Established in 2014, the Academy Gold Medal is awarded for extraordinary contributions in advocacy and advancing the cause of radiology research. The award provides the opportunity to raise the profile of imaging research among scientific leaders and to provide recognition and encouragement for future efforts to individuals who have been successful advocates.
DESCRIPTION OF THE AWARD COMMITTEE
Each year, the award committee will consider recommending a recipient of the Gold Medal to the Academy Executive Committee. The committee will be chaired by the Immediate Past President of the Academy and that individual will choose three additional Board members selected by the Chair. The Executive Committee will approve the committee members once chosen. Award Committee Members shall serve for 1 year at the discretion of the President.
The Awards Committee will communicate electronically beginning no later than 60 days out from the Academy Distinguished Awards Ceremony. In years when the committee identifies a suitable candidate for the award, name of the candidate and the rationale for the selection will be conveyed to the Executive Committee. The Academy Executive Committee will vote on the nomination electronically. The Academy Executive Director will notify the recipient.
In determining whether a candidate’s contributions are outstanding, criteria which the Awards Committee may wish to use include the amount and extent of contributions, the significance of the contributions insofar as how they affect the Academy, or the difficulties associated with performing or taking on the task leading to the contributions. In considering any candidates for this Award, consultation by the Committee with the Executive Director and Staff may be useful. The committee, if it sees fit, can independently generate candidates for the award.
PRESENTATION OF AWARD
The Academy Advocacy Award will be presented at the opening of the Academy Distinguished Investigator Ceremony held during the RSNA meeting. The President will make the award presentation.