The Gold Medal Award Committee, chaired by Dr. Hugh D. Curtin, has selected Dr. Burton P. Drayer from Mount Sinai Medical Center, as the 2011 Gold Medal Award recipient.
Dr. Drayer has had an outstanding academic career, during which time he made many important contributions, first while working at Duke, then at Barrow’s, and now at Mount Sinai. A former Dyke Award recipient, ASNR Past-President, and a visionary for establishing The Foundation of the ASNR (formerly the Neuroradiology Research and Education Foundation), Dr. Drayer has been an advocate for Neuroradiology his entire career. He continues to support it within the RSNA. His message was always to be strong, and he advocated for the ASNR at every turn.
ASNR Awards Honorary Membership to Dr. Mitchel S. Berger
The Honorary Membership Committee, chaired by Dr. Norman Leeds, has selected Dr. Mitchel S. Berger from the University of California, San Francisco for Honorary Membership in 2011. Dr. Berger has a long and illustrious career as a neurological surgeon, and as a scientist. While Chief Resident at UCSF from 1984-1985, he performed brain tumor research.
He has served as Director of the Brain Tumor Research Center and Neurological Surgery Research Center at the School of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco; Director of the American Board of Neurosurgery; was on the Board of Directors at the American Association of Neurological Surgeons; and became the Vice-President of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. Dr. Berger has numerous significant grants in Neurosurgery on Brain Tumors, has lectured at numerous institutions, and has written over 400 papers. He is a true renaissance man.
ASNR Foundation Honors Dr. Thomas P. Naidich with the Outstanding Contributions in Research Award
This award was established in 2004 to recognize Neuroradiologists who have demonstrated consistent excellence and lifelong accomplishment in basic or clinical neuroscience research, particularly funded research from the NIH, NSF, March of Dimes, etc. Dr. Victor M. Haughton chaired the Foundation’s committee responsible for selecting a recipient for this award. Dr. Thomas P. Naidich from the Mount Sinai Medical Center is the 2011 award recipient. He has been dedicated to academic radiology, and to ASNR, for over three decades. In granting this award to Dr. Naidich, the committee recognized his extensive collaboration with investigators in many countries and many disciplines. He has recruited numerous young students and trainees into research, bringing new talent into the field of Neuroradiology. Dr. Naidich has performed extensive imaging/anatomic correlations and brain cuttings, establishing himself as an expert in anatomy, and validating Neuroradiologists as true anatomists. He has illustrated a high level of Neuroradiology research in North America by his speaking engagements throughout the US Canada, Central and South America, and Europe.
Presentation of the above awards (Gold Medal, Honorary Membership, and the ASNR Foundation Outstanding Contributions in Research) will take place during the 49th Annual Meeting in Seattle, Washington, June 4-9, 2011.