Honors & Awards

2013

RSNA Research Trainee Prize - Aman Khurana - Khurana A, Chapelin F, Beck G, Sennino B, Kempen P, Daldrup-Link HE: "In Vivo Mesenchymal Stem Cell Labeling Using The FDA Approved Iron Oxide Ferumoxytol" Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America, Chicago, Conference Proceedings 2013

Post Doctoral Fellowship in Translational Medicine - Tarsheen Kaur Sethi - for her project: "Tumor Associated Macrophage Imaging Using Ferumoxytol-Enhanced MRI in Pediatric Sarcomas", by the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) Foundation

"France best young engineer of the year award for science" - Fanny Chapelin - Fanny was selected for this award out of 30,000 engineering students for her thesis project on stem cell imaging in arthritic joints

WMIC Travel Stipend - Christopher Klenk - Klenk C, Gawande R, Qiu D, Quon A, Doing J, Owen D, Chen Y, Moseley M, Daldrup-Link HE: "Novel Nanoparticle Enhanced Whole Body Tumor Scans for Staging of Children with Cancer". World Molecular Imaging Congress (WMIC), Savannah 2013. WMIC proceedings 2013

WMIC Travel Stipend - Chris Dove - Dove C, Nejadnik H, Chan C, Gambhir SS, Daldrup-Link H: Creating novel imaging tools to diagnose stem cell rejection in vivo. World Molecular Imaging Congress, Savannah 2013. WMIC proceedings 2013

WMIC Travel Stipend - Fanny Chapelin - Chapelin F, Khurana A, Beck G, Sennino B, Kempen P, Daldrup-Link HE: "In vivo iron loading of stem cells before their harvest enables MRI tracking after transplantation" World Molecular Imaging Congress (WMIC), Savannah 2013. WMIC proceedings 2013

WMIC Travel Stipend - Hossein Nejadnik - Nejadnik H, Lenkov O, Fathi A, Paulmurugan R, Daldrup-Link HE: "Novel Approach for Chondrogenic differentiation of induced pluripotent stem cells". World Molecular Imaging Congress (WMIC), Savannah 2013. WMIC proceedings 2013

Research Stipend - Lebriz Uslu - for "Whole Body MR Imaging" by the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey

Woman of Outstanding Leadership - Heike Daldrup-Link The International Women’s Leadership Association

Harvey White Memorial Lecture, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine - Heike Daldrup-Link

Research featured on the cover of the nano-journal Small (in press) - Heike Daldrup-Link

2012

RSNA Research Trainee Prize - Hossein Nejadnik - for abstract# SSG10-08: Nejadnik H, Henning TD, Do T, Misselwitz B, Link TM, Daldrup-Link HE: "GadofluorineM - An Alternative MR Cell Marker to SPIO for Monitoring Matrix-Associated Stem Cell Implants in Cartilage Defects". Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America, Chicago

>RSNA Travel Award for Young Investigators in Molecular Imaging - Qiaoyun Shi - for abstract ID# SSC09-09: Shi Q, Pisani L, Bhaumik S, Lowery L, Meyer D, Daldrup-Link HE. "GEH121333: A New Imaging Biomarker for Cancer Immune Responses". Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), Chicago, 2012

WMIC Travel Stipend - Hossein Nejadnik - for presentation of the study: Nejadnik H, Ye D, Castillo R, Rao J, Daldrup-Link H. Detection of stem cell apoptosis with a novel "smart" contrast agent for MR imaging. World Molecular Imaging Congress (WIMIC), Dublin 2012. WMIC proceedings 2012

WMIC Travel Stipend - Aman Khurana - Khurana A, Moneeb M, Nejadnik H, Erdman J, Bangs D, Daldrup-Link H. Tumor Formation after ADSC implantation in arthritic joints. World Molecular Imaging Congress, Dublin 2012. WMIC proceedings 2012

WMIC Travel Stipend - Celina Ansari - Ansari C, Tikhomirov GA, Hong SH, Coussens L, Rao J, Daldrup-Link H. Development of Novel Activatable Theranostic Nanoparticles for combined Cancer MR Imaging and Therapy. World Molecular Imaging Congress (WIMIC), Dublin 2012. WMIC proceedings 2012

Stanford Medical School Research Stipend - Rostislav Castillo - for his research project, "MRI of hMSC Apoptosis with a Gadolinium Nanoparticle Contrast Agents".

"Berdon Award" - Heike Daldrup-Link from the Society for Pediatric Radiology for the best basic science paper, published in Pediatric Radiology in 2011: Castaneda RT, Boddington S, Henning TD, Wendland M, Mandrussow L, Liu S, Daldrup-Link H: Pediatric Radiology 41(11):1384-92 (senior author)

Lucile Packard Children's Hospital R.O.S.E. ("Recognition of Service Excellence") Award - Heike Daldrup-Link for exceptional commitment to the LPCH mission and going above and beyond expected duties

Distinguished Investigator Award - Heike Daldrup-Link of the Academy of Radiology Research Acknowledges a level of accomplishment that ranks within the top 10 percent of all academic radiology faculty

"Berdon Award" - Heike Daldrup-Link from the Society for Pediatric Radiology for the best basic science paper, published in Pediatric Radiology in 2011: Pediatric Radiology 41(11):1384-92

2011

Research featured on the cover of the September 2011 issue of Clinical Cancer Research - Heike Daldrup-Link

Author of the 10th and 17th most cited articles in the Journal of Visualized Experiments - Heike Daldrup-Link, out of 1,100+ articles that were published since the inception of the journal (Articles: "Labeling hESCs and hMSCs with Iron Oxide Nanoparticles" and "Labeling Stem Cells with Fluorescent Dyes")

Editor's recognition award - Heike Daldrup-Link with special distinction for reviews for the journal Radiology

Distinguished Reviewer - Heike Daldrup-Link, Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging

WMIC Travel Stipend - Aman Khurana - for presentation of the study: Khurana A, Nejadnik H, Gawande R, Derugin N, Pisani L, Daldrup-Link H. In vitro and in vivo MR imaging of ferumoxytol labeled rat adipose derived stem cells in cartilage defects. World Molecular Imaging Congress (WIMIC), San Diego 2011. WMIC proceedings 2011

WMIC Travel Stipend - Celina Ansari - for presentation of the study: Ansari C, Golovko D, Ruffel B, Castaneda R, Coussens L, Daldrup-Link H. Clinically applicable USPIO detect tumor associated macrophages in breast cancer. World Molecular Imaging Congress (WIMIC), San Diego 2011. WMIC proceedings 2011

2010

Stanford Medical School Research Stipend - Joshua Lee - for his MedScholars research project, "Improving imaging evaluation of local tumor extent to improve disease monitoring in Ewing sarcoma."

WMIC Travel Stipend - Rosalinda Castaneda - for presentation: Castaneda R, Boddington SE, Wendland M, Henning TD, Mandrussow L, Daldrup-Link HE: "Achieving A Preserved Differentiation Capacity and Significant MR Effects of SPIO-Labeled Human Embryonic Stem Cell Derived Cardiomyocytes: The Optimal Timing, Dose and Technique." at the World Molecular Imaging Conference, Kyoto, Japan, Sep 8-11, 2010

Editor's recognition award - Heike Daldrup-Link with special distinction for reviews for the journal Radiology

Chair, Imaging and Radiotherapeutics Subcommittee - Heike Daldrup-Link, Cancer Chemistry Section of the 2010 American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting Program Committee

2009

Certificate of Merit for RSNA poster - Sophie Boddington - for her poster presentation: Boddington S, Henning TD, Sutton S, Jha P, Mandrussow L, Daldrup-Link HE: Stem Cell Tracking With MR Imaging and Optical Imaging. Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), Chicago 2009. RSNA proceedings 2009, p 945, 2009

RSNA Travel Award for Young Investigators in Molecular Imaging - Elizabeth Sutton - Sutton EJ, Tavri S, Henning TD, Chessler L, Drummond D, Daldrup-Link HE: To develop a liposome co-encapsulated with a NIR dye and doxorubicin and to image its integration in ovarian tumors with optical imaging. RSNA Annual Meeting, Chicago 2009. RSNA conference proceedings, p453, 2009

CMR Young Investigators Award - Daniel Golovko - for the paper "Golovko D, DeNardo D, Wendland D, Coussens L, Corot C, Daldrup-Link HE: Imaging tumor necrosis with the second-generation, folate-specific ultrasmall paramagnetic iron oxide (USPIO) P1133 with magnetic resonance (MR) imaging in a transgenic mouse model for breast cancer, presented at the Contrast Media Research Conference, Copenhagen, Denmark, Oct 11-13, 2009

Award for best oral presentation - Sophie Boddington - Boddington SE, Castaneda R, Liu S, Wendland M, Golovko D, Henning TD, Daldrup-Link HE: "Molecular Imaging of Human Embryonic Stem Cell Derived Cardiomyocytes with MR and Optical Imaging", presented at the 6th UCSF Radiology Imaging Research Symposium

WMIC Travel Stipend - Reinhard Meier - for presentation of the study: Meier R, Tavri S, Henning T, Boddington S, Wels W, Rummeny EJ, Daldrup-Link HE: "In vivo Monitoring of SPIO labeled, EpCAM targeted Natural Killer Cells to Prostate Cancer with MRI." World Molecular Imaging Conference, Montreal, Canada, Sep 23-26, 2009

WMIC Travel Stipend - Alexander Nedopil - for presentation of the study: Nedopil A, Klenk C, Golovko D, Kim C, Liu S, Wendland M, Schuster T, Daldrup-Link HE: "The influence of apoptosis on MR signal in human mesenchymal stem cells" at the World Molecular Imaging Conference, Montreal, Canada, Sep 23-26, 2009, conference proceedings, p 79

UCSF Department of Radiology Summer Student Stipend - Cy Kim - Stipend for the study: "MR imaging of iron oxides matrix associated stem cell transplants (MASI)"

"Berdon Award" - Jane Wang - Award for the best basic science paper, published in Pediatric Radiology in 2008: Wang J, Boddington S, Wendland M, Meier R, Corot C, Daldrup-Link HE et al. Pediatric Radiology 38(5):529-37, 2008

"Berdon Award" - Heike Daldrup-Link from the Society for Pediatric Radiology for the best basic science paper, published in Pediatric Radiology in 2008: Pediatric Radiology 38(5):529-37 (senior author)

2008

WMIC Travel Stipend - Tobias Henning - for presentation of the study: Henning T, Boddington S, Jha P, Taubert S, Tavri S, Rummeny EJ, Daldrup-Link H: "Magnetically labeled human embryonic stem cells retain pluripotency" at the World Molecular Imaging Conference, Nice, France, Sep 10-13, 2008, conference proceedings, p50, #1072

WMIC Travel Stipend - Akhilesh Sista - for presentation of the study: Sista A, Johansson M, Tavri S, DeNardo D, Boddington S, Reinhard V, Ansari C, Coakley F, Coussens LM, Daldrup-Link H: "Optical Imaging of the Peri-Tumoral Inflammatory Response in an Animal Model of Breast Cancer " at the World Molecular Imaging Conference, Nice, France, Sep 10-13, 2008, conference proceedings, p62, #0617

UCSF Dean's Summer Research Fellowship - Justin Knebel - supporting a stipend for a UCSF medical student for conduction of a summer research project, entitled "Optical Imaging of the peri-tumoral inflammatory response in an animal model of breast cancer"

ECR Poster Certificate of Merit - Margit Kleis - for presentation: Kleis E, Daldrup-Link HE, Matthay K, Goldsby R, Rummeny E, Schuster T, Hawkins R, Franc B: Diagnostic value of PET/CT for the staging and restaging of pediatric tumors, presented at the European Congress of Radiology, Vienna, Mar 7-11; Eur Radiol 2008, Vol 18, Suppl 1, p 511

2007

CMR Young Investigators Award - Tobias Henning - Henning TD, Sutton EJ, Tavri S, Link TM, Daldrup-Link HE: "Chondrogenic Differentiation of Ferucarbotran labeled Mesenchymal Stem Cells and MR Imaging after Implantation into Cartilage Defects", Contrast Media Research Conference, Banff, Canada, Oct 16-20, 2007

RSNA Travel Award for Young Investigators in Molecular Imaging - Tobias Henning - for the paper: Henning, TD, Sutton EJ, Golovko D, Tavri S, Link TM, Daldrup-Link HE: "MR Imaging Features of Contrast Agent Labeled Mesenchymal Stem Cells Implanted in Cartilage Defects."

NIH Summer Internship Stipend - Julia Arzeno - Program sponsored by the NIDDK (via an R25 grant) that provides support for high school students to participate in summer research (The R25 UCSF program is led by Bonnie Halpern-Felsher).

Stipend from the Society for Molecular Imaging - Reinhard Meier - for attending the Annual Meeting of the Society for Molecular Imaging in Rhode Island, Sep 8-11, 2007

Stipend from the Society for Physiology and Medicine - Tobias Henning - Stipend to attend the Nobel Laureate Meeting in Lindau, a meeting between 18 Nobel Laureates in Physiology or Medicine and selected elite students, Jul 1-6, 2007 (http://www.lindau-nobel.org)

Stipend from the German Scholars Association - Reinhard Meier - Stipend to attend a conference from the German Government in Berlin with the purpose to lead promising young German scientists in the US back to Germany

UCSF Department of Radiology Stipend - Sophie Boddington - Stipend for the study: MR imaging of ovarian cancer with folate-receptor targeted contrast agents

Certificate of appreciation - Heike Daldrup-Link for outstanding contributions to the Journal "European Radiology" as Editorial Board Member

Caffey Award - Heike Daldrup-Link - Award from the Society of Pediatric Radiology for the study "MR imaging of adenocarcinomas with folate-receptor targeted contrast agents".

2006

"Summa cum laude" Poster Prize" - Reinhard Meier - Meier R, Piontek G, Piert M, Uherek C, Wels W, Rudelius M, Schlegel J, Rummeny EJ, Daldrup-Link HE: "Monitoring tumor accumulation of cytotoxic T-lymphocytes with MRI and autoradiography", presented at the annual meeting of the Roentgen Society in Berlin; Fortschr. Roentgenstr 178: S342, 2006

Stipend from the German Research Foundation - Tobias Henning - Research Fellow salary support for continuing investigations of "Visualization of Stem Cell Differentiation and Gene Expression using a Galactosidase- sensitive contrast agent for MR Imaging"

AAWR (American Association of Woman Radiologists) Award - Jane Wang - Award for research on new folate-receptor specific contrast agents for cancer imaging

DAAD Stipend - Christian Krug - Stipend from the German Academics Exchange Program (DAAD) for the study: Molecular Imaging of immune mediated arthritis with optical and x-ray image registration and fusion

ISMRM Student Award - Tobias Henning - Presentation: Henning TD, Bauer JS, Frenzel T, Sutton EJ, Fu Y, Daldrup-Link HE, Long term MR signal characteristics of Ferucarbotran-labeled mesenchymal stem cells, ISMRM 2006, Seattle, USA

Radiology Research Alliance Young Investigator Award - Heike Daldrup-Link - Award from the Association of University Radiologists, which recognizes a promising new investigator.

2005

Stipend from the German Research Foundation (DFG) - Tobias Henning - Research Fellow salary support for the study "Visualization of Stem Cell Differentiation and Gene Expression using a Galactosidase- sensitive contrast agent for MR Imaging"

UCSF Innovations in Science Award - Heike Daldrup-Link - Award for research studies on new folate receptor targeted contrast agents

Roentgen Award - Heike Daldrup-Link - Award from the Roentgen Society for P.D. thesis: "New techniques for MRI of the Bone Marrow". The award is presented annually by the Roentgen Society in memory of W.C. Roentgen in recognition of an exceptional innovative area of Radiology research.

2004

RSNA Young Investigator Award - Gerhard H Simon - Simon GH, Vopelius-Feldt JF, Fu Y, Berejnoi K, Wendland MF, Daldrup-Link HE: Detection and characterization of antigen-induced arthritis with USPIO-enhanced MRI. Radiology Suppl. 1, S 305, 2004

2002

RSNA International Young Academics Seminar - Heike Daldrup-Link - Stipend from the Radiological Society of North America for attendance of a 5-day seminar at the RSNA annual meeting in Chicago. Each year, one candidate from selected non-US countries is sponsored to attend this seminar, which introduces promising foreign radiologists to academic career opportunities.

2000

Coolidge Award - Heike Daldrup-Link - Award from GE Medical Systems and the German Roentgen Society for: "MRI quantification of tumor capillary permeability before and after VEGF-antibody therapy".

1997

Caffey Award - Heike Daldrup-Link - Award of the Society for Pediatric Radiology for the study "Correlations of Dynamic Contrast Enhanced MR Imaging with Histologic Tumor Grade", published as the Caffey Award Paper in AJR 171 (4): 941-949 und Pediatr Radiol 28: 67-78. (as noted on the manuscripts, this "joint-publication" in both journals of the North American Roentgen Society is an honor and not a double publication)