Judy Yee, M.D., has been inducted as a Fellow in the American College of Radiology (ACR). The induction took place at a formal convocation ceremony during the recent ACR Annual Meeting and Chapter Leadership conference May 4-8, 2013, in Washington, D.C.
Dr. Yee is Chief of Radiology at the San Francisco VA Medical Center. She is also a Professor and Vice Chair of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging at the University of California San Francisco. Dr. Yee is a member of the ACR where she serves as chair of the ACR Colon Cancer Committee and a member of the Body Imaging Commission. She also serves on the ACR Appropriateness Criteria Gastrointestinal Panel. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Society of Abdominal Radiology and is in succession to become President. Dr. Yee received her medical degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York.
One of the highest honors the ACR can bestow on a radiologist, radiation oncologist or medical physicist is recognition as a fellow of the American College of Radiology. ACR Fellows demonstrate a history of service to the College, organized radiology, teaching or research. Approximately 10 percent of ACR members achieve this distinction.
The ACR is a national nonprofit association serving more than 34,000 radiologists, radiation oncologists, interventional radiologists, nuclear medicine physicians and medical physicists with programs focusing on the practice of radiology and the delivery of comprehensive health care services.
Chairman Ronald L. Arenson, MD 2013 AUR Gold Medal Award
April 30, 2013
Ronald L. Arenson, MD, Chairman of UCSF’s Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, became the recipient of the Association of University Radiologists’ (AUR) Gold Medal Award on April 12, 2013 at the AUR’s 61st Annual Meeting. The AUR’s highest honor, the Gold Medal, was bestowed on Dr. Arenson for his exceptional contributions to the research and clinical science of imaging, as well as to the AUR organization.
Ronald Arenson, MD, is the Alexander R. Margulis Distinguished Professor of Radiology at the University of California, San Francisco. He holds degrees from Duke University (AB in Mathematics) and New York Medical College (MD). Dr. Arenson was a systems engineer for IBM from 1963 through 1970. After completing his residency in Diagnostic Radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and serving in the Navy at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, he joined thefaculty at the University of Pennsylvania in 1976. At Penn, he served as Associate Chairman of Clinical Services, Department of Radiology, and was the interim Vice-Provost for Computing. He also served as President of the Medical Staff.
Dr. Arenson has conducted research and written extensively on Radiology Information Systems and Picture Archival and Communication Systems (PACS). His special interests include PACS, workload and finances in radiology, the future of academic radiology and research training. He is a fellow in the American College of Medical Informatics, in the American College of Radiology, and in the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine.
Dr. Arenson has served on numerous RSNA committees and is currently chairman of the RSNA Board of Directors. He recently finished his term on both the Advisory Council of the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering and the NIH Council of Councils. He has served as the President of the Association of University Radiologists, the Society of Chairman of Academic Radiology Departments, the Board of GE-Radiology Research Academic Fellowship (GERRAF) and the Academy of Radiology Research. He is also past President of the medical staff at UCSF as well as past Chairman of the Credentials Committee.
The American Society of Neuroradiology (ASNR) recently announced that William P. Dillon, M.D., the Elizabeth A. Guillaumin Professor of Radiology, Executive Vice Chair of Radiology, and Chief of Neuroradiology at UCSF will be the 2013 recipient of the ASNR Outstanding Contributions in Research Award. This Award was established by the ASNR in 2004 to recognize Neuroradiologists who have demonstrated consistent excellence and lifelong accomplishment in basic or clinical neuroscience research.
Dr. Dillon received his medical degree from the University of California, Los Angeles. He completed a diagnostic radiology residency at the University of Utah, followed by a Clinical Fellowship in Neuroradiology at UCSF in 1982. He was appointed Chief of the subspecialty of Neuroradiology at UCSF in 1992. Dr. Dillon is a past president of the American Society of Head and Neck Radiology (ASHNR) and the American Society of Neuroradiology. Dr. Dillon received the Gold Medal from the ASHNR in 2008 and the J. Elliott Royer Award for outstanding contributions to clinical neurology in 2011. Dr. Dillon has been a Senior Editor for the American Journal of Neuroradiology since 1998, and has also been a co-investigator in 25 funded projects and 10 clinical trials. He has published 234 articles, 23 book chapters, and 3 books.
The Outstanding Contributions in Research Award will be presented to Dr. Dillon at the annual ASNR meeting during the week of May 18–23, 2013.
John A. Shepherd, PhD, an Associate Professor of Radiology at UCSF, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar Grant to do research at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden during the 2013-2014 academic year, the United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board announced recently.
Dr. Shepherd will work to combine the findings of the University of California’s Athena Breast Health Network with the Karolinska Institute’s Karma Study to create one of the world’s best-characterized breast cancer cohorts. His research will specifically study the derivation of breast cancer risk factors from screening mammograms to provide more powerful and consistent reporting of breast cancer risk to women as part of their mammography visit. Dr. Shepherd has several patents in methods to measure breast density as a risk factor for breast cancer. In partnership with the San Francisco Mammography Registry, he has an active breast cancer risk cohort of over 200,000 women in the San Francisco Bay Area and his mammographic methods have been used in research around the world. Dr. Shepherd has published over 85 peer reviewed papers.
The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the US government and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. The Program operates in 155 countries worldwide. Recipients are selected for Fulbright grants on the basis of outstanding academic or professional achievement, as well as demonstrated leadership potential in their fields.
Radiation safety in computed tomography continues to be a top priority for the UCSF Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging. The Radiology Outcomes Research Laboratory is hosting the first Virtual Symposium in Radiation Safety to take place May 8-10, 2013.
Image Share: Giving Patients Control and Reducing Repeat Scans
April 8, 2013
UCSF is one of the first hospitals to take part in the Image Share program, an image-exchange service that eliminates the hassle of transferring images in order to get a second opinion, consult a specialist or change hospitals/ doctors.
Read more about the Department of Radiology & Biomedical Imaging's Image Share program on our blog site:
Bringing Imaging to Bear Against Multiple Sclerosis
Read our blog on how neuroradiology plays an increasingly important role in the evaluation and treatment of patients with Multiple Sclerosis (MS), a disease that affects an estimated 2.1 million people worldwide.
Michael W. Weiner, MD, Director of the San Francisco VA Medical Center's Center for Imaging of Neurodegenerative Diseases and a Professor of Radiology at UCSF will receive the 2013 Potamkin Prize for Research in Pick’s, Alzheimer’s and Related Diseases from the American Academy of Neurology and the American Brain Foundation. Co-recipients of the prize are William J. Jagust, MD, with the University of California, Berkeley, and Eric M. Reiman, MD, with Banner Alzheimer’s Institute in Phoenix. The Potamkin Prize honors researchers for their work in helping to advance the understanding of Pick’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders. The $100,000 prize is an internationally recognized tribute for advancing dementia research. The award will be presented during the Academy’s 65th Annual Meeting, March 16-23, 2013, in San Diego.
Dr. Weiner is receiving the Potamkin Prize for standardizing imaging and biomarker tests to find better ways to detect and diagnose Alzheimer's disease. Weiner helped form the Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI), which was the first to perform amyloid PET imaging brain scans at multiple sites across the United States. Today, amyloid PET imaging is widely available for diagnosis and use in clinical trials.