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Dr. Chang receiving awardMezrich Research Prize awarded to Dr. Linda Chang 

‌October 2020

Linda Chang, MD was awarded the Reubin S. Mezrich Research Prize during a Research Day Celebration in October 2020. Elias Melhem, MD, Chair of the Department of Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine gave the award to Dr. Chang. The Research Day Celebration was held as a hybrid in-person and Zoom event.


Notebook with Grants on spineGrants and Contracts

Congratulations to CAIR faculty on the following awards:

Linda Chang, MD, MS, and Thomas Ernst, Dr rer nat, PIs of UMB’s site of the landmark Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) study, were awarded a seven-year renewal of the grant (2020-2027). The amount of the grant is $13,098,568.

Sui-Seng Tee, PhD was awarded a two-year, $397,258 grant from NIH for “Fructose Metabolism as a Biomarker for Monitoring Hepatocellular Carcinoma.”

Dirk Mayer, Dr rer nat was awarded $424,875 for a two year R21 grant from NIH/NIBIB for “Enzyme-enabled hyperpolarized 13C MRI for antibody-targeted imaging”


logo of the abcd studyABCD Study in Baltimore Completes Recruitment

October 15, 2018

The University of Maryland Baltimore (UMB) site of the Adolescent Brain and Cognitive Development (ABCD) study has completed recruitment, as part of the largest long-term study of child health and brain development in the US. The research team has successfully enrolled 605 children ages 9 and 10 years (50 more than initially targeted), contributing to the ABCD consortium,  which has enrolled 11,877 children across the nation. We will be following the children and their families over the next 8 years or longer.

We are extremely grateful to all the families that are participating in this national study!

Click here for more information about the ABCD study


Arrival of PET-MR‌Early installation of PET-MR system Scanner

‌October 2018

The Siemens PET-MR scanner (mMR BioGraph) has arrived at the new HSF-III reseach building  of the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore.

This is the first PET-MR system in Maryland outside of NIH. It combines a 3 Tesla whole-body MRI with a positron-emission tomography (PET) scanner.

Learn more about the PET-MR scanner


Radiology Research Update LogoRadiology Research Update

Newsletter published by the Department of Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

Radiology Research Update: Summer 2020 


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labelled Huge Study of Teen Brains Could Reveal Roots of Mental Illness, Impacts of Drug Abuse

January 3, 2018

by Meredith Wadman
Science Magazine

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