We are pleased to announce that the Wisconsin Medical Alumni Association awarded Dr. Charles Strother the Clinical Sciences Emeritus Faculty Award for 2011.
This prestigious award is given to an emeritus clinical scientist who has contributed valuable and longtime service to the UW School of Medicine and Public Health in teaching, research and/or administration. Dr. Strother was nominated for his outstanding contributions to clinical care, research, and education in Diagnostic and Interventional Neuroradiology.
Dr. Strother came to Madison in 1967 for his year of medical internship at the University of Wisconsin Clinical Science Center and returned in 1976 as an assistant professor of Radiology and Neurology. During his time with the UW, he shaped the past, present, and future of image-guided endovascular treatment of cerebral vascular disease. He has conducted basic and translational research to develop new devices and imaging techniques that are now used throughout the world to improve the health of patients with cerebral vascular disorders. He helped to develop some of the most ubiquitous devices used for treatment of aneurysms, and helped to start a successful company that produced these devices. After a brief stint away from the Department, he returned to UW Radiology in 2006 as Emeritus professor, where he now works with scientific and clinical colleagues directing the x-ray angiography research laboratory in the Wisconsin Institute for Medical Research (WIMR). During his emeritus professorship, he has received significant extramural support for the development of new 4D Digital Angiography techniques, and collaborates with Dr. Mistretta in leading an interdisciplinary team of investigators who are developing these methods. He also serves as the senior editor of the American Journal of Neuroradiolgy.
He will be presented the award at the annual WMAA Awards Banquet on April 29th. Please join us in congratulating Dr. Strother for receiving this important award!