Marie Sklodowska Curie Award


Yoshimi Anzai, MD, MPH

University of Utah



Dr. Yoshimi Anzai is a Professor of Radiology at the University of Utah and also serves as the Associate Chief Quality Officer of the Health System. Dr. Anzai oversees quality, safety, and costs of care delivery in the health system and collaborates with the clinical care teams to facilitate the coordination of care to achieve better outcomes.


In addition to the system quality improvement, her passion is to advocate women in the STEM field. At the University of Utah, she serves as co-director of Women in Health, Medicine, and Sciences as well as director of Women in Medicine at the University of Utah. She is the past AAWR President and has been a member of AAWR for the past 20 years. She has been an inspirational leader and role model for women and under-represented minorities.  When she was the AUR President, she organized the national AUR conference with the main theme of “diversity and inclusion in academic radiology” and collaborated with the AAMC Diversity initiatives.


Dr. Anzai has 19 years of experience in neuroradiology and head and neck radiology and served as the ASHNR President in 2015. Currently, she serves as co-director of the RSNA/ASNR comparative effectiveness research training (CERT) program, which fosters health serves research beyond the diagnostic accuracy in imaging. Her academic aspiration is imaging research in head and neck cancer and traumatic brain injury.


Dr. Anzai graduated from Chiba University in Japan, completed training at UCLA and the University of Michigan, and then obtained an MPH at the University of Washington. She served as the neuroradiology section chief at UW before her current position at the University of Utah. 


Dr. Anzai has received grant funding from AHRQ and CTSA, contributed to more than 150 peer-reviewed publications and 33 review articles, and mentored many students, residents, fellows, and junior faculty in the past. In her free time, she enjoys gardening and cooking, Pilates, yoga, and spending time with her family.


Lucy Frank Squire Distinguished Resident Award in Diagnostic Radiology
Kirti Magudia, MD, PhD
University of California San Francisco

Kirti Magudia, MD, PhD, is finishing her radiology training at the University of California, San Francisco as a T32 research fellow in the Biomedical Imaging for Clinical Scientists Program followed by a clinical fellowship in abdominal imaging and ultrasound. Her research centers on high level applications of machine learning in radiology, including CT-based body composition analysis and prostate MR, which was facilitated by seven dedicated months at the MGH/BWH Center for Clinical Data Science.


Dr. Magudia was the founding resident chair of the Brigham and Women’s Hospital Women in Radiology Program and has extensively advocated for family friendly trainee policies. She is also the founding chair of the Society of Abdominal Radiology residents and fellows section.


Dr. Magudia is a graduate of the Tri-institutional MD/PhD program of Weill Cornell, Sloan-Kettering, and Rockefeller University, where she completed her PhD in cell and cancer biology in the laboratory of Alan Hall developing a novel 3D cell culture model of colon tumorigenesis. Dr. Magudia plans to pursue an academic career in abdominal radiology.




Alice Ettinger Distinguished Achievement Award

Judith Korek Amorosa, MD, FACR, FAAWR

Clinical Professor, Vice Chair for Faculty Development and Academic Affairs Department of Radiology



Family – Husband: Louis.  Children and spouses: Val (Duncan), Dom (Keri), Judy (Julianna), Louie (Jeni). Grandchildren: Jackson, Kaydee, Annarose, Caroline-Jane, Sorin, Louis, Daniel, Dominic, Klari, Arthur, Anna, Joey, Ryan.

Education – Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY. New Jersey College of Medicine, Newark, NJ. Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, NY (internship), Radiology. St. Vincent's Hospital, NY (Residency & Fellowship).

9-5 -  (are you kidding?)

  •  URG (University Radiology Group) – R. Epstein, S. Basak, M. Becker, V. DeCarvalho, A. Goldszal, and 150 others.
  • Rutgers/RWJMS (Department of Radiology) – J. Nosher, J. Kempf,  J. Allen, M. Paredes-Aguirre, F. Lakatos, M. Toth, G. Cibelli,  120+  Radiology residents, 300 medical students in Radiology. Master Educator Guild member.

Organizations – AAWR, ACR, AUR, ABR (Board Examiner), APDR, AMSER, RSNA (PIAN), STR, ISHRAD, RAD-AID, Jewish Renaissance Foundation.

Fun – Medical student education (AMSER, Clerkship Companion-RSNA Grant, Hybrid Course, On-Call); Residency training (APDR Set up Residency and PD); Thoracic Radiology (PI NLST, ACR AP Thoracic Section, Lung Cancer Screening, B reader); History (Roentgen, Semmelweis, Zsidokorhaz-Budapest).

Do - RAD-AID, JRF-Santo Domingo








Eleanor Montague Distinguished Resident Award
in Radiation Oncology


Melody Xu, MD, MS

University of California San Francisco


Melody Xu, MD, MS, is a PGY5 resident physician in the UCSF Department of Radiation Oncology.


She received her Bachelor of Arts in Molecular and Cell Biology from the University of California, Berkeley, in 2009, and her Medical Doctorate and Master of Science in Translational Research at the University of Pennsylvania in 2015. She enjoys working to improve trainee and interdisciplinary medical education in radiation oncology. Her primary academic interests include research and clinical capacity building in global health settings and reducing local health disparities.


After matriculating into residency, Dr. Xu joined the UCSF Global Cancer Program, where she had the opportunity to develop collaborations with the Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences and Ocean Road Cancer Institute (ORCI) in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. She was awarded the UCSF Global Cancer Pilot Award to implement automation-assisted 3D conformal planning for cervical cancer radiation at ORCI and was also named a 2019 – 2020 UCSF Global Oncology Fellow. After completing residency training, she intends to pursue a career in academic radiation oncology.

Foundation of the American Society of Neuroradiology (Foundation), American College of Radiology (ACR), and American Association for Women Radiologists (AAWR) have established an award to provide leadership opportunities for women in neuroradiology. Since neuroradiologists must be leaders in the field, this award is for mid-career women with demonstrated experience and promise for leadership in neuroradiology and/or radiology overall. The objectives are to provide the awardee with additional skills and insights to enhance opportunities for advancement. 


Application will open Winter 2020.