Krishna Nayak has received a 2009 GE (General Electric) Healthcare Thought Leader Award for his research in magnetic resonance (MR) cardiac imaging. This award is made to individuals who create significant advances in MR imaging and lay the foundation for future technical developments.
Krishna Nayak, center, and Ajit Shankaranarayanan, left receiving award from GE's Scott Hinks
The award was recently presented at a meeting of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM). ISMRM is a nonprofit professional association devoted to furthering the development and application of magnetic resonance techniques in medicine and biology.
Alexander A. (Sandy) Sawchuk, Systems Chair of the Ming Hsieh Department said: "The Ming Hsieh EE faculty join with me in acknowledging this recognition of Krishna's exceptional research accomplishments in magnetic resonance imaging and its medical applications."
Krishna previously won the Viterbi School’s Junior Research Award 2007 for his contributions to MRI systems and cardiac imaging and a 2008 USC-Mellon award for mentoring graduate students.