Success Stories: NIW Petition Approved for an Associate Research Scientist from Egypt in the Field of Biomedical Imaging (31 Citations + Distinctive Academic & Professional Background)


On June 16th, 2021, we received another EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) approval for an Associate Research Scientist in the Field of Biomedical Imaging (Approval Notice).

General Field: Biomedical Imaging

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Associate Research Scientist

Country of Origin: Egypt

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: Connecticut

Approval Notice Date: June 16th, 2021

Processing Time: 15 months, 14 days

Case Summary:

Our client, an associate research scientist researching the development of new methods for contrast generation, image encoding, and image reconstruction that enhance advanced MRI techniques seemed relevant to earlier diagnosis and greater understanding of an array of life-threatening conditions, the etiologies and pathophysiologies of which remain elusive. When she approached us, we observed that her work has also been supported with funding from the National Institutes of Health through the NIDCD, NINDS, and the NIA. Moreover, she has acknowledged financial support in the form of a research grant from the National Institutes of Health, which states the significance of her research that it qualified for these highly competitive grants, and this stands as a testament to its excellence. It is additionally worth noting that her research efforts were supported by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Council of Canada. Thus, the nature of this funding underscores the overall importance of her research attempt.

Arrayed with a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering, she exhibited great skills and understanding in the field of biomedical imaging. First and foremost, we established her extraordinary record of success. We noted that her work has been independently cited more than two dozen times i.e., 31 citations gathered from 6 peer-reviewed scientific articles and 6 peer-reviewed scientific abstracts. Her publications have informed scientists around the globe on methods of markedly increasing the quality of medical images. The impact of her work on the field as a whole is in this way made clear. Also, we observed that she had served on the other side of the publication process. She has been invited to perform peer reviews for several International Journals, and she has completed manuscript reviews and a number of abstracts. She had conducted two peer reviews, confirming her reputation as a biomedical imaging expert. Such responsibilities reflect her position of trust and influence within her field of endeavor.

When she approached North America Immigration Law Group to help her file her I-140 NIW (National Interest Waiver) petition, our unparalleled knowledge in handling employment-based visas prioritized going through her credentials thoroughly and after the entire evaluation process, we were certain that her research in this field is of great importance because it contributes to the enhancement of MRI systems, which hold an increasingly prominent share of the medical equipment market as the development of techniques enabling greater spatial resolution, more efficient image acquisition, and better overall image quality steadily empower the growth and implementation of this technology around the world. Thus, we agreed to countersign the attorney-client relationship and proceeded with her case.

To strengthen her NIW case further, we added five recommendation letters in her petition packet, acquired from her fellow researchers who are from distinctive institutes. One of his recommenders stated the following:

“Researchers such as [client] have taken an interest in diffusion MRI because it boasts a wide array of applications in the study of disease, especially neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Methods of effectively preventing, treating, or curing this disease have yet to be discovered. However, it has been determined that AD has a long pre-symptomatic period in which molecular pathology progressively accumulates before causing neuronal damage. Diffusion MRI has been able to effectively provide data on the integrity of gray matter and white matter within the brain that predicts whether a person will develop this life-threatening disease. Consequently, she advances within diffusion MRI technology, in terms of image resolution and precision present substantial public health benefits to the United States.”

We are glad that USCIS adjudicated our client’s petition packet thoroughly and without issuing any further request of evidence (RFE) granted her the NIW case approval. We thank our client for having faith in us throughout her I-140 case adjudication process and for letting us be a part of this incredible journey with her.

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