Fiona Fennessy, MD, PhD, of the Department of Radiology, was named to the 2019 Council of Distinguished Investigators by The Academy for Radiology and Biomedical Imaging Research.
This honor recognizes individuals who have advanced the field of medical imaging. Recipients must meet strict criteria, including at least 25 peer-reviewed scientific research publications and at least six cumulative years of funding as the principal investigator of a major competitive extramural research grant. Fennessy will be inducted into the Academy Distinguished Investigator Council during a ceremony at the Radiological Society of North America’s annual meeting in Chicago in December.
In addition to her role at the Brigham, Fennessy is the program director of the Cancer Imaging Fellowship Program at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Her research interest is in quantitative MRI in cancer, specifically to assess responses to therapy for prostate cancer.
The Academy for Radiology and Biomedical Imaging Research is an advocacy organization whose mission is to advocate for support of federal investment for medical imaging research on behalf of the imaging research community. Academy members represent imaging societies, foundations and academic radiology departments.