2019 Gold Medal Winners

 
N. Reed Dunnick, MD
Fred Jenner Hodges Professor, Radiology
Division of Abdominal Radiology
Michigan Medicine



After completing a residency in Diagnostic Radiology at Stanford University, Dr. Dunnick moved to the NIH as a staff radiologist, where he developed an interest in genitourinary tract radiology.   He spent 11 years on the faculty at Duke University before moving to Ann Arbor in 1992 to become the Fred Jenner Hodges Professor and Chair of the Department of Radiology at the University of Michigan.  After 26 years, he stepped down as Chair and remains an active faculty focusing on professional development and imaging research.

Dr. Dunnick has written 331 scientific papers, 62 book chapters, and 11 books on various aspects of radiology, especially diagnostic oncology, uroradiology, and more recently, administration and publication.  He has served as Visiting Professor to 86 medical centers, as a guest faculty for 490 continuing medical education courses, and delivered 30 named lectures.  He has served on the editorial boards of 13 peer review journals, and is currently the Editor-in-Chief of Academic Radiology.

Throughout his career, Dr. Dunnick has been an active participant in professional radiology organizations.  He has served as President of his two subspecialty societies, the Society of Uroradiology and the Society of Computed Body Tomography/Magnetic Resonance.  He is a past President of the American Roentgen Ray Society, the Michigan Radiological Society, the American Board of Radiology, the Association of University Radiologists, the Radiology Research Alliance, the Society of Chairs of Academic Radiology Departments (SCARD) and the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).  He recently served as Chair of the Board of Trustees of the RSNA Research and Education Foundation. 

His honors include Gold Medals from the American Roentgen Ray Society, the Society of Uroradiology, the Association of University Radiologists, the American College of Radiology the Michigan Radiological Society and the Academy of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging Research.  He is an honorary member of the American Society of Radiation Oncology, the Japan Radiological Society, the European Society of Radiology and the Chinese Society of Radiology.

A strong advocate for research, Dr. Dunnick is a Past President of the Academy for Radiology Research.  He had the privilege of testifying before Congress on the need to establish a new institute, which was signed into law as the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering by President Clinton on December 29, 2000.

 
Jeffrey Weinreb, MD
Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging
Yale School of Medicine

 

Dr. Jeffrey C. Weinreb is Director of the MRI Service at Yale-New Haven Hospital and Professor in the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging at the Yale School of Medicine.  After graduating Phi Beta Kappa from the MIT, he received his MD from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.  He has held faculty positions at UT Southwestern Medical School, Columbia College for Physicians and Surgeons, and NYU School of Medicine, where he was Director of MRI for 15 years and led a group that pioneered the development of Body MRI.  

For more than three decades, Dr. Weinreb has been an innovator in MRI. He is a leading authority on MRI contrast agents and MRI safety, and he has made seminal contributions to clinical applications of MRI in the abdomen, spine, breast, prostate, breast, vascular system, obstetrics, and gynecology. He has authored/co-authored three textbooks and more than 200 published manuscripts, served on the editorial boards of numerous medical journals, and presented almost 1000 invited lectures throughout the world. 

Dr. Weinreb was the Principal Investigator for the NCI sponsored cooperative Multicenter Study of In Vivo MR Spectroscopy for the Evaluation of Prostate Cancer, and since 2011 he has been leading an international effort to develop PI-RADS (Prostate Imaging Reporting and Data System) to standardize the acquisition, interpretation, and reporting of prostate MRI. In 2018 he was one of the organizers for the NIH/NIBIB workshop on clinical manifestations of gadolinium deposition.

Dr. Weinreb has had numerous leadership position in professional organizations, including Vice President of the American College of Radiology, Chairman of the ACR Forum, member of the ACR Board of Chancellors, President of the New York Roentgen Society, and President of the SCBT-MR. As Chairman of the ACR Commission on Quality and Safety and Chairman of the ACR MRI Accreditation Program, Dr. Weinreb spearheaded efforts to improve the quality of medical imaging in the United States.

He has received numerous awards, and in 2017 he received the ACR Gold Medal Award for distinguished and extraordinary service to the American College of Radiology and the discipline of radiology.

Dr. Weinreb had his most productive academic year in 2018, and he continues to carry a full clinical load (80%).