The RADxx awards recognize the achievements of women in the field of medical imaging informatics, as well as anyone— both men and women— who have helped and supported women in medical imaging informatics.
The inaugural RADxx awards honor outstanding individuals who have helped to lead the way, or are emerging fresh voices, in imaging informatics. These individuals are physicians, or work in the field in other roles such as operations, administration or IT. They have actively helped raise awareness for medical imaging informatics— one of the fastest growing disciplines within healthcare as new technology and increased amounts of patient data converge. Congratulations to all our winners and distinguished nominees!
As a testament to the diversity of backgrounds found among the ranks of nominees for the RADxx awards, honorable mentions for the Trailblazer category go out to:
Dr. Katherine Andriole is Associate Professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School and Director of Research Strategy and Operations at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham Women’s Hospital Center for Clinical Data Science. She has been a leader in biomedical imaging informatics for the last 25 years carrying out research, teaching, clinical service and administrative activities. Additionally, Dr. Andriole was instrumental in designing, building and implementing PACS before they became commercial entities. Dr. Andriole has developed multiple courses, directed fellowships in medical imaging informatics, and mentored over 60 trainees, which makes her the definition of a RADxx Trailblazer.
Dr. Tessa Cook is an Assistant Professor of Radiology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Dr. Cook has been a passionate advocate for medical imaging informatics since her residency days and is now the fellowship director for the Penn Radiology Informatics Fellowship. In a prime example of medical imaging informatics at work, Dr. Cook is the principal developer of RADIANCE, a free, open-source dose monitoring software for CT, which was released worldwide in 2010. She is a frequent speaker at imaging informatics events and most recently, she helped develop the National Imaging Informatics Curriculum and Course to introduce senior radiology residents to the fundamentals of imaging informatics, with emphasis on practical concepts and knowledge.
The RADxx Champion award recognizes individuals who have helped to sponsor the career development of women in medical imaging informatics. Notable nominees include:
Dr. Langlotz serves as Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Informatics at Stanford University. For more than 15 years Dr. Langlotz has contributed on a global scale to the growth of informatics in radiology, especially with his work as a committed advocate for improved radiology reports. A respected teacher and mentor, Dr. Langlotz and his trainees have been recognized for their contributions to radiology research with numerous scientific awards. He has personally mentored many of today’s women leaders in medical imaging informatics, particularly during his time as Vice Chair for Informatics, Department of Radiology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. This career sponsorship of women in imaging informatics is what earns him the distinction of RADxx Champion.
Many deserving candidates were among the nominees for RADxx Rising Star, with a few standing out for honorable mention that include:
Dr. Judy Wawira Gichoya is a resident Radiologist at Indiana University School of Medicine. In her more than six years experience in imaging informatics, Dr. Wawira Gichoya has received a number of distinctions, including, Best Hackathon project at the 2015 annual meeting of the Society of Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) for integrating FHIR images into an open source electronic medical records system, the Young Alumni Award 2015 from Indiana University Purdue University School of Informatics and the Google Anita Borg Award 2012 for women that have excelled in computing. As the RADxx Rising Star, Dr. Wawira Gichoya will receive a travel award to attend the SIIM Annual Conference and will be paired with leaders from the RADxx community to provide a priceless, guided mentor experience while at the event.