In Pursuit of Honor
The College gathers at AMCLC to honor 2014 fellows, honorary fellows, and gold medalists.
ACR Fellowship os not an honor given to those who ask. Instead, it is awarded to those who take service upon themselves — through hard work, dedication, and service to others. Those honored at convocation this year have certainly done that and more, serving both the College and the field of radiology.
This year, led by the College's ceremonial mace, 118 fellows gathered to be honored by the College for their achievements.
In addition to recognizing new fellows, the convocation also honors honorary fellows — Michel Claudon, MD, of Nancy, France, and Gabriel P. Krestin, MD, PhD, of Rotterdam, Netherlands. Both men were honored to receive the award and to play a crucial role in radiology itself. "If ultrasound is a special place in my life, radiology is my home," said Claudon. Krestin quoted G. B. Stern, noting that "silent gratitude isn't much use to anyone."
The College's most prestigious award, the ACR Gold Medal, is also presented at Convocation. This year's recipients were N. Reed Dunnick, MD, FACR, of Ann Arbor, Mich., Carol M. Rummack, MD, FACR, of Aurora, Colo., and James H. Thrall, MD, FACR, of Boston. All three medalists emphasized teamwork and unity within the specialty. Dunnick called upon members to serve, saying, "We are a community. And it is important for all to speak with one voice." Thrall echoed that sentiment, saying, "Early in our careers, the issues were about us as individuals. However, with that accomplished, for the rest of our careers, the focus widens... We all benefit from the activities of our organizations. Their success is our success." Rumack added to the message by challenging the new fellows, residents in training, and all ACR members to serve within the ACR. She also noted that she considered her award "an achievement for all women in radiology."
For more information on the gold medalists and new fellows, visit http://bit.ly/LeadtheWay.