2020 Award Winners

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our 2020 Annual Meeting scheduled to take place in Minneapolis, MN had to be canceled. As a result, we held our 2020 Annual Business Meeting virtually for the first time ever via Zoom. This gave us the opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate this year’s ISCD Award recipients pictured below. Please know that this year’s awardees will be honored in person at next year’s Annual Meeting in Nashville, TN. Congratulations to our 2020 ISCD Award recipients!

Dr. Paul D. Miller ISCD Service Award presented to
Catherine Gordon, MD, MSc, CCD
for distinguished service and dedication to the ISCD.


Catherine Gordon, MD, MSc, is a pediatric endocrinologist and adolescent health specialist whose clinical focus is pediatric and adolescent bone health, eating disorders, and reproductive endocrinology. She is double-boarded in both subspecialties through the American Board of Pediatrics. Her research, which has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, Department of Defense, and private foundations, focuses on how nutrition, activity, and sex hormones influence bone health during childhood and adolescence. Clinical models of interest include anorexia nervosa, inflammatory bowel disease, progeria, and primary ovarian insufficiency. She also has an interest in bone health in transgender youth who are receiving pubertal blockers. Dr. Gordon rejoined the faculty at Boston Children’s Hospital (9/2018) as division chief, where she trained and worked for many years. She also assumed the role of director of the Boston Children’s Bone Health Program, which she founded in 2000 and directed for many years. Her work with peripheral quantitative computed tomography (pQCT) and dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) has helped establish the International Society for Clinical Densitometry (ISCD) guidelines for pediatric densitometry measures. Dr. Gordon has directed the ISCD Pediatric Bone Density Course, has served on the Board of Directors, and as the Education Chair. She is a member of the Sub board on Adolescent Medicine for the American Board of Pediatrics, the Executive Committee (Board of Directors) for the Thrasher Research Fund, and the Council for the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute on Child Health and Human Development (NICHD). Lastly, she has served as an associate editor for the journals, Bone, New England Journal of Medicine Journal Watch, and the Journal of Adolescent Health.

Dr. John P. Bilezikian ISCD Global Leadership Award presented to
Prof. John J. Carey, MB, BCh, MS, CCD
for distinguished service and leadership in the global promotion of the field of bone densitometry and the ISCD.


Prof. John J. Carey is a consultant physician in Rheumatology and Medicine, and Clinical Lead for DXA, Osteoporosis and Metabolic Bone Disorders, at Galway University Hospitals, and Professor in Medicine at The National University of Ireland, Galway. He completed medical school at University College Dublin, Ireland, and his post-graduate training in medicine, rheumatology and clinical research in the United States of America at Tuft’s University, Boston University Medical Centre, The Cleveland Clinic and Case Western Reserve University. He has published more than 40 research papers, 5 book chapters, and presented around the world on osteoporosis, densitometry, biosimilar medications and evidence-based medicine. Prof. Carey is an ISCD member since 1999, a Past President of The International Society for Clinical Densitometry, a member of several ISCD committees, and current faculty for all ISCD densitometry courses: Osteoporosis Essentials, Vertebral Fracture Recognition, Body Composition and Pediatrics, and a member of the Asian Tripartite Alliance for Osteoporosis.

ISCD Technologist of the Year presented to
Lynn Howley, RT(R)(BD), CBDT
for distinguished service to the field of densitometry in the areas of publication, education, or leadership.


Lynn Howley, RT(R)(BD), CBDT, has been a Radiologic Technologist for almost 22 years in Indiana. She has done Bone Densitometry for almost 16 years. During that time, she worked on educating fellow technologists at her health care system with a variety of aspects of bone density. She established and led precision testing for the systems two scanners and training of technologists in the use of their scanner. She also took time in answering patients’ questions and educating them on bone health and good/bad things they can do to improve their bone health and educating physicians on scanning protocols. She developed a patient education handout to better understand what their results from a Body Composition study mean to them.

Lynn has been involved with the American Society of Radiologic Technologists and is currently a Bone Density chapter delegate and has been both Chairman and Vice Chairman of the chapter. She has participated with the ISCD in developing test standards and on the ASRT Bone Density Curriculum Revision Committee and the Practice Standards Council. Lynn has written educational modules for the ASRT Bone Density educational module and was an editor for CE4RT Bone Density Continuing Education book.

She is a graduate of the ASRT Leadership Academy and has served the Indiana Society of Radiologic Technologists in serval appointed and elected offices including President in 2018-2019 and currently is Chairman of the Board/Past President of the Indiana Society. She has also been involved with advocating on behalf of the ASRT regarding efforts to establish a national licensure law for Radiologic Technologists and has lobbied on Capitol Hill and has advocated for bills dealing with bone density.
In her free time, Lynn is involved with Epsilon Sigma Alpha (international philanthropic organization) and has held offices on the state, regional and international levels. She also participates in fundraising for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Easter Seals, Camp Riley in Indiana, American Cancer Society Relay for Life and Special Olympics of Indiana.
Lynn has recently changed health care systems and is currently employed at IU Health Indianapolis as a Radiologic Technologist in two surgery centers. She hopes to return to doing bone density studies in the future.

ISCD Clinician of the Year presented to
Dr. Huipeng SHI, MD, CCD
for distinguished service to the field of densitometry in the areas of publication, education, or leadership.


Dr. Huipeng SHI is an Orthopedic Surgeon, at Shanghai 6th People’s Hospital, Shanghai Jiaotong University. He is also currently serving as Associate Professor for his hospital. His research interests are in fragility fractures and the application of artificial intelligence in the rehabilitation of patients after a fracture.

Dr. SHI earned his Bachelor of Clinical Medicine at the Shanghai Medical University in Shanghai, P.R. China, and his Master of Medicine at Soochow University.

Dr. SHI has been a member of ISCD since 2005 and is an active member of the Asia Pacific Regional Panel. He is a lecturer and organizer of ISCD certificate course for Clinicians and Technologists in China. The course has been held once a year in Shanghai for 11 years. Dr. SHI devotes himself to promoting the official view of ISCD in China, especially in the Orthopedic field. He volunteers his time with charity clinics for rural areas and the volunteer program “Advocating Brightness to Return Home” for the rural areas of Shanghai.

ISCD Researcher of the Year presented to
Dr. William D. Leslie, MD, FRCPC, MSc, CCD for outstanding researchers for distinguished service to the field of densitometry in the areas of publication, education, or leadership.


Dr. Leslie is a Professor of Medicine and Radiology at the University of Manitoba with over 450 peer-reviewed publications. His research interests are in fracture risk assessment, osteoporosis testing, and other nuclear diagnostic techniques. He is Past President of the International Society for Clinical Densitometry, Past Chair of the Osteoporosis Canada Scientific Advisory Council, co-led the “2010 Clinical Practice Guidelines in Osteoporosis”, Director of the Manitoba Bone Density Program, and Co-Director of the Winnipeg PET Imaging Centre.

Last modified: May 6, 2020