Jackson is RSNA President-Elect
Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017
Valerie P. Jackson, MD, is president-elect for 2018. An expert in the field of breast imaging, Dr. Jackson is the executive director of the American Board of Radiology (ABR), a position she has held since 2014. She previously served on ABR's board of trustees from 2001 to 2010.
As president-elect, Dr. Jackson will support RSNA's mission in promoting excellence in the care of patients and health care delivery through education and research.
"My goals for the coming year are to continue to keep RSNA the premier organization for radiology research and education in the world," Dr. Jackson said. "The RSNA Board and the organization's many volunteers listen to feedback and continue to evolve the programs for the annual meeting, as well as for activities outside of the meeting. I am proud to be part of such a responsive, forward-thinking organization."
Dr. Jackson received her medical degree in 1978 from the Indiana University School of Medicine, and completed her residency at the Indiana University Medical Center in 1982. She is the Eugene C. Klatte Professor Emeritus and has held numerous academic appointments at Indiana University School of Medicine over the years, including chairman of the Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences.
Dr. Jackson has published more than 100 peer-reviewed articles and 20 books and book chapters with an emphasis on breast imaging and radiologic education. She has served on the editorial boards and as a manuscript reviewer of multiple journals. Dr. Jackson also served as associate editor and consultant to the editor for Radiology.
An RSNA member since 1982, Dr. Jackson has served the Society in numerous roles, including as chair of the Refresher Course Committee and chair of the Breast Imaging Subcommittee of the Scientific Program Committee. She served as a member of the RSNA News Editorial Board from 2005 to 2008, and has been a member of the Public Information Advisors Network since 1997. She served RSNA as first vice president from 2008 to 2009 and was a member of the RSNA Centennial Committee. She served on the R&E Foundation Board of Trustees from 2009 to 2015 and joined the RSNA Board of Directors in 2012.
She has held committee or leadership positions in a number of radiologic organizations, including the Indiana Radiological Society (IRS), American Roentgen Ray Society, Association of University Radiologists, Radiology Research Alliance, Academy of Radiology Research, Society of Breast Imaging (SBI) and the American College of Radiology (ACR).
The recipient of numerous honors throughout her career, Dr. Jackson is a fellow of the ACR and has received the gold medals of the IRS, SBI and ACR. The Valerie P. Jackson Education Fellowship also recognizes her work with ACR. Dr. Jackson delivered the Annual Oration in Diagnostic Radiology at RSNA 2002.