To officially kick off the 123rd meeting of the ARRS, Lopaka Kapanui, the island’s foremost practitioner of oli kāhea (entrance chant), welcomed society members from more than 40 countries with the open hand and heart of aloha—duly noting “e mau ana ka ‘ike” (the knowledge must continue).
Erik K. Paulson
Erik K. Paulson, MD, chair of the radiology department at Duke University, was installed as the 123rd president of ARRS. “I am absolutely honored and delighted to serve as the president of our country’s oldest radiology society, a society whose sweet spot is member education,” Dr. Paulson said during his opening remarks at the Hawaii Convention Center. “It takes a team, though,” he acknowledged. And joining Dr. Paulson are the following newly elected ARRS officers for 2023–2024: Angelisa M. Paladin, President-Elect; Deborah A. Baumgarten, Vice President; and Christine M. Glastonbury, Secretary-Treasurer.
Dr. Paulson succeeds Gary J. Whitman, MD. Having presided over our society ably and honorably from 2022 to 2023, Dr. Whitman presented this year’s coveted ARRS awards. The first laurels of the morning went to Bernard F. King, Jr., MD, FACR, FSAR, the 117th President of ARRS, who was awarded the 2023 ARRS Gold Medal. The highest distinction bestowed by ARRS, our Gold Medal has been honoring distinguished service to radiology for more than four decades.
Bernard F. King, Jr.
Jon A. Jacobson, MD, FACR, was then recognized as the 2023 ARRS Distinguished Educator. The ARRS Distinguished Educator award recognizes outstanding individuals in the field of medical imaging, who have a proven record of improving radiological education and remain committed to creating and implementing new and innovative educational activities.
Jon A. Jacobson and Gary J. Whitman
Next, ARRS was proud to recognize two recipients of 2023 ARRS Scholarships: Andrew Wentland, assistant professor at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine & Public Health, and Steven Rothenberg, assistant professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Provided by ARRS’ own The Roentgen Fund®, the ARRS Scholarship supports early-career faculty members pursuing radiological research that promises to change how medical imaging is practiced. A two-year grant totaling $180,000, the ARRS Scholarship aims to advance emerging scholars, as well as prepare them for positions of leadership.
Andrew Wentland and Steven Rothenberg
During the American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR) Luncheon, Sarah Kamel of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA was honored as the 2023 Melvin M. Figley Fellow in Radiology Journalism, while Ankur Goyal of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi was recognized as the 2023 Lee F. Rogers International Fellow in Radiology Journalism.
Left to right: Ankur Goyal, Andrew B. Rosenkrantz, Sarah Kamel
Also provided by The Roentgen Fund and named for two distinguished Editors Emeriti of the American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR), the Melvin Figley and Lee Rogers Fellowships offer practicing radiologists an unparalleled opportunity to learn the tenets of medical publishing via “the yellow journal”—the world’s longest continuously published radiology journal. Through hands-on experience with ARRS staff and AJR personnel—as well as personal apprenticeship with AJR’s 13th Editor of Chief, Andrew B. Rosenkrantz—Drs. Kamel and Goyal will receive expert instruction in scientific writing and communication, manuscript preparation and editing, peer review processes, journalism ethics, and both print production and digital publication.
2023 ARRS Honorary Member: Jeong Min Lee
Jeong Min Lee
Jeong Min Lee, President of the Korean Society of Radiology, was recognized with honorary membership as part of ARRS’ Global Partner Society (GPS) program. The GPS program was established to build long-standing relationships with key leaders and societies in the global imaging community to enhance understanding, raise awareness, and increase participation in programs and services. The Annual Meeting Global Exchange incorporates one partner society annually into the educational and social fabric of the meeting, with ARRS reciprocating at the partner society’s meeting that year. The GPS partner to be featured at the 2024 ARRS Annual Meeting in Boston, MA, will be the British Institute of Radiology.