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    September 1, 2017

    RSNA 2017 Distinguished Honorees

    The RSNA Board of Directors has announced the Outstanding Educator and Outstanding Researcher who will be honored at the 103rd Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting.

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    Dorothy I. Bulas, MD Washington, DC
    Mitchell D. Schnall, MD, PhD Philadelphia, PA

    RSNA R&E Foundation Grant Applications Open Soon


    The RSNA Research & Education (R&E) Foundation awards millions of dollars each year to promising researchers and educators in radiology. Many past recipients have credited an R&E grant for sparking a career in academic research and opening doors to additional funding from national resources.

    If you have thought about applying, now is the time to start getting organized. The online application process will open in October, and deadlines for application begin in January. Visit RSNA.org/Foundation to read about current and past funded projects, discover the grants available and learn how to apply.

    2017 RSNA Editorial Fellows Announced

    RosenKrantz Rosenkrantz
    Ballard Ballard

    Andrew Rosenkrantz, MD, has been named the 2017 RSNA William R. Eyler Editorial Fellow, and David H. Ballard, MD, is the 2017 RSNA William W. Olmsted Trainee Editorial Fellow.

    Dr. Rosenkrantz serves as an associate professor of radiology and urology, as well as director of health policy and director of prostate imaging in the Department of Radiology at NYU Langone Medical Center, NYC.

    He earned his medical degree from Albany Medical College, NY, and completed his residency in diagnostic radiology at the University of Maryland Hospital, Baltimore. He completed his fellowship in body imaging at NYU Langone Medical Center.

    Presently, Dr. Rosenkrantz is an associate editor of the Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging and an assistant editor of the genitourinary imaging section of the American Journal of Roentgenology. He has published articles in and served as a reviewer for numerous journals including Radiology. Dr. Rosenkrantz earned the Radiology Editor’s Recognition Award (with Special Distinction) in 2014, 2015 and 2016.

    Dr . Rosenkrantz received the 2016 RSNA/AUR Education Scholar Grant and a 2008 RSNA Roentgen Resident/Fellow Research Award. He has presented at numerous RSNA annual meetings and is a current member of the RSNA Genitourinary Radiology Scientific Program Subcommittee. He will serve as chair of the subcommittee in 2018.

    Dr. Ballard is a first-year resident in diagnostic radiology at Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. He earned his medical degree and completed an internship in the Department of Surgery at Louisiana State University Health School of Medicine, Shreveport. He earned his Master of Science, exercise physiology, at McNeese State University, Lake Charles, LA.

    Dr. Ballard is the co-founder of and served as deputy editor for the American Medical Student Research Journal from 2013 to 2015. He has published articles in numerous journals and serves as a reviewer for Emergency Radiology, Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging and Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy.

    Dr. Ballard was selected as a participant in the RSNA 2014 Introduction to Radiology Travel Award Program and has presented at the RSNA annual meeting.

    Both fellows will work with Radiology Editor David A. Bluemke, MD, PhD, in Madison, WI, and RadioGraphics Editor Jeffrey S. Klein, MD, in Burlington, VT. The Eyler Editorial Fellowship lasts one month and the Olmsted Trainee Editorial Fellowship lasts one week. Each fellow will also visit the RSNA Publications Department at RSNA Headquarters in Oak Brook, IL. Dr. Ronsenkrantz will also work with the Radiology editorial team at RSNA 2017.

    Impact Factors Increase for RSNA Journals

    Kressel Kressel
    Klein Klein

    In 2016, the RSNA journals Radiology and RadioGraphics showed gains in impact factor, according to the 2017 edition of Journal Citation JournalsReports. An impact factor is a measure of the yearly average number of citations to articles published in a journal.

    The latest impact factor for Radiology, edited by Herbert Y. Kressel, MD, is 7.296, up from 6.798 in 2015, with total citations up from 48,521 to 50,983. The impact factor for RadioGraphics, edited by Jeffrey S. Klein, MD, is 3.427, up from 2.523, with citations increasing from 8,820 to 10,286.

    Radiology is ranked second among radiology, nuclear medicine and medical imaging journals. RadioGraphics jumped to 24 from its 2015 rank of 40.

    Published regularly since 1923 by RSNA, Radiology has long been recognized as the authoritative reference for the most current, clinically relevant and highest quality research in the field of radiology.

    Launched by RSNA in 1981, RadioGraphics is one of the premier education journals in diagnostic radiology.

    In Memoriam

    Everette A. Everette James, Jr., MD

    A renowned imaging expert and respected radiology leader, A. Everette James, Jr., MD, died March 14, 2017 in North Carolina. He was 78.

    A native of North Carolina, Dr. James completed his medical degree at Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC. Following military service in Vietnam, Dr. James began his medical career as the director of radiological research laboratories at Johns Hopkins Medical School, Baltimore. In 1975, he was appointed chair and professor of the Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville. He founded the Vanderbilt Center for Medical Imaging Research and transformed it into one of the premier radiology centers in the world. After stepping down as chair in 1991, he remained an adjunct professor at Vanderbilt and became a clinical professor at the University of North Carolina, Durham, NC.

    Among his numerous leadership roles, Dr. James served as president of the Association of University Radiologists (AUR), the Society of Chairmen of Academic Radiology Departments and the American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS). In 2003, he received gold medals from the AUR and the ARRS for his contributions to radiology.

    His extensive professional involvement included serving as radiology representative to the American Medical Association, the American Association of Medical Colleges and the Administrative Board of the Council of Academic Societies. He was a long-time member of the National Council of Radiation Protection.

    Dr. James authored more than 540 articles, more than 200 book chapters and 20 books. His research was published in Radiology and he served as an associate editor on the Radiology Editorial Board.

    He presented the New Horizons Lecture at the RSNA annual meeting in 1976.