The 2014-2015 Honorary Member Committee, chaired by Dr. William P. Dillon, has selected Marcus E. Raichle, MD as 2015 Honorary Member recipient.
Dr. Raichle from Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri a neurologist, is a professor of radiology, neurology, neurobiology and biomedical engineering at Washington University in St Louis. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, The Institute of Medicine and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He and his colleagues have made outstanding contributions to the study of human brain function through the development and use of positron emission tomography (PET) and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). Their landmark study (Nature, 1988) described the first integrated strategy for the design, execution and interpretation of functional brain images. In addition his work on fMRI of brain networks led to the discovery of the default network, a seminal discovery that has led to resting state fMRI science.