RSNA’s Quantitative Imaging Biomarkers Alliance


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Radiological Society North America

A radiologist, Dr. Sammie I. Long has accrued more than 30 years of medical experience at institutions that include the University of South Alabama Medical Center and the Alvin C. York VA Medical Center. A winner of the American Medical Association’s Physician’s Recognition Award, Dr. Sammie I. Long is also involved in professional organization that include the Radiological Society North America (RSNA).

A global organization, RSNA spans 130 countries, which benefit from its work to improve patient care through radiological excellence. In addition to radiologists, the organization represents physicians and other medical professionals who have access to professional advancement, software solutions, and special programs like the Quantitative Imaging Biomarkers Alliance.

Implemented in 2007, the Quantitative Imaging Biomarkers Alliance seeks to advance the use of imaging biomarkers in radiological techniques and push the field to a more quantitative focus. To achieve this goal, the alliance brings together medical professionals, researchers, and clinicians to identify challenges and solutions within the profession.

Moreover, the program seeks to standardize software and hardware to ensure accurate quantitative results from imaging. For additional information on the alliance, which is funded in part by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering and the National Institutes of Health, visit


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Awards Offered by the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society


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Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society

Dr. Sammie I. Long, board certified in radiology, has held positions at medical facilities including University of South Alabama Medical Center in Mobile and Howard University Hospital in Washington, D.C. additionally, Dr. Sammie I. Long is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, which recognizes educational attainment and community service through a number of awards.

Founded in 1902, the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society shows its commitment to leadership, service, and professionalism by asking its over 3,500 members to go above and beyond. The society welcomes those who are about to graduate from medical school and who show high academic standing, excellent leadership skills, a commitment to professional ethics, and promised future success in their field. Alpha Omega Alpha offers a postgraduate fellowship award, given to those whose research projects support the mission of the society as a whole.

Awards are also available for educators, with the Edward D. Harris Professionalism Award recognizing best practices in medical education. Any program nominated for this $10,000 award must be exportable to other medical institutions, show effectiveness, and instill the highest manner of professionalism in participants.