UCSF Radiology's Duygu Tosun-Turgut, PhD, Wins Distinguished Investigator Award

UCSF Imaging's Duygu Tosun-Turgut, PhD, has been named a Distinguished Investigator by the Academy for Radiology & Biomedical Imaging ResearchUC San Francisco Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging is proud to announce that Duygu Tosun-Turgut, PhD, has been named a Distinguished Investigator by the Academy for Radiology & Biomedical Imaging Research. The award ceremony was held on November 29th during the Radiology Society of North America 2022 Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting.  

"Dr. Tosun-Turgut's early work in brain mapping has led to a number of novel results shedding light on the neurobiology of alcohol dependence, developing novel biomarkers associated with the progression of neurodegenerative diseases including both Parkinson's and Alzheimer's, and elucidating the imaging phenotypes of psychiatric conditions such as depression," observed Christopher Hess, MD, PhD, chair of the UCSF Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging. "Dr. Tosun-Turgut and her collaborators are applying advanced imaging to the frontiers of precision and individualized medicine in neurodegenerative disorders. We are confident that Dr. Tosun-Turgut's research will benefit future patients and clinicians with tools for early diagnosis, prevention strategies to help those most at-risk, and techniques for monitoring therapeutic efficacy." 
"Dr Tosun-Turgut's selection as a Distinguished Investigator is well-deserved recognition of her innovative use of imaging to detect multiple pathologies associated with neurodegenerative diseases," noted Michael Weiner, MD, professor of Radiology, Psychiatry and Neurology at UCSF. "We're thrilled that Dr. Tosun-Turgut is being honored by the Academy."

The Distinguished Investigator Award recognizes individuals for their accomplishments in imaging research. Candidates for the award must have published at least 25 first- or senior-authored papers and demonstrated accomplishments as an independent investigator with a substantial ongoing research program.   

Dr. Tosun-Turgut, an associate professor in residence, has been on the faculty at UCSF Radiology since 2011. Since her initial faculty appointment, she has been a co-director of the UCSF Center for Imaging Neurodegenerative Diseases (CIND) and founding director of the Medical Imaging Informatics and Artificial Intelligence at UCSF Radiology.  

Congratulations, Dr. Tosun-Turgut, from all of us at UCSF Radiology!  

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