In 2002, Hedvig Hricak was elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies – America’s “most prestigious medical society.” Since then her work in the field has given rise to significant recognition, as her recent acceptance of the David Rall Medal illustrates. (Hedvig Hricak‘s bio from the European Society of Radiology.)
The medal – “awarded to a member of the National Academy of Medicine who has demonstrated particularly distinguished leadership as a chair of a study committee or other such activities in a manner that was particularly exemplary, demonstrating a commitment substantially above and beyond the usual expectations of a committee chair” – was presented to Hedvig Hricak in recognition of her “valuable contributions to the activities and efforts of the NAM and National Academies.”
The two other honorees this year were Elaine L. Larson and Nicholas Peppas. Larson holds a few roles including: senior associate dean of scholarship and research, Anna C. Maxwell Professor of Nursing Research, and Columbia Professor of Epidemiology. Peppas is: a professor and director of the Institute for Biomaterials, Drug Delivery, and Regenerative Medicine and the Cockrell Family Regents Chair in Engineering #6 at Texas University.