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    August 01, 2013

    Numbers in the News

    1.3 Number in millions, of page views of the RSNA online journals in 2012. A redesign of the journals’ online presence promises even more features and functionality. Read more here.

    143 Population, in millions, of Russia. Click here read what a group of RSNA visiting professors learned during their recent trip to the country.

    164 RSNA Research & Education Foundation Roentgen Resident/Fellow Research Awards presented this year. Roentgen Awards recognize and encourage residents and fellows, nominated by their program directors or department chairs, who have played active and outstanding roles in radiologic research. Click here for a list of awardees.

    227 Number, in millions, of people reached by RSNA-related stories in May. Read more about coverage of RSNA in the media here.

    ACR Bestows Honors

    Richard T. Hoppe, M.D.
    Hoppe
    Lawrence R. Muroff, M.D.
    Muroff
    Harvey L. Neiman, M.D.
    Neiman
    Moshe Graif, M.D.
    Graif
    Mukund S. Joshi, M.D.
    Joshi

    Richard T. Hoppe, M.D., Lawrence R. Muroff, M.D., and Harvey L. Neiman, M.D., were awarded gold medals at the American College of Radiology’s (ACR) recent annual meeting in Washington, D.C. Moshe Graif, M.D., and Mukund S. Joshi, M.D., were named honorary fellows.

    A professor of radiation oncology at Stanford University School of Medicine, Dr. Hoppe is RSNA’s first vice-president and a member of RSNA’s Public Information Advisors Network (PIAN). Dr. Muroff is CEO and president of Imaging Consultants, Inc., and a clinical professor of radiology at the University of Florida and the University of South Florida Colleges of Medicine. He has served on numerous RSNA committees over the years.

    Dr. Neiman secured his current position as ACR’s CEO following terms as chair of the ACR Board of Chancellors and ACR commissions on economics, education and ultrasound. Dr. Neiman recently announced plans to transition into retirement before stepping down as CEO in spring 2014.

    Dr. Graif is chair of the Department of Medical Imaging at the Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center and professor of medical imaging at Tel Aviv University, both in Israel. Dr. Joshi is a consultant radiologist in the Department of Radiology at Jaslok Hospital and Research Centre and medical advisor in radiology at Kohinoor Hospital, both in Mumbai, India. He was named an RSNA Honorary Member in 2012 and is a current member of RSNA’s International Advisory Committee.

    Gary J. Becker, M.D.
    Becker

    ABR Executive Director Becker to Retire; Successor Sought

    American Board of Radiology (ABR) Executive Director Gary J. Becker, M.D., has announced he will retire from the position on June 30, 2014. ABR is accepting applications for his successor.

    Dr. Becker, who served as RSNA president in 2009, became ABR executive director in January 2008.

    The executive director supports the ABR Board of Trustees and oversees the operation of the ABR office and its staff of approximately 70 employees. The position reports to the president of the ABR, who also serves as the Chair of the Board of Trustees. The executive director represents the ABR to the public and medical community at large at the discretion of the president and the trustees.

    Candidates will be evaluated in terms of their experience as a diagnostic radiologist, radiation oncologist, interventional radiologist, or medical physicist; demonstrable experience working with the ABR; and experience and demonstrated accomplishment in leadership and management roles involving strategic planning, operations, human relations, and information technology management. Candidates should anticipate providing a mutually agreed-upon commitment for at least five years with renewable commitments to be determined thereafter.

    For a detailed copy of the position posting, including how to apply, go to www.theabr.org/sites/all/themes/abr-media/pdf/ABR-executive-director.pdf.

    Mindy M. Horrow, M.D.
    Horrow
    Sina Tavakoli, M.D.
    Tavakoli

    RSNA Editorial Fellows Announced

    Mindy M. Horrow, M.D., a professor of radiology at Thomas Jefferson University and director of body imaging and co-director of the vascular laboratory at Einstein Medical Center, both in Philadelphia, has been named the 2013 RSNA Eyler Editorial Fellow. Sina Tavakoli, M.D., a fourth-year resident in the research track radiology program at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, is the 2013 Olmsted Trainee Editorial Fellow.

    Dr. Horrow’s work focuses on ultrasound, women’s imaging and genitourinary radiology. Her editorial experience includes serving as co-editor of the October 2012 RadioGraphics monograph issue, “Gynecologic Imaging through the Life Span” and reviewer for the American Journal of Roentgenology, Journal of Women’s Imaging and Ultrasound Quarterly.

    Dr. Horrow said she aims to help publications engage more readers via digital media. “Our profession must continue to cultivate and nurture academic talent in our junior colleagues by using the technology that forms their media currency,” she said. “I intend to utilize the Eyler Fellowship to assist the academic careers of other radiologists as well as improve my effectiveness in serving RSNA journals. These goals will further support RSNA publications to become part of the vanguard of 21st century scientific journalism.”

    In addition to her work with RadioGraphics, Dr. Horrow’s work with RSNA has included reviewing abstracts in genitourinary radiology and moderating panel discussions for the annual meeting. She has served as examiner in ultrasound for the American Board of Radiology oral board examinations and on the Women’s Imaging Panel considering American College of Radiology appropriateness criteria. She is the recipient of many awards including the Mary Fisher Outstanding Educator Award from the Philadelphia Roentgen Ray Society and the Stanley J. Cohen Award for Research from the Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia.

    Dr. Tavakoli received his medical degree from Tehran University of Medical Sciences. Prior to his residency, he worked as a post-doctoral fellow in the Institute for Genetic Medicine at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles and served as a post-doctoral fellow in the Cardiovascular Molecular Imaging Laboratory at Yale School of Medicine in New Haven, Conn.

    Dr. Tavakoli’s research focuses on molecular imaging of cardiovascular disease. He received a Research Resident Grant from the RSNA Research & Education Foundation in 2011 for his project on targeted non-invasive imaging of macrophage activation in vascular remodeling.

    In addition to publishing in numerous major publications, Dr. Tavakoli has served as a reviewer for journals including Molecular Imaging, Atherosclerosis, and Digestive Diseases and Science. “I have experienced, both as an author and a reviewer, the vital importance of the peer-review process to ensure the high quality of the publications through a fair, confidential and timely review process,” Dr. Tavakoli said.

    Both fellows will work with Radiology Editor Herbert Y. Kressel, M.D., in Boston and RadioGraphics Editor Jeffrey S. Klein, M.D., in Burlington, Vt. The Eyler fellowship lasts one month and the trainee fellowship lasts one week. Each fellow will also visit the RSNA Publications and Communications Departments at RSNA Headquarters in Oak Brook, Ill. Dr. Horrow will also work with the RSNA editorial team at RSNA 2013.

    David A. Jaffray, Ph.D.
    Jaffray
    James A. Deye, Ph.D.
    Deye

    AAPM symposium lecturers announced

    The RSNA Board of Directors has named the lecturers who will present during the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) Symposium at RSNA 2013. They are:

    AAPM Symposium Lecturers

    David A. Jaffray, Ph.D.
    Toronto

    James A. Deye, Ph.D.
    Bethesda, Md.

    David H. Hussey, M.D.
    Hussey

    Program Dedication

    David H. Hussey, M.D. 

    The Board of Directors have also announced that the RSNA 2013 Meeting Program will be dedicated to the memory of 2005 RSNA President David H. Hussey, M.D., who died in April. The Meeting Program will also be dedicated to the memory of Philip E.S. Palmer, M.D., as announced previously.

    For more information about RSNA 2013, go to RSNA.org/Annual_Meeting.aspx.

    Shia Salem, M.D. (left) and Canadian Association of Radiologists (CAR) President James Fraser, M.D. (right)
    Shia Salem, M.D. (left) and Canadian Association of Radiologists (CAR) President James Fraser, M.D. (right)

    CAR Awards Gold Medals

    The Canadian Association of Radiologists (CAR) presented Gold Medal Awards to Richard Rankin, M.D., and Shia Salem, M.D., during the society’s recent annual scientific meeting in Montreal.

    Dr. Rankin is professor emeritus at the University of Western Ontario where he served as the program director and department chair of medical imaging for more than 20 years. He was president of the Canadian Radiological Foundation from 2003 to 2011 and previously served as a member of the RSNA Public Information Advisors Network (PIAN) and Education Exhibits Awards Committee. Dr. Rankin did not attend the ceremony.

    Dr. Salem is an associate professor of ultrasound at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto and has been a co-director and speaker at the University of Toronto conferences on obstetric ultrasound and women’s imaging for the past 16 years. He received a Certificate of Appreciation from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and was awarded the Ontario Association of Radiologists’ Lifetime Achievement Award in 2004.

    J. Mark McKinney, M.D.
    McKinney

    McKinney Named APDR President

    J. Mark McKinney, M.D., was named president of the Association of Program Directors in Radiology (APDR) Board of Directors during the society’s recent annual meeting in Los Angeles.

    Dr. McKinney is the Interventional Radiology (IR) Fellowship Program Director and IR Section Chief at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla. He is a member the Society of Interventional Radiology and serves as Councilor to the American College of Radiology.

    CIBR Shows Washington the Importance of Imaging

    This year’s Coalition for Imaging and Bioengineering Research (CIBR) Medical Technology Showcase drew policymakers and staff from 33 states. The annual Capitol Hill event highlights how imaging research is improving patient care and funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is critical for future imaging innovations.

    Christopher Austin, M.D., director of the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) at the NIH, delivered the keynote address. Dr. Austin described how imaging will help move forward the agenda at NCATS through its potential to greatly shorten therapeutics clinical trials while possibly adding quantitative imaging to efficacy testing. Research program personnel from the NIH, U.S. Food & Drug Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense also attended along with representatives of numerous radiology societies and academic radiology departments.

    The showcase capped a day of meetings on Capitol Hill during which patients, academics and industry representatives met with more than 40 offices in support of NIBIB. To learn more about CIBR go to www.imagingcoalition.org.

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