Pamela K. Woodard, MD, the Hugh Monroe Wilson Professor for Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology (MIR) at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, was elected secretary-treasurer of the Academy of Radiology & Biomedical Imaging Research, an advocacy organization committed to advancing research in medical imaging to promote the health and well-being of patients.
Woodard has served on the Academy’s executive committee for the past five years. In her new role, she will work with the executive committee, board of directors and staff to support the organization in its mission, including fiscal strategy and oversight.
The Academy works to increase resources and opportunities for imaging research through education and advocacy, lobbying for NIH funding, educating and mentoring young investigators, and supporting and awarding investigators.
“I am most excited in continuing to develop the society’s role in supporting young investigators — in particular women and those underrepresented in imaging research — to develop their careers and in working with the society to continue its advocacy efforts for funding to support biomedical imaging research,” said Woodard.