June 4, 2004

Hernanz-Schulman elected to leadership role in Society for Pediatric Radiology

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Marta Hernanz-Schulman, M.D.

Hernanz-Schulman elected to leadership role in Society for Pediatric Radiology

Marta Hernanz-Schulman, M.D., chief of Pediatric Radiology, professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences and professor of Pediatrics, was recently elected as second vice president for the Society for Pediatric Radiology (SPR).

The position is a direct line to the presidency and board chairmanship.

“I am very honored to have been appointed to the presidential sequence as second vice president,” Hernanz-Schulman said. “I look forward to the challenges and responsibilities ahead, to continue to enhance and implement the vision and the mission of our Society and our specialty.”

The SPR, founded in 1958, is the major society for Pediatric Radiology. The society serves as the voice for pediatric radiologists around the world, and promotes and sponsors pediatric radiology research through its Research and Education Foundation.

The SPR encompasses international visibility, with its sister society, the European Society for Pediatric Radiology. Together, they oversee the publication of the only Pediatric Radiology subspecialty journal.

“The SPR is the society which represents the professional expertise and the goals of pediatric radiologists, and our dedication to our pediatric patients,” Hernanz-Schulman said.

A graduate of Princeton University in New Jersey, Hernanz-Schulman received her medical degree from the New York University School of Medicine. Prior to joining Vanderbilt, she trained in pediatric radiology at Harvard.

In addition to several other awards and honors, she received The Caffey Award — considered the highest honor for pediatric radiology research — which is given by SPR, in 1994.

She has authored more than 90 publications, has participated in 12 grants and has written 18 book chapters and reviews. She has served on the Editorial Board of Radiology, the board of directors of the Society for Pediatric Radiology, and is currently a member of the Editorial Board of Pediatric Radiology.