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    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 … Continued

  • 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 … Continued

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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 … Continued

  • 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 … Continued

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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 … Continued

  • 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 … Continued

  • 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 … Continued

  • 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 … Continued

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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 … Continued

  • 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 … Continued

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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 … Continued

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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 … Continued

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    Woodard joins UNC Radiology as New Chief of Breast Imaging

    Genevieve Woodard, MD, PhD, joins the UNC Department of Radiology as an associate professor and the new chief of the Breast Imaging Division. She sat down to talk about the advances she would like to see in the field of breast imaging and the multidisciplinary approach not only within her team but also between breast … Continued

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    Congratulations Kassie McCullagh for being Selected for RSNA’s Introduction to Academic Radiology for Junior Faculty Program

    Congratulations, Kassie McCullagh, Assistant Professor, Division of Neuroradiology, was selected for RSNA’s Introduction to Academic Radiology for Junior Faculty (ITARJF) Program. The program will be held from November 28 – November 29, 2022, during the RSNA Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting at McCormick Place, Chicago, IL.  She and a select group of junior faculty will participate in a unique … Continued

  • 2022 Mauricio Castillo, MD Scholars Program with an Evening of Scholarship

    On Wednesday, July 27 we concluded the 2022 Mauricio Castillo MD Diversity and Inclusion Scholars Program with an Evening of Scholarship. UNC Medical Alumni Association sponsored the event at the Carolina Club, a celebration of the 8-week summer experiences of the 11 Castillo Scholars. Scholars successfully showcased their summer research projects. Congratulations to the 2022 … Continued

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    Congrats Residents Tyler Glass and Benjamin Brown; selected for the RSNA/AUR/ARRS Introduction to Academic Radiology (ITAR) Program

    Congrats Residents Tyler Glass and Benjamin Brown who were selected for the RSNA/AUR/ARRS Introduction to Academic Radiology (ITAR) Program! Tyler Glass is a PGY 3 Diagnostic Radiology Resident. Benjamin Brown is a PGY 3 Integrated Interventional Radiology Resident. They have been selected to attend the ITAR Program during the RSNA Annual Meeting at McCormick Place in … Continued

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    Congratulations Kerry Thomas Who was Accepted into the LEAD Program

    Congratulations Kerry Thomas, Chief and Associate Professor of the Abdominal Imaging Division. She was accepted into the SCARD-GE Leading Empowering and Disrupting (LEAD) Program.  Dr. Thomas has demonstrated excellence in her current position, a passion for leadership, and a commitment to her personal and professional development. She will join a remarkable group of women who have been identified as … Continued

  • Congrats Clayton Commander on His New Course

    Congratulations to Clayton Commander, Assistant Professor in the Vascular_interventional Radiology Division for being selected to participate in the 2022-2023 RSN Advanced Course in Grant Writing. Over the next year he will be working alongside other junior faculty to learn the fundamentals of good grant writing, cultivate a deeper understanding of the grant proposal process, and … Continued

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    2022 Radiology Residency & Fellowship Graduation

    UNC Radiology held its annual graduation event on Saturday, June 11, 2022, at the Chapel Hill Country Club. The event hosted graduates, their families, and faculty with a cocktail hour, awards, and dinner. The celebration was a welcome return after graduation in-person events had been put on hold for the last few years due to … Continued

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    Congratulations to Dr. Sahar Ahmad, Photo Contest Winner

    Dr. Sahar Ahmad, our new Research Instructor in the Radiological Sciences Group, was selected as a winner of the 2022 BRAIN Initiative Show Us Your BRAINs! Photo & Video Contest. Her image won second place in the contest. Mindmap – The Intricate Wiring of The Human Brain Brain activity is orchestrated by propagating information between … Continued

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    Study finds that accurate diagnostic mammography outcomes vary by racial and ethnic groups

    Original article appeared on Lineburger Comprehensive Cancer Center News Feed  Radiology facilities and imaging process cited as factors that may lead to some disparities A multi-institutional study led by UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers and colleagues has found that diagnostic mammography results varied across racial and ethnic groups, with the rate of diagnostic accuracy … Continued

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    UNC Academy of Educators 2022 Graduate and New Members

    Congratulations to Rachel Hitt, MD, Associate Professor and Interim Chief of Breast Imaging, Kristen Olinger, MD, Assistant Professor and Josephina Finazzo, MD, Assistant Professor both in Abdominal Imaging. These faculty were recently recognized at the annual Evening of Scholarship. All have been inducted as new members of the UNC Academy of Educators. Rachel Hitt was recognized as a 2021 … Continued

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    Jorge Oldan Receives Research Seed Grant from RSNA

    Congratulations to Jorge Oldan, MD, Associate Profession in the Cardiac and MIT Divisions on receiving a Research Seed Grant from RSNA. His application was among the top-ranked and approved for funding by the R&E Board of Trustees. The grant is in the amount of $40,000. His project is titled: “18-fluorofuranylnorprogesterone (FFNP) PET/CT as a potential … Continued

  • Katrina McGinty

    Katrina McGinty Receives $75,000 RSNA Grant for Global Radiology

    Congratulations to Dr. McGinty on receiving a $75,000 RSNA Grant for Global Radiology We are proud to announce that Dr. Katrina McGinty, Associate Professor in the Abdominal Division, was recently awarded the Radiological Society of North America Derek Harwood Nash International Educational Scholars Grant. This is an R&E Foundation Grant that provides funding for investigators whose focus … Continued

  • Rachel Hitt, MD

    Rachel Hitt Receives a UNC Gillings Capstone Grant

    Congratulations to Dr. Rachel Hitt, Associate Professor of Radiology and Interim Division Chief of Breast Imaging, and her Co-Director Loretta Muss, N.C. Cancer Hospital Patient & Family Advisory Council Coordinator, on receiving a UNC Gillings School of Public Health Capstone Grant! The master’s capstone is a year-long service-learning course that gives our students an opportunity … Continued

  • Dr. Mauricio Castillo Recieves his 2020 Gold Medal from ARRS

    UNC Department of Radiology congratulates Dr. Mauricio Castillo, the Matthew A. Mauro, M.D. Distinguished Professor in Radiology, former Neuroradiology Division Chief and Program Director, and a Fellow of the American College of Radiology, for his selection as the American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) 2020 Gold Medal recipient.

  • James Gruden, MD, Headshot

    Welcome, Dr. James Gruden who joins us as a Professor in the Division of Thoracic Imaging

    Welcome, Dr. James Gruden to the Department of Radiology. Dr. Gruden joins us as a Professor in the Division of Thoracic Radiology.  Dr. Gruden received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Preprofessional Studies from the University of Notre Dame in 1983 before earning his Medical Degree from the University of Miami in 1987. He … Continued

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    Congratulations Mingxia Liu on her NIH R01 Grant

    Congratulations Mingxia Liu, PhD, Assistant Professor of Radiology and Director of Machine Intelligence in Biomedical Computing (MAGIC) Lab! She was recently awarded a NIH R01 grant for her project titled, “Multi-Site Neuroimage Harmonization for Personalized Brain Disorder Analysis.” This project is dedicated to creating a series of unique computational tools for multi-site neuroimage harmonization and personalized … Continued

  • Dan Nissman

    Daniel Nissman Appointed Associate Editor of Radiology: Artificial Intelligence

    Congratulations to Daniel Nissman, MD, Chief of Musculoskeletal Imaging, for being appointed Associate Editor of Radiology: Artificial Intelligence. Dr. Nissman’s nomination was approved by the Radiological Society of North America board and begins immediately. Radiology: Artificial Intelligence, an RSNA journal launched in early 2019, highlights the emerging applications of machine learning and artificial intelligence in … Continued

  • Jay Crawford Guest Speaker on the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) Podcast Series

    Jay Crawford, Informatics Manager, was the guest expert on the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) Podcast Series, Season 5, Episode 12 on Data Storage The Podcast can be heard here: SIIMcast: S05E12 PIIRT Miniseries – Data Storage ( As a supplement to the ‘Practical Imaging Informatics: Foundations and Applications for Medical Imaging’ textbook, … Continued

  • Congratulations Sarah J. Nyante, PhD, Newest Member of the Council of Early Career Investigators in Imaging

    Congratulations to Sarah J. Nyante, PhD, Assistant Professor of Radiology and a Co-Investigator at the Carolina Mammography Registry. She has been accepted as the Newest Member of the Academy for Radiology & Biomedical Imaging Research’s Council of Early Career Investigators in Imaging (CECI²) Class of 2022, Level 1 The Academy for Radiology & Biomedical Imaging Research (the … Continued

  • Yap Leads NIMH Computational Diffusion MRI Innovation to Chart Dynamic Structural Changes During Early Brain Development

    The Department of Radiology would like to recognize Associate Professor of Radiology and BRIC Image Analysis Core Director Pew-Thian Yap, PhD, as P.I. of a National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) grant awarded R01 funding ($2.085M) in July 2021, entitled, “Computational Diffusion MRI for Studying Early Human Brain Development.” Over five years, this project aims … Continued

  • UNC Radiology BRIC & Translational Expertise Key to NIDDK Study of Novel PET/NIRF for Surgically Managing Hyperparathyroidism

    UNC Department of Radiology is pleased to recognize Associate Professor of Radiology Zhanhong Wu, PhD, as co-MPI of a National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) study awarded four-year R01 funding ($2M) in September 2021. Along with UNC Professor of Surgical Oncology and co-MPI Lawrence Kim, MD,  Wu will jointly oversee a … Continued

  • UNC Radiology Imaging Study Expertise Key to UNC Multi-Disciplinary NIH P01 Start-Up of Endometriosis Research Center

      The Department of Radiology would like to recognize Associate Professor of Radiology Jorge Oldan, MD, and Assistant Professor of Radiology Kristen Olinger, MD, for serving on a UNC School of Medicine (SOM) multi-institutional, multi-disciplinary team awarded NIH P01 funding ($7M) in September 2021 to establish an Endometriosis Research Center supported by clinical investigators from … Continued