Interprofessional Collaboration within UNC Global Radiology, a RAD-AID Chapter

March 27, 2020

UNC Global Radiology, a RAD-AID Chapter, uses an interprofessional collaborative approach by integrating radiologists, technologists, nurses, physicists, informatics professionals, administrators, and other professionals to achieve sustainable progress in our global health partnerships. This column features perspectives from several UNC Department of Radiology volunteers supporting our Interventional Radiology (IR) collaboration at the University of Nairobi in … Continued

Spotlight on Global Health

March 27, 2020

UNC Global Radiology, a RAD-AID Chapter, Travel Restriction Contingency Plan With travel restricted currently to protect the health and safety of faculty, staff, and trainees at UNC, in Malawi, and in Kenya, UNC Global Radiology is maintaining our strong global partnerships via distance education and collaborative communication: Malawi and Kenya Radiology Capacity Development Katrina McGinty, … Continued

Z. Li & Oldan Awarded UNC Program for Precision Medicine in Health Care Pilot Grant

March 20, 2020

L: Zibo Li, PhD: Associate Professor of Radiology / UNC Cyclotron & Radiochemistry Research Program Director R: Jorge Oldan, MD: Assistant Professor of Radiology / UNC Radiology UME Co-Director The Department would like to recognize UNC Radiology faculty colleagues and UNC School of Medicine (SOM) co-investigators Drs. Zibo Li and Jorge Oldan as two of … Continued

Henderson Named Director of Basic Science Faculty Development

March 19, 2020

The Department would like to recognize Louise Henderson, PhD, for her November 2019 appointment as Director of Basic Science Faculty Development. Dr. Henderson’s new post is part of UNC Radiology’s leadership reorganization process that invested heavily in clinical and basic science faculty oversight. Dr. Henderson’s 9 years of directing the Carolina Mammography Registry (Director) and … Continued

Mervak Named to 2020-2021 IHQI Improvement Scholars Program

March 19, 2020

The Department congratulates Assistant Professor of Radiology Ben Mervak, MD, CIIP, for his selection among six UNC School of Medicine (SOM) faculty to participate in the 2020-2021 Institute of Healthcare Quality Improvement (IHQI) Improvement Scholars Program. Over 12 months beginning in September, 2020, Dr. Mervak will serve as Project Lead for his proposed project — … Continued

“A Clinic Without Walls”: Interventional Radiology Vital to UNC Vascular Anomalies Care

February 19, 2020

(L to R): Drs. Hortensia Alvarez (Professor of Radiology), Kyung Kim (Associate Professor of Radiology) & Jessie Stewart (Assistant Professor of Radiology) Since UNC’s multidisciplinary Vascular Anomalies Clinic (VAC) opened in 2008, Neurointerventional Radiology (NIR) and Vascular-Interventional Radiology (VIR) faculty have played key roles in growing access, patient care and advanced treatments at this multi-disciplinary … Continued

Chair’s Note

January 8, 2020

UNC Radiology has a strong global health program that enhances educational opportunities for our residents, enables professional development for our faculty, and gives us the opportunity to have a global impact. Through UNC Global Radiology, a RAD-AID Chapter, our faculty, trainees, and staff have the opportunity to collaborate with colleagues at Kamuzu Central Hospital (KCH) … Continued

C. Burke Named Executive Vice Chair

January 8, 2020

The Department would like to recognize Professor of Radiology Dr. Charles Burke for his December 2019 appointment as Executive Vice Chair. Dr. Burke joins Interim Chair Dr. Keith Smith in serving as the Department’s top administrators. The Chair’s office leadership transition follows Dr. Matt Mauro’s 12+-year service (2007-2019) as Department Chair. In September 2019, Dr. … Continued

Castillo Named ARRS 2020 Gold Medal Recipient

January 8, 2020

UNC Department of Radiology congratulates James H. Scatliff Distinguished Professor of Radiology and Division Chief of Neuroradiology Dr. Mauricio Castillo for his selection as the American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) 2020 Gold Medal recipient. Dr. Castillo joins Dr. Etta Pisano (2012) and Dr. Joseph K.T. Lee (2013) as the Department’s third faculty member to receive … Continued

Molecular Imaging and Therapeutics: Nuclear Medicine Redefined

January 8, 2020

In 2019, UNC’s School of Medicine (SOM) recognized the need for a clearer understanding of the multi-disciplinary procedural and therapeutic patient care the Department’s Division of Nuclear Medicine facilitates across UNC Medical Center. In November 2019, this clinical unit was renamed the Division of Molecular Imaging and Therapeutics (Mit). The name change is aimed at … Continued