The Gold Medal
The Gold Medal of The Society for Pediatric Radiology is our most distinguished honor. The SPR Gold Medal is awarded to pediatric radiologists and others who have contributed greatly to the SPR and our subspecialty of pediatric radiology as a scientist, teacher, personal mentor, and leader.
Winner: Richard B. Towbin, MD
Pioneer Honorees were first acknowledged in 1990 as a means to honor certain physicians who made special contributions to the early development of our specialty.
Winners: Shreyas S. Vasanawala, MD, PhD and Michael (Miki) Lustig, PhD, MSc
Presidential Recognition Award
The Society bestows Presidential Recognition Awards on members or other individuals whose energy and creativity have made a significant impact on the work of the Society and its service to its members.
Winner: Lane F. Donnelly, MD
Since 1998, the Society extends Honorary membership to individuals outside of the North American pediatric radiology physician community who have made outstanding contributions to the care of children.
Winner: Michael Riccabona, MD
Edward Singleton-Hooshang Taybi Award for Excellence in Education.
Winner: Monica Epelman, MD
John Caffey Award Papers (1969-1998)
Caffey Award for Best Basic Science Paper
Characterization of Abnormal Vascularization and Loss of Retroplacental Clear Space in a Murine Model of Placenta Accreta Spectrum (PAS) using Ferumoxytol-Enhanced MRI (FE-MRI); Andrew A. Badachhape*, Laxman Devkota, Prajwal Bhandari, Rohan Bhavane, Renuka Menon, Ketan B. Ghaghada, Chandrasekhar Yallampalli, Karin Fox, Ananth Annapragada.
Caffey Award for Best Clinical Science or Education Paper
Imaging is Not a Major Driver of Cost in Pediatric Healthcare; Andy Tsai*, Jeannette M. Perez-Rossello, Kirsten Ecklund, Michele Walters, Paul Kleinman.
Caffey Award for Best Non-Clinical Paper
Before 2023, non-clinical work was classified under the Caffey Award for Best Clinical Science or Education Paper category.
Dating Birth-Related Clavicular Fractures: Pediatric Radiologists versus Artificial Intelligence; Lane Donnelly.
Caffey Poster Awards
Case Report: Childhood Post-Intubation Obstructive Fibrinous Tracheal Pseudomembrane: A Case Report and Review; Lori L. Barr*, James Coticchia
Educational Poster: Diffusion Tensor Imaging of the Growth Plate: The ABC’s of DTI; Laura A. Santos*, Diego Jaramillo, José G. Raya, Sachin Jambawalikar, Jie C. Nguyen, Sogol Mostoufi-Moab
Scientific Poster: How Low Can You Go? Ultra-Low Dose Chest CT for Diagnosis of Airway Disease in Children Using Deep Convolutional Neural Network Denoising; Kelly K. Horst*, Zhou Zhongxing, Nathan Hull, Paul Thacker, Jamison Thorne, Joel G. Fletcher, Cynthia McColloughMyocardial Perfusion Abnormalities in MIS-C can be seen on Spectral Detector CT; Curtis Simmons*; Luis F. Goncalves; Richard Southard; Dianna M. Bardo
John Kirkpatrick Young Investigator Award
This award is given to the author of the best paper presented by a Resident or Fellow at the SPR meeting. Beginning in 1995, the award became known as the John A. Kirkpatrick Young Investigator Award.
Winner: Adrian A. Sanchez
The Walter E. Berdon/Thomas L. Slovis Awards
The Berdon award recognizes the best Clinical Research paper submitted to the journal of Pediatric Radiology in the year preceding the meeting. This award was established to honor Walter Berdon who served as the North American Editor of Pediatric Radiology for 30 years and who stepped down as editor on June 30, 2003.
The Slovis award recognizes the best Basic Scientific paper submitted to the journal of Pediatric Radiology in the year preceding the meeting. This award was established to honor Thomas Slovis who served as the North American Editor of Pediatric Radiology following Dr. Berdon and who stepped down as editor on December 31, 2012.
Best Basic Science Paper (Tom Slovis Award): Dynamic susceptibility-contrast magnetic resonance imaging with contrast agent leakage correction aids in predicting grade in pediatric brain tumours: a multicenter study; Stephanie B. Withey, Lesley MacPherson, Adam Oates, Stephen Powell, Jan Novak, Laurence Abernethy, Barry Pizer, Richard Grundy, Paul S. Morgan, Simon Bailey, Dipayan Mitra, Theodoros N. Arvanitis, Dorothee P. Auer, Shivaram Avula & Andrew C. Peet.
Best Clinical Paper (Walter Berdon Award): The role of apparent diffusion coefficient histogram metrics for differentiating pediatric medulloblastoma histological variants and molecular groups; Fabrício Guimarães Gonçalves, Luis Octavio Tierradentro-Garcia, Jorge Du Ub Kim, Alireza Zandifar, Adarsh Ghosh, Angela N. Viaene, Dmitry Khrichenko, Savvas Andronikou & Arastoo Vossough.