RSNA Press Release
N. Reed Dunnick, M.D., Named RSNA President-Elect
Released: November 28, 2012
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CHICAGO–N. Reed Dunnick, M.D., was named president-elect of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Board of Directors today at the Society's annual meeting in Chicago.
Dr. Dunnick is the Fred Jenner Hodges Professor and chair of the Department of Radiology at the University of Michigan Health System in Ann Arbor, Mich., where he has been since 1992.
As president-elect, Dr. Dunnick will focus on scientific research and education initiatives at the Society's annual meeting and throughout the year.
"Advances in healthcare, especially medical imaging and image-guided therapy, enable physicians to deliver better quality care than ever before," he said. "The RSNA is proud of its role in advancing our field by sponsoring research, supporting education and providing a venue for the presentation and discussion of these new concepts."
Dr. Dunnick earned his medical degree in 1969 from Cornell University Medical College in New York City. At Strong Memorial Hospital at the University of Rochester in New York, he spent two years in internal medicine. Dr. Dunnick was a radiology resident at Stanford University School of Medicine in California from 1973 to 1976, and served as chief resident his last year.
Dr. Dunnick began his academic appointments at Stanford as an assistant professor in 1976. Later that year, he moved to the Diagnostic Radiology Department at the National Institutes of Health. At Duke University Medical Center in Durham, N.C., Dr. Dunnick held many posts from 1980 to 1992, including professor of radiology, chief of uroradiology and director, Division of Diagnostic Imaging.
Dr. Dunnick has authored or coauthored over 300 peer-reviewed scientific articles, 62 book chapters and 10 books. He has served on the editorial boards of 14 journals, including Radiology, American Journal of Roentgenology, Academic Radiology and Journal of the American College of Radiology. Dr. Dunnick has been a presenter at over 150 scientific meetings and has been guest faculty at universities and institutes over 430 times.
During his career, Dr. Dunnick has been an active member of several medical societies and organizations, including the American Board of Radiology Foundation and the American College of Radiology, where he served as vice president from 2008 to 2009. He is past-president of the American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS), Society of Chairmen of Academic Radiology Departments, Society of Computed Body Tomography, Academy of Radiology Research, Society of Uroradiology, Radiology Research Alliance, American Board of Radiology (ABR), Association of University Radiologists (AUR) and the Michigan Radiological Society.
Dr. Dunnick has received many honors and awards throughout his career. He received the William F. Barry Jr. Award for Teaching Excellence from Duke University in 1984. He received the ARRS gold medal in 2006 and the Society of Uroradiology gold medal in 2008. Dr. Dunnick was named honorary member of the American Society of Radiation Oncology in 2009. He received a lifetime service award from the ABR in 2010, and a gold medal from the AUR in 2012. In addition, he has been named on "The Best Doctors in America" list nine times.
A member of RSNA since 1987, Dr. Dunnick has served on numerous committees, such as the Scientific Program Committee, Research Development Committee, Research & Education Foundation Board of Trustees, Education Council and the Grants Program Committee. In 2006, he was elected to the RSNA Board of Directors and served as the liaison for publications and communications from 2006 to 2007. In 2007, he became the liaison for science, and later served as chairman from 2011 to 2012.
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RSNA is an association of more than 50,000 radiologists, radiation oncologists, medical physicists and related scientists, promoting excellence in patient care and health care delivery through education, research and technologic innovation. The Society is based in Oak Brook, Ill. (RSNA.org)