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Recent BERAC Member Honored With a Named Professorship at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Published: April 10, 2002
Posted: April 18, 2002

The John Hopkins School of Medicine has honored Henry N. Wagner, Jr., by the establishment of a Nuclear Medicine Professorship in his name. Dr. Elias A. Zerhouni, Director of Radiology and Executive Vice Dean, presided over the award ceremony at Hopkins on March 15, 2002. According to Dr. Zerhouni, the Henry N. Wagner, Jr., Professorship is the first named professorship in the specialty of Nuclear Medicine in the United States. Dr. Wagner is acknowledged as a world leader in the field of Nuclear Medicine, and has served on numerous national and international advisory groups and policy-making bodies, on occasion sharing such duties with Glenn Seaborg, the first director of the Atomic Energy Commission. Since the late 1950s, Dr. Wagner and his colleagues and trainees have contributed important advances to nearly every application of nuclear medicine. He was one of the "founding fathers" of the American Board of Nuclear Medicine, whose acceptance by the American Board of Medical Specialties established nuclear medicine as a recognized medical specialty in 1972. Dr. Wagner has been the recipient of numerous national and international awards for his many services to nuclear medicine and his trainees occupy many leading roles in academic institutions throughout the world. Dr. Wagner served on the Biological and Environmental Research Advisory Committee (BERAC) for DOE's Office of Science from 1992 to 1999.

Contact: Peter Kirchner, SC-73, 3-9106
Topic Areas:

  • Cross-Cutting: Lectures, Awards, and Recognition
  • Legacy: Radiochemistry and Instrumentation

Division: SC-23.2 Biological Systems Science Division, BER
      (formerly SC-73 Medical Sciences Division, OBER)


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