Fall 2015 Letter to Alumni from Chairman
We do once again invite all Howard University Radiology Faculty, alumni, students, trainees and friends for an evening of fun, reminiscing and networking, during the annual RSNA Meeting in Chicago. This event is scheduled for Tuesday, December 1, 2015, from 6:30PM to 8:30PM, at the Gold Star Sardine Bar, 680 N. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL. 60610 (a new location may be announced later in the year via direct newsletter) . The evening will be co-hosted with the Radiology Section of the National Medical Association (NMA) during their annual John Coleman Reception, honoring the late John Coleman, M.D., a legend in Radiology and NMA. The Gold Star Sardine Bar, which closed in 1997, was one of the last famous cabarets in Chicago; however it is reopened for special events like our reception. The entrance is inside a large building complex.
Spring 2015 Letter to Alumni from Chairman
It is with great pleasure that we want to share our 2015 Radiology Spring Edition Newsletter with you (attached). We also want to make you aware of our updated and redesigned HUH Radiology website, (at: http://huhealthcare.com/healthcare/hospital/departments/radiology). Both the newsletter and our website highlight our: Comprehensive Breast screening program and Breast MRI, new Spine services and pain management procedures, innovative collaboration with Dr Nguyen, new Chairman of Radiation Oncology and our new tools to communicate critical imaging findings to our referring doctors.
We want to invite you to attend the Second Annual “Imaging Symposium & Radiology Open House”, on Friday, May 01, 2015 in the Department of radiology (first floor) at Howard University Hospital, as well as the earlier Howard University Research Week on campus (http://huresearchday.com/) with Medicine presentations on Thursday, April 16, 2015. Both events will showcase research done by our medical students and radiology staff and faculty.
We also will, later in the year, once again invite all Howard University Radiology Faculty, alumni, students, trainees and friends for an evening of fun, reminiscing and networking, during the annual RSNA Meeting in Chicago. This event is scheduled for Tuesday, December 1, 2015, from 6:30PM to 8:30PM, at the Gold Star Sardine Bar, 680 N. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL. 60610. The evening will be co-hosted with the Radiology Section of the National Medical Association (NMA) during their annual John Coleman Reception, honoring the late John Coleman, M.D., a legend in Radiology and NMA. The Gold Star Sardine Bar, which closed in 1997, was one of the last famous cabarets in Chicago; however it is reopened for special events like our reception. The entrance is inside a large building complex.
We look forward to sharing with you some of the exciting new developments in the Department of Radiology at Howard University Health Sciences. The faculty is comprised of an active group of radiologists who are engaged daily in medical student teaching and in research. The Howard Radiology Residency Program, which closed in 2004, may start training first year residents again in July 2017. The Department is equipped with a new, strong management team; has been transformed into a state-of-the-art center with the most up to date equipment; and service and turnaround times have dramatically improved.
Most importantly we want to offer you an opportunity to DONATE BACK to the Radiology Department at Howard University. We are starting a fundraising campaign to raise $1M over the next 2 years to fund a RADIOLOGY ENDOWMENT at Howard University as well as our annual campaign (see attachment).
André J Duerinckx, MD, PhD, FACR
Chairman and Professor,
Department of Radiology
Howard University Health Sciences
James S Teal, MD
Professor and former Chairman,
Department of Radiology
Howard University Health Sciences
Bonnie Davis, MD
Chair Radiology Section, NMA, Inc.
Director Radiology Electives, Howard University
Member of the Student Affairs Council, Radiology Electives
Howard University Health Sciences.
For Howard University Radiology Faculty, Alumni, Student, Trainee and Friends
These are exciting times for Radiology at Howard University. You had a great experience at Howard University. We know we can count on you to help us. You want Howard University to continue to be a great success. In 2 years Howard University will be 150 years old. We want to make that a very special event.
In order to continue the legacy of Radiology at Howard University, we are starting:
- An endowment campaign to raise $1 million over the next three years (2015-2018) to fund an endowed chair of Radiology at Howard University, with a $500k matching gift. An endowed chair is among the most important gifts to higher education, a vital tool to ensure faculty excellence. An endowed chair honors and recognizes the distinction of superior faculty while providing invaluable financial support above and beyond salary, for use in research, teaching or service activities. It is a powerful recruitment tool.
- An annual campaign to raise $250,000 towards our new Radiology Residency training program, which, if all goes well, will start on July 1, 2017 (or possibly July 1, 2018).
Please let us know how you can help with a donation, for either campaign:
- $2,500 - Friend of Howard University Radiology for annual campaign
- $10,000 - Bronze level donor for annual campaign
- $20,000 - Silver level donor for either campaign
- $50,000 - Gold level donor for either campaign
- $100,000 - PLATINUM Level donor for ENDOWMENT FUNDS ONLY.
Included is my check/ promissory note for $ _________________ ;
(make Check payable to : Howard University College of Medicine;
with “For Radiology Fund or Endowment” in MEMO line)
to be used towards (please select one):
- Creation of the RADIOLOGY ENDOWED CHAIR at Howard University. These funds will be used to advance educational and research activities of radiology faculty and the Chairman of Radiology.
- Contribution toward the RADIOLOGY Fund to be used for the new Radiology Residency program, to help students and faculty succeed.
Please provide Your Name: ___________________________
an updated cell phone contact: ______________________________
and/or e-mail address: ______________________________
Please mail all donations to:
Andre J. Duerinckx, MD-PhD, Professor and Chairman of Radiology
2041 Georgia Avenue, NW,
Washington, DC 20060, USA.
Feel free to contact me directly for any inquiry about this Campaign at (202) 865-1573 or via e-mail at andre.j.duerinckx@Howard.edu or via FAX: (202) 865-3285