Erwin Hahn Receives Gold Medal Award

International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine Awards its Highest Honor

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Professor Emeritus Erwin L. Hahn received the 2016 Gold Medal from the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) in early May. The award, ISMRM's highest honor, was given to Professor Hahn for his creation of pulsed magnetic resonance and processes of signal refocusing which are essential to, and the foundation of, modern day MRI and magnetic resonance. At a subsequent reception at UC Berkeley, co-sponsored by ISMRM, Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute (HWNI), and Berkeley Physics, the award was presented to Professor Hahn in person by Garry Gold, MD, President of ISMRM, who also named him an Honorary Member of the organization. The event was attended by more than 70 people including Professor Hahn’s wife Natalie and family members, Physics Chair Steve Boggs, emeriti faculty, community leaders, and physics students. The evening came to a close with a celebration of Professor Hahn’s birthday, as he turned 95 in early June.

Pictured here: Top row, left to right: Roberta A. Kravitz, Executive Director, ISMRM; Barbara Peterson, Executive Director, HWNI; Steve Boggs, Chair, Berkeley Physics. Bottom row, left to right: Garry Gold, MD, President, ISMRM; Professor Emeritus Erwin Hahn; David A. Feinberg, Adj. Professor of Neuroscience, UC Berkeley and President and CEO, Advanced MRI Technologies



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