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Harvey Nisenbaum Award for Medical Imaging Research at PPMC

Harvey L. Nisenbam, MD
We are pleased to announce the addition of the Harvey Nisenbaum Award for Medical Imaging Research at PPMC to the list of awards at Pendergrass Day.

This distinction will be awarded for the first time at the 2021 Pendergrass Symposium.

Dr. Harvey Nisenbaum served as Chairman of the Department of Medical Imaging at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center from 2001 until 2018. He had the longest tenure of the Chairmen since the hospital joined the University of Pennsylvania Health System in 1995.

Under his leadership, the Department introduced tremendous scientific advances in Medical Imaging into clinical practice and greatly expanded its contribution to the hospital’s mission.

Dr. Nisenbaum also lead the integration of Radiology services at Penn Presbyterian into the Department of Radiology at the University of Pennsylvania and Penn Medicine.

To honor Dr. Nisenbaum’s legacy, this scientific award will recognize medical students, residents, and fellows who continue his work at the Department of Medical Imaging by creating new scientific intelligence through research. Radiology research trainees at PPMC are encouraged to submit a one-page abstract following the guidelines outlined on the Pendergrass website.  The Pendergrass Committee will review and score all abstracts who qualify for this award. The winner will receive a $500 cash prize which will be announced at the June 2021 symposium.

The award is intended to stimulate investigative research in Medical Imaging at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center to advance the Department’s academic mission. 

It is through drawing from our proud roots that we will surmount our challenges!

Remarks from Dr. Nisenbaum:

Thank you all for this wonderful and deeply meaningful honor. Research and education are integral pillars of our department. The care we provide to our patients is bolstered by the discoveries made by our clinician-scientists, and by the culture of constant learning and growth fostered by our educational mission. One of the best parts of working at Penn is having the opportunity to train the next generation of leaders in medical imaging. We teach our medical students, residents, and fellows not only how to be excellent clinicians, but how to be insightful, inquisitive researchers who are able to take ideas and develop them into the advances that continue to propel the field forward. Over my career, it has been a privilege to watch many of our trainees become our colleagues, and innovators in their own right.  It is always a pleasure to read a new and interesting study only to see that the author is someone you had a hand in training. It is my hope that this award will help continue to foster the tradition of excellent investigative research from our trainees that has impressed me so much over the years. Thank you again.