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  • 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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    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

  • Broan and Glass News

    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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    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.

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    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

  • 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

  • Maureen Kohi, MD, FSIR, FCIRSE, FAHA

    Chair’s Note

    I am so proud of what we have collectively accomplished in the Department of Radiology over these first nine months of 2021. As many of you may remember from my Chair Vision presentation about 12 months ago, I spoke a lot about the power of ‘synergy’ — assembling individuals with expertise in different areas, working … 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

  • UNC Radiology BRIC Co-Investigators Join NIH-Funded UNC/Duke Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center Start-Up

    In 2019, University of North Carolina and Duke University formed a joint investigative team combining multi-disciplinary expertise and designated institutional space to conduct collaborative, large-scale study of Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) and dementia. Along with basic scientists from both institutions in geriatrics, neurology, psychiatry, bioinformatics and pathology, five UNC Department of Radiology radiological sciences faculty members … Continued

  • Khandani Named American Board of Science in Nuclear Medicine President

    UNC Department of Radiology would like to congratulate Professor of Radiology Amir H Khandani, MD, Dr med*, on being elected President of the American Board of Science in Nuclear Medicine (ABSNM), for a two-year term (June 2021 – June 2023). Dr. Khandani has served on the ABSNM’s Executive Board since June 2017, and his election … Continued

  • SOM Teaching Scholars Program: Year 3 for UNC Radiology

    For the third consecutive year, a UNC Department of Radiology faculty member has been chosen for the UNC School of Medicine (SOM)’s prestigious, year-long Teaching Scholars Program (TSP). Overseen by the SOM’s Office of Faculty Affairs and Leadership Development and now in its 20th year, the TSP is designed to aid SOM junior teaching faculty … Continued

  • Spotlight on GME

    The start of an academic year is an exciting time in our residency program as we welcomed our 9 new DR and 2 new IR residents (UNC Radiology 2021-2022 residents). In addition, we had several transitions in our GME program leadership. Dr. Peter Bream passed his Diagnostic Radiology Program Director (PD) duties to Dr. Cody … Continued

  • Spotlight on UME

      I am continually impressed at the vibrant and multifaceted undergraduate medical education (UME) program at UNC. Our Radiology faculty advisor team and administrative staff are deeply committed to the School of Medicine students and our success wouldn’t be possible without the excellent leadership of Dr. Sheri Jordan. Her mentorship and support have helped to … Continued

  • “She Saw Me as a Person, Not Just a Patient”: UNC Breast Imaging Patient Imparts Wisdom to Castillo Student Scholars

    In 2013, Dr. Carmen Ward’s rich life and pursuits were interrupted by a diagnosis of a rare type of invasive breast cancer — mucinous carcinoma. A biopsy of Dr. Ward’s concerning breast mass by Professor of Radiology Sheri Jordan, MD, RCC, at UNC’s Multidisciplinary Breast Clinic led not only to a Stage 1 cancer diagnosis. … Continued

  • Spotlight on Global Health

    UNC Global Radiology has accomplished many goals during the pandemic, despite its ongoing impact on healthcare recovery and progress worldwide. We credit our global health leadership for keeping us on track. Foremost, we would like to thank Melissa Culp for her dedication to our global health training programs over the last 9 years, including her … Continued

  • UNC Global Radiology Meet ‘n Greet Kicks off Year 2 of UNC Radiology’s Global Health Leadership Pathway

    Do you have an interest in global health?  Do you enjoy teaching?  Do you like traveling to new places? Or are you interested in helping underserved NC communities? In late July 2021, the message of a flier advertising a UNC Radiology Global Health Meet ‘n Greet was clear – UNC Global Radiology has lots to … Continued

  • New Faculty & Staff

    The Department would like to recognize the following new faculty and staff members who joined UNC Radiology in late summer 2021: NEW FACULTY Kassie McCullagh, MD: Assistant Professor of Radiology – Neuroradiology Dr. McCullagh joined the Neuroradiology division in August 2021 as an Assistant Professor of Radiology. She is one of an eight-faculty-member clinical division … Continued

  • Maureen Kohi, MD, FSIR, FCIRSE, FAHA

    Chair’s Note

    The past six months have been an incredible new beginning for me at UNC. I have had the pleasure of getting to know our faculty and learners better and have enjoyed working together to celebrate our accomplishments and help tackle the challenges that have come our way. Our Department continues to expand its footprint as … Continued