Valerie P. Jackson, M.D., RSNA Board
of Directors Liaison for Education, is executive director for the American
Board of Radiology (ABR). She served on the board of trustees of the ABR from
2001 to 2010. Dr. Jackson has served more than a dozen radiologic and other
medical societies over the past 20 years, including as president of the
American College of Radiology (ACR), Indiana Radiological Society, Society of
Chairmen of Academic Radiology Departments and Society of Breast Imaging (SBI).
“Many radiology organizations offer
excellent education, but RSNA is on the leading edge,” said Dr. Jackson, an
expert in breast imaging and radiology resident education. “It’s the one place
where you can get it all. RSNA is a leader in education.”
Dr. Jackson is committed to
upholding RSNA’s reputation by helping the Society capitalize on digital
education opportunities. “There is so much innovation going on right now—to be
able to facilitate the integration of new technologies is really exciting.”
Dr. Jackson is the author of
approximately 100 peer-reviewed articles and 20 books and book chapters with an
emphasis on breast imaging and radiologic education. She has served as
principal investigator on numerous funded grants including several focused on
radiologic education. A sought-after lecturer and educator who has made more
than 300 scientific and education presentations at meetings worldwide, Dr.
Jackson has been a co-presenter of the RSNA Faculty Development Workshop.
An RSNA member since 1982, Dr.
Jackson has served the Society in numerous roles, including as chair of the
Refresher Course Committee from 2009 to 2012, chair of the Breast Imaging
Subcommittee of the Scientific Program Committee from 2003 to 2006, an
Associate Editor of Radiology from 1989 to 1998, a member of the Public
Information Advisors Network since 1997, and a member of the RSNA News
Editorial Board from 2005 to 2008. She served RSNA as first vice president from
2008 to 2009 and is a member of the RSNA Centennial Committee. Dr. Jackson also
has been active on many committees of the RSNA Research & Education
(R&E) Foundation and has served on the R&E Foundation Board of Trustees
“I am thrilled to be able to serve
RSNA on its Board of Directors,” Dr. Jackson said. “RSNA has been instrumental
in giving me opportunities throughout my career—it is the single organization
that has enabled me to get to where I am today.”
Dr. Jackson has served in numerous
special service positions with committees at Indiana University School of
Medicine, within the state of Indiana, nationally and globally and has been a
faculty advisor to dozens of medical students. Dr. Jackson has served as a
reviewer for numerous radiologic journals, including Radiology, the American
Journal of Roentgenology, Academic Radiology and Journal of the
American College of Radiology.
The recipient of numerous honors
throughout her career, Dr. Jackson is a fellow of the American College of
Radiology and has received the gold medals of the Indiana Radiological Society,
SBI and ACR. The Valerie P. Jackson Education Fellowship also recognizes her
work with ACR. Dr. Jackson delivered the Annual Oration in Diagnostic
Radiology, “Screening Mammography: Controversies and Headlines,” at RSNA 2002.