ARRS awards two annual fellowships to promote excel- lence in radiology journalism and to cultivate the next generation of reviewers, editors and teachers. The
Melvin M. Figley Fellowship is open to radiologists practicing
in the United States and Canada. The Lee F. Rogers Fellowship
is open to radiologists practicing outside the United States and
Canada. The 2017–2018 recipients are: Lubdha M. Shah, Melvin
M. Figley Fellowship in Radiology Journalism, and Bruno
Hochhegger, Lee F. Rogers Fellowship.
Figley Fellow to Look at Social Media and Its
Correlation to the AJR
Lubdha M. Shah, ARRS 2017–2018
Melvin M. Figley Fellow in Radiology
Journalism, is at work on a project examining social media and its effects on
the American Journal of Roentgenology
(AJR). She will visit ARRS in October to
meet with Editor-in-Chief Thomas
Berquist and AJR staff. All Figley
Fellows identify and complete a scholarly project during the course of their
experience that seeks to contribute to
and improve the AJR.
Upon completion of her fellowship
at Duke University, Shah was appointed assistant professor of
radiology at the University of Virginia in the Division of
Radiology, where she worked for three years. In 2008, Shah
joined the University of Utah Department of Radiology as an assistant professor of radiology and director of spine imaging. In
2011, she was awarded the Department of Radiology Faculty
Teaching Award. She was promoted to associate professor of
radiology in 2012.
Having authored more than 40 peer-reviewed papers, Shah is
involved in several collaborative research projects with the Utah
Center of Advanced Imaging Research and the Department of
Neurosurgery and is currently pursuing federal funding for research projects to evaluate the relationship between advanced MRI
parameters in areas adjacent to stenosis and baseline functional
assessments in patients with cervical spondylotic myelopathy.
In her application for the Figley Fellowship, Shah noted that
the landscape of radiology literature is evolving to meet the standards of evidence-based patient care. While a role remains for
case reports and case series, she said, the modern push is for
more methodical and hypothesis-driven studies. These include
not just prospective randomized control trials but also large observational and comparative effectiveness studies, which may be
particularly useful as they are a reflection of the real-world application of research imaging tools.
ARRS Figley, Rogers Fellowships
Promote Medical Journalism Excellence
Rogers Fellow to Evaluate Open Access
Associate Editor of the Brazilian
Journal of Pneumology, Bruno
Hochhegger is ARRS’s 2017–2018 Lee F.
Rogers International Fellow in Radiology
Journalism. The Rogers Fellowship is an
award that provides one recipient per
year with an opportunity to work closely
with the AJR editors and staff to learn the
fundamentals of medical publishing.
Most recently, Hochhegger served
a three-month European School of
Radiology visiting scholarship in
Heidelberg, Germany, at the Thoraxklinik Heidelberg in its
Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology. He
came to Heidelberg from Pavilhao Pereira Filho Hospital in Porto
Alegre, Brazil. He recently concluded his doctorate program in
pneumology at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, where
he also received a master’s degree in radiology. He is a reviewer
for the AJR as well as a number of other medical journals.
About the Figley and Rogers Fellowships
ARRS’s Figley and Rogers fellowships provide recipients an
opportunity to work closely with AJR editors and staff to learn
the fundamentals of medical publishing. Radiologists practicing
in the United States and Canada are eligible for the Figley
Fellowship. Radiologists practicing outside the United States
and Canada are eligible for the Rogers Fellowship. Applicants
must be a member of the ARRS when the application is submitted and for the duration of the fellowship.
Through hands-on experience, the fellows will be taught the
fundamentals of medical writing, manuscript preparation, peer
review, manuscript editing, the ethics of scientific journalism,
and journal publication and printing in personal tutorials given
by AJR editors and the editorial and production staff.
The purpose of these awards is to:
• Stimulate bright, promising radiologists to continue with
an academic career, enhance their credentials, and stim-
ulate interest in good radiology journalism.
• Improve the quality of radiology journals by teaching the fundamentals of medical journalism, train manuscript reviewers
and future editors, and provide core teachers of medical journalism in radiology departments around the country.
For additional information on deadlines and qualifications,
visit https://www.arrs.org/ARRSLIVE/Figley and https://
Lubhda M. Shah