Four abstracts from our group receive a Magna Cum Laude Merit award in the 2016 Annual Meeting of ISMRM. These awards are given to trainees whose abstract scored in the top 15%. Stefan receives the award for his abstract entitled “Simultaneous T2, T2’ and PDFF mapping in the spine using an adiabatic T2-prepared time-interleaved multi-echo gradient echo acquisition”. Max receives two awards for his abstracts entitled “Improving chemical shift-encoded water-fat separation based on a detailed consideration of magnetic field contributions” and “On the feasibility of quantitative susceptibility mapping for trabecular bone volume density mapping at 3 T”. Barbara receives the award for her abstract entitled “CSF-free imaging of the lumbar plexus using sub-millimeter resolutions with 3D TSE”.