ARRS Roentgen Fund Grants Four Research Awards to Radiology Residents, Fellows


Leesburg, VA, March 12, 2024—The American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) proudly recognizes the following four radiologists, as well as their institutions and research projects, with the 2024 ARRS Resident/Fellow in Radiology Awards:


Melina Hosseiny, MD, University of California, San Diego

ARRS President’s Award

“Multi-task Ensemble Deep Learning for Differential Diagnosis of Pneumonia and Pulmonary Edema on Chest Radiograph” 


Ahmed Taher, MD, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

ARRS Executive Council Award

“Safety and Efficacy of Zilretta Administered to Patients with Greater Trochanteric Bursitis”


Hana L. Haver, MD, MSc, Massachusetts General Hospital

ARRS Executive Council Award

“Large Language Models to Assist Breast Imaging Reporting: A Comparison of GPT-3.5 Versus GPT-4 in Assigning BI-RADS Final Assessment Categories”


Jessica T. Wen, MD, PhD, Stanford University

ARRS Melissa Rosado de Christenson Award

“Alpha-Fetoprotein Response Patterns After Y-90 Radioembolization for Intermediate-to-Advanced Hepatocellular Carcinoma Predicts Disease Progression and Survival”


Supported by The Roentgen Fund®, the ARRS Resident/Fellow in Radiology Awards are available to all ARRS In-Training Members in imaging and allied sciences research to acknowledge their work and present their results during the ARRS Annual Meeting. ARRS Resident/Fellow in Radiology Awards are based on the competence and promise of the candidate in radiological research, education, or administration and the scientific merit and potential impact of the candidate’s research.


Since 1990, The Roentgen Fund has granted millions of dollars to hundreds of imaging professionals for both research pursuits and professional development. Today, through six vital scholarship and fellowship programs, the generosity of The Roentgen Fund’s donors is channeled to every corner of the globe—establishing dual foundations in innovation and leadership for a true diversity of radiology’s next generation.


Drs. Hosseiny, Taher, Haver, and Wen will present their research findings during the 124th ARRS Annual Meeting at John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center in Boston, MA.


Melina Hosseiny, MD, is a clinician-scientist diagnostic radiology resident at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), where she is involved in numerous projects at the intersection of artificial intelligence and medical imaging. Leading as primary investigator on a prestigious Radiological Society of North America resident grant focused on deep learning and oncologic imaging, Dr. Hosseiny has been honored with multiple awards and scholarships from renowned international scientific meetings, including the Society of Abdominal Radiology (SAR), Society of Advanced Body Imaging (SABI), and Society of Interventional Radiology. The results of her work are widely cited and quoted in scientific media, and she stands out as one of the first radiology trainees to actively participate in the editorial boards of leading journals in the field, including RadioGraphics and Journal of the American College of Radiology. Beyond her research endeavors, Dr. Hosseiny holds leadership roles within the radiology community, currently serving as chair for SABI’s Early Career Committee and as education chair of Radiologists for a Sustainable Future. Previously, she held the position of Western States Representative for the American College of Radiology and was an Executive Committee member of SAR’s Resident & Fellow Section. Inspired by her mentors at UCSD, Drs. Albert Hsiao, Claude Sirlin, and Kathryn Fowler, she is passionate about advancing her career in academic radiology, driven by a personal mission to leave a lasting, positive impact on the world, while paving the way for future generations.


Ahmed Taher, MD, is a distinguished radiology resident at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth Houston) McGovern Medical School. Graduating magna cum laude with a bachelor of medicine and surgery from the University of Alexandria in Egypt, Dr. Taher has cultivated an extensive academic and clinical career spanning over a decade. His professional journey has taken him across continents, from his tenure at the echocardiography research lab at the University of Alabama, Birmingham to serving in the army upon returning to Egypt. In 2018, he returned to the United States as a research scholar at MD Anderson Cancer Center, staying for nearly three years, followed by a preliminary transitional year at Nazareth Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. Subsequently, Dr. Taher resumed his radiology residency at UT Houston. His research has produced numerous peer-reviewed articles and book chapters on oncologic imaging, echocardiography, and rare diseases, complemented by multiple abstracts and educational exhibits presented at prominent radiology conferences. Beyond his contributions to research and medicine, he actively engages in community service, volunteering for various health care and charitable organizations. Dr. Taher's diverse interests, including soccer, literature, music, and culinary arts, reflect a multifaceted professional committed to advancing health care and enriching lives.


 Hana L. Haver, MD, MSc, is a breast imaging fellow at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. After completing a master of science in infectious diseases, vaccinology, and drug discovery from a joint program at the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute and the National University of Singapore, she attended the University of Massachusetts Medical School and completed diagnostic radiology residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Dr. Haver’s research in artificial intelligence has focused on applying large language models to patient-centered communications for breast and lung cancer, as well as in the reporting of breast imaging examinations. 


Jessica T. Wen, MD, PhD, is a PGY-4 diagnostic/interventional radiology resident at Stanford University. Dr. Wen was pursuing a PhD in bioengineering, developing point-of-care bioagricultural diagnostics, when her father was diagnosed with liver cirrhosis secondary to occult hepatitis B infection. This is when she learned that 1 in 12 East and Southeast Asian-Americans are chronically infected with hepatitis B, compared to 1 in 1,000 non-Hispanic whites. Navigating this health disparity and her father’s disease course ultimately led to a career change into medicine after completing her PhD. Since then, Dr. Wen’s research interests have focused on hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and liver disease. An advocate for health equity in medical research, she created the Research with Inclusion, Social Justice, and Equity (RISE) initiative to increase awareness surrounding the longstanding need for disaggregated cohort reporting by race/ethnicity.


An application call for the 2025 ARRS Resident/Fellow in Radiology Awards will be announced later this year.

North America’s first radiological society, the American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) remains dedicated to the advancement of medicine through the profession of medical imaging and its allied sciences. An international forum for progress in radiology since the discovery of the x-ray, ARRS maintains its mission of improving health through a community committed to advancing knowledge and skills with the ARRS Annual Meeting, the world’s longest continuously published radiology journal—American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR)—InPractice magazine, ARRS Symposia, free-access multimedia from our Global Partner Societies, as well as awarding scholarships via The Roentgen Fund®.