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UNC Radiology congratulates R2 Abiola Femi-Abodunde, MD, the Department’s first resident to be chosen as a UNC Office of Global Health Education (OGME) Global Health Scholar. Dr. Femi-Abodunde is one of five residents chosen for the OGME’s 2020 Global Health Scholars Cohort V. She joins a competitive, two-year OGME program that provides scholarship funds ($8K) to develop and advance careers and leadership global health interests of program scholars.  As scholars progress toward their goals, the Global Health Scholars Program provides extensive global health resources, opportunities, and multi-disciplinary faculty expertise to them.

Dr. Femi-Abodunde has outlined plans and aims to innovate, integrate and correlate systems where imaging needs exist in under-resourced settings. Her project is entitled, “Establishing an interdisciplinary radiologic-pathologic (Rad-Path) conference for the management of breast tumors at the University College Hospital, Ibadan Nigeria.”

Director of UNC Global Radiology Melissa Culp, MEd, RT(R), (MR) stated: “It is an honor to collaborate with Dr. Femi-Abodunde in her global health work. From my interactions with Abiola, it is evident that she cares genuinely about advancing health equity and increasing access to vital imaging technologies for all patients. She has — and will continue to have throughout her career — a positive impact in her practice as a physician on her patients, her colleagues, and the greater global community. I am grateful for the opportunity to mentor Dr. Abiola Femi-Abodunde in this global health initiative.”