wuXizeng Wu, Ph.D., has been designated as professor emeritus of Radiology. Designation of emeritus status by the Board of Trustees of the University of Alabama System is an exceptional honor.

In addition to his 30-year service, Dr. Wu has made exceptional contributions to UAB as well as the fields of radiology and medical physics. Most notably, Dr. Wu’s research in mammography dosimetry resulted in the national standard dose table for screening mammography, referred to as the “Wu table.” The Federal Drug Administration (FDA) and American College of Radiology (ACR) continue to use this table for accreditation purposes. Additionally, Dr. Wu was the key physicist in the development of x-ray phase contrast imaging. This research received sustained funding for almost two decades from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Dr. Xizeng Wu received his Ph.D. in theoretical high-energy physics in 1983 from City College of New York and had his two-year postdoctoral training at Massachusetts Institute from 1983 to 1985. He completed additional postdoctoral training at the University of Cincinnati in 1988. He then completed his medical physics fellowship training at UAB in 1988 and joined the UAB Department of Radiology faculty in 1989. Dr. Wu was a professor in the division of physics and engineering and focused heavily on research with extensive external funding during the latter half of his career. His work resulted in over $3,000,000 in funding to UAB.

Dr. Wu's contributions over the course of his career have been groundbreaking, and through his clinical, teaching, and research activities, his dedication and service to UAB are evident.