Sunday, June 19, 2016

In the company of giants - at IEEE Annual Award Ceremony


Who will not get inspired, sitting in the company of giants, and marveling at the accomplishments of all highly accomplished individuals who received their awards at the IEEE Annual Award ceremony, held at Gotham Hall, NY. I was able to attend, thanks to an invitation by Marconi Society.  One award in particular resonated with me at a personal level, which was given to Charles Mistretta. He was awarded IEEE Medal for Innovations in Healthcare Technology for the development of techniques that have drastically changed how imaging for cardiovascular diagnosis is done. Were it not for him, and other individuals like him, my father's diagnosis for cardiovascular disease in 1980 may not have been possible, and perhaps I would not have be sitting in the ceremony yesterday.

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