Dr. Elisa Konofagou Receives the Elisabeth Papazoglou Award for Inspired Leadership at the Drexel Biomed 2019 Commencement Ceremony
June 13, 2019
The Elisabeth Papazoglou Inspired Leadership Award is given in annual memory of her. The award is given in recognition of an individual who demonstrates exceptional abilities to lead, serve, collaborate, and inspire with broad impact and special distinction.
Dr. Elisa E. Konofagou is the Robert and Margaret Hariri Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Radiology (Physics) at Columbia University. In her research lab, she designs and develops ultrasound-based technologies for automated estimation of tissue mechanics, as well as drug delivery and therapeutics. Her group has worked on the design of algorithms that can estimate minute deformation as a result of physiological function, such as in the heart and vessels, and displacements induced by the ultrasound wave itself, such as in tumors and nerves. Dr. Konofagou maintains several collaborations with physicians in order to translate these technologies to the clinical setting. She has also developed novel techniques to facilitate noninvasive brain drug delivery, as well as modulation of both the central and peripheral nervous systems.