"I will endeavor to retain the spirit of youth"
~Sigma Chi Creed, George Ade ΔΔ 1887

Dunnick '65 Recognized for Contributions in Field of Radiology

N. Reed Dunnick '65

N. Reed Dunnick '65 was selected as Delta Delta’s 44th Significant Sig for his contributions in the field of radiology as a clinician, scientist, mentor, and leader.


Brother Dunnick is currently the Fred Jenner Hodges Professor and Chair of the Department of Radiology at the University of Michigan.


Brothers Set Early Example

Reed commented, "I had the good fortune of living all four years in the fraternity house at 202 Littleton. The talented upper classmen who lead by example were an inspiration to the rest of us. I am happy to accept this honor on behalf of the entire Delta Delta chapter. Throughout my career I have come into contact with many Sigma Chi’s and we always enjoyed a kindred spirit of brotherhood. It is an honor to be part of a fraternity that sets lofty goals and so often achieves them."


Reed graduated from Purdue in 1965, where he served Delta Delta as Consul and in other offices. He attended medical school at Cornell University, receiving his M.D. in 1969. After completing his residency at Stanford University in 1976, he was certified by the American Board of Radiology. After stints at the National Institutes of Health and Duke University, where he received the Teacher of the Year Award, he was recruited to lead the Department of Radiology at the University of Michigan in 1992.


Testifying Before Congress

A strong advocate for research, Reed was the founding president of the Radiology Research Alliance and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Academy for Radiological Research. He had the privilege of testifying before Congress on the need to establish a new institute, which was signed into law as the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering by President Clinton in 2000.


Reed has authored or coauthored over 300 scientific publications, 62 book chapters, and 10 books, including the Textbook of Uroradiology, which is now in its 5th edition. In addition, he has served on the editorial boards of more than a dozen academic journals.


Leading His Industry in Many Ways

During his career, Reed has served many medical societies and organizations, including the American Board of Radiology Foundation and the American College of Radiology, of which he was vice-president from 2008 to 2009. He is past-president of the American Roentgen Ray Society, Society of Chairs of Academic Radiology Departments, Society of Computed Body Tomography, Academy of Radiology Research, Society of Uroradiology, Radiology Research Alliance, American Board of Radiology, Association of University Radiologists, and the Michigan Radiology Society.


Reed and his wife, Marilyn, at the celebration of the 75th anniversary of the American Board of Radiology.

With more than 53,000 members, the Radiological Society of North America sponsors the largest radiology meeting in the world. Brother Dunnick has served on the Board of Directors since 2006 and is the current President.


Gold Medal Recipient

Gold Medals for outstanding contributions to the field of radiology have been presented to Brother Dunnick by the American Roentgen Ray Society, the Michigan Radiological Society, the Society of Uroradiology, the Association of University Radiologists, and most recently by the American College of Radiology for "his contributions to the radiology profession as a clinician, scientist, mentor and leader."


Reed is married to Marilyn Roubidoux, MD, also a Professor of Radiology at the University of Michigan. He admits to being a life-long Chicago Cub fan and enjoys gardening and hiking.


Congratulations again to Brother Dunnick on this significant accomplishment.