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:
And the Winner is… Dr. Nina Kottler, Vice President of Clinical Operations, Radiology Partners
Dr. Nina Kottler is a practicing radiologist and Vice President of Clinical Operations at Radiology Partners. As the first radiologist in this practice, she helped create a deconstructed PACS platform that is being used and expanded upon as their practice grows. She also runs RP’s internal teleradiology service, serves on RP’s Clinical Value Team, AI Committee, and much more. She helped to create RP’s first machine learning tool, recoMD, a tool that alerts the radiologist to evidence-based best practices and billing conditions before the radiologist signs off on their report. Dr. Kottler was elected to serve on the ACR’s informatics commission (2017-2019), the Non-Interpretive Panel for the ACR’s Data Science Institute (2018-2019), SIIM’s AI Industry Liaison Subcommittee (2018-2019), the Radiology Informatics Subcommittee for RSNA’s Education Exhibits Committee (2017-2020), RSNA’s RadLex Steering Committee, and the Learning Community in Radiology (2018 – 2019).
From among the nominees for the RADxx Advocate award, two that stood out as honorable mentions are:
The RADxx Champion award recognizes individuals who have helped to sponsor the career development of women in medical imaging informatics. Notable nominees include:
And the Winner is… Laura Coombs, Senior Director of Informatics and Data Science Institute at the ACR
Laura Coombs is the Senior Director of Informatics and Data Science Institute at the ACR. She has a PhD in Statistics from Oklahoma State University and has been a key expert in the development of the ACR’s registries. Her work in the establishment of the Data Science Institute has been foundational in enabling safe appropriate data science solutions for patients.
Many deserving candidates were among the nominees for RADxx Rising Star, with a few standing out for honorable mention that includes:
And the Winner is… Dr. Lindsey Shea, Radiology Resident at Indiana University
Dr. Lindsey Shea is a Radiology Resident at Indiana University who has already distinguished herself as an emerging leader in Imaging Informatics. She has presented multiple scientific presentations at SIIM and is part of the leadership team of the Resident/Fellow Committee. In addition to her work at SIIM, Dr. Shea is part of the ACR Data Science Institute serving on the Non-interpretive Panel and the Reading Room Facing subpanel. Dr. Shea’s growing influence in informatics is evidenced by her being asked to give a plenary talk at this years RSNA on social media and helping to lead an RSNA journal club on machine learning/artificial intelligence. Through her work, Dr. Shea has been an advocate for change and improvement through informatics.