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30 May 2014

Research manager receives Radiologists award

Dr Yan Chen

Dr Yan Chen in the Department of Computer Science has been awarded honorary membership of the Royal College of Radiologists.

Dr Chen, Research Manager in the Applied Vision Research Centre, received the award at Senate House in London on May 23.

It was presented to her by Dr Giles Maskell, the President of the Royal College of Radiologists.

She said: “I am enormously honoured to receive this award from the Royal College of Radiologists.

“Asa young research scientist and non-radiologist, I feel extremely encouraged by this and I am determined that my future research in radiology at Loughborough will improve the early detection of cancer.”

Dr Caroline Rubin, Medical Director, Education and Training of the Royal College of Radiologists, said: “Dr Chen had been involved with research in breast screening since 2007.

“She is the first author of more than 20 peer reviewed papers and is the research manager within the national breast screening PERFORMS scheme.

“And, in this capacity, she drives forward the academic and scientific study of radiologists’ performance in breast screening.

“The Royal College of Radiologists is delighted to award honorary membership to Dr Yan Chen in recognition of these contributions.” 

Additionally, Dr Chen is a co-recipient of the Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors President’s Medal (2010) for the PERFORMS scheme.

She has made 21 presentations at international scientific conferences, including a key talk at the RSNA 2010 international conference in Chicago to 5,000 radiologists.

In 2012, she won the Cum Laude prize at the SPIE Medical Imaging international conference for the best research.