|May 2015||Prof. Kalender was honored by the German Roentgen Society (DRG) with the Alfred-Breit-Preis in recognition of his research contributions to the fields of radiology and oncological therapy, in particular the development of spiral CT, cardio CT and the current development of a CT scanner for early detection of breast cancer.|
|September 2014||Prof. Kalender was honored by the German Society of Medical Physics (DGMP) with the Glocker Medal in recognition of his contributions to the field of medical physics both in science and practical application.|
|October 2013||Prof. Kalender was honored by the German Society of Orthopaedics and Orthopaedic surgery (DGOOC) with the Pauwels Medal in recognition of his contributions to orthopaedic research.|
|September 2013||Willi Kalender was awarded the Gray Medal, the highest honor bestowed by the International Commission on Radiation Units and Measurements (ICRU) for his many contributions to the development of CT systems, including both innovative technical designs and novel clinical applications.|
|May 2013||On the European Congress of Radiology, Vienna 2013, Natalia Saltybaeva was awarded the "best scientific presentation" in the field of Physics in Radiology.|
|April 2012||On the President's Conference of the British Institute of Radiology Prof. Kalender was invited to give the Sylvanus Thompson Memorial Lecture and awarded the Sylvanus Thompson Medal. Furthermore Prof. Kalender was honoured with an Honorary Fellowship of the BIR in recognition of his "invaluable and unique contribution to the field of medical imaging".|
|May 2011||The Erlangen Graduate School in Advanced Optical Technologies (SAOT) presented for the fourth time the "Young Researcher Award in Advanced Optical Technologies". Fabian Eisa, doctoral candidate at the IMP, was recognized with the award in the topic Optics in Medicine for his publication "Comparison of anatomic coordinate systems with rigid multi-resolution 3D registration for the reproducible positioning of analysis volumes of interest in QCT, Physics in Medicine and Biology, Volume 55, pp. 1429-1439 (2010)".|
|April 2011||Willi Kalender was awarded an honorary doctoral degree in medicine by the Medical Faculty of the University of Zurich, Switzerland in recognition of his fundamental contribution to the development of spiral CT.|
|October 2010||Prof Kalender was awarded the Ziedses des Plantes-Medaille by the Society for Physics and Medicine, Würzburg, and the German Society of Neuroradiology in recognition of his research activities and developments in the field of computed tomography.
Prof. Kalender was honored with the Honorary Membership by the European Society of Radiology (ESR) in recognition of his pioneering achievements in computed tomography, and his crucial work on radiation protection, as well as the assessment of osteoporosis, lung and cardiac diseases.
|November 2009||Prof. Kalender was elected to the Leopoldina, the German Academy of Sciences. The Leopoldina is the world's oldest academy involved in natural sciences; it was founded in 1652. In July 2008, the Leopoldina was appointed Germany's National Academy of Sciences. Scientists are elected members who represent subject areas corresponding to the Leopoldina's section structure and who have distinguished themselves by demonstrating academic excellence. Prof. Kalender is a member of the section Radiology of the Academy.|
|October 2009||Research Project: Multimodal Imaging in Pre-clinical Research(10/2006-09/2012):
On October 1, 2010 the Research Consortium "Multimodal Imaging in Pre-clinical Research (DFG-FOR 661: Multimodale Bildgebung in der präklinischen Forschung)“, funded by the German Science Foundation, was extended for another period of three years. Four Institutes will do research on how to combine diagnostic procedures like micro-CT, MR, and US to receive more detailed results about causes, processes and therapy of disease patterns.
On October 10, 2009 the Roentgen Society of Bavaria awarded Willi A. Kalender the Grashey Medal. This award was given to acknowledge Willi Klalender's efforts and merits in Radiology. In the last 45 years the award has only been given to seven laureates.
|July 2009||The American Association of Physicist in Medicine (AAPM) awarded Willi Kalender the William D. Coolidge Award at the AAPM 51st Annual Meeting on July 27. This award recognizes AAPM members whose careers have been notable based on their outstanding achievements in medical physics science, or education, or organizational/professional activities.|
|May 2009||On May 20, 2009 Willi Kalender was appointed as "Kurator" of the Fraunhofer Institute for Medical Image Computing (MEVIS). Fraunhofer MEVIS was founded in August 1995 as non-profit research center at the University Bremen under the name MeVis – Center for Medical Diagnostic Systems and Visualization (later: MeVis Research). It joined the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft in January 2009.|
Willi Kalender was awarded an honorary doctorate by the Medical School of the University of Aachen. The award has been made in recognition of his outstanding work in the field of medical imaging, especially his contibutions to the development of spiral CT, cardiac CT, dose reduction and others. The award was presented by the Rector of the RWTH Aachen Professor Dr. Ernst Schmachtenberg, in an academic ceremony held on Friday, January 23, 2009. The laudation was given by Professor Dr. Rolf Günther.
|April 2008||The City of Remscheid awarded Willi Kalender the Röntgen-Plakette 2008. This prize which is highly regarded in expert groups is given to Prof. Kalender to honor his scientific work, in particular the development of spiral CT with special consideration given to x-ray dose reduction. See press release|
|Nov 2007||Willi Kalender was awarded the European Science Foundation’s Latsis Prize which in 2007 was dedicated to the field of medical imaging. He received this prize in recognition of his achievements in developing, testing and establishing spiral CT. See press releases|
|June 2007||Willi Kalender was awarded the "International Stephen Hoogendijk Award" donated by the "Bataafsch Genootschap der Proefondervindelijke Wijsbegeerte" of the Netherlands. He was granted this award for his numerous contributions to improve medical diagnosis. See press release|
Research Project: Multimodal Imaging in Pre-clinical Research(10/2006-09/2009):