The Editors of AJNR are pleased to announce the first annual Lucien Levy Best Research Article Award has been presented to “Potential Role of Preoperative Conventional MRI Including Diffusion Measurements in Assessing Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor Gene Amplification Status in Patients with Glioblastoma” by R.J. Young, A. Gupta, A.D. Shah, J.J. Graber, A.D. Schweitzer, A. Prager, W. Shi, Z. Zhang, J. Huse, and A.M.P. Omuro. This award is named for the late AJNR Senior Editor who championed its establishment and recognizes the best original research paper accepted in 2013. The winning paper, submitted by authors from Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and Weill Cornell Medical College/New York Presbyterian Hospital in New York City, was published electronically on June 27, 2013 and appeared in the December print issue. It was selected by a vote of the Journal’s Editor-in-Chief and Senior Editors.
Other nominated papers were:
“When Is Carotid Angioplasty and Stenting the Cost-Effective Alternative for Revascularization of Symptomatic Carotid Stenosis? A Canadian Health System Perspective” by M.A. Almekhlafi, M.D. Hill, S. Wiebe, M. Goyal, D. Yavin, J.H. Wong, and F.M. Clement
“Differences in Imaging Characteristics of HPV-Positive and HPV-Negative Oropharyngeal Cancers: A Blinded Matched-Pair Analysis” by S.C. Cantrell, B.W. Peck, G. Li, Q. Wei, E.M. Sturgis, and L.E. Ginsberg
“Higher Rates of Decline for Women and Apolipoprotein E ε4 Carriers” by D. Holland, R.S. Desikan, A.M. Dale, and L.K. McEvoy, for the Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative
“Role of Diffusion Tensor Imaging as an Independent Predictor of Cognitive and Language Development in Extremely Low-Birth-Weight Infants” by U. Pogribna, K. Burson, R.E. Lasky, P.A. Narayana, P.W. Evans, and N.A. Parikh
“Phlebographic Study Does Not Show Differences between Patients with MS and Control Subjects” by M. Stefanini, S. Fabiano, F.G. Garaci, S. Marziali, A. Meschini, V. Cama, M. Fornari, S. Rossi, D. Centonze, R. Floris, R. Gandini, and G. Simonetti
“Mind the Gap: Impact of Computational Fluid Dynamics Solution Strategy on Prediction of Intracranial Aneurysm Hemodynamics and Rupture Status Indicators” by K. Valen-Sendstad and D.A. Steinman