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Sam Bobholz, Fifth-Year PhD Student in Biophysics, Wins Paper of the Season Award

Sam Bobholz, a fifth-year PhD student in the Department of Biophysics, won the fall Paper of the Season Award from the Graduate School for his paper, Radio-Pathomic Maps of Cell Density Identify Brain Tumor Invasion beyond Traditional MRI-Defined Margins.

Contrast-enhancing margins on T1WI are used to guide treatment of gliomas, yet tumor invasion beyond the contrast-enhancing region is a known confounding factor. This study used postmortem tissue samples aligned with clinically acquired MRIs to quantify the relationship between intensity values and cellularity as well as to develop a radio-pathomic model to predict cellularity using MR imaging data.

The article was featured in the American Journal of Neuroradiology in May 2022.

This award program grants four awards per year - one during each season.