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Michael Ward Honored for Lifetime Achievement in Radiology and Nursing Education

Michael Ward recently retired from the Goldfarb School of Nursing on the campus of Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, which is affiliated with Washington University. He spent 23 years at the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and another 25 years in various leadership roles – most notably vice dean for student affairs and diversity and professor at the Goldfarb School of Nursing. He retired in 2022.

Dr. Ward is being honored with the Lifetime Achievement in Healthcare Award from the St. Louis American Foundation. He is being honored both for his work in radiology and in nursing education. Dr. Ward will be honored at the Salute to Excellence in Healthcare Awards Reception in St. Louis on June 23.

Professor Ward was the second African American elected president of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists. He was the first American to serve as president of the International Society of Radiographers and Radiologic Technologists.

Dr. Ward holds a bachelor’s degree in radiologic science and a doctorate in higher education administration from St. Louis University. He also holds a master’s degree in educational administration from the University of Missouri–St. Louis.


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