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ARRS Announces 2017 Gold
Norman J. Beauchamp, Jr.
Norman J. Beauchamp, Jr., became dean of the Michigan State
University (MSU) College of
Human Medicine in October
Prior to his MSU appointment,
Beauchamp was a professor and
chairperson of the department of
radiology at the University of
Washington (UW), Seattle, a position he assumed in 2002. While
there, he served as vice chairperson and chairperson of the UW
Beauchamp received his bachelor’s in science from Michigan
State University and was selected as one of the university’s top 25
of 10,000 undergraduate students. He received his master of
health science from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health,
As the second college of human medicine graduate to become
dean, Beauchamp spent his last two years of medical school in
Grand Rapids, MI, and subsequently completed his surgical internship at Blodgett Hospital and Saint Mary’s Hospital, both of
After completing his residency in radiology, and two fellowships in neuroradiology and interventional neuroradiology at
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore,
Beauchamp joined the faculty in 1996. While at Johns Hopkins
Medicine, he served as vice chairperson and interim chairperson of clinical operations.
As a diagnostic neuroradiologist and neurointerventional radiologist, Beauchamp focused on developing improved ways to
prevent, predict, diagnose, and treat patients suffering from
stroke. He directed the National Institutes of Health–funded
Epidemiologic Studies Image Analysis Center at Johns Hopkins
and U W, which included nearly 6000 study participants.
An influential scientist and national leader in the radiology
community, Beauchamp has received numerous awards for his
research and has published more than 100 peer-reviewed papers.
Norman J. Beauchamp, Jr., and Robert A. Novelline have been named recipients of the
ARRS Gold Medal, the ARRS' highest honor awarded for distinguished service to radiology.
His research focuses on developing advanced MRI techniques to
extend the treatment window for acute ischemic stroke and to
identify risk predictors for stroke and dementia.
Beauchamp is chairperson of the International Outreach
Committee of the American Roentgen Ray Society, is on the
board of directors of the Society of Chairs of Academic Radiology
Departments and is past president of both of those organizations. He was chairperson of the Radiology Research Alliance
and the Coalition for Imaging and Bioimaging Research.
Among his many honors, Beauchamp was presented the
Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award in Radiology at Johns
Hopkins three times. In 2016, he received U W’s David B. Thorud
Robert A. Novelline
Robert A. Novelline is professor emeritus of radiology at
Harvard Medical School (HMS)
and former director of the
Massachusetts General Hospital
(MGH) Emergency Radiology
Division. He is also former director of the MGH Emergency
Radiology Fellowship Program.
Novelline received his undergraduate degree from McGill
University, Montreal, QC, and
his medical degree from
University of Massachusetts, Boston. After finishing a radiology
residency at MGH, Novelline completed fellowships in both vas-cular/interventional radiology and radiology education. In 1982,
he was appointed director of the newly formed Division of
He installed one of the first C T scanners in an emergency imaging facility and pioneered investigations on the CT diagnosis
of trauma and acute nontraumatic emergencies. He began one of
the first fellowships in emergency radiology and is a founding
member of the American Society of Emergency Radiology
(ASER). He received ASER’s Gold Medal in 2000 and received
the society’s first Winged Caduceus Award for exemplary continued service in September 2015.
Novelline also directed both the HMS core and advanced
medical student radiology clerkships at MGH between 1975 and