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ASRT Names 2022 Life Member and Fellows

Mar 31, 2022

The American Society of Radiologic Technologists will award Life Member status to one member and bestow the status of Fellow on two members during the ASRT Annual Governance and House of Delegates Meeting in Orlando, Florida, on June 24.

The Society’s newest Life Member is Cindy K. Daniels, M.S., R.T.(R), FASRT. Fellows elevation goes to Kevin R. Clark, Ed.D., R.T.(R)(QM), FAEIRS, and Megan Trad, Ph.D., R.T.(T).

Life Member Award

Established in 1938, Life Members are active ASRT members who have maintained continuous membership for at least 30 years and have participated in a wide range of volunteer activities that demonstrate dedication to the ASRT and the radiologic technology profession. Candidates who receive the honor are selected by at least a three-quarters vote of the ASRT Board of Directors.

Life Member

Cindy K. Daniels, M.S., R.T.(R), FASRT, joined ASRT in 1984 and has been an active volunteer for nearly four decades. She served on the ASRT Board of Directors from 2003-2008, including terms as secretary-treasurer, vice president, president-elect, president and chair. She has volunteered for numerous ASRT committees and her commitment to the profession is well known. She has worked with students as a mentor in the ASRT Student to Leadership Development Program, represented the Missouri Society of Radiologic Technologists in the ASRT House of Delegates, served the ASRT Foundation as a member of its Board of Trustees and participated on the International Speakers and Corporate Sponsored Programs Review Committee. For her decades of service, she was elevated to ASRT Fellow status in 2011. She has been active with MoSRT throughout her career and served on its board of directors in many positions, including president and chair of the board. Several years ago, MoSRT recognized her volunteer service by awarding her with life member status. Cindy has also contributed to the profession's growth through her work in professional positions, including serving as director for Continuing Registration Requirements and Continuing Qualifications Requirements project leader for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.

Elevation of Fellows

The ASRT established the honorary Fellow category in 1956 to recognize members who have made outstanding contributions to the profession and ASRT. Fellows have volunteered in leadership positions at the national and local levels, written articles for publication, presented at professional meetings and helped advance the radiologic technology profession.

Kevin R. Clark, Ed.D., R.T.(R)(QM), FAEIRS, is an associate professor and associate graduate program director for the School of Health Professions at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. A member of ASRT since 2014, Dr. Clark has served as the chair of ASRT’s Education Chapter and contributed his time and expertise in numerous other volunteer capacities, including the Radiologic Technology Editorial Review Board, Committee on R.T. Advocacy, as a mentor for the Professional Mentor Program and a member of the ASRT Foundation Research and Grants Advisory Panel. He is a member of numerous societies, including ASRT affiliate societies in Texas and Louisiana. In his home state, Dr. Clark has served on the Educator Alliance Committee and as a continuing education program reviewer for the Texas Society of Radiologic Technologists. In 2021, he was elevated to fellow status by the Association of Educators in Imaging and Radiologic Sciences. Additionally, he has been published in numerous radiologic science journals and has lectured worldwide on a variety of research topics.

Megan Trad, Ph.D., R.T.(T), is a program chair and professor at Texas State University in San Marcos. Dr. Trad joined ASRT in 2007 and has volunteered in numerous capacities for ASRT, including a term as chair for the Radiation Therapist Editorial Review Board and serving as a member of the International Speakers Exchange Award Review Committee, Hybrid Imaging White Paper Workgroup and the International Speakers and Corporate Sponsored Programs Review Committee. Dr. Trad is an accomplished author. She was the editor for the fifth edition of Principles and Practice of Radiation Therapy and wrote six chapters for the textbook. Dr. Trad is also associate editor of the Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences. In 2011, she was named educator of the year by the Association of Educators in Imaging and Radiologic Sciences. Dr. Trad has taken on speaking engagements across the country to talk about topics from clinical instruction to patient treatment options. Her published academic works explore the integration of education and community development, bullying behaviors among radiation therapists and new teaching methodologies, such as virtual reality. Her work has been published in numerous radiologic science journals.

ASRT membership will recognize the honorees at the Honors Evening ceremony at the annual governance meeting in Orlando, Florida, on June 24.

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