ASPNR Research Award Recipients


The ASPNR Research Award is intended to foster opportunities for investigators to gain further insight into scientific investigation and conduct research to further understanding in pediatric neuroradiology. Here we list our honored award recipients.

2024 ASPNR – Guerbet Research Award: Adam Goldman Yassen, MD
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta and Emory University
Brain MR Elastography for the Evaluation of Pediatric Hydrocephalus
Adam E. Goldman-Yassen, Grace McIlvain, Joshua Chern, and Susan Palasis

2023 ASPNR – Guerbet Research Award: Priya Rajagopalan, MD
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
Multi-cohort voxel-wise analysis of autism spectrum disorder: An ENIGMA VBM study in 5,213 subjects

2022 ASPNR – Guerbet  Research Award: Yi Li, MD
University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy Outcome Prediction with Quantitative ADC Analysis (HIP-ADC)

2021 and 2020: No awards were issued.

2019 ASPNR Research Award: Rupa Radhakrishnan, MD
Riley Children’s Hospital, Indianapolis, IN
Effect of Pre-eclamptic Milieu on Neonatal Brain Perfusion, Growth and Function

2018 ASPNR Research Award: Benita Tamrazi MD
Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
Imaging Genomics of Pediatric Rhabdoid Tumors of the Brain: Identification of Prognostically Significant Metabolic Subgroups Using in vivo 1H-MR Spectroscopy.
Tamrazi B, Venneti S, Margol A, Hawes D, Cen SY, Nelson M, Judkins A, Biegel J, Blüml S. Pediatric Atypical Teratoid/Rhabdoid Tumors of the Brain: Identification of Metabolic Subgroups Using In Vivo 1H-MR Spectroscopy. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2019 May;40(5):872-877.

2017 ASPNR Research Award: Kristen Yeom, M.D.
Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
Radiomic Signatures of Posterior Fossa Ependymoma: Molecular Subgroups and Risk Profiles
Zhang M, Wang E, Yecies D, Tam LT, Han M, Toescu S, Wright JN, Altinmakas E, Chen E, Radmanesh A, Nemelka J, Oztekin O, Wagner MW, Lober RM, Ertl-Wagner B, Ho CY, Mankad K, Vitanza NA, Cheshier SH, Jacques TS, Fisher PG, Aquilina K, Said M, Jaju A, Pfister S, Taylor MD, Grant GA, Mattonen S, Ramaswamy V, Yeom KW. Neuro Oncol. 2021 Nov 25:noab272.

2016 ASPNR Research Award: Andrea Poretti, M.D.*
Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD
The Structural Connectome of the Human Brain in Children with Tuberous Sclerosis Complex
Sadly, Dr. Poretti passed away on March 22, 2017. His research project was not completed.

2015 ASPNR Research Award: Jessica L. Wisnowski, Ph.D.
Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
Elucidating the Relation between Brain Temperature and Longitudinal Outcome in Neonates with Hypoxic-ischemic Encephalopathy
Wu TW, Tamrazi B, Hsu KH, Ho E, Reitman AJ, Borzage M, Blüml S, Wisnowski JL. Cerebral Lactate Concentration in Neonatal Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy: In Relation to Time, Characteristic of Injury, and Serum Lactate Concentration. Front Neurol. 2018 May 11;9:293.

2014 No award was issued.

2013 ASPNR Research Award: Andrew J. Degnan, M.D., M.Phil.
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA
Neural Correlates of Mathematic Deficiencies in Preterm Children

2012 No award was issued.

2011 ASPNR Research Award: Arastoo Vossough, M.D., Ph.D.
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
Advanced Diffusion MR Imaging Assessment of the Central Auditory Pathways in Children with Sensorineural Hearing Loss: Can it predict outcome?

2010 ASPNR Research Award: Michael J. Paldino, M.D.
Children’s Hospital of Boston, Boston, MA
Seizure Focus Detection and Assessment of Functional Network Involvement

2009 ASPNR Research Award: Sahil Sood, M.D.
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY
Functional MRI and Diffusion Tensor Imaging in the Evaluation of Cerebellar
Mutism Syndrome after Posterior Fossa Surgery in Pediatric Patients

2008 ASPNR Research Award: Christopher P. Hess, M.D., Ph.D.
University of California, San Francisco, CA
Clinical-Radiologic Correlations in Phace Syndrome: Can Imaging Predict
Neurologic Outcome?

2007 ASPNR Research Award: Jeffrey H. Miller, M.D.
Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, St. Louis, MO
Diffusion Tensor Imaging of Phenylkenonturia. Structural White Matter Changes
Characterized by Diffusion Tensor Imaging and Classified with Automated Indices of Mylin Anisotropy

2006 ASPNR Research Award: Devang Gor, M.D.
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Prospective Evaluation of the Accuracy of Transcranial Doppler Sonography in
Comparison with Conventional Transcranial Doppler Sonography and MR
Perfusion in Identification of Children with Sickle Cell Disease at Risk for Cognitive

2005 ASPNR Research Award: James P. Eaton, M.D.
Trippler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, HI
Incidence and Evolution of Intracranial Hemorrhage in Asymptomatic Full-Term
Infants Using Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Ultrasound Evaluation

2004 ASPNR Research Award: Steven W. Hetts, M.D.
University of California, San Francisco, CA
Diffusion Tensor Magnetic Resonance Imaging for Evaluation of White Matter
Tracts in Patients with Agenesis of the Corpus Callosum

2003 ASPNR Research Award: Luisa Cervantes, M.D.
Miami Children’s Hospital, Miami, FL
Impact of Functional MRI on the Evaluation and Treatment Outcomes and Work-
Up Costs in Children with Seizure Disorders-A Prospective Cohort Study