The International Society for Clinical Densitometry (ISCD) Researcher of the Year award for 2020 was recently presented to Dr. William D. Leslie, MD, FRCPC, MSc, CCD.
This award is given to an outstanding researcher for distinguished service to the field of densitometry in the areas of publication, education, or leadership. Awardees are nominated by their peers and colleagues in the field for their outstanding contributions to the field of densitometry.
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. He is currently the co-chair of the Osteoporosis Canada’s 2020 Clinical Practice Guidelines Steering Committee.