Libby Brateman, PhD (In Memoriam)
- PhD: Medical Physics; University of Florida; Gainesville, FL
- MA: Physics; Auburn University; Auburn, AL
- BA: Physics; Birmingham Southern College; Birmingham, AL
- ABR Award
Dr Brateman was awarded the American Board of Radiology (ABR) Distinguished Service Award
- ACR Fellow
Dr Brateman was conferred as an American College of Radiology (ACR) Fellow at the ACR convocation ceremony on May 3, 2009, in Washington, DC, as part of the ACR’s 86th Annual Meeting and Chapter Leadership Conference.
Our esteemed colleague and friend Dr Libby Brateman, Emeritus Professor of Radiology, passed away on Saturday, May 5, 2018. Dr Brateman was the first Diagnostic Medical Physicist to join Radiology in the 1980s, laying out a path that many have followed in the field of medical physics. Some of the Physicists in the Physics Division were actually trained by her. She was instrumental in the development of our Diagnostic Physics residency program and became the founding director of the program. Her strive for excellence in clinical physics is remembered by many. She will be missed as a person foremost and as a scientist.
Dr Libby Brateman, Emeritus Professor of Radiology, was honored at the 2019 American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) annual meeting in San Antonio, Texas.
A special session was given in honor of Dr Brateman, who passed away in May 2018, titled “In Memoriam of Libby Brateman: Education, Licensure, Guidance, and Mammography – Enhancing the Recognition of the Medical Physics Profession.”
UF Alumna, Dr Marlene McKetty (PhD 1978) gave a beautiful memorial of Dr Brateman’s life and shared many wonderful pictures. Other speakers included Debbie Gilley with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Bob Pizzutiello with the Riverside Company, and several UF Medical Physics Alumnae, including Penny Butler (MS, 1976), and Dr Stephanie Leon (PhD 2012/MS 2007).
We miss Dr Brateman every day, but her commitment and dedication to Medical Physics will continue to inspire new generations of Medical Physicists for many years to come.
DIMPR Funding by Dr Brateman
It is our great honor to announce that the Diagnostic Imaging Medical Physics Residency (DIMPR) program in the Department of Radiology with the College of Medicine at the University of Florida has been bequeathed generous funding by Dr Libby Brateman, who passed away on May 5, 2018.
Dr Brateman began the DIMPR program in 2011 and served as the Director until her retirement in 2016. Her commitment and dedication to the program, both in life and in death, is unsurpassed and invaluable to its inevitable long-term success.
The funding will be used to support non-salaried DIMPR resident activities (clinically-relevant research and conferences). This will ensure that her legacy lives on in future generations of DIMPR residents.
We are greatly appreciative of Dr Brateman’s past direction and guidance. She dedicated her life to advancing medical physics knowledge and education. We are truly humbled by her continued support.