ABR volunteer Janice Newsome, MD, has been named 2024 winner of the Women in IR Champion Award by the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR).
The award is presented annually to an individual who has consistently made a significant contribution to the advancement of women in IR, including sponsorship, mentorship, teaching, promotion, advocacy, and recruitment.
She will be honored at the Women in IR InspIRed Lecture and Luncheon at the SIR Annual Scientific Meeting on March 25.
Dr. Newsome has been involved in policy advocacy at institutional and national levels. Her influence in international health policy promotes the life-saving benefits of interventional radiology, aligning with United Nations Sustainable Development Goals for good health and gender equality.
Her impact includes engaging with women worldwide, delivering lectures, fostering mentorships, and engaging with communities. Her expertise on women’s health and gender disparity in medicine is internationally recognized.
Dr. Newsome is a professor in the department of radiology and imaging sciences at Emory University School of Medicine and previously served as division director and chief of interventional radiology and image-guided medicine at Emory University Hospital.