RADequal Opens Nominations for 5th Annual Awards Program Recognizing Outstanding Leadership in Medical Imaging Informatics
First initiative under organization’s new RADequal brand
NEW YORK — November 30, 2021 — RADequal, (formerly RADxx), a networking and mentorship group for women in radiology, informatics, and IT management of radiology systems today announced from the annual RSNA (Radiological Society of North America) conference that nominations for the 5th annual RADequal Awards are now open. The RADequal Awards recognize the achievements of women in the field of medical imaging informatics, as well as anyone who has supported the career advancement of women in the industry.
This is the first initiative under the organization’s new brand, RADequal, announced in June 2021. As the organization has grown, the new branding, name, and logo better represent the inclusive nature of its membership and pursuit of gender equality in the imaging industry. To participate in community dialogues and events, follow the new Twitter hashtag #RADequal or join the online community.
The RADequal Awards will honor four outstanding individuals who have helped to lead the way or are emerging fresh voices in medical imaging informatics. The categories include:
- RADequal Trailblazer: Recognizes a pioneering leader in informatics who has been in the field for at least 10 years.
- RADequal Ally: Recognizes an exceptional ally who has supported and furthered the advancement of women and diversity in imaging informatics.
- RADequal Champion: Recognizes individuals who have helped to sponsor the career development of women in medical imaging informatics.
- RADequal Rising Star: Recognizes the next generation of women leaders in imaging informatics.
Those interested in applying may do so from now until February 1, 2022 on the RADequal website. Eligible individuals could be physicians or work in the field in other roles such as administration or IT.
Award winners will be selected by the RADequal executive committee from eligible submissions. RADequal Award recipients will then be announced during a virtual awards ceremony in early 2022.
“The achievements and outstanding contributions the nominations make to the field of imaging informatics keeps getting more impressive every year. It’s an honor to review the submissions and celebrate these exceptional leaders,” said Geraldine McGinty MD, MBA, FACR, RADequal co-founder and Chief Strategy and Contracting Officer, Weill Cornell Medicine Physician Organization.
Launched in 2017 at the annual RSNA conference, the RADequal Awards were met with an overwhelming amount of enthusiasm and highly qualified nominations. The awards are part of RADequal’s overall mission to address the underrepresentation of women and increase diversity in imaging informatics. Other RADequal programming includes a Speaker’s Bureau, webinars, and networking and mentoring events.
RADequal (#RADequal), is a networking and mentorship group for people in radiology, informatics, and IT management of radiology systems. RADequal is an initiative supported by Ambra Health, an Intelerad Company, and led by a steering committee of leading physicians and thought leaders including RADequal co-founder, Dr. Geraldine McGinty. Since its founding in 2016 at the annual RSNA Conference, the RADequal community has grown to over 250 members of all genders interested in increasing diversity within the various disciplines related to medical imaging. An annual awards ceremony is hosted each year recognizing leaders and advocates in the radiology and informatics space. A speakers bureau is also available on the website to promote more diverse speakers on panels and at events. The organization hosts regular Tweet Chats, Webinars, and shares the latest news and insights to keep the community up to date. Learn more and become a member online.