The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) honored Melissa Rosado de Christenson, M.D., F.A.C.R., professor of radiology and chief of thoracic imaging at Saint Luke’s Hospital, and Jorge Vidal, M.D., UMKC radiology residency alumnus and volunteer clinical assistant professor, as 2012 Honored Educator Award recipients. Vidal is also an assistant professor at the University of Puerto Rico.
The annual RSNA Honored Education Award, which began in 2011, recognizes RSNA members who have delivered highest quality education in their field. Rosado de Christenson and Vidal were two of only 44 recipients from across the country for the 2012 award.
To be eligible for the award, RSNA members may participate in qualifying educational activities, such as the following:
- Serving as faculty at one or more of RSNA’s educational meetings
- Authoring an education exhibit, Quality Storyboard and/or Cases of the Day track for the RSNA Annual Meeting
- Authoring educational articles in RSNA premier journals, Radiology and RadioGraphics
- Authoring online education materials, including online modules or original SAMs, and/or creating CME questions in support of repurposed for online SAMs
- Donating a refresher course and writing CME questions for online learning
Candidates must also participate in at least two educational categories, and may not earn credit for more than two activities in any given category. Based on the number of qualifying activities completed, the most eligible RSNA members are presented with the Honored Educator award in recognition of their contributions.