March 2015

In recognition of his major contributions to scientific research and his commitment to transatlantic cooperation and exchange in radiology, Professor N. Reed Dunnick from Ann Arbor, US, will receive Honorary Membership of the European Society of Radiology at ECR 2015.

N. Reed Dunnick is the Fred Jenner Hodges Professor of Radiology and chair of the department of radiology at the University of Michigan Health System in Ann Arbor. He served as the 2014 president of the Radiological Society of North America.

Graduating with a medical degree from Cornell University Medical College in 1969, he went on to spend two years in internal medicine at the University of Rochester’s Strong Memorial Hospital in New York before taking up a radiology residency at Stanford University school of Medicine in California, where he served as chief resident in his final year. He was appointed assistant professor at Stanford in 1976, and later that year he took up a post in the diagnostic radiology department at the National Institutes of Health. He then moved to Duke University Medical Center, where he held a number of posts between 1980 and 1992, including professor of radiology, chief of uroradiology and director of the division of diagnostic imaging.

A strong advocate for research, Dr. Dunnick is a former president of the Academy for Radiology Research, and he testified before the United States Congress on the need to establish a new institute, which was signed into law in 2000 as the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering.

Throughout his career, Dr. Dunnick has actively participated in professional radiology organisations. He has served as president of the Society of Uroradiology (SUR) and the Society of Computed Body Tomography & Magnetic Resonance. He is also a former president of the American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS), the Michigan Radiological Society (MRS), the American Board of Radiology, the Association of University Radiologists and the Society of Chairmen of Academic Radiology Departments.

Dr. Dunnick has written 310 scientific papers, 62 book chapters and ten books on various aspects of radiology, in particular diagnostic oncology, uroradiology and, more recently, administration. He has served as a visiting professor at 77 medical centres, a guest member of faculty for 448 medical education courses and has delivered 26 named lectures. He has also served on the boards of 13 peer-reviewed journals.

Due to his dedication throughout his career, Dr. Dunnick has received a great number of awards and honours, including gold medals from the ARRS, SUR, AUR, MRS and the American College of Radiology, as well as the Mexican Federation of Radiology and Imaging’s Radiology Merit Award. He is also an honorary member of the American Society of Radiation Oncology and the Japan Radiological Society.

At ECR 2015 Prof. Dunnick will receive Honorary Membership of the European Society of Radiology.