Joseph Ippolito, MD, PhD, instructor in radiology, was selected as a 2017 recipient of a travel award from the Academy for Radiology & Biomedical Imaging Research. The award allowed Ippolito and 14 other young investigators to participate in the 8th Annual Medical Imaging Technology Showcase in Washington D.C. on March 27, 2017. As an awardee, Ippolito became part of the Academy Council of Early Career Investigators in Imaging (CECI2).
CECI2 members prepared and presented a research poster depicting research in the pipeline at their Institution that was displayed on Capitol Hill during the annual technology showcase. Ippolito’s poster topic addressed “Imaging Tools to Identify Men with Aggressive Urinary and Prostate Disease Using PET and MRI.” The award creates a unique opportunity for investigators like Ippolito to learn first-hand how to advocate for imaging research, discuss research with policy makers, and visit the National Institutes of Health.