A. Femi-Abodunde: First UNC Radiology Resident Chosen OGME Global Health Scholar

June 8, 2020

The Department congratulates R2 Dr. Abiola Femi-Abodunde, its first resident to be chosen as a UNC Office of Global Health Education (OGME) Global Health Scholar. Dr. Femi-Abodunde is one of five residents chosen for the OGME’s 2020 Global Health Scholars Cohort V. She joins a competitive, two-year OGME program that provides scholarship funds ($8K) to … Continued

Dr. Keith Smith Inducted as Fellow of the American College of Radiology

May 28, 2020

The Department of Radiology congratulates Interim Chair and Professor of Radiology Dr. J. Keith Smith for his induction as a Fellow of the American College of Radiology (ACR). The ACR Board of Chancellors conferred the degree of Fellow of the American College of Radiology upon 121 new ACR Fellows at this year’s virtual Convocation during … Continued

YZ Lee: Emergency Ventilator Innovation to Meet COVID-19 Supply Chain Needs

May 28, 2020

UNC Department of Radiology cheers on Associate Professor of Radiology and University research leader Yueh Z. Lee, MD, PhD, for innovating supply chain solutions to meet COVID-19 crisis needs.  Lee leads a multi-collaborator team racing to design and prototype an open-source ventilator —  the Carolina Respiratory Emergency – Ventilator (CaRE-Vent) — that may fill a … Continued


March 31, 2020

“ In October 2019, Dr. Israel Saramago (R4) joined a collaborative team led by Dr. Audrey Verde (UNC School of Medicine alumnus / Stanford Radiology R3) to write an American College of Radiology (ACR) blog post called #DitchTheDisk. Dr. Verde invited Diagnostic Radiology residents like Dr. Saramago to overview the inefficiencies of using a CD (disk) … Continued

Spotlight on Global Health

March 31, 2020

UNC Global Radiology, a RAD-AID Chapter, COVID-19 Response UNC Global Radiology and RAD-AID Kenya leadership and volunteers continue to support IR curriculum with weekly RAD-AID IR Program webinars. Additionally, University of Nairobi faculty and residents are participating with UNC Department of Radiology case conferences. In July 2020, a joint educational day web conference will be … 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

RESEARCH: Isaacson & Stewart Study Microspherical Embolic Agent in IR Treatment

January 8, 2020

Industry-funded clinical trials enable UNC Vascular-Interventional Radiology (VIR) faculty to contribute to clinical research that aids the multi-stage, long-term process culminating in the launch of newly indicated, minimally invasive agents. These agents can benefit interventional radiology (IR) patients. In 2019, Terumo Medical Corporation funded two clinical studies conducted by VIR division faculty that tested the … 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