Established in 1994 by the University in honor of William R. Brody

WILLIAM R. BRODY, MD, PhD, was the Martin Donner Professor and director of the Johns Hopkins Russell H. Morgan Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences, professor of electrical and computer engineering, professor of biomedical engineering and radiologist-in-chief from 1987 to 1994.

Dr. Brody served as the 13th president of The Johns Hopkins University from September 1996 to February 2009. During his presidency, he led Johns Hopkins to a deepened commitment to undergraduate education, diversity, the community, and research, as well as the integration of the university and hospital/health system to become Johns Hopkins Medicine.

Dr. Brody is currently president of the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla, California. He is a national figure, encouraging innovation and the strengthening of the United States economy through investments in basic research and education. Most recently, he has written and spoken extensively around the country to promote a fuller discussion of health care reform.

Renowned for his achievements in biomedical engineering, Dr. Brody has authored more than 100 publications, holds two U.S. patents in the field of medical imaging, and has made contributions in medical acoustics, computed tomography, digital radiography, and magnetic resonance imaging. These contributions have led to his recognition by numerous national and international organizations. Dr. Brody is a member of the Institute of Medicine and the National Academy of Engineering, and is a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, the American College of Radiology, the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association, the International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, the American Institute of Biomedical Engineering, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 2010, he was awarded the Gold Medal of the Radiological Society of North America for his contributions to medical imaging science.

A native of Stockton, California, Dr. Brody received his bachelors in science and masters in science degrees in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and his medical degree and PhD, also in electrical engineering, from Stanford University. Following post-graduate training in cardiovascular surgery and radiology at Stanford, the National Institutes of Health, and the University of California, San Francisco, Dr. Brody was associate professor and then professor of radiology and electrical engineering at Stanford University from 1977 to 1986. He also served from 1994 to 1996 as provost of the University of Minnesota Academic Health Center. He is a co-founder of three medical device companies, and served as the president and chief executive officer of Resonex Inc. from 1984 to 1987.

Dr. Brody is a member of the Scientific Management Review Board of the National Institutes of Health and is a member of the board of directors of IBM and Novartis. He is a trustee of Stanford University. He formerly served on the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board, the Science Board of the Food and Drug Administration, on the Corporation of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and was a trustee of the Commonwealth Fund, the Whitaker Foundation, and the Minnesota Orchestra.


MARTIN G. POMPER, MD, PhD, is the inaugural William R. Brody Professor of Radiology and a professor in the Russell H. Morgan Department of Radiology and Radiological Science, as well as a professor in the departments of Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences, Oncology, Radiation Oncology and Molecular Radiation Sciences, Psychiatry and Environmental Health Sciences. He is the director of the Johns Hopkins Bayview Center for Translational Molecular Imaging, the co-director of the Johns Hopkins Cancer Center for Nanotechnology Excellence, the co-director of the Johns Hopkins PET Center, the director of the Johns Hopkins Small Animal Imaging Resource, and the associate director of the Johns Hopkins In Vivo Cellular and Molecular Imaging Center.

Dr. Pomper came to Johns Hopkins as an intern of the Osler Medical Service in the Department of Medicine in 1990, followed by residencies in radiology and nuclear medicine, and a fellowship in neuroradiology before joining the faculty in 1996. He was born in Chicago, and attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, majoring in biochemistry. He then attended the Medical Scholars Program at Illinois where he earned his medical degree and PhD in chemistry.

Dr. Pomper is an internationally recognized leader in molecular imaging research, and develops and implements new imaging agents that target cancer and brain disorders. His laboratory has developed innovative, general methods for molecular-genetic imaging and molecular radiotherapy of cancer, including specific radiopharmaceutical and optical agents for prostate cancer and other diseases, several of which are undergoing clinical testing. He has numerous publications and patents, as well as academic and industrial collaborations, and is currently editor-in-chief of Molecular Imaging.