Dr. Darryl N. Biery received the prestigious ACVR Bernstein Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2015 ACVR Annual Scientific Meeting in Minneapolis, MN. He was nominated for the award by Dr. Tony Pease with supporting letters from Drs. Wil Mai and Don Thrall.
“Dr. Biery’s main contribution to ACVR was in the form of the Associate Executive Director, a position held from 1997-2014 and his unofficial posting as Historian. Dr. Biery has been present at almost Executive Council meeting during his time as Associate Executive Director and nearly all of the annual ACVR meetings since becoming certified in 1969. His dedication as the Associate Executive Director placed him in charge of being the liaison with the Editor of the Veterinary Radiology and Ultrasound Journal as well as managing the numerous awards offered by the ACVR including the resident research award.”
“Dr. Darryl Biery has served above and beyond the standard methods of an ACVR Diplomate. He has represented his colleagues as historian, Associate Executive Director, 17 years on Executive Council and a representative and advocate for the IVRA. His service to the ACVR over his 46 years as a Diplomate has made him a perfect candidate for the Bernstein Lifetime Achievement Award.”
“Dr Biery was a pioneer in the early days of the ACVR, back in the sixties. He is one of the few legends who, a few years after the college was founded, hit the ground running, gained knowledge and experience in radiology down at the medical school, and brought it back to the Veterinary world. He has been the soul of the radiology program here at UPenn for more than 30 years, trained many, many residents, and was chairman of our department for eight years.”
“His influence in our world of specialists goes beyond the small community of the ACVR. At UPenn, and through the IVRA, he participated in the training of radiologists from overseas who have then established successful programs in Europe and other continents. Through his collaborative research, he bridged the gap between radiologists and clinical orthopedists, being very involved in breakthrough programs such as the PennHip program, which revolutionized our understanding and management of hip dysplasia in dogs.”
“I had the privilege to work with Darryl at Penn for about 5 years. These were some of the most valuable years of my life. I was able to profit from his tremendous knowledge but most importantly it was his enthusiasm for radiology, and for life, that inspired me the most. This enthusiasm is contagious and I am sure it was instrumental behind the scenes for many of the advancements made by the College during his involvement.”
“Darryl was also an ambassador for the ACVR in support of the development of veterinary imaging in Europe and Australia. He forged many friendships abroad and provided sage advice as imaging developed around the world, while bringing valuable knowledge and experiences gleaned from his association with the ACVR. In some ways, this expanded the face of the ACVR globally. One example of this was his organization of the 10th IVRA meeting in Philadelphia in 1994. Another was his hosting dozens of foreign radiologists and foreign trainees at Penn when he was on faculty.”