Spalluto Named 2016 Recipient of AAWR Early Career Faculty Professional Leadership Award

Lucy Spalluto, M.D., Assistant Professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences, was recently named the 2016 recipient of the Early Career Faculty Professional Leadership Award by the American Association for Women Radiologists (AAWR). 

Provided by the AAWR Research and Education Foundation, the award will sponsor Spalluto to attend the Association of American Medical Colleges' (AAMC) Early Career Women Faculty Professional Development Seminar. The three and a half day seminar will provide an opportunity for women physicians and scientists holding medical school appointments at the instructor or assistant professor level to hone the knowledge and skills required to successfully navigate the academic health enterprise and to continue down the path to leadership.

Spalluto is a board-certified radiologist specializing in Women’s Imaging.  She is currently an Assistant Professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee. She received her medical degree from the University of Virginia. After an internal medicine internship at Cabrini Medical Center in New York, she attended the Diagnostic Radiology residency program at Brown University’s Alpert Medical School. Her fellowship in Women’s Imaging was completed at Vanderbilt. Spalluto’s clinical work focuses on breast imaging and pelvic and obstetric ultrasound.

Spalluto is actively involved in patient-centered research, female faculty development, and teaching residents and medical students. She is the Co-Director of Vanderbilt’s Women in Radiology initiative and holds a grant from the American Medical Association for “Female Faculty Development in Radiology – Designing and Implementing a Module Based Educational Program.” She serves on the ACR Commission on Patient- and Family-Centered Care, the AUR Taskforce on New Models for Research Mentoring, and is a founder of the AAWR Bookclub.

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Spalluto was recently named the 2016 Recipient of the AAWR Early Career Faculty Professional Leadership Award.