American Roentgen Ray Society Grants 2023 ARRS Scholarships to Steven Rothenberg, Andrew Wentland


Leesburg, VA, January 26, 2023—The American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) is pleased to announce two 2023 ARRS Scholarships have been granted to Steven Rothenberg, assistant professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and Andrew Wentland, assistant professor at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine & Public Health.

Provided by ARRS’ own The Roentgen Fund®, the ARRS Scholarship supports early-career faculty members pursuing radiological research that promises to change how medical imaging is practiced. A two-year grant totaling $180,000, the ARRS Scholarship aims to advance emerging scholars, as well as prepare them for positions of leadership.

Drs. Steven Rothenberg and Andrew Wentland will be formally recognized as dual recipients of the 2023 ARRS Scholarship during the opening ceremony of the ARRS Annual Meeting in Honolulu, HI on Sunday, April 16, 2023.

Steven Rothenberg, MD, is an assistant professor of diagnostic radiology and an associate scientist at the Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS). He is also adjunct assistant professor at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and Advisor to the University of Maryland Medical Intelligent Imaging (UM2ii) Center. Dr. Rothenberg received his bachelors in physics from the University of Maryland, College Park, then matriculated into medical school at George Washington University through the Early Assurance Program. He completed his residency in diagnostic radiology and fellowship training in imaging informatics at the University of Maryland Medical Center. After his second year of radiology training, he pursued an industry sabbatical and founded EnvoyAI (formerly McCoy Medical Technologies)—the world’s first radiology AI marketplace, which was fully acquired by TeraRecon. After the acquisition, he returned to complete residency and joined the radiology faculty at Maryland, prior to his appointment at the University of Alabama, Birmingham. Dr. Rothenberg is on a mission to unlock value by connecting key stakeholders to progress novel and impactful technologies to transform health care. He is the cofounder of Empower Therapeutics, developing brain computer interfaces for pain management. His research interests include non-pharmacologic treatments for chronic pain, imaging informatics, and opportunistic screening.

Andrew Wentland, MD, PhD, is a tenure-track assistant professor in the abdominal imaging section at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine & Public Health. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin Medical Scientist Training Program, in which he earned his MD, as well as his PhD, in Medical Physics. Afterward, he undertook a diagnostic radiology residency at Stanford University, then returned to Wisconsin for a fellowship in abdominal imaging. Dr. Wentland has authored and coauthored numerous articles in the fields of radiology and medical physics. He is a junior fellow of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine and serves as an associate editor for the Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Additionally, he is a member of the Renal Cell Carcinoma Disease-Focused Panel of the Society of Abdominal Radiology and Machine Learning Data Standards Subcommittee of the Radiological Society of North America, serving as chair of the Early Career Committee of the Society for Advanced Body Imaging. Dr. Wentland’s laboratory focuses on artificial intelligence applications in abdominal imaging, specifically related to imaging.

Five prior ARRS Scholars of The Roentgen Fund will also present during the ARRS Annual Meeting in Honolulu, HI on Sunday, April 16, 2023:

·        Bradley David Allen | 2022 ARRS SCHOLAR

o    Radiology Review Track: Cardiac Imaging

·        Charles E. Kahn, Jr. | 1993 ARRS SCHOLAR

o    Quality and Safety 2: Management and Efficiency

·        Faisal Khosa | 2013 ARRS SCHOLAR

o    Health Equity: Practical Ways to Reduce Health Disparities

·        Raymond W. Sze | 2000 ARRS SCHOLAR

o    Wellness Summit: Finding the Pebbles and Creating Work Environments that Nurture Wellness

o    Wellness Summit: Rediscovering What Drove You to Radiology and Cultivating a Culture of Resilience

·        Achala S. Vagal | 2012 ARRS SCHOLAR

o   Wellness Summit: Stemming the Tide of the Great and Quiet Resignation

Medical schools, affiliated hospitals, and clinical research institutions with training interests in diagnostic radiology, nuclear medicine, allied sciences, or other professions fundamental to imaging techniques are invited to submit one nomination for the 2024 ARRS Scholarships.

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 world’s longest continuously published radiology journal—American Journal of Roentgenology—the ARRS Annual Meeting, InPractice magazine, topical symposia, myriad multimedia educational materials, as well as awarding scholarships via The Roentgen Fund®.


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