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Family Legacy: Tina Young Poussaint, MD, FACR, Daughter of URMC Radiology Trailblazer is 2022 Tana A. Grady-Weliky, MD Annual Lecture Guest Speaker

Monday, January 10, 2022

Tina Young Poussaint, MD, FACR, the Lionel W. Young Chair in Radiology at Boston Children’s Hospital and professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School, will enjoy a (virtual) homecoming to Rochester on February 23, 2022 as the 11th Annual Tana A. Grady-Weliky, MD Lecture on Women and Diversity in Medicine guest speaker.

Dr. Poussaint, who was born in Rochester, is principal investigator and director of the Neuroimaging Center of the NIH-funded Pediatric Brain Tumor Consortium and is director of Boston Children’s Hospital Neuro-Oncologic Imaging. She is also the current President of the American Society of Neuroradiology.

She comes from a legacy of academic excellence. In 1958, her father, the late Lionel W. Young, MD, FACR, was the first African-American radiology resident in the Department of Radiology at the University of Rochester Medical Center. He went on to establish the first Pediatric Radiology Section in the Department of Radiology. Dr. Young became a nationally and internationally recognized leader in pediatric radiology.

Dr. Pouissaint will deliver her remarks on Wednesday February 23, 2022 on Zoom at 12 p.m. Pre-registration for this free event is required. 

“We are honored to host Dr. Poussaint as our guest lecturer. She has dedicated her career to excellence in radiology benefiting countless children with cancer,” says Adrienne Morgan, Ph.D., vice president for Equity and Inclusion at the University of Rochester Medical Center and senior associate dean for Equity and Inclusion at the School of Medicine and Dentistry. “She embodies the spirit of Dr. Grady-Weliky through her work and is a living example of breaking barriers in medicine,” she adds. 

Jennifer Harvey, MD, chair of the Department of Imaging Sciences, says, “Dr. Poussaint’s significant contributions to pediatric radiology make her someone to whom our learners can aspire. She leads the way for women in medicine to be recognized and celebrated and, like her father before her, she leaves an indelible mark on the science of diagnostic and therapeutic imaging technologies.”

The annual endowed lecture was established in 2011 to honor Dr. Grady-Weliky, former University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry Senior Associate Dean for Education and Department of Psychiatry faculty member.  She was nationally recognized as an expert in medical student education and in the treatment of women’s mental health disorders. Dr. Grady-Weliky impacted many students, residents, fellows, and faculty through her dedication to medical education, her commitment to women and diversity in medicine and her passion for psychiatry.