NAIRS Members' Awards and Honors​

Each year, national and international radiology organizations recognize NAIRS members for their distinguished and extraordinary achievements in radiology. In this section, you’ll find a complete list of previous recipients of awards and honors as well as information on award nominations, applications and requirements.

Dr. Pooria khoshnoodi


2016 NAIRS Research Award

NAIRS is delighted to announce that Pooria Khoshnoodi, MD is the recipient of the 2016 NAIRS research award for his scientific paper entitled “Volumetric prostate cancer lesion correlation on 3D-multiparametric MRI and whole mount histopathology with use of 3D printed custom-designed mold”.



Dr. Khoshnoodi is currently a postdoctoral fellow at David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Department of Radiology. After completing his medical education at Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Dr. Khoshnoodi started a research fellowship at UC Irvine/VALBHS, department of MSK/ Body imaging. Then, he moved to UCLA starting Abdominal Imaging research fellowship as a post-doctoral scholar. He has worked with multidisciplinary team including radiology, pathology, urology, surgery, MR physics and IT group at UCLA. His primary research project has been Integrated Diagnostics (RadPath) of abdominal imaging, focused on prostate cancer multi-parametric MRI.

Dr. Gelareh Sadigh


2017 AUR Trainee Award

NAIRS is delighted to announce that Gelareh Sadigh, MD is recently awarded the Second Place Trainee Prize by the Association of University Radiologists (AUR) 2017 for her abstract "Screening Mammography and Downstream Diagnostic Breast Imaging in Patients with Advanced Cancer: A Population-Based Study "



Dr. Sadigh is currently a clinical neuroradiology fellow at Emory University, Department of Radiology. Her research focus is on health services research with focus on comparative effectiveness, appropriateness, utilization, cost of imaging, meta-analysis and systematic reviews in diagnostic imaging.

Dr. Mohammad Mansouri


2017 MGH Clinical Research Day Team Award

NAIRS is pleased to announce that Mohammad Mansouri, MD is awarded 2017 MGH Clinical Research Day Team Award for his abstract “Deep Learning for Rapid, Accurate, Automated Detection & Characterization of Intracranial Hemorrhage on Unenhanced Head CT.”



Dr. Mansouri is currently postdoctoral research fellow at Massachusetts General Hospital, Department of Radiology. After completing his medical education at Tehran University of Medical Sciences, he started his research fellowship at MGH and his research focus has been on the artificial intelligence, emergency radiology, and quality and safety. 

Dr. Mohammad Mansouri


2016 RSNA travel award

Dr. Mohammad Mansouri


2016 RSNA travel award

We are pleased to announce that Mohammad Mansouri, MD is awarded 2016 RSNA travel award for his abstract "“An Unusual Complication of a Common Finding: Acute Epiploic Appendagitis within Abdominal Wall Hernias - Frequency and Subtypes” and “Revisiting the ACR Appropriateness Criteria for Acute Midfoot Fractures: 5-Year Study of Limitations of Radiography in 400 Patients.”



Dr. Mansouri is currently postdoctoral research fellow at Massachusetts General Hospital, Department of Radiology. After completing his medical education at Tehran University of Medical Sciences, he started his research fellowship at MGH and his research focus has been on the artificial intelligence, emergency radiology, and quality and safety. 

Dr. Farnaz Najmi Varzaneh


2017 RSNA travel award

NAIRS is pleased to announce that Farnaz Najmi Varzaneh, MD is awarded 2017 RSNA travel award for her abstract “Regional ventricular dysfunction differs in cardiac sarcoidosis and arrhythmogenic right
ventricular dysplasia/cardiomyopathy: assessment by MRI strain analysis” .
Dr. Najmi Varzaneh is currently a postdoctoral research fellow at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, Department of Radiology. After completing her education at Tehran University of Medical Sciences, she started her research fellowship at JHU and her research focus has been on Cardiac MRI and Oncologic Body MRI particularly HCC tumor response.

Dr. Pedram Golnari


2016 Kuo York Chynn Neuroradiology Research Award from RSNA

NAIRS is pleased to announce that Dr. Pedram Golnari has received the 2016 Kuo York Chynn Neuroradiology Research Award from RSNA for his scientific presentation,  "Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) and Carotid Angioplasty and Stenting (CAS) in Asymptomatic Extracranial Carotid Artery Stenosis: A Meta-Analysis". 
Kuo York Chynn Neuroradiology Research Award recognizes the top neuroradiology research paper presented each year at the RSNA Annual Meeting. Dr. Golnari is currently a Clinical Research Associate at Northwestern University. His research focus is on stroke imaging and neuro-interventional radiology.

Dr. Hossein Nejadnik


2016 RSNA travel award

NAIRS is pleased to announce that Hossein Nejadnik, MD, PhD, research scientist at Stanford University, Department of Radiology, has received the Student Travel Award from Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2016, for the scientific presentation entitled “Protein Corona:
A Simple Solution that Enables Clinical Translation of Stem Cell Imaging.”

The RSNA Student Travel Award recognizes the excellence of the abstract submitted for oral scientific presentation to acknowledge students and fellows who play an important role in imaging research.

The RSNA Student Travel Award recognizes the excellence of the abstract submitted for oral scientific presentation to acknowledge students and fellows who play an important role in imaging research.

Dr. Hossein Nejadnik


2017 Introduction to Academic Radiology for Scientists (ITARSc) Program at RSNA

NAIRS is pleased to announce that Hossein Nejadnik, MD, PhD, research scientist at Stanford University, Department of Radiology, has selected for the Introduction to Academic Radiology for Scientists (ITARSc) Program 2017, an expansion of the RSNA Introduction to Academic Radiology (ITAR) program.
The program will introduce participants to the scope of research in the imaging sciences and share keys to success for PhD scientists in imaging research. The program will consist of a combination of dedicated programming for ITARSc participants, and shared sessions with participants of the ITAR program.

Dr. Hossein Nejadnik


2017 World Molecular Imaging Conference travel award

NAIRS is pleased to announce that Hossein Nejadnik, MD, PhD, research scientist at Stanford University, Department of Radiology, has received the Student Travel Award from World Molecular Imaging Conference (WMIC) 2017, for the scientific poster presentation entitled “Dynamic MR Imaging of Iron Oxide Nanoparticle labeled Mesenchymal Stem Cell Implants; an Outcome Predictor.”

The WMIC Student Travel Award recognizes the excellence of the abstract submitted for oral scientific presentation to acknowledge students and fellows who play an important role in imaging research.

Dr. Pegah Khoshpouri


2017 RSNA travel award

NAIRS is pleased to announce that Pegah Khoshpouri, MD is awarded 2017 RSNA travel award for her abstract “Novel Radiologic Model to Predict Disease Severity of Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis: Association of Quantitative Liver Volume with Mayo Risk Score”.
Dr. Pegah Khoshpouri is currently a postdoctoral research fellow at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Department of Radiology. After completing her education at Tehran University of Medical Sciences, she started her research fellowship at JHH. Her research focus has been on body MRI including oncology and hepatobiliary disorders particularly Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis.

Dr. Maryam Aghighi


2016 RSNA Trainee Research Prize

Maryam Aghighi, MD, postdoctoral research fellow at Stanford University, Department of Radiology, has received RSNA 2016 Trainee Research Prize for the project entitled "Non-Invasive MR Imaging Diagnosis of Pediatric Kidney Transplant Rejection Pediatrics”.
The RSNA Trainee Research Prize recognizes RSNA members who have
submitted the best paper in the specific categories for oral scientific presentation to acknowledge residents and fellows who play an active role in the radiology research.

Dr. Mohsen Khosravi


2017 RSNA Trainee Research Prize

NAIRS is delighted to announce that Dr. Mohsen Khosravi, Postdoctoral research fellow at Marcus Institute of Integrative Health, Thomas Jefferson University and University of Pennsylvania, Department of Radiology, has received RSNA 2017 Trainee Research Prize for the project entitled "The correspondence between Amyloid deposition and hypo-metabolism in mild Cognitive Impairment and Alzheimer's Disease".
Dr. Khosravi is currently a postdoctoral research fellow at Thomas Jefferson University and University of Pennsylvania. After completing his medical education at Tehran University of Medical Sciences, he started his research fellowship and his research focus is on evaluation of neurologic disorders with PET imaging.

Dr. Farnaz Najmi Varzaneh


2017 NAIRS Research Award

We are pleased to announce that Farnaz Najmi Varzaneh, MD is the recipient of the 2017 NAIRS research award for her scientific paper entitled “Prediction of post TACE necrosis of HCC using volumetric enhancement on MR Imaging and oil deposition on CT, with imaging and pathologic correlation”.
Dr. Najmi Varzaneh is currently a postdoctoral fellow at Johns Hopkins University, Department of Radiology. Dr. Najmi Varzaneh is currently a postdoctoral research fellow at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, Department of Radiology. After completing her education at Tehran University of Medical Sciences, she started her research fellowship at JHU and her research focus has been on Cardiac MRI and Oncologic Body MRI particularly HCC tumor response.

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