UVA BME offiers:

A collaborative, translational model.  Co-location in a medical center and engineering school.  Internationally recognized imaging programs.  A longstanding MRI research relationship with Siemens.  Imaging across scales.  Robust grant funding.

  • Over 15 active grants from the National Institutes of Health, including a $14M multi-center grant on cardiac MRI.
  • Four of our faculty are Fellows of ISMRM (Altes, Epstein, Meyer, Mugler).
  • BME & Radiology faculty authored three of the 30 most influential papers in the first 30 years of the journal Magnetic Resonance in Medicine.


Trainee outcomes over the past decade:


The ISMRM Young Investigator Award

UVA has trained a total of nine winners or finalists for the “Young Investigator Award” of the International Society of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (ISMRM)—five in the past decade alone:

  • 2008: Winner (C. Wang, Radiology/BME)
  • 2010: Finalist (M. Vandsburger, BME)
  • 2011: Winner (I. Dregely, visiting student)
  • 2013: Winner (K. Qing, BME)
  • 2017: Winner (D. Auger, BME)


Early Career Award in Basic Science from the Society of Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Medicine:

  • 2017: Winner (S. Cui, BME)


Recent MRI Trainees who are now young faculty at other institutions:

  • W. Chen ‘08 (Chinese U. Hong Kong)
  • P. Hu ‘08 (UCLA)
  • C. Sica ‘08 (Penn State Hershey)
  • M. Vandsburger ‘10 (Berkeley)
  • C. Wang ‘07 (Univ. Nottingham – Ningbo)