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Memoir

Lorraine M. Fig
Regents' Proceedings 308

Lorraine M. Fig, M.B.Ch.B., M.P.H., clinical professor of radiology in the Medical School and staff physician in the Nuclear Medicine Service at the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, retired from active faculty status on January 31,2018.

Dr. Fig received her M.B.Ch.B. (1973) degree from the University of Cape Town Medical School and her M.P.H. (1985) degree from the University of Michigan. After completing internships at the Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa, she received additional training in both South Africa and England. In 1986, Dr. Fig moved to Ann Arbor to become a fellow in nuclear medicine. She joined the University of Michigan faculty as a lecturer in 1991, and was promoted to clinical assistant professor in 1993, clinical associate professor in 2000, and clinical professor in 2004. She served as the associate program director of the Nuclear Medicine Residency Program from 2004-10.

Dr. Fig's research focused on the use of nuclear medicine in evaluating patients with endocrine disease. An exceptional clinician, she anchored the Nuclear Medicine Service at the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System. Dr. Fig played an instrumental role in the training and development of a generation of medical students, residents, and fellows. She served the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education as a board member of the Nuclear Medicine Residency Review Committee and as chair of the Milestone Project for Nuclear Medicine. Dr. Fig was an item writer for the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board's Nuclear Medicine Advanced Associate Examination and was a member of the Scientific Program Committee for a number of the Society of Nuclear Medicine's annual meetings. In addition to her extensive clinical service, research, and teaching responsibilities, Dr. Fig made time to be actively involved in a number of leading professional societies, including the American College of Nuclear Medicine, the American College of Science in Nuclear Medicine, and the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission. Most recently, she has worked to advance women into leadership positions by helping to found the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging's Curie Fund.

The Regents now salute this distinguished faculty member for her dedicated service by naming Lorraine M. Fig, clinical professor emerita of radiology.