Professor Adrian K. Dixon, Chairman of the ESR Publications Committee and Editor-in-Chief of European Radiology, has been conferred with an honorary degree by the National University of Ireland. The Degree of Doctor of Medicine was awarded to Prof. Dixon during a ceremony at University College Cork (UCC), Ireland, on Friday, June 3, 2011, in recognition of his contribution to medicine and radiology internationally and in Ireland.
In his introductory speech, Professor Michael Maher, Professor of Radiology at UCC, described Dixon’s academic achievements and commitment to education, his renowned dedication to his clinical duties, and his strong ties to the UCC and the Munster region of Ireland. “He was adviser to UCC during the establishment of, and appointment to, the Professorship of Radiology and today maintains a keen interest in the development of the department, frequently acting as an advisor,” said Maher. “There is no more worthy recipient of this honorary degree,” he added. Currently, Professor Dixon works as Professor of Radiology in Cambridge University and as a
Consultant Radiologist at Addenbrooks Hospital in Cambridge. He is also Editor-in-Chief of European Radiology and the journal has seen major improvements under his leadership including a significantly improved impact factor.