April 20, 2007

Heller set to join Explorers

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Richard Heller, M.D.

Richard Heller, M.D., professor of Radiology, was recently elected to the Explorers Club, the New York-based organization that describes itself as “a meeting point and unifying force for explorers worldwide.”

Heller, who has been on the Vanderbilt faculty since 1975, says he has research interests that coincide with the goals of the club.

“I am very interested in applying imaging techniques to archeological investigation,” he said. “I am interested in polar exploration, especially as it involves Greenland, which is a part of Denmark.”

Heller is Danish consul for Tennessee and has a knighthood, first class, from that country.

The Explorers Club was founded in 1904, and its honorary chairman is Sir Edmund Hillary.