Wings of Karen Foundation Supports SCCA Breast Cancer Research
By MOLLY JENSEN | Published: APRIL 1, 2013 | SCCA Blog
At a check presentation ceremony on March 28, local nonprofit Wings of Karen awarded $30,000 to an innovative study led by Dr. Savannah C. Partridge, a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Radiology at the University of Washington and an active member of the UW Breast Imaging group and the Fred Hutchinson/UW Cancer Consortium. Dr. Partridge’s research focuses on investigating new imaging techniques for detecting breast cancer in pre-menopausal women.
Research Grants Awarded
Principal Investigator: Savannah Partridge, PhD
Principal Investigator Bio: Dr. Savannah Partridge earned a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of New Mexico in 1994 and a Ph.D. degree in bioengineering from the joint graduate program at University of California, Berkeley and the University of California, San Francisco, in 2001. Dr. Partridge then went on to a postdoctoral research position in Neuroradiology at UC San Francisco. In March 2005, she was appointed a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Radiology at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA where she is an active member of the UW Breast Imaging group and the Fred Hutchinson/UW Cancer Consortium. Her research involves development of new acquisition sequences and analysis software tools for breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) applications. She is motivated to improve clinical imaging methodology for breast cancer detection, diagnosis, and treatment monitoring. Dr. Partridge is a Scientific Reviewer for the DOD US Army Breast Cancer Research Program, and also reviews for several leading journals (including the Journal of Clinical Oncology, Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, and Magnetic Resonance in Medicine). Her other interests include K-12 educational outreach and gender equity in science education.