Majumdar receives ISMRM Gold Medal

Sharmila Majumdar, PhD, professor and vice chair for research in the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging at the University of California, San Francisco, has been awarded the 2016 Gold Medal of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM).

She was honored for her innovative contributions to the development of quantitative imaging methods, linking these methods to musculoskeletal tissue composition, biochemistry, and skeletal biomechanics and function. Her research has potential for personalizing treatments for patients, and is a significant step forward in setting up the precision medicine framework for musculoskeletal diseases.

Majumdar, who holds a joint appointment in the Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences (BTS) at UCSF, received the ISMRM Gold Medal on May 9, 2016 at the society's annual meeting in Singapore.

“We are so proud of our good friend and colleague Sharmila,” said Department Chair Tejal Desai. “She is the embodiment of dedication, hard work, and the ideal of advancing health worldwide.”

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