Letter from the Chair

April 14, 2017

Dear Colleagues,

March was Women’s History Month and there was much reflection and engagement on the Emory campus.  President Sterk spoke at an event entitled “Educated = Empowered:100 Years of Emory Women as Change-Makers.”  She reflected on the struggles of the first women students on the campus, milestones reached, and continued challenges.  A panel composed of scholars and a current undergraduate student spoke of progress and the way forward.  Meanwhile, our department sponsored the first Women in Radiology symposium, which allowed faculty and trainees to gather with regional medical students and discuss our field’s consistent struggle to achieve gender balance.

In addition to March Madness, the “Match” competed for attention this past month. Indeed, congratulations is due to our entire education team as we have a stellar group of incoming radiology residents across our research track, molecular imaging track, and new integrated IR-DR pathway. It is also the first time we will see more women than men enter our residency program.

Spring further brings a plethora of radiology professional conferences. Nearly all of the subspecialty societies, as well as the AUR and ACR, hold their annual gatherings this time of year.  While it can be particularly hectic, our department’s outstanding contributions to the field of radiology are evident at so many of these important national venues.

Best to all,