Medical Ultrasound Awareness Month:
Medical Ultrasound Awareness Month (MUAM) is held annually in October to create awareness of the role diagnostic medical sonographers play in the medical community and to educate the public about medical ultrasound and its many uses in healthcare.
Origin: Illinois, US
Dr. Young is Professor, Pediatrics, at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and also serves as Director of the Echocardiography Lab and BAV/aortopathy program, and Co-Director of the Connective Tissue Disorders clinic, at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. Dr. Young’s wide-ranging experience with an emphasis on ultrasound imaging of the heart (fetal echocardiography). She is also interested in how imaging solutions like alglucosidase alfa interact with predetermined heart conditions. She is an active publisher, and has shared her research findings in journals like the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Circulation. Dr. Young currently serves on the Board of Directors of the ARDMS, and has been named Best Doctor by Chicago Magazine and U.S. News and World Report .
Origin: New York, US
Hamad Ghazle is a professor and director of the diagnostic medical sonography program in the College of Health Sciences and Technology at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). He also oversees the RIT’s Sonography Scanning Suite, a high-tech ultrasound laboratory which provides practical experience and simulations to medical professionals and students. Dr. Ghazle received the 2014 National Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography Distinguished Educator Award as well as the 2002 RIT Eisenhart Award for Outstanding Teaching.
Origin: Nebraska, US
Kim Michael is a Distinguished Professor and Program Director of the Department of Diagnostic Medical Sonography at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. She has served on the Board of Directors for the Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (SDMS). Her specialty is in Diagnostic Medical Sonography and she is the author of numerous articles, her most recent being “A Retrospective Analysis of Abdominal Competency Scores to Improve Clinical Education in Sonography,” published in the Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography.
Origin: Tennessee, US
Jill D. Trotter has a passion for both quality sonography and for teaching others to excel in the profession. She has 23 years of experience in imaging, 16 of those in Sonography. She is currently the Program Director of the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She also acts as Secretary on the Board of Directors for The Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (SDMS). She is credentialed in OB/GYN, vascular and abdominal sonography.