LAUREL, MARYLAND - The Joseph H. Holmes Basic Science Pioneer Award will be presented to Charles C. Church, PhD, during the 2012 American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) Annual Convention at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Spa in Phoenix, Arizona, on March 30, 2012. The Joseph H. Holmes Pioneer Award honors individuals who have significantly contributed to the growth and development of diagnostic ultrasound.
Dr Church’s appreciation for the vast potential and safety of ultrasound has been demonstrated by his 30-year commitment to the AIUM, for which he has served on several committees, including the Board of Governors, the Technical Standards Committee, the Endowment for Education and Research Committee, and as chair of the Bioeffects Committee. His expertise as a reviewer is sought from more than 15 journals, including Echocardiography, the International Journal of Hypothermia, the Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Physics in Medicine and Biology, the Journal of Clinical Ultrasound, and Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology. He has also served on the editorial board of the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine.
Dr Church’s extensive research has led to more than 100 publications to his credit, in addition to 3 patents. With a primary interest in biomedical acoustics, some of his current investigations include the use of high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) to reduce clinically significant hemorrhage; using controlled fields of cavitation bubbles to improve HIFU therapy for solid tumors; and the biophysical effects of ultrasound contrast agents during diagnostic exams. Dr Church often collaborates with colleagues at Boston University, the University of Rochester, and the University of Washington.
His dedication to numerous ultrasound-based organizations, number of patents, and publications are a testament to his devoted and pioneering efforts in the field of diagnostic ultrasound.
The American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine is a multidisciplinary medical association of more than 9,000 physicians, sonographers, scientists, students, and other healthcare professionals. Established in the early 1950s, AIUM is dedicated to empowering and cultivating a global multidisciplinary community engaged in the use of medical ultrasound through raising awareness, education, sharing information, and research.