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Johns Hopkins Medicine
Office of Corporate Communications
Media Contact: Gary Stephenson
November 8, 2005HOPKINS RADIOLOGISTS DOMINATE IN ANNUAL “MINNIE” AWARDS
The Johns Hopkins Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences and its physicians swept the 2005 AuntMinnie.com “Minnie” awards for excellence in radiology, winning five of the relevant seven categories.
AuntMinnie.com, owned by Eastman Kodak, describes itself as the leading online commercially sponsored community for radiology professionals. For the past six years, the organization has presented its Minnies to honor radiologists and radiology training programs, as well as the most significant event in radiology, most important clinical procedure, best new radiology product and vendor, and most significant scientific paper. Radiologists nominated the 205 candidates for the awards this year and drew votes by the more than 134,000 AuntMinnie.com members to determine winners.
Hopkins won Minnies for:
- Best Radiology Training Program
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences (Fourth straight year that the radiology residency program at Hopkins has won this award).
- Most Influential Radiology Researcher
Richard Wahl, M.D., professor of radiology and radiological science, director of nuclear medicine, and vice chair, technology and new business development. Wahl is widely recognized for his many contributions to the diagnosis and treatment of cancer through nuclear medicine methods.
- Best Radiologic Technologist Training Program
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences
- Most Effective Radiologic Technologist Educator
Bob Gayler, M.D., associate professor of radiology and radiological science
- Most Effective Radiology Administrator/Manager
Peg Cooper, MBA, diagnostic manager of radiology
“This is well-deserved national recognition for the excellence we see around us every day at Hopkins,” said Jonathan Lewin, M.D., chair of the Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences. “So many of the advances in research and clinical medicine are being driven by radiological imaging, and the radiology professionals at Hopkins are certainly in the vanguard of those advances.”