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Association of University Radiologists Honors Three Geisel Faculty

Three Geisel School of Medicine faculty—Jocelyn Chertoff, MD, Petra Lewis, MBBS, and Nancy McNulty, MD (MED’95)—collectively received four awards from the Association of University Radiologists (AUR) for their contributions to the field of radiology. The three honorees are also radiologists at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.

“It is a rare honor to chair a department that can claim four significant awards in a single year,” says Chertoff, who received the Gold Medal, the organization’s highest honor, in recognition of her distinguished service or contributions to the AUR, academic radiology, or the field of radiology. “I feel very lucky to have such dedicated friends and colleagues in our department and in these organizations. They have been and continue to be an inspiration to me.” Chertoff is a past president of AUR.

Both Chertoff and Lewis received an Achievement Award—Lewis for Education and Chertoff for Service. Given annually by the Association of Program Directors in Radiology (APDR), an affiliate of AUR, the award recognizes significant contributions to the advancement of education in radiology.

“I am thrilled that the APDR feels my contributions to the education of radiology residents and faculty should be recognized in this way,” says Lewis, a professor of radiology and of obstetrics and gynecology at Geisel, is a member of the medical school’s Academy of Faculty Master Educators. “Much of my career has been focused on conceiving and developing educational materials that can be used nationally by both learners and teachers, as well as directly teaching learners of all levels including faculty.  This award validates the time and effort spent on these endeavors.

“It would not have been possible without the support and mentorship of my present and past chairs, as well many colleagues. The fact that three of our small radiology department are receiving national education awards this year is indicative of the educational expertise at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and Geisel,” Lewis says.

McNulty received an Excellence in Education Award from the Alliance of Medical Student Educators in Radiology (AMSER), which is an affinity group and part of AUR.  This award honors an educator who has made significant contributions to medical student radiology education nationally.

“It is very gratifying to be recognized for the efforts I have made to improve radiology education for medical students, and to know that the teaching materials I have created and contributed to have been helpful to other educators,” says McNulty, an associate professor of radiology and of medical education. “It’s been a privilege to collaborate with radiologists dedicated to education, both locally and nationally, and to develop high quality teaching resources that are used by educators at multiple institutions.  Education has been the primary focus of my academic work, and I am thankful for the tremendous support I've received from my within my department.”

Chertoff, Lewis, and McNulty will be honored during AUR’s annual meeting in early May of this year.

With more than 2,000 academic radiologists, residents, and fellows, AUR is committed to advancing the interests of academic radiology, and in advancing radiological science, research, and education.