Thurstone Medical Imaging Fellowship Awarded to Duke BME PhD Candidate

November 13, 2013

Stephen Rosenzweig, a PhD candidate in Duke's Department of Biomedical Engineering, has been awarded the first competitive Thurstone Medical Imaging Fellowship in Biomedical Engineering.

This award provides an annual stipend supplement and educational allowance until time of degree, or a maximum of four years. The new fellowship was endowed by Professor Olaf von Ramm and named in honor of Professor Fritz Thurstone, a pioneer in the field of diagnostic imaging and one of the founding members of the Duke Department of Biomedical Engineering.

Rosenzweig is a sixth year PhD student working under the direction of Professor Kathy Nightingale. He is a Medical Imaging Training Grant Fellow and a James B. Duke Graduate Fellow. Rosenzweig has published six peer-reviewed journal articles, two book chapters, numerous conference abstracts, and a patent. He has also performed an industrial internship, where he developed research interface tools to enable custom beam sequencing and raw data acquisition on a state-of-the art cardiac ultrasound system.