The American Association for Women in Radiology (AAWR) awarded the 2023 AAWR Marie Sklodowska-Curie Award to Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University researcher Reshma Jagsi, MD, DPhil, Lawrence W. Davis professor and chair of radiation oncology at the Emory University School of Medicine.
Recognized for her community involvement, service during residency and research endeavors, Jagsi was honored at the virtual year-end AAWR members meeting on December 13, and at a celebratory reception November 26th, 2023, during the Radiological Society of North America 2023 Annual Meeting.
“It is deeply meaningful to receive this award because it reminds us of the contributions that women like Marie Curie have made, and this is the highest honor of an organization that does so much to promote gender equity and inclusion of the full talent pool in the fields of radiology and radiation oncology,” Jagsi said.
The AAWR named the following career achievements and contributions among those that contributed to the selection of Jagsi as the 2023 recipient of the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Award:
Author of over 400 articles in peer-reviewed journals, including multiple high-impact studies in journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine, the Lancet and JAMA, Jagsi’s research to promote gender equity has been funded by U54 and R01 grants from the National Institutes of Health as well as large independent grants from philanthropic foundations. Additionally, she has mentored dozens of others in research investigating the under-representation of women in senior positions in academic medicine and the mechanisms that must be targeted to promote equity.
Active in organized medicine, Jagsi has served on the Steering Committee of the AAMC’s Group on Women in Medicine in Science and now serves on the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine’s Committee on Women in Science, Engineering, and Medicine and ACR’s Commission on Women and Diversity. Her contributions have been recognized with her election to the American Society of Clinical Investigation and Association of American Physicians, the Leadership Award of the AAMC’s Group on Women in Medicine and Science, LEAD Oncology’s Woman of the Year Award, AMWA’s Woman in Science Award, and AMSA’s Women Leaders Award. She is a fellow of the AAAS, ASCO, ASTRO, AAWR and the Hastings Center.
The AAWR is a professional organization for women radiologists established in 1981 with focus on networking among women in radiology, increasing visibility of women in radiology, representation on the American College of Radiology board, sponsoring of activities that impact women in radiology and mentoring to advance careers of women in radiology.
Marie Sklodowska-Curie was a Polish-French physicist and chemist who conducted pioneering research in radioactivity. She was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize and the first person to win a Nobel Prize twice and to win it in two separate scientific fields.