1/06/2011 - Jeremy Kaye, M.D., chair of the Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences, recently received the Founder's Medal from the International Skeletal Society (ISS).
The ISS presents the gold medallion — the organization's highest honor — to those who distinguish themselves through their service to the organization and excel in their field of science. It is awarded to one person each year.
“This medal means so much to me,” said Kaye. “It's so important because it is recognition by my peers. This is, without a doubt, the biggest honor I've ever received.
“During my acceptance speech, I was quite emotional. It is the most prestigious award presented by the society.”
Kaye received the distinction during the 37th annual ISS meeting, which was held recently in Athens, Greece. He was awarded the medal for his contributions to the ISS and for his work in advancing the field of musculoskeletal science, particularly in the field of metabolic bone disease.
The ISS was founded in 1972. It has approximately 550 members from 40 countries and includes radiologists, pathologists, orthopaedic surgeons and others interested in skeletal disease diagnosis and treatment.
Kaye has been a member of the society since 1975 and has served as treasurer, president and editor of the group's publication, Skeletal Radiology.
Currently, he is the chairman for the ISS Board of Trustees of the Endowment Fund.
The medal is presented in honor of the three founders of the ISS — Harold G. Jacobson, Ronald O. Murray and Jack Edeiken.©2013 Vanderbilt University Medical Center