College of Human Medicine dean honored for leadership
College of Human Medicine Dean Norman Beauchamp, Jr. was presented with the Gold Medal Award for his decades of leadership in the state of Washington's radiology and medical community on Nov. 5 in Seattle.
“I can think of no radiologist in our great state that has been more impactful for our specialty or our citizens,” said Eric Stern, president of the Washington State Radiological Society. “Dr. Beauchamp has been a champion for radiology and health care quality for all in Washington — for the past 15 years. His outstanding service to all of radiology in Washington, our state’s underserved populations, as well as his meritorious scientific and research achievement bring outstanding credit upon radiology in Washington.”
Highlights of Beauchamp’s career include serving as professor and chair of the Department of Radiology at the University of Washington from 2002 until 2016 and serving as the president of the University of Washington Physician Practice Plan.
In the past two years, Beauchamp’s roles at UW included chairing the Faculty Senate and the Global Innovation Exchange Advisory Board, as well as serving on the Graduate Medical Education Position Allocation Committee, Global Innovation and Technology Institute Program Committee, Global Innovation Exchange Executive Sponsors Group, UW Presidential Search Committee, Public Ceremonies Committee, Title IX Steering Committee and UW President’s Cabinet Member.
In addition to his work at the university, Beauchamp has twice been the medical director of the Remote Area Medical Clinic for the Underserved and has also served on the Washington Biotechnology & Biomedical Association Board of Directors.
Among his many national leadership roles, Beauchamp has served the academic radiology community as the president of ARRS and president of the Society for Chairs of Academic Radiology Departments, Board of Directors of the Association of University Radiologists and on the steering committee of the Academy of Radiology Leadership and Management.
This fall, Beauchamp began a new chapter in his career, becoming the new dean of the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine on Oct. 1.