RUSSELL H. MORGAN PROFESSORSHIP IN RADIOLOGY
Established in 1994 by friends and colleagues of Russell H. Morgan in his honor

RUSSELL H. MORGAN made significant contributions to radiology by inventing an exposure meter that shut off X-ray equipment the moment film had been properly exposed, reducing unnecessary exposure to radiation. His innovations also improved the precision of X-ray pictures. Dr. Morgan chaired the Department of Radiology and Radiological Science for 25 years, also heading the Division of Radiation Health Sciences in the School of Public Health for a decade. In 1971, he was named dean of the School of Medicine and, two years later, vice president for medicine at Hopkins. Dr. Morgan's many honors include the 1979 German Roentgen Medal, one of the highest honors in his field. He was the first president of the Association of University Radiologists, a consultant to the surgeon general, and chairman of the National Academy of Sciences Committee on Health Research Programs of the Department of Energy.

 

Image Credit: Johns Hopkins Medicine Pathology Photography PAUL BOTTOMLEY, the Russell H. Morgan Professor of Radiology, joined the faculty in physiological chemistry in 1978, left and then returned in 1994, when he was named to this professorship, with joint appointments in medicine and biomedical engineering. His research focuses on the application of nuclear magnetic resonance techniques to biophysical, biological, and medical problems. He has contributed to the noninvasive study of human disease, especially ischemic disease in the heart and brain, and has played a key role in the development of MRI technology, for which he holds about 30 U.S. patents. Director of the Division of MR Research and the MRI Research Service Center, Dr. Bottomley won the 1989 Gold Medal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, was chosen as one of 12 "Hot Young Scientists" by Fortune magazine in 1990, and won a Coolidge Fellowship and medal from General Electric.