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Impact In Leadership Award

The RLI Impact in Leadership Award recognizes an individual whose participation in an RLI course or program was integral to the successful completion of a specific project or initiative at the individual’s practice or institution.
The 2024 Impact in Leadership Award application submission process is now closed. If you have any questions, please email

Award Criteria

Candidates must have demonstrated:

  • A specific and noteworthy contribution or initiative to improve and enhance their department or practice; documentation of steps taken and outcomes achieved.
  • Clearly articulate knowledge and leadership skills that were gained from participating in specific RLI programming that were integral to the success of their project or initiative. Reflect on the lesson received from the RLI course/program and explain in detail how the specific course/skill learned was applied to the contribution/initiative.
    • For example, “participating in the webinar on strategic planning helped me successfully take my group in a new direction” or “I created a new program to prevent burnout after attending the ACR-RBMA Practice Leaders Forum,” etc.

*Please note that current RLI Board members are ineligible for this award.


Professionals working in the field of radiology are eligible if they:

  • Are a current ACR member
  • Are post-training
  • Have participated in at least one or more RLI programs
  • Can document the award criteria listed above


Awardees will receive:

  • Complimentary registration for the RLI Summit
  • Recognition, and an opportunity to share your story, at the 2024 RLI Summit Awards Dinner at Boston Seaport Hotel
  • Recognition in ACR publication

Application Requirements

All submissions are required to include:

  1. A completed project description from the candidate (no nominations please) that describes the following (maximum 3 pages):
    • Clearly articulate how the RLI experience/skill enabled you to successfully pursue your project (provide as much detail as possible)
    • What specific skills and knowledge were gained from that RLI experience and how they were put into practice
    • A detailed description of the specific project or initiative and associated outcomes documenting noteworthy enhancements or improvements to the practice or institution
  2. One (1) letter of recommendation from someone who is familiar with or benefited from the initiative. Due to potential conflict of interests, current members of the RLI Board cannot write letters of recommendation for this award.
  3. Current CV
No nominations please

Impact in Leadership Award Application Process

The 2024 Impact in Leadership Award application process is now closed. If you have any questions, please email

Congratulations 2023 Award Recipients (Institutions and titles are current at the time of the award)

Archie R. McGowan, MD, FACR

Archie R. McGowan, MD, FACR

2024 Honoree
Co-Director | Portsmouth Regional Hospital Comprehensive Stroke Center

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Ian A. Weissman, DO, FACR

2023 Honoree
Attending Radiologist | Milwaukee VA Medical Center

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Syed F. Zaidi, MD, MBA, FACR

2023 Honoree
Office of the Chief Medical Officer, Operations and Integration | Radiology Partners

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Vivek Masson, MD, DABR

2022 Honoree
System Chairman of Radiology | CarePoint Health

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Andrew Moriarity, MD

2022 Honoree
Vice President of Clinical Operations | Advanced Radiology Services

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