October 26, 2018

2017 ROY Award

Geneva President Elise Huszar presented the 2017 Researcher of the Year (ROY) award to Dr. Vincent Ho, Chair of Radiology at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU), earlier today at the USU Faculty Assembly. This award honors an individual who, in partnership with Geneva, spearheads innovative medical research within the U.S. military for the benefit of service members and veterans, their families, and the global community. Dr. Ho was selected due to his groundbreaking research efforts in the field of medical diagnostics, including spearheading the development of novel techniques and technological advancements in imaging.

Dr. Ho manages 37 research programs in collaboration with over 25 principal investigators across the National Capital Region. Additionally, Dr. Ho is involved with 14 active industry-funded clinical trials, and provides various radiological assessments in areas including oncology, gastroenterology, and hepatology. Dr. Ho has co-authored over 85 peer-reviewed publications, 140 scientific abstracts and four books, and holds 18 U.S. patents. He has served on four journal editorial boards and is a reviewer for over 20 scientific journals.

One of Dr. Ho’s current Geneva-supported research programs, 4-Dimensional Bioprinting, Biofabrication, and Biomanufacturing Program (4D Bio3), focuses on promoting the development and application of advanced bioprinting, biofabrication, and biomanufacturing technologies for research pursuant to Department of Defense (DoD) priorities and, ultimately, for translation to clinical medical defense care and training solutions. A collaboration between Geneva, Uniformed Services University, the Naval Research Laboratory, and Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, and funded by the Defense Health Program, 4D Bio3 is the only intramurally funded biofabrication suite in the DoD. This first-of-its-kind global bio applications facility will advance new opportunities for enhanced diagnostics, better treatment options, and improved patient outcomes for the treatment of the warfighter and global health community.

Geneva is honored to continue its support of Dr. Ho, which began in the mid-1990s, during his service as a founding faculty member of Madigan Army Medical Center’s diagnostic radiology residency program, a program that continues to this day.

To learn more about Dr. Ho and his achievements, read this press release.