Letter from the Chair

Oct. 3, 2016

Dear Colleagues,

With the welcome drop in temperatures comes a plethora of Fall activities.  

I’m particularly excited about our upcoming Weens Lecture and event on October 20.  This is a time we honor the memory of the first chair of our department, Dr. Heinz S. Weens, who was a visionary in what was then a nascent field.  The foundation he built, including a new radiology residency and budding research program, is what we continue to amplify and strengthen.  Dr. Weens’ family endowed a lectureship in his name so that we could recognize and celebrate his legacy and our continued advancements in medical imaging.  

Over the past decade, the Heinz S. Weens Memorial Lecture/Event has evolved into an institutional celebration of the enormous impact of imaging and images in our world. Past keynote speakers have included Pulitzer Prize-winning political cartoonist Mike Luckovich, Emmy Award-winning actor Brian Baumgartner, and Senior Editor of Photo and Interactive at TIME Jonathan Woods.  This year our guest is the brilliantly entertaining speaker and music/art scholar Evans Mirages, who will explore with us the interplay between art we listen to and art we see. I hope that all members of the department will join the festivities.

I also look forward to delivering my 10th State of the Department address on November 9.  It is a time for us to gather and review all that we have accomplished over the past year and look to the opportunities and challenges ahead.
Best to all,