AWARDS RECEIVED

 

2018

First Place Award for Poster Abstracts, International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
“DEEPOLE QUASAR: A Physics-Informed Deep Convolutional Neural Network to Disentangle MRI Phase Contrast Mechanisms” at the ISMRM Workshop on Machine Learning, Part II, 25-28 October 2018, Washington, D.C., USA .
Presented to Dr. Ferdinand Schweser & Dr. Robert Zivadinov, 2018

 

Hispanic Women’s Scholarship Award for 2018-2019 tuition
Presented to Ely Cuberos, 2018

 

Bishop Travel Award, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
Presented to Ely Cuberos, October 2018

 

Bishop Travel Award, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
Presented to Tom Fuchs, October 2018

 

Student Merit Award/Travel Grant, European/American Committee for Research and Treatment in Multiple Sclerosis
Presented to Tom Fuchs, October 2018

 

Gold Medal Award, International Society for Neurovascular Disease (ISNVD)
For extraordinary research and educational contributions in the field of neurovascular disease, at the 8th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Neurovascular Disease (ISNVD) in Zhengzhou, China.
Presented to Dr. Robert Zivadinov, June, 2018

 

UB Exceptional Scholar for Sustained Achievement Award
bestowed by the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs, Dr. Robert Granfield, and based on garnering public and/or professional accolades beyond the norm for bodies of work in his area of research and investigation over a number of years.
Presented to Dr. Robert Zivadinov, June 2018

 

Future Clinical Researchers in Neurology and Neuroscience Scholarship, American Academy of Neurology
Presented to Tom Fuchs, April 2018

 

Research Grant, T Mark Diamond Research Fund Review Council at the University at Buffalo
Project funding for “Exosome-Mediated MRI Contrast Agent Delivery Across the Blood Brain Barrier”.
Presented to Natan Babek, April 2018

 

Center for Undergraduate Research & Creative Activities (CURCA) Research Award
Presented to JonPaul Bonsignore, University at Buffalo, March 2018

 

2017

Student Merit Award/Travel Grant, European/American Committee for Research and Treatment in Multiple Sclerosis
Presented to Tom Fuchs, October 2017

 

The North American Imaging in Multiple Sclerosis (NAIMS) Logo Contest
Dr. Dwyer’s design was chosen from over 30 entries as the new logo for NAIMS.
Presented to Dr. Michael Dwyer, PhD

 

Tracy Putnam Award for Research Excellence
At the 7th Annual International Society for Neurovascular Disease (ISNVD) Conference held May 2017 in Taormina, Sicily, BNAC’s Dr. Dejan Jakimovski was awarded the first ever “Tracy Putnam Award for Research Excellence,” in recognition of his valuable contributions to the ISNVD. Dr. Jakimovski received this special recognition for receiving numerous best podium presentations as well as best young investigator awards.
Dr. Dejan Jakimovski

 

Student Award of Excellence, Jacobs School of Medicine
An award for Promoting Inclusions and Cultural Diversity
Tom Fuchs, PhD student

 

Beverly Peterson Bishop and Charles W. Bishop Outstanding Neuroscience Thesis Award
Award for an excellent dissertation on MS and contributions to the UB Neuroscience Program.
Michelle Sudyn, PhD student

 

David Mahoney Neuroimaging Program Award
This award is funded by the Charles A. Dana Foundation. Dr. Schweser’s award is for study entitled, “The impact of acute and chronic neuroinflammation on iron homeostasis and oligodendrocyte viability in the deep gray matter”.
Dr. Ferdinand Schweser, Ph.D.

 

Richard C. Kundsen Publication Award, ABSA International
In November 2017, four UB researchers including Dr. Robert Zivadinov and PhD students Claire Modica and Michelle Sudyn, were recognized by ABSA International (The Association for Biosafety and Biosecurity) with the association’s Richard C. Kundsen Publication award for a risk assessment study of a virus found in laboratory mice. The Knudsen award honors an article published in the journal, Applied Biosafety that reports a significant contribution in scientific investigation and/or health and safety.

 
Throughout 2017, travel grants were awarded to the following members of the BNAC team:

  • Tom Fuchs, PhD student – Virginia Barnes Travel Award from the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences for attending the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) meeting in Boston, Massachusetts in April 2017, and; a 2017 European Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ECTRIMS) travel grant for young scientists whose abstracts have been accepted for oral or poster presentation at the annual Congress (October 2017).
  • Emanuele Ghione, BNAC Fellow – a 2017 ECTRIMS travel grant for young scientists whose abstracts have been accepted for oral or poster presentation at the annual Congress (October 2017).
  • Dejan Jakimovski, PhD student – America’s Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ACTRIMS) Forum 2017 Educational Grant (February 2017), awarded to Young Investigators whose abstracts are accepted for a platform or poster presentation, and; a 2017 ECTRIMS travel grant for young scientists whose abstracts have been accepted for oral or poster presentation at the annual Congress (October 2017).
  • Michelle Sudyn, PhD student – Beverly Peterson Bishop and Charles W. Bishop 201 Neuroscience Travel Grant from the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, to attend the AAN meeting in Boston in April 2017.

 

University at Buffalo – Individual Development Award
This program is intended to assist employees in the University at Buffalo in developing their full professional potential and in preparing for advancement by funding professional development activities.
Presented to Dr. Michael Dwyer, PhD

 

University at Buffalo – Center for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (CURCA), Student Award
”Exosome-Mediated MRI Contrast Agent Delivery Across the Blood Brain/Barrier/ Exosomes for Delivering MRI Contrast Agents Across Blood Brain Barriers.”
Natan Babek
Zivadinov R (Mentor)

 

 

2016

ISNVD Silver Medal Award
Distinguished service award for achievements and accomplishments while Dr. Zivadinov served as the ISNVD’s Executive Director from 2013-2016.
Presented to Dr. Robert Zivadinov April 30th, 2016; ISNVD 6th Annual Meeting; New York City, USA.

 

Best Poster Award – 4th International Workshop on MRI Phase Contrast and Quantitative Susceptibility Mapping.
For the poster: Quantitative susceptibility mapping (QSM) in the presence of microscopic anisotropy and macromolecular ex-change effects: QUASAR.
Ferdinand Schweser, Ph.D.

 

Distinguished Service to the Society
As a reviewer for the journal Magnetic Resonance in Medicine during 2014-2015.
Ferdinand Schweser, Ph.D.

 

Grateful Appreciation of Service to the Society
As a reviewer for the Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging during the academic year 2015.
Ferdinand Schweser, Ph.D.

 

2016 Beverly Petterson Bishop and Charles W. Bishop Outstanding Neuroscience Thesis Award
The fund supports university-wide efforts and excellence in neuroscience, and helps ensure that neuroscience remains a major focus at SUNY Buffalo.
Claire Modica, Ph.D.

 

ECTRIMS 2016 Young Investigator Travel Award
Dejan Jakimovski, M.D. for accepted abstract submission, London, England; September 14 – 17, 2016.

 

ECTRIMS 2016 Young Investigator Travel Award
Jesper Hagemeier, Ph.D. for accepted abstract submission, London, England; September 14-17, 2016.

 

ECTRIMS 2016 Young Investigator Travel Award
Niels Bergsland, Ph.D. for accepted abstract submission, London, England; September 14 – 17, 2016.

 

AAN 2016 Young Investigator Travel Award
Sirin Gandhi, MBBS for accepted abstract submission, Vancouver, BC; April 17th – 24th, 2016.

 

AAN 2016 Young Investigator Travel Award
Claire Modica, Ph.D. for accepted abstract submission, Vancouver, BC; April 17th – 24th, 2016.

 

 

2015

Magna cum Laude Merit Award
International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. For the top 15% abstract entitled: On the Limitations of Brain Lesion Characterization by Direct Assessment of MRI Phase.
Ferdinand Schweser, Ph.D.

 

Distinguished Service to the Society
As a reviewer for the journal Magnetic Resonance in Medicine during 2013-2014.
Ferdinand Schweser, Ph.D.

 

 

2014

Award for the best PhD thesis in 2014 – School of Medicine, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany.
Ferdinand Schweser, Ph.D.

 

ISMRM Junior Fellow – International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine.
The Junior Fellow Program has been established to recognize outstanding researchers at an early stage in their careers, with an established and long-term commitment to the ISMRM. The Junior Fellowship may be maintained for up to ten years.
Ferdinand Schweser, Ph.D.

 

2014 Neuro Image Editors’ Choice Award on the recommendation of the Editorial Board.
Organization for Hu-man Brain Mapping. For the 2013 paper “Toward in vivo histology: a comparison of quantitative susceptibility map-ping (QSM) with magnitude-, phase-, and R2*-imaging at ultra-high magnetic field strength”.
Ferdinand Schweser, Ph.D.

 

 

2013

The Bacelli Award, School of Medince and Biomedical Sciences, University at Buffalo.
The Bacelli award honors a graduate who has conducted the most outstanding research while in medical school and has displayed the highest ability and iniative in area of scientific investigation.
Donahue Katelyn
Zivadinov R, Cox JL (Mentors)

No regional gray matter atrophy differences between pediatric- and adult-onset relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis.

 

2008

24th Joint Annual Meeting of ECTRIMS and ACTRIMS and LACTRIMS, Montreal- Travel Grant
Di Perri Carol
Zivadinov R (Mentor)

Lesion characteristics at 1.5 and 3 Tesla in multiple sclerosis patients and healthy controls. A morphological and topological quantitative comparison study

 

24th Joint Annual Meeting of ECTRIMS and ACTRIMS and LACTRIMS, Montreal- Travel Grant
Passanese Jessica
Zivadinov R (Mentor)

Conventional and non-conventional quantitative MRI outcomes differ when comparing multiple definitions of benign multiple sclerosis

 

24th Joint Annual Meeting of ECTRIMS and ACTRIMS and LACTRIMS, Montreal- Travel Grant
Stosic Milena
Zivadinov R (Mentor)

Does multiple sclerosis become an ischemic disease over time? A 3-Year follow-up study of patients with presence of anti-phospholipid antibodies

 

Dr. Lawrence D. Jacobs Medical MRI Fellowship
Di Perri Carol
Zivadinov R (Mentor)

Comparison of standard 1.5T vs 3T optimized protocols in normal controls and multiple sclerosis patients

 

2007

 

23rdCongress of the European Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis, Prague – Travel Grant
Ramasamy DP
Cox JL (Mentor)

Protective effect of Met66 allele of BDNF polymorphism on gray matter volume in patients with multiple sclerosis: A voxel based morphometry study

 

23rdCongress of the European Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis, Prague – Travel Grant
Dwyer M
Zivadinov R (Mentor)

A robust shape-based approach to optic nerve segmentation and atrophy measurement using 1.5 and 3.0T MRI. Mult Scler 2007 (in press)

 

Dr. Lawrence D. Jacobs Medical MRI Fellowship
Dalaker TO
Zivadinov R (Mentor)

A study of MRI and neuropsychological measures in patients with Parkinson Disease

 

Dr. Lawrence D. Jacobs Medical MRI Fellowship
Antulov R.
Cox JL and Zivadinov R (Mentors)

Application of functional MRI in patients with multiple sclerosis

 

2006

 

Dr. Lawrence D. Jacobs Medical MRI Fellowship
Stosic M
Zivadinov R (Mentor)

Evaluation of normal appearing brain tissue damage in patients with MS and antiphospholipid syndrome using non-conventional MRI

 

Dr. Lawrence D. Jacobs Medical MRI Fellowship
Horakova D
Zivadinov R (Mentor)

Evolution of different brain atrophy measures in patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis over 2 and 5 years.

 

European Neurological Society – Travel Grant
Dolezal O
Zivadinov R (Mentor)

Detection of cortical lesions is dependent on choice of slice thickness in patients with multiple sclerosis

 

2005

 

Dr. Lawrence D. Jacobs Medical MRI Fellowship
Dolezal O
Zivadinov R (Mentor)

Longitudinal evolution of gray and white matter atrophy in patients with multiple sclerosis

 

2004

 

Dr. Lawrence D. Jacobs Medical MRI Fellowship
Tavazzi E
Zivadinov R (Mentor)

Diffusion-weighted entropy in patients with multiple sclerosis.

 

Dr. Lawrence D. Jacobs Computer MRI Fellowship
Sampath T
Zivadinov R (Mentor)

Automated evaluation of confluent and non-confluent T2 lesion volume using supervised and unsupervised machine learning approaches.

 

2003

 

Alpha Omega Alpha – Medical Student Research Scholarship
Sanfilipo M
Bakshi R (Mentor)

Is cerebral gray and white matter volume loss related to cognitive dysfunction in patients with multiple sclerosis?

 

2002

 

Alpha Omega Alpha – Medical Student Research Scholarship
Fabiano AJ
Bakshi R (Mentor)

Diffusion weighted MRI detection of gray matter damage in multiple sclerosis.

 

2001

 

G. Milton Shy Award – American Academy of Neurology
Bermel RA, for outstanding medical student neuroscience research
Bakshi R, Jacobs L (Mentors)

Bicaudate ratio as a marker of brain atrophy in multiple sclerosis.

 

Alpha Omega Alpha – Medical Student Research Scholarship
Bermel RA
Bakshi R (Mentor)

Gray matter MRI T2 shortening in multiple sclerosis: correlation with physical disability and neuropsychological function.