IMPACT: Boston Children’s Hospital Equips K. Kim with Pediatric Vascular Malformations Expertise

October 16, 2019

When Associate Professor Dr. Kyung Kim joined the Department’s Division of Vascular Interventional Radiology (VIR) in 2009, he brought with him liver cancer interventional expertise that expanded what this division offered in clinical services. Soon after his arrival, Dr. Kim shifted to treating vascular malformation patient cases in an area that former VIR Professor Dr. … Continued

YZ Lee: $2.8+M NIBIB R01 Advancing Early-Stage Lung Cancer Diagnosis & Screening

October 16, 2019

The Department would like to recognize Associate Professor of Radiology Yueh Z. Lee, MD, PhD, for receiving in September 2019 $2.8M+ National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) R01 funding over four years as P.I. of an academic-industrial partnering study, entitled, “Stationary Digital Tomosynthesis for Transbronchial Biopsy Guidance.” As expanding lung cancer screening programs … Continued

Melissa Culp: New Director of UNC Global Radiology Leads Department’s Global Health Initiatives

October 16, 2019

The Department would like to recognize Melissa Culp, M.Ed., RT(R)(MR), for her July 1, 2019, appointment as Director of UNC Global Radiology, and for receiving a secondary appointment as Clinical Assistant Professor of Radiology. This newly created position formalizes the leadership that Melissa has provided over seven years in facilitating the global health initiatives carried … Continued

L. Burke Co-Investigating Novel Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound to Predict Kidney Mass Subtype in Diagnosis & Staging

October 16, 2019

The Department would like to recognize Associate Professor Dr. Lauren Burke for serving as Principal Co-Investigator of an industry-sponsored co-investigation ($73.8+K), entitled, “Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound for Kidney Cancer Subtyping,” awarded in July 2019. Dr. Burke joins Principal Investigator and Assistant Professor of Medicine Dr. Emily Chang as co-investigators of a clinical trial sponsored by Lantheus Medical … Continued

S. Nyante $2.7M+ NIH Study Examines Texture Features as Biomarkers of Breast Cancer Risk

October 16, 2019

The Department congratulates Sarah Nyante, PhD, for receiving NIH R01 funding ($2.7M+) in July 2019 for her proposal entitled – “Understanding the Biological Basis for the Association Between Parenchymal Texture Features and Breast Cancer Risk.” Over five years (9/1/2019-8/31/2024), Dr. Nyante’s research seeks to advance the limited, current methodology applied to whole breast composition through … Continued

K. McGinty Appointed to Global Health & Clinical Research Core Leadership

October 16, 2019

The Department would like to recognize Dr. Katrina McGinty for her appointment to two leadership posts in August 2019: 1) Associate Medical Director – Clinical Research Core Service Center; and 2) Faculty Lead – UNC Radiology Malawi Global Health Initiative. Dr. McGinty brings extensive clinical research experience to the Department’s Clinical Research Core Service Center … Continued

A. Isaacson Accepted to UNC’s 2019-2020 ACCLAIM Leadership Development Program

October 16, 2019

The Department would like to recognize Associate Professor and Director of Clinical Research Dr. Ari Isaacson for being accepted among 12 School of Medicine (SOM) faculty members to the 2019-2020 Academic Career Leadership Academy in Medicine (ACCLAIM) program. Facilitated by the SOM’s Office of Faculty Affairs and Leadership Development, this one-year, cross-disciplinary cohort program places … Continued

Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine Annual Meeting: A Strong Showing for UNC Radiology

October 16, 2019

In June 2019, UNC School of Medicine Department of Radiology was well represented at the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) Annual Meeting in Aurora, CO. At this meeting, Radiologists, Data Scientists, Fellows, Residents, and Imaging Informatics Professionals come together to keep up with current topics in imaging informatics, present scientific papers, learn and … Continued

Spotlight on GME

October 16, 2019

On August 15, 2019, the American Board of Radiology (ABR) released the results of the core examination for the current fourth year class who took the examination in June of this past year. It is with great pride that I can say that all of our residents passed the examination, and in nearly all of … Continued

Strength of Programs Backs Rising Resident & Fellow Numbers

October 16, 2019

When 11 first-year (R1) Diagnostic Radiology (DR) residents began their training in July, our DR program grew to a record 38 trainees. Our largest class of R1s to date were joined by 16 fellows, making academic year 2019-2020 an exceptional one for training program growth at UNC Radiology. Our programs grow because UNC’s physicians in … Continued