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As a department, we strive to promote a diverse, respectful environment where our colleagues can excel in the interrelated areas of patient care, education, and research. The Department of Radiology supports faculty development to assist the career advancement of all faculty by providing mentoring, education, and intentional career guidance.

These efforts include a formal faculty development and mentoring program for junior and mid-career faculty, identifying and encouraging appropriate faculty development opportunities, accumulating and making accessible useful information to promote workplace efficiency and encourage teaching and scholarly activities. Drs. Fordham and Henderson meet periodically with junior faculty to familiarize them with UNC’s promotions process, mentoring policy and development opportunities.

iThenticate Software – Now Available

To assist researchers in observing and maintaining academic integrity, the SOM Office of Research is pleased to highlight that the University is now offering iThenticate software to faculty, postdocs, research staff and graduate students. CLICK HERE to learn more.

The Radiology Mentoring series is a collaborative effort of J Keith Smith, MD, PhD and Weili Lin, PhD, to promote research among both clinical and Biomedical Research Imaging Center (BRIC) faculty.  Our mission is to strengthen research and promote collaboration among Radiology clinical and basic science faculty by providing mentorship and training opportunities, as well as to aid radiology faculty in the responsible conduct of clinical and translational research in a manner that is ethical and consistent with relevant laws, regulations, policies, and procedures.

This series includes bi-monthly sessions covering various UNC School of Medicine research topics. In addition, we also showcase the work of our own faculty by asking our own faculty members to present their research.  Topics covered during past and future talks include:

  • Introduction to conducting Health Services Research
  • Clinical Trials Quality Assurance and Billing
  • Updates from the IRB
  • Conflicts of Interest in Research Studies
  • Introduction to Research for Early Investigators
  • Designing a Research Study
  • Developing a Research Protocol
  • Clinical Trial Contracts and Budgets
  • Obtaining an IND or IDE from the FDA
  • Updates in EPIC for Research at UNC
  • Conducting Research Involving Animals

ONYEN-protected sessions

  • Standardized CV Format
  • Clinical Research Support Office (CRSO)

This series is coordinated by Desma Jones.  Please contact her with any questions or suggested topics at