ITM-UChicago Researcher Honored with Innovation Award

Maryellen L. Giger, Ph.D., the A.N. Pritzker Professor of Radiology, the Committee on Medical Physics, and the College, vice chair of Radiology for Basic Science Research and director of the Imaging Research Institute, at the Quantitative Insights office Wednesday, May 7, 2014. Quantitative Insights is located in the Polsky Institute at the Harper Center and Chicago Booth School of Business. (Robert Kozloff/The University of Chicago)

The iBIO Institute awarded ITM-UChicago researcher Maryellen Giger, PhD, their 2018 iCON Innovator Award for her groundbreaking work with computer-aided diagnosis technology. Giger, the A.N. Pritzker Professor of Radiology and the ITM’s Radiomics Core leader, pioneered the development of tools that help doctors interpret medical images like MRIs to better diagnose and help patients. She will receive the award at iBio’s 12th annual iCON Awards Dinner on Oct. 2.

“The iBIO Institute brings the life sciences industry together to inspire young students and teachers, launch groundbreaking life science startups and connect patients with cutting-edge treatments,” said John Conrad, president and CEO of iBIO and the iBIO Institute. “The iCON Award honorees embody this spirit by dedicating their own talents and resources to worthwhile pursuits that better the lives of others.”

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