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Congratulations to Dr. Dick Rankin - CAR Gold Medal Award
The Canadian Association of Radiologists (CAR) Gold Medal Award represents the highest award that lies within the power of the Canadian Association of Radiologists to bestow to a CAR member. The award is typically given to only one nominee each year and is awarded by the CAR to an individual for distinguished and extraordinary service to the Canadian Association of Radiologists and the discipline of radiology; this year two awards were presented. Service to radiology can be teaching, basic research, clinical investigation or radiologic statesmanship. Research must be recognized for quality and consistency by publication in recognized professional journals. Service to the CAR can be outstanding contributions to the CAR, other medical organizations, or government agencies.
This year in its wisdom, the Association chose Dr. Richard Rankin as one of the two recipients of this most prestigious award.
Dr. Rankin graduated in 1974 from Edinburgh University, Edinburgh Scotland after attending St. Andrew's University in St. Andrew's, Scotland, UK. He has filled such roles as Co-Chief, LHSC & SJHC; Undergraduate Education Coordinator (UWO); Chair (UWO); Chief (LHSC); and Program Director. He has been involved in research and in supervising fellows, students, and residents, and has been involved as a Peer Reviewer on innumerable journal review boards. He has been involved with, and published, hundreds of articles, abstracts, book chapters, editorials, and publications. Dr. Rankin has been the Chair on the International Atomic Energy Agency and is President of the Canadian Radiological Foundation. Dr. Rankin is only the second faculty recipient to receive this award in the past 18 years (Dr. Hobbs was awarded in 1995).
Over the years, Dr. Richard Rankin has certainly contributed as an expert, advisor, mentor, researcher, and educator in the field of Medical Imaging. Last year, our Department and Divisional Chairs awarded Dr. Rankin the "Department of Diagnostic Radiology & Nuclear Medicine Award for Academic Excellence" in the areas of 'Healthcare Leadership' and 'Administration'.
This year, it is with great humility and honor that I ask you to join me in congratulating Dr. Richard Rankin on this tremendous success!
Congratulations to Dr. Justin Amann - Lois H. Ross Residents Advocate Award
The Lois H. Ross Resident Advocate Award was created in 1997 and is given to one individual in the province who has consistently advocated on behalf of residents and resident issues, within their role as an administrator, program coordinator, teacher or clinician. The award was named after the first Executive Director of PAIRO in recognition of many years of tireless efforts towards improving the lives of Residents in Ontario. The award winners are chosen by the PAIRO Awards Selection Committee and is chaired by the Past President and is comprised of the President, members of the Board of Directors and General Council, as well as a non-medical academic.
This year, Dr. Justin Amann will be presented with the award today, Friday May 10, 2013. The award consists of a framed certificate, a $1000 donation to the award recipient's charity of choice, and recognition at the awards dinner.
Dr. Amann completed his Fellowship Training in Body Cross-Sectional Imaging under the supervision of Dr. Clare Romano at the University of Calgary in 2000. Prior to this, he completed his residency training in 1999 at Western University. He is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Medical Imaging with the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University. As we all know, Dr. Amann is the Residency Program Director and a member of the SSMD PGE Internal Review Committee for Ophthalmology Residency and the Chair, SSMD PGE Internal Review Committee for Anesthesiology Residency. In the past he sat as Chair of the Genitourinary Imaging Track, Scientific Programme and Exhibit Committees, and has been a member of the GU Scientific Subcommittee through the Radiologic Society of North America (RSNA) and a member of the RCPSC Examination Board for Diagnostic Radiology. Dr. Amann has published many abstracts, journal articles, and book chapters, has presented abstracts, served as an invited lecturer, has provided hundreds of mock orals, lectures, presentations, rounds and multidisciplinary rounds, and has supervised hundreds of undergraduate students and visiting students, residents and fellows (many of whom have gone on to become part of our own faculty), in the support Residency Education over the years.
Apart from being an absolute thrill to work for and with, Dr. Amann has shown to be an exemplary teacher, mentor, and leader. His work and dedication in the support and guidance of our residents is greatly appreciated by all.
Please join us in congratulating Dr. Justin Amann on this most notable achievement.
Breast & Cross-Sectional Imaging Fellowship Opportunites
We are pleased to announce that we have 2 Breast and Cross-Sectional Imaging Fellowships available commencing July 1, 2014 and July 1, 2015. Click here to see the posting. If you are interested please send your CV, letter of intent and 3 reference letters to Kellie.Griffin@lhsc.on.ca
Registration - 8th Annual London Imaging Discovery Forum.
Where: Arthur & Sonia Labatt Health Sciences Building, Western University, Room HSB 40
When: Thursday June 13, 2013
Time: 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Call for Papers - 8th Annual London Imaging Discovery Forum
We are pleased to announce that the 8th Annual London Imaging Discovery Forum will be on Thursday June 13, 2013. Our venue this year for LID will be the Arthur & Sonia Labatt Health Sciences Building, Western University. Our Keynote Speaker will be Western's President and Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Amit Chakma!
Abstracts are now being accepted.
Please submit your abstract and form to Kellie.Griffin@lhsc.on.ca. All documents are due by April 30, 2013.
Abstract specifications are:
one page abstract
300 words max
12 point Times New Roman
title 16 point Bold centered
authors in 14 pt Bold Centered
Institutions 14 pt Italic Centered
ARRS: Study examines why women avoid Radiology
April 17, 2013 -- WASHINGTON, DC - Why don't more female medical students choose careers as radiologists? A Canadian survey has found a number of reasons for the reluctance of women to pick medical imaging as a specialty, according to a study presented Tuesday at the American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) meeting.
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CFI Success - Congratulations to our Scientists
Three imaging initiatives at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry and Robarts Research Institute received nearly $5 Million, as part of a total $7,641,772 awarded to Western and Lawson Health Research Institute by the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s Leading Edge Fund and New Initiatives Fund. (Read More)
LHSC MAC Award Recipients 2012
Department of Diagnostic Radiology Victoria Hospital
Department of Medical Imaging
The Department of Medical Imaging would like to congratulate the Angio Interventionalists at Victoria Hospital: Drs. James Elliott, Stewart Kribs, Amol Mujoomdar and Daniele Wiseman, who received the prestigious LHSC MAC Award 2012 for their Outstanding Contributions as Medical Staff. Click here for more
Please click here for a look at the 4th Annual Report for the Department of Medical Imaging.
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