Awards

Young Investigator Grant

The Young Investigator Grant is awarded annually to an IAPM member on the basis of competitive peer review to support a research project in any area relating to medical physics and bioengineering. The grant aims to support researchers early in their career.

2019 YIG

The call for applications for the Young Investigator Grant scheme will open in early 2019. A grant of up to €1,500 will be awarded on the basis of competitive peer review to support a research project in any area relating to medical physics and bioengineering. Please refer to the guideline and application form below for details.

The deadline for applications is early 2019 (exact date TBC)

Previous Awardees

2018 Andrea Doyle, Dublin Institute of Technology
Development of High Quality Training Program for Real Time Trans-Rectal Ultrasound Low Dose Rate Prostate Brachytherapy

2017 Andrew Malone, Dublin Institute of Technology
The use of fluid dynamics for the assessment of cardiovascular disease

2016 Niall Colgan, Saolta University Health Care Group
Development of open source phantom and metrics to quantity the specific absorption rate in MRI

2015 Aoife Ivory, Trinity College Dublin
Quantification of absolute perfusion indices for liver cancer via subharmonic ultrasound imaging

2015 Michael Manley, St Vincent’s University Hospital
Measurement of patient UV dose using EBT3 gafchromic film

2014 Silvin Knight Trinity College Dublin
Phantom device for the validation of novel dynamic contrast enhanced MRI acquisition techniques

2013 Laura Shields, University College Dublin and St. Luke’s Hospital Dublin
Optimisation of IMRT and IMAT 2013 report

2012 Christopher Soraghan, St. James’ Hospital
Expanding The Role of the Medical Physics and Bioengineering Department in The Clinical Environment: Development of an mHealth mobile Application (Apps) Resource for Clinician-Led Initiatives 2012 report

2011 Sean Cournane, St. James’ Hospital
Development of a range of breast ultrasound contrast detail and anechoic target phantoms

2011 Lynn Gaynor, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital
A study of the effects of radiation quality on the paediatric patient

2010 Despina Bazou, Dublin Institute of Technology
Development of a perfusion flow phantom for use with ultrasound contrast agents 2010 Report

2009 Alan Stone, Trinity College Dublin
Whole Body – Diffusion Weighted Imaging: How accurate is it? 2009 Report

2008 Friedrich Wetterling, Trinity College Dublin
A Dual MRI Coil System for Measuring Tissue Sodium Concentration: a Quantification Accuracy Study 2008 Report

2007 Elaine Tyner, St. Luke’s Hospital
An investigation of the use of an amorphous silicon (aSi), electronic portal imaging device (EPID) for in-vivo portal dosimetry of intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), prostate cancer treatments 2007 Report