Stephanie R. Wilson, MD, will be honored with the Joseph H. Holmes Clinical Pioneer Award during the 2012 AIUM Annual Convention at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Spa in Phoenix, Arizona, on March 30, 2012. The Joseph H. Holmes Pioneer Award honors individuals who have significantly contributed to the growth and development of diagnostic ultrasound.
Dr Wilson is an exceptional educator who has received dozens of prestigious teaching awards, including the Colin R. Woolf Award for Excellence in Continuing Education Teaching (1992) and the Wightman-Berris Academy Award for Individual Teaching Excellence (2005). From 1991, she received the annual "best teacher" award as voted by resident/fellow/student faculty in the University of Toronto's medical imaging department and has been invited to lecture nearly 400 times in the United States and Canada. To date, Dr Wilson has completed 47 visiting professorships on 4 different continents.
A prolific author, Dr Wilson is coeditor of the 2-volume reference book Diagnostic Ultrasound, which is now in its third printing and has served as a worldwide reference book for ultrasound professionals for 2 decades. In addition to her research and educational activities, Dr Wilson's passion for ultrasound has kept her committed to various imaging associations, and in 1993 she was named the first female president of the Canadian Association of Radiologists (CAR) and was later awarded the CAR Gold Medal in 2001 for her contributions to Canadian radiology. She has been a member of the Contrast Ultrasound Task Force and Editorial Board of the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine for the AIUM. She is the chair of the Ultrasound Refresher Course for the Radiological Society of North America, chair of the Advisory Board for Ultrasound Training for the Toronto Institute of Medical Technology, and president-elect of the International Contrast Ultrasound Society.
Dr Wilson has served as an active member of numerous committees for many medical professional societies, demonstrating her zeal for diagnostic ultrasound through research, education, and volunteering efforts. Her illustrious career and endless endeavors pay tribute to the reason the Joseph H. Holmes Clinical Pioneer Award was created.
About the AIUM: The American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) is a multidisciplinary medical association of more than 9000 physicians, sonographers, scientists, students, and other health care providers. Established more than 50 years ago, the AIUM is dedicated to advancing the safe and effective use of ultrasound in medicine through professional and public education, research, development of guidelines, and accreditation. For more information, visit www.aium.org.
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