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2019

  • Dr. Linguraru was a panelist on Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare at the meeting organized by The Association of Health Care Journalists at The Aspen Institute.
  • NIH NIDCR K99/R00 grant was awarded to Antonio R. Porras, Ph.D. to develop methods for Quantitative Characterization and Predictive Modeling of Cranial Bone Development in Patients with Craniosynostosis.

2018

  • NVIDIA Competition Award presented to Antonio Porras at the Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention – MICCAI 2018, Granada, Spain.
  • Best Abstract Award - Second Place presented to Antonio Porras at the Annual Joseph E. Robert, Jr., Academic Day Symposium 2018, Children's National Health System, Washington, D.C., U.S.A.
  • New NIHNHLBI R41 Grant award  Phase I Small Business Technology (STTR) - R41 grant with Kitware to develop Imaging Biomarkers of Severe Respiratory Infections in Premature Infants.
  • Marius George Linguraru joins theTechnical Directors Board Committee of the IEEE Signal Processing Society. New study with Philips Healthcare to study The Role of 3D Ultrasound in Pediatric Hydronephrosis.
  • Dr. Linguraru has been appointed at Secondary Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at George Washington University. 
  • Our paper using facial analysis to study the Williams-Beuren Syndrome in diverse populations is on cover of the May 2018 issue of the American Journal of Medical Genetics.
  • Runner Up and Finalist for Editors Pick in STAT Madness 2018, the contest to find the best innovations in science and medicine organized by STAT News.
  • Dr. Linguraru was re-elected as IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society's Distinguished Lecturer 2018-2019
  • Marius George Linguraru was elected as Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

2017

  • Recent news about our studies for early and precise identification of genetic conditions using facial analysis in The Economist, Cosmos Magazine, The Times of London, Rare Disease Report,genome.gov, and more.
  • First Place Abstract Award presented to Awais Mansoor at the Annual Joseph E. Robert, Jr., Academic Day Symposium 2017, Children's National Health System, Washington, D.C., U.S.A.
  • Our paper using facial analysis to study the Noonan Syndrome in diverse populations is on cover of the September 2017 issue of the American Journal of Medical Genetics.
  • Antonio Porras was a Finalist for The Young Scientist Award at the Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention – MICCAI 2017, Quebec City, Q.C., Canada.
  • Best Paper Award - 2nd Place presented to Liyun Tu at the Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention – MICCAI 2017, Workshop on Clinical Image-based Procedures, Quebec City, Q.C., Canada
  • Second Place Award for James Jared at the Student Innovators Program 2017 at Children's National Health System in Washington, D.C.
  • Honorable Mention for Teerit Vongkovit at the Student Innovators Program 2017 at Children's National Health System in Washington, D.C.
  • Media coverage of our study investigating facial manifestation of the DiGeorge Syndrome (22q11.2) in diverse populations includes: CBS News, STAT News, CNET, International Business Times, Science Daily, Health Data Management and more.
  • Our paper using facial analysis to study the DiGeorge Syndrome (22q11.2) in diverse populations is on cover of the April 2017 issue of the American Journal of Medical Genetics.
  • Interview on 360Dx/Genome Web on our study looking at Down Syndrome in diverse populations. This publication is the first in a series looking at genetic syndromes in ethnically and geographically diverse populations, a collaboration with the National Human Genome Research Institute in Human Genome and the Atlas of Human Malformation Syndromes in Diverse Populations.

2016

  • Interview on MedicalResearch.com on our recent study that demonstrated for the first time the first time the relation between tumor volume and vision loss for children with optic pathway gliomas secondary to neurofibromatosis type 1.
  • Best Paper Award presented to Antonio Porras at the Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention – MICCAI 2016, Workshop on Clinical Image-based Procedures, Athens, Greece.
  • Best Abstract Award presented to Antonio Porras at the Annual Joseph E. Robert, Jr., Academic Day Symposium 2016, Children's National Health System, Washington, D.C., U.S.A.
  • Honorable Mention Award for best overall solution for Ien Li at the Student Innovators Program 2016 at Children's National Health System in Washington, DC
  • NIH NICHD R42 Grant Award - Phase II Small Business Technology (STTR) - R42 grant with Kitware to develop a Virtual Surgery System to Help Surgeons Treat Craniosynostosis.
  • The mGene team was invited by the U.A.E. Prime Minister's Office for a Keynote Demo at the World Government Summit 2016 in Dubai. Our collaboration with the U.A.E. Ministry of Health was voted the Most Popular Exhibit at the Edge of Government.
  • mGene, our mobile solution for the early and noninvasive detection of genetic syndromes, was exhibited at Arab Health 2016 in Dubai at the invitation of the U.A.E. Ministry of Health.
  • Marius George Linguraru was nominated and elected as IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society's Distinguished Lecturer 2016-2017
  • Marius George Linguraru was elected as Chair of the Technical Committee for Biomedical Imaging and Image Processing of IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society.

2015

  • Finalist for Best Paper Award by Medical Image Analysis journal, 2015.
  • Best Demo Award presented at the Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention – MICCAI 2015 - Workshop on Interactive Medical Image Computing 2015, Munich, Germany.
  • Pediatric Innovation Fund awarded in 2015 by Children’s Hospital Foundation for “mGene – Early and Mobile Detection of Genetic Syndromes”.
  • Second Place Award for Mohammad Alsharid at the Student Innovators Program 2015 at Children's National Health System in Washington, DC.
  • Outstanding Clinical Poster award for Awais Mansoor at Children's Tumor Foundation Neurofibromatosis Forum 2015 in Scottsdale, AZ.
  • First Place Award for Abia Khan by the Commissioned Officers Association of the United States Public Health Service. Abia was a finalist at Intel ISEF 2015 International Competition held in Pittsburgh, PA.

2014

  • NIH NICHDR41- Phase I Small Business Technology Transfer grant with Kitware to develop a Virtual Surgery System to Help Surgeons Treat Craniosynostosis.
  • Best Paper Award presented to Juan Cerrolaza at the Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention – MICCAI 2014, Workshop on Clinical Image-based Procedures, Cambridge, MA.
  • Juan Cerrolaza was a Finalist for The Young Scientist Award at at the Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention – MICCAI 2014, Cambridge MA.
  • Voice of America discusses technology to make the detection of genetic syndromes, such as Down syndrome, easily available, instant and affordable.
  • The National discusses research to project to detect genetic syndromes such as Down syndrome, early and automatically, with a snapshot from a smartphone.
  • Honorable Mention for Qian Zhao for excellence in clinical research presented at the Children's National Health System Research and Education Week 2014Washington, D.C., U.S.A.

2013

  • Certificate of Merit presented at the American Roentgen Ray Society Annual Meeting – ARRS 2013Washington, D.C., U.S.A.

2012

  • Best Paper Award - 2nd Place presented to Carlos Mendoza at the Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention – MICCAI 2012, Workshop on Clinical Image-based Procedures, Nice, France.