Authentic gold: Celebrating the life and career of Cheri L. Canon, MD, FACR, FAAWR

Kristin K. Porter, M. Elizabeth Oates

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Since 1927, the American College of Radiology (ACR) has awarded Gold Medals to up to four individuals each year in recognition of their distinguished and extraordinary service to the ACR or to the discipline of radiology (American College of Radiology, n.d. [1]). As of 2019, only 10 of 194 Gold Medalists have been women. In May 2021, Dr. Cheri L. Canon will become the eleventh woman in ACR history to receive this prestigious award. Contemporaneously, in November 2020, she received the highest honor bestowed by the American Association for Women in Radiology (AAWR), the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Award, presented annually to an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the advancement of women in radiology or radiation oncology (American Association for Women in Radiology, n.d. [2]). Herein we celebrate Dr. Canon's remarkable life and impressive career achievements, and learn important lessons from her shared wisdom.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)174-177
Number of pages4
JournalClinical Imaging
StatePublished - Jun 2021

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  • American Association for Women in Radiology (AAWR)
  • American College of Radiology (ACR)
  • Gold medal
  • Leadership

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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