Leadership

Norman E. Sharpless, MD, director of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) since October 2017, has been announced as the new acting commissioner of the FDA. Sharpless replaces Scott Gottlieb, MD, who unexpectedly resigned from the position on March 5.

FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb is resigning. Gottlieb has manned the agency since May 2017 and will leave his position in about a month.

James Hutchinson, PhD, former medical physics scientist and inventor of the world’s first full-body MRI scanner, died at the age of 77 on Tuesday, Sept. 4, according to a report published online Sept. 11 by Scotland’s The Press and Journal.

The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)’s Board of Directors has appointed Gary Luker, MD, as editor of Radiology: Imaging Cancer, its new online journal, according to an RSNA news release.

“The time has come for radiologists to position themselves to provide leadership in driving this field to the next level,” Rao said in a prepared statement published by RSNA on July 19. “Radiologists will have to increase their knowledge of all aspects of diseases and data science aside from just the imaging aspects.”

GE Healthcare named Tom McGuinness its new president and CEO of GE Healthcare's Imaging business on June 11, according to an internal report from GE Healthcare.

Previously a professor of radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Anna Moore, PhD, has been named director of Michigan State University (MSU)'s Precision Health Program and assistant dean of the college of human medicine.

After 14 years as CEO of the Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA), Ed Cronin has announced he will retire at the end of 2018.