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

Isaacson & Stewart Study Efficacy of 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

YZ Lee: $2.8+M NIBIB R01 Funding to Advance 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

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