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Dr. Elizabeth Krupinski recognized as one of the top imaging researchers in the nation by the Academy of Radiology Research; Dr. Nick Giovinco first podiatric surgeon invited to present lecture at Georgia Tech.

Dr. Elizabeth Krupinski Named One of Top Imaging Researchers in Nation

Contact: Rebecca Ruiz McGill; 520-624-8434

Dr. Elizabeth KrupinskiElizabeth A. Krupinski, PhD, professor of medical imaging, psychology and public health at the Arizona Health Sciences Center, has been named a Distinguished Investigator by the Academy of Radiology Research. She also is vice chair of research and education in the Department of Medical Imaging at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson, as well as associate director of evaluation for the Arizona Telemedicine Program and director of the Southwest Telehealth Resource Center.

Dr. Krupinski is one of only 46 researchers selected to receive the Academy’s 2014 Distinguished Investigator Award. This prestigious honor recognizes knowledge leaders in the field for their accomplishments in medical imaging.

“The recipients of this award have made significant contributions to the field of imaging research and are in the top 10 percent of radiology department faculty nationwide,” said Stanley Baum, MD, chair of the Academy’s Distinguished Investigator Workgroup. Award recipients will be inducted into the Academy’s Council of Distinguished Investigators during a ceremony in November at the Radiological Society of North America’s annual meeting.

Dr. Krupinski has been involved in the development of a number of clinical guidelines for radiology and telemedicine and much of her core research on the impact of image display factors on perception and diagnostic interpretation has been incorporated into these guidelines.

Her interests are in medical image perception, observer performance, medical decision-making and human factors as they pertain to radiology, pathology and telemedicine applications. Her current research is focused on assessing the impact of fatigue on diagnostic performance. She has published extensively in these areas and has presented at conferences nationally and internationally.

Dr. Nicholas Giovinco First Podiatric Surgeon Invited to Present Lecture at Georgia Tech

Contact: Jean Spinelli, 520-626-2531

Nicholas A. Giovinco, DPM, director of the Replicator Lab at the University of Arizona’s Southern Arizona Limb Salvage Alliance (SALSA) and assistant professor in the UA Department of Surgery’s Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, is the first podiatric surgeon to be invited to present a lecture as part of the course, “Problems in Biomedical Engineering,” at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta.

Addressing the audience of engineers, pre-medical students and entrepreneurs, Dr. Giovinco’s talk featured rapid prototyping applications and the future of additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing.

“It is a real pleasure to speak with so many eager minds. Health care has many challenges, and the solution is not more funding. We need smarter and more innovative solutions,” noted Dr. Giovinco.

SALSA and its subsidiary unit, the interdisciplinary Consortium for Advanced Motion Performance (iCAMP), is a novel collaborative unit at the UA. It is at the forefront of the merger of consumer electronics with medical devices.