12 February 2018

Dr. Vince Ho Named Geneva’s 2017 Researcher of the Year

The Geneva Foundation (Geneva) announces the 2017 Researcher of the Year award recipient as Dr. Vincent Ho. Geneva’s Researcher of the Year 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. Geneva’s 2017 Researcher of the Year was selected by Geneva’s Scientific Advisory Board, who evaluated an accomplished and diverse selection of nominees in the areas of research quality, dissemination, mentorship, innovation, collaboration, and impact.

Dr. Vincent Ho, Chair of Radiology at Uniformed Services University (USU) and Chief of Radiology at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC), was selected as Geneva’s 2017 Researcher of the Year.

“On behalf of Geneva’s Scientific Advisory Board, I’d like to extend my appreciation and gratitude to Dr. Ho and his numerous contributions to military medical research. Dr. Ho has an accomplished history with Geneva, and is propelling the organization forward with his innovative and collaborative research efforts,” said Dr. Neil Vining, Chairman of Geneva’s Scientific Advisory Board.

Dr. Vincent Ho, has spearheaded the development of novel techniques and technological advancements in imaging that are revolutionizing the fields of medical diagnostics, preventative medicine, and targeted treatment planning. His research focuses on noninvasive methods for vascular imaging, tissue characterization, functional assessment, image-guided therapy/drug delivery, and bioprinting.

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. Additionally, he has served on numerous national committees, including Advisory Boards for NIBIB and NHLBI, American Heart Association, Radiological Society of North America, and Cardiovascular Imaging Chair. He is the Director of the Clinical Core for the CHIRP Program, serves as the Co-Leader of the Human Imaging Core for CNRM, the Scientific Director of the Translating Technology to the Warfighter Initiative, the Program PI of The Brain Heart Initiative, and is the head of imaging for the entire NCR and DHA. Certainly not last, he serves as the Radiology Consultant to the White House.

One of Dr. Ho’s current Geneva-supported research programs, the 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.

About The Geneva Foundation
The Geneva Foundation (Geneva) is a non-profit organization headquartered in Tacoma, WA. Established in 1993, Geneva advances military medicine by delivering full-spectrum scientific, technical, and program management expertise in the areas of federal grants, industry-sponsored clinical trials, federal contracts, and event management. www.genevaUSA.org

About the Uniformed Services University
USU trains, educates and prepares uniformed services health professionals, officers and leaders to directly support the Military Health System, the National Security and National Defense Strategies of the United States and the readiness of our Armed Forces. As a research body focused on warfighters’ health, critical care is both a priority and area of expertise for USU.