Dr. Joseph A. Helpern Receives Academy of Radiology Research Award
Dr. Joseph A. Helpern has been recognized as a Distinguished Investigator of the Academy of Radiology Research*. The mission of the Academy is to increase resources and opportunities for medical imaging research and to promote the translation of that research into benefits for human health. The designation of Dr. Helpern as a Distinguished Investigator exemplifies his significant contributions to radiology research that has had a profound impact on health care.
As a Distinguished Investigator, Dr. Helpern ranks within the top ten percent of all academic radiology faculty and will serve as a charter member of the Council of the Distinguished Investigators of the Academy.
In honor of his achievements, an induction ceremony will be held during the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America.
Congratulations to Dr. Joseph A. Helpern!
*About the Academy of Radiology Research: The goals of the Academy are to increase government and private support for imaging research; advocate for the National Institutes of Health; advise the federal government on imaging research priorities; enhance research opportunities for radiology investigators; support and integrate federal and university research programs; and emphasize the importance and high value of imaging research.
The Academy of Radiology Research is an alliance of 26 professional imaging societies. Established in 1995, the Academy was the catalyst for creating the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB), for supporting its growth and development, for accelerating investment in vital imaging research areas by other NIH institutes, and for building support for radiology and imaging in Congress and the Executive Branch. The Academy is the umbrella organization to the Coalition for Imaging and Bioengineering Research (CIBR) and the Academic Council (ARRAC).
CIBR is a permanent partnership of academic research departments, scientific societies, patient advocacy organizations, and imaging equipment manufacturers leading the education and advocacy efforts for imaging research. CIBR facilitates consistent open dialogue among all stakeholders, and advocates with a truly diverse voice representative of the entire imaging community.
ARRAC builds awareness of improvements in patient care made possible by the cutting edge imaging research being performed at the nation’s premiere academic radiology departments.
Combined, the Academy, CIBR, and the Academic Council represent the interests of each of the imaging stakeholders engaged in and supportive of research and discovery.