presentations at the symposium. Second-year resident Dr. Edward Lawrence received the Best Oral Presentation Award for his presentation, "Opportunistic Screening for Hereditary Hemochromatosis with CT: Determination of an Optimal Unenhanced Liver Attenuation Threshold." The Best Educational Exhibit Award was given to fourth-year resident Dr. Brian Chan for his exhibit, "Hepatic Geography: Navigating the Islands and Continents of Diffuse Liver Disease." Neuroradiology fellow Dr. Jeffrey Cagley was awarded Best Electronic Exhibit for his exhibit detailing the 2016 WHO classification of tumors, "Alphabet Soup: Making sense of the New 2016 World Health Organization Central Nervous System Tumor Classification."

  • Dr. Thomas Grist opening the Symposium

    Dr. Thomas Grist opening the Symposium

  • Zachary Clark's family presented with a check for the Zachary Clark Resident Research Endowment

    Zachary Clark's family presented with the beginnings of the Zachary Clark Resident Research Endowment

  • Drs. Aaron Field and Elizabeth Burnside speaking before the beginning of the oral presentations

    Drs. Aaron Field and Elizabeth Burnside moderated the event

  • Drs. Bluemke and Reeder standing at podium

    Drs. Bluemke and Reeder

  • Drs. Grist, Bluemke, and Reeder pose with plaque following the keynote presentation

    Drs. Grist, Bluemke, and Reeder following the keynote presentation

  • crowd gathered in the HSLC atrium following the event

    A reception followed the Symposium in the HSLC atrium

  • crowd gathered in the HSLC atrium following the event

    A reception followed the Symposium in the HSLC atrium

Oral Presentations:

Hailey Allen, MD - Efficacy of Online Training Modules for Improving Knowledge of Radiology Orders by Intern Physicians

Amanda Smolock, MD, PhD - Robotically Assisted Sonic Therapy (RAST) for Non-invasive Liber Ablation in a Porcine Animal Model

James Darsie, MD - Increased Speed and Soft-Tissue Contrast in Single-Shot Fast Spin Echo Imaging Utilizing Tailored Refocusing Flip Angles for Fast Brain MRI

Edward Lawrence, MD, PhD - Opportunistic Screening for Hereditary Hemochromatosis with CT: Determination of an Optimal Unenhanced Liver Attenuation: Determining Relevant Thresholds for Opportunistic Osteoporosis Screening

Scott Lee, MS - Prevalence of Vertebral Compression Fractures on Routine Body CT Scans According to L1 Trabecular Attenuation: Determining Relevant Thresholds for Opportunistic Osteoporosis Screening

Leonardo Rivera-Rivera, PhD Candidate - Pressure Maps of Normal and Variant Dural Sinuses Derived from 4D Flow MRI Velocity Measurements

Prateek Sanan, MD - Initial Clinical Experience Utilizing Accelerated Velocity Selective Arterial Spin Labeling for Non-Contrast 3D MR Angiography in Complex Geometries

Dustin Simpson, MD - Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma: What is the Necessary Extent of Anatomic Imaging in Patients Undergoing PET-MRI?

Paul Yi, MD - Readability of Online Patient Education Materials Related to Pediatric Radiation Safety

Elizabeth Maddox, MD - Ultrasound of Indeterminate Adnexal Cysts: Incidence of Ovarian Cancer

Electronic Exhibits:

Nathan Kim, MD - Deciphering the Defocogram: A Resident Primer to Fluoroscopic Defecopgraphy

Lara Mrak, MD, PhD - Recognition and diagnosis of the RASA1-related disorders: A pictorial exhibit of the protean manifestations of capillary malformation-arteriovenous malformation (CM-AVM) and Parkes Weber Syndrome

Zachary Borden, MD - Cardiac MRI Measurement of Right Ventricular Strain Using Feature Tracking in a Model of Embolic Pulmonary Hypertension

Vaz Zavaletta, MD, PhD - Regional Comparisons of CT Air Trapping and MRI Ventilation Defect Percent in Asthma

Mircea Cristescu, MD - Percutaneous Microwave Lung Tumor Ablation: A Single Center Med-Term Experience

Mircea Cristescu, MD - Transradial versus Transfemoral Access in Interventional Oncology: Radiation Exposure and Fluoroscopy Time

Katie Longo, MD - Robotically Assisted Sonic Therapy (RAST): A Non-Invasive Non-Thermal Ablation Modality. How it works, treatment application, post-ablation imaging, and histopathology

Amanda Smolock, MD, PhD - Combining Microwave Ablation and Transarterial Chemoembolization Improves Local Tumor Control of 3- to 5-cm Hepatocellular Carcinoma

Paul Yi, MD - Interventional Oncology on Instagram: A Missed Opportunity to Rebrand?

Michael Fazio, MD - Meniscus T2 Relaxation Time at Various Stages of Knee Joint Degeneration

Jessica Sin, MD - Ultrasound-Guided Microwave Ablation for the Management of Inguinal Neuralgia: Preliminary Results

John Swietlik, MD - Can An Interventional Radiologist Survive in Today’s Turf War?

Paul Yi, MD - Don’t Step On My Turf: Highly Reimbursed Non-Radiologists’ Utilization of Imaging Studies and Imaging-Guided Interventions

Andrew Schemmel, MD - Temporal Analysis of Workflow Trends in Emergent Stroke Evaluation

Ashley Cahoon, MD - Development of Ovarian Cancer in Ultrasound Indeterminate Ovarian Lesions: Incidence and Tumor Type

Michael Hartung, MD - Percutaneous Microwave Ablation of Localized T1b RCC: Local Tumor Control, Safety, and Procedural Considerations

Seema Mukerjee, MD - Microwave Ablation of RCC: Evolution on Surveillance CT and MRI

Dustin Pooler, MD - Direct Magnetic Resonance and Computed Tomography Correlation in Patients Presenting Emergently with Acute Abdominal Pain

Dustin Pooler, MD - MRI Quantification of Liver Proton Density Fat Fraction during Free Breathing using a Motion-Insensitive Single-Shot 2D Technique

Brandon Welsh, MD - Beyond Diverticulitis: Complications and Pitfalls Related to Colonic Diverticular Disease

Electronic Exhibits

Ashley Cahoon, MD - Flat Serrated Colorectal Lesions at CT Colonography

Brian Chan, MD - Hepatic Geography: Navigating the Islands and Continents of Diffuse Liver Disease

Michael Hartung, MD - Mimics of Malignancy in Abdominal Imaging

Katie Longo, MD - Determining Relevant Thresholds for Opportunistic Osteoporosis Screening

Brett Sjoberg, MD - Splenomegaly: A Systematic Approach to the Differential Diagnosis

Hailey Allen, MD - A Review of Growth Patterns, Important Pathology, and How it Changes Management

Hailey Allen, MD - Nuts and Bolts: Orthopedic Hardware Utilized in the Lower Extremities of Children

Michael Llewelyn, MD - Shear Wave Imaging in Moderate to Severe Achilles Tendinopathy

Matthew Pipho, MD - Some Strings Attached

Jeff Cagley, MD - Alphabet Soup: Making Sense of the New 2016 World Health Organization Central Nervous System Tumor Classification

Kelly Capel, MD - Immunologic Fingerprint in Rheumatoid Arthritis: the Lungs, Culprit or Victim?

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