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    Congrats to Zibo Li on his Grant Award of $2.5 Million from the National Cancer Institute

    Congratulations Zibo Li, PhD, Professor Radiology and Director of Cyclotron and Radiochemistry Research program at the BRIC. Professor Li was awarded an estimated $2.5 Million grant award from the National Cancer Institute for his research titled, “Development of an Efficient 18F labeling technology based on tetrazine trans-cyclooctene ligation.” We are extremely proud of Professor Li … Read more

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    Congrats Li Wang on His $2.6 Million Grant Award from the National Institute of Mental Health

    Congratulations to Li Wang, PhD, Associate Professor of Radiology in the UNC Image Analysis Group (BRIC). He was awarded a $2.6 Million grant award from the National Institute of Mental Health for his research titled “Computational Neuroimaging MRI for Studying Early Brain Development with Autism.” We are so proud of Wang and all of his exciting … Read more

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    Congrats Pew-Thian Yap on His $1.8 Million Grant from NIBIB

    Congratulations to Pew-Thian Yap, Professor of Radiology on his latest Grant Award! Professor Yap received an estimated $1.8 million award from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) for his research titled, AI-Powered MRI Quality Control and Artifact Correction for Multi-Site Studies. We are so proud of Professor Yap and excited for him to … Read more

  • UNC Ranks #1 & #2 TMIST sites for United States

    The University of North Carolina was the top TMIST site for the U.S. LAPS site! UNC Radiology came in #1 for Chapel Hill and #2 for the Hillsborough campus. UNC has accrued over 3,000 subjects for this ongoing clinical screening mammography trial.  Congrats to PI Cherie Kuzmiak and the entire team, including Doreen Steed, Markeela Lipscomb, Carly … Read more

  • 25 Year Club for Cherie Kuzmiak

    We’re grateful as we celebrate Cherie Kuzmiak, DO, a revered Professor of Breast Imaging, for reaching an impressive 25-year tenure at UNC-Chapel Hill and the State of North Carolina. This milestone resonates with our deep appreciation for her dedicated service. Please join us in congratulating her on achieving such a fantastic milestone. We value and … Read more

  • JACR

    JACR Article Published by Jennifer Schroeder

    Dr. Schroeder, Assistant Professor of Radiology and Associate Program Director for Diagnostic Radiology Residency, had an article published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Her article “A Review of the Psychology that Underpins the Creation of a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee” is now available online. Abstract Although all committee work can … Read more

  • Congratulations Joseph K.T. Lee, MD, FACR, 2023 Radiological Society of North America Gold Medalist

    Congratulations, Joseph K.T. Lee, former Professor and Chair of Radiology from 1991 to 2006. Dr. Lee is the 2023 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Gold Medallist. What a tremendous honor! We are so proud of Dr. Lee and his contributions to Radiology and the Society. RSNA 2023 Gold Medalists Joseph K.T. Lee Dr. Joseph … Read more

  • Congratulations Matt Mauro, 2023 President of Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)

    We are so proud of Matthew A. Mauro, MD, FACR, FSIR, FAHA, Chair Emeritus of UNC Radiology. Dr. Mauro is the President of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Board of Directors. On Sunday, November 26, 2023, he gave the President’s Address and opened the 109th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting. Alan H. Matsumoto, … Read more

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    Tony Dyer Won SRU Members-in-Training Award for Research!

    Congratulations PGY5 resident Tony Dyer for winning the Society Of Radiologists In Ultrasound Members in Training award for research! Dr. Dyer did an oral presentation at the Society Of Radiologists In Ultrasound 33rd annual meeting in Washington DC. The presentation was titled TIRADS: Improving Patient Care or just a pain in the neck? The full … Read more

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    Congrats Mingxia Liu, Assistant Professor, Department of Radiology and BRIC, for Being Honored with Two Major Awards

    Congratulations Mingxia Liu, Ph.D, Assistant Professor, Department of Radiology and BRIC; Director, Machine Intelligence in Biomedical Computing Lab; and Co-Director, Radiological Sciences Faculty Development. Mingxia Liu received the Outstanding Area Chair Award from the Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention (MICCAI 2023). She and her colleagues also won the Best Paper Award from Machine Learning … Read more

  • Welcome Alex Villalobos, the Newest Addition to our Interventional Radiology Team

    Alex Villalobos, MD, is an Assistant Professor of Interventional Radiology at the UNC School of Medicine Department of Radiology. He recently joined the UNC Department of Radiology from Emory University, where he completed his Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology training. Dr. Villalobos was born and raised in South America before coming to the United States. While … Read more

  • Yeah and Eran

    Dayan and Lee were Awarded the 2023 Distinguished Investigator (DI) Award

    The Academy for Radiology & Biomedical Imaging Research (the Academy) has selected Eran Dayan, PhD, and Yueh Z. Lee, MD, PhD, to receive the Academy’s 2023 Distinguished Investigator (DI) Award. This prestigious honor recognizes individuals for their outstanding contributions to medical imaging. This class will be welcomed as part of the broader Council, including a … Read more

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    Maureen Kohi Awarded the Tom Dorsey Gold Medal

    Congratulations, Maureen Kohi, MD, Ernest H. Wood Distinguished Professor and Chair of the UNC Department of Radiology. Dr. Kohi was awarded the Tom Dorsey Gold Medal—by the Western Angiographic and Interventional Society (WAIS) in recognition of her lifelong contribution to Interventional Radiology. The Western Angiographic & Interventional Society was founded to provide a forum to … Read more

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    Congrats John Monge!

    John Monge, MD, Assistant Professor in the Breast Imaging Division, was selected for the 2023-2024 Passing the Torch: Fostering Medical Humanism through Faculty Role Models program. Passing the Torch is a faculty development program within the Academy of Educators that is uniquely suited to Clinician Educator faculty seeking to develop further patient care and teaching … Read more

  • Welcome Assistant Professor Mariana DeFreitas, the Newest Addition to our Emergency Radiology Division

    Mariana DeFreitas, MD, is an Assistant Professor in the UNC School of Medicine, Department of Radiology. Dr. DeFreitas was born in Brazil and moved to Italy when she was three. When she was eleven, her father, a mechanical engineer, moved the family to a Detroit, Michigan suburb to work for the automotive industry. Dr. DeFreitas … Read more

  • 2023 Mauricio Castillo, MD Scholars Program Evening of Scholarship

    Thursday, July 27th we concluded the 2023 Mauricio Castillo, MD, Scholars Program with an Evening of Scholarship. UNC Medical Alumni Association sponsored the event at the Carolina Club, a celebration of the conclusion of the 8-week summer experiences of the 11 Castillo Scholars. At the event the scholars successfully showcased their summer research projects. The … Read more

  • Louise Henderson

    Henderson, Lund awarded NCI grant to study impacts of low-dose CT lung cancer screening outside clinical trials

    UNC Radiology’s Louise Henderson, PhD, and UNC Lineberger’s Jennifer Lund, PhD, MSPH have been awarded a five-year, $1.76 million National Cancer Institute grant to study the real-world benefits and harms of lung cancer screening with low-dose computed tomography that can ultimately inform screening recommendations and refine shared decision-making tools for lung cancer screening in clinical practice … Read more

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    Steven Rowe, MD, PhD, Joins UNC Radiology to Lead our Molecular Imaging & Therapeutics Division

    Steven Rowe, M.D., Ph.D., is Professor and Chief of the Molecular Imaging and Therapeutics Division in the UNC School of Medicine Department of Radiology. Dr. Rowe received his medical degree and Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Michigan. He completed residencies in radiology and nuclear medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Most … Read more

  • Resident Welcome

    Welcome New 2023 Residents

    Diagnostic Radiology Rachel Bright Stony Brook University School of Medicine Tim Brown Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine Chris Childers Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine Bernie Godoy Medical University of SC College of Medicine Atima Huria The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University Bianca Martinez The University of Miami Leonard … Read more

  • Lauren & Maureen

    2023 Resident and Fellow Graduation

    UNC Radiology held its annual graduation event on Saturday, June 10, 2023, at the Chapel Hill Country Club. The event hosted graduates, their families, and faculty with a cocktail hour, awards, and dinner. Everyone came together to honor and celebrate the graduation of our wonderful residents and fellows. Congratulations to you all, and best of … Read more

  • Castillo Received Lifetime Achievement Award in Medical Education

    Mauricio Castillo, MD, Distinguished Professor of Radiology, received the Lifetime Achievement Award in Medical Education at the UNC Academy of Educators  Alan W. Cross Evening of Scholarship on Thursday, June 1st. Congratulations to an outstanding & dedicated educator!

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    Congratulations Lane Donnelley on His Presidential Recognition Award

    Lane Donnelly, MD, Professor of Radiology in the Pediatric Division. He was awarded the Presidential Recognition Award for his career contributions to pediatric radiology education and quality and safety! He was honored with the award at the 2023 Society of Pediatric Radiology Conference in May.

  • Eran Dayan, PhD

    Eran Dayan, PhD, Awarded Grant for Work with Parkinson’s Disease

    The Department would like to recognize Eran Dayan, PhD, for receiving an RO2 grant from (NICHD) Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. They are providing funding ($404,276) for his project “Targeted Motor Learning to Improve Gait for Individuals with Parkinson’s Disease.”  Over the 2-year lifespan (05/01/2023 – 04/30/2025) of this … Read more

  • Hong Yuan, Ph.D.

    Congratulations Hong Yuan, Grant Award Winner

    The Department congratulates Hong Yuan, PhD, Professor of Radiology, on her S10 Grant for her project entitled, “Preclinical Vevo-F2 ultrasound imaging system for Small Animal Imaging core facility.” This $490K grant funds the installation of a preclinical ultrasound imaging system at UNC’s Small Animal Imaging (SAI) core facility, which Dr. Yuan leads. The facility has … Read more

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    Welcome Nima Kokabi, MD, Joins VIR Team as an Associate Professor of Radiology

    Nima Kokabi, MD, is an Associate Professor of Radiology, Vice Chair of Clinical Research, Interventional Oncology Director, and Cancer Imaging Director. He recently joined the UNC Department of Radiology from Emory University, where he spent the last five years of his career. He joined us to answer some questions so we can get to know … Read more

  • Match Day 2023

    Match Day 2023 Results Announced – Congrats to All!

    Congratulations to all our new residents. Best of luck with your intern year, and we look forward to seeing you all June 2024! Diagnostic Radiology Shawn Ahuja The University of North Carolina Caroline Andrews McGovern Medical School at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Candler Kimsey Mercer University School of Medicine Vedang … Read more

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    Welcome, Jennifer Schroeder, Assistant Professor of Radiology in Molecular Imaging & Therapeutics

    Dr. Schroeder received her bachelor’s degree from Appalachian State University in 2010 before earning her Medical Degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in 2014. She completed her intern year at the Medical University of South Carolina in Surgery before moving on to a Radiology Residency at Wake Forest School of Medicine. She continued … Read more

  • Markeela Lipscomb

    Markeela Lipscomb Wins Outstanding Performance Award

    Congratulations to Markeela Lipscomb, Clinical Research Coordinator, on Winning the 2022 Radiology Staff Outstanding Performance Award! The Outstanding Performance Award was established to recognize and honor a university Radiology staff member who consistently exceeded the expectations of their position in 2021 grounded in the following six attributes: Going Beyond the Call of Duty Teamwork and Collegiality Displaying a … Read more

  • UNC is the 2022 ACR Case in Point Winner of the year

    Congratulations to current and former UNC faculty and residents for winning the ACR 2022 Case in Point! The American College of Radiology showcases a Case in Point, which allows radiologists to evaluate common findings and diseases and conditions that can present in interesting ways. The Winner of the 2022 Case in Point Case of the … Read more

  • Olutayo Olubiyi

    Congratulations to former fellow Olutayo Olubiyi for RSNA award

    Congratulations to Olutayo Olubiyi (Neuroradiology fellow, 21-22) for winning the Trainee Research Prize – Fellow Award at RSNA in November 2022. The authors and title of the scientific poster are: Olubiyi O, Thompson N, Huang BY.  How reliably can MRI visualize the endolymphatic duct in patients with and without vestibular aqueduct enlargement?

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    Welcome Stacy O’Connor, the new Associate Professor of Radiology in Abdominal Imaging

    Stacy O’Connor, MD, is the new Associate Vice Chair of Informatics and Quality as well as Associate Professor of Radiology in Abdominal Imaging with UNC Radiology.   Dr. O’Connor received her bachelor’s degree from MIT in 2000 before earning her Medical Degree with distinction in research from Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York … Read more

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    Welcome, Will Pryor, new Assistant Professor in the Division of Pediatric Radiology

    Dr. William Pryor earned his medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in 2016. He completed a surgical internship and diagnostic radiology residency at Penn State Health in 2021. He then completed a Pediatric Radiology Fellowship at Children’s Hospital Colorado in 2022. During his time at MUSC, he was the founder and clinical … Read more

  • Distinguished Investigator Award: Henderson, Li, Li, and Yap

    Henderson, Li, Yap, and Li Selected as Academy Council of Distinguished Investigators (DI’s) Class of 2022

    It is with great honor we announce that four of our research and radiological sciences faculty have been selected on behalf of the Academy for Radiology & Biomedical Imaging Research as Academy Council of Distinguished Investigators (DI’s) Class of 2022. There were only 40 researchers selected to receive the Academy’s 2022 Distinguished Investigator Award, four of which … Read more

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    Donnelly Joins UNC Pediatric Radiology and UNC Health in Key Roles

    Lane F. Donnelly, MD, is the new Director of Quality at UNC Children’s Hospital and Executive Medical Director, Pediatric Population Health & Quality at UNC Health. He is also a Professor of Radiology and Pediatrics in the School of Medicine at The University of North Carolina.  Dr. Donnelly has been an NIH-funded researcher, has published … Read more

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    Mody joins UNC Radiology After Completing an Independent IR Residency with the Department

    Priya Mody, MD, joins the UNC Department of Radiology as an assistant professor in the newly formed community division. She discusses her vision of community radiology, what eventually drew her into interventional radiology, and her advice to others considering the field of radiology (let go of the vision of a boring person in a dark … Read more