Dr. Cheri Canon, Chair of the Department of Radiology, is pleased to announce a first for the Radiology Department and the Division of Advanced Medical Imaging Research. Associate Professor Kenneth Hoyt's NIH K25 Career Development Award was funded for 5 years. The project involves development of novel molecular ultrasound imaging approaches to assess cancer response to antiangiogenic therapy. This is a strong recognition of Dr. Hoyt's research vision and a reflection of his perseverance in these times of severely limited research funding.

Dr. Hoyt
attended Drexel University where he received a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering (2001), M.S. degree in Biomedical Engineering (2004), and a Ph.D. degree in Biomedical Engineering (2005). Dr. Hoyt joined the Radiology Department at UAB in 2008 following a postdoctoral fellowship in Electrical Engineering at the University of Rochester. Research in Dr. Hoyt’s laboratory is focused broadly on the development and use of ultrasound technology for applications related to imaging, therapy, and drug delivery. This research is categorized by four main pillars described as: Tissue elasticity imaging, quantitative ultrasound imaging using microbubble contrast agents, molecular ultrasound imaging, and ultrasound-stimulated drug delivery and treatment.