American Roentgen Ray Society Names Jon A. Jacobson 2023 ARRS Distinguished Educator
Leesburg, VA, December
19, 2022—The American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) is pleased to announce Jon A. Jacobson, MD, FACR, as the 2023
ARRS Distinguished Educator. The ARRS Distinguished Educator award recognizes
outstanding individuals in the field of medical imaging, who have a proven
record of improving radiological education and remain committed to creating and
implementing new and innovative educational activities.
Dr. Jacobson will be formally recognized as the
2023 ARRS Distinguished Educator during the opening ceremony of the ARRS Annual Meeting in Honolulu, HI on
Sunday, April 16, 2023.
An ARRS member for more than three decades, Dr. Jon A. Jacobson
presented his first ARRS Scientific Exhibit abstract during the 1994 ARRS
Annual Meeting. Since then, he’s delivered more than 50 presentations at our
Annual Meeting, winning every laurel: magna cum laude and cum laude awards,
silver and bronze medals, as well as multiple certificates of merit. In October
2005, Dr. Jacobson was appointed to the Editorial Advisory Panel of ARRS’ American
Journal of Roentgenology (AJR); he went on to serve as assistant
editor of the journal’s musculoskeletal section from 2008 to 2019. Author of
well more than 100 articles, letters, and supplements our “yellow journal,” he also
served on ARRS’ Scientific Program Musculoskeletal Subcommittee for two years.
Currently, Dr. Jacobson serves on the Scientific Program Committee and
Educational Evaluation Subcommittee.
ARRS’ Distinguished Educator award celebrates truly
inspirational teachers—like Dr. Jon A. Jacobson—dedicated to education that
results in improved participant performance, ultimately leading to enhanced
patient outcomes. Dr. Jacobson has disseminated to countless radiologists and
other health professionals the most current scientific and clinical information
regarding diagnostic imaging, image-guided intervention, and related fields. Keeping
the worldwide imaging community abreast of state-of-the-art techniques, he
continues to stimulate critical thinking and reflection in both the science and
practice of radiology.
A tireless promoter of radiological research, Dr. Jacobson is
especially adept at developing and supporting educators within the specialty. An
engaging presence who motivates and impacts learners and colleagues alike, he
exhibits his commitment to ARRS' own educational initiatives with special attention
to the needs and diversity of our members. Keenly able to identify pressing
issues in imaging curricula, while offering trenchant analysis and insightful
solutions, Dr. Jacobson has made significant contributions resulting in instructional
programs that greatly benefit this society’s entire membership.
Jon A. Jacobson, MD, FACR,
is a board-certified musculoskeletal radiologist. His educational background
includes radiology residency at Henry Ford Hospital and musculoskeletal
fellowship at the University of California at San Diego. After working for 23
years at the University of Michigan as Division Director, and then at the
University of Cincinnati, Dr. Jacobson currently works at Lenox Hill Radiology
in New York City. With research interests in musculoskeletal ultrasound and MRI,
his academic achievements include over 250 peer-reviewed publications. A
visiting professor on over 50 occasions, he has also received numerous teaching
and mentoring awards from the residents at University of Michigan. Active in
various medical societies and a reviewer for several journals, Dr. Jacobson was
awarded the President’s Medal by the International Skeletal Society. He is
President-Elect of the Society of Skeletal Radiology. In 2008, Dr. Jacobson
authored the reference book Fundamentals of Musculoskeletal Ultrasound,
a volume in the Fundamentals of Radiology series, which is now in its third
edition. Information about his musculoskeletal ultrasound global outreach
efforts in Uganda can be found at www.jacobsonmskus.com.
To nominate an
ARRS Distinguished Educator, please visit: arrs.org/ARRSLIVE/DistinguishedEducator.
Open to educators
who have developed or implemented programs or services outlined in ARRS’
educational mission. Nominations will be reviewed by the ARRS Executive Council;
the awardee will be announced at the following ARRS Annual Meeting.
Founded in 1900, the American
Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) is the first and oldest radiological society in
North America, dedicated to the advancement of medicine through the profession
of radiology and its allied sciences. An international forum for progress in
medical imaging since the discovery of the x-ray, ARRS maintains its mission of
improving health through a community committed to advancing knowledge and
skills with an annual scientific meeting, monthly publication of the peer-reviewed American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR), quarterly issues of InPractice magazine, AJR Live Webinars and Podcasts, topical
symposia, print and online educational materials, as well as awarding
scholarships via The Roentgen Fund®.
Logan K. Young, PIO
44211 Slatestone Court
Leesburg, VA 20176