INNOVATION: Adjusted Techniques & Protocols Key to Patient/Provider Safety in High-Volume Imaging

October 27, 2020

In the COVID-19 era, some imaging subspecialties have refined approaches to obtaining exposures efficiently in high-volume, large hospitals where eliminating transmission risk is critical. At UNC Medical Center, Cardiothoracic Imaging (CHEST) and Body CT providers have innovated technique and protocol solutions that preserve provider/patient safety, enable imaging efficiency and conserve PPE resources. CHEST radiograph [CXR] … Continued

Zamora Appointed Neuroradiology Division Chief

October 27, 2020

The Department is pleased to appoint Associate Professor Carlos Zamora, MD, PhD, as its new Division Chief of Neuroradiology. Dr. Zamora replaces James H. Scatliff Distinguished Professor of Radiology Mauricio Castillo, MD, FACR, who served 28 years as Division Chief. Recruited to UNC in 1992 by former Chair Joseph K.T. Lee, MD, Castillo built his … Continued

Isaacson Appointed Vascular-Interventional Radiology Division Chief

October 27, 2020

UNC Department of Radiology is pleased to appoint Ari Isaacson, MD, as its new Vascular-Interventional Radiology (VIR) Division Chief. Isaacson replaces 12-year Division Chief and Professor of Radiology Charles Burke, MD, FSIR, who was named the Department’s Executive Vice Chair in early 2020. Isaacson is a highly accomplished junior faculty member (2013 – present) with … Continued

Z. Li: R01 Funding Radiosensitizer Development to Advance Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Radiotherapy

October 27, 2020

  The Department congratulates Associate Professor of Radiology Zibo Li, PhD, for receiving an NIH Research Project $2.5M (R01) grant funding a study entitled, “The development of novel radiation-sensitizer based on ultra-small carbon dots.”  This is a collaborative project involving University of Georgia Associate Professor of Chemistry Jin Xie, PhD, and physician-scientists Andrew Wang and … Continued

L. Henderson: R01 to Factor Co-Morbidities & Functional Status into LCS Effectiveness Study

October 27, 2020

The Department congratulates Professor of Radiology Louise Henderson, PhD, for receiving a National Cancer Institute (NCI) R01 grant ($1.5M+) as Co-P.I. of an investigation entitled, “Comorbidity and Functional Status in a Population Undergoing Lung Cancer Screening” (Co-P.I.: UNC Professor of Medicine Maria Patricia Rivera, MD / Pulmonology). Over four years (7/15/2020 – 6/30/2024), the proposed … Continued

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

October 27, 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

Certified Clinical Research Coordinator: Credentials Matter

October 27, 2020

Working in clinical trial conduct requires an understanding of quality assurance, regulatory affairs, standing operating procedures (SOP)s and other related areas of clinical research coordination.  Over time, clinical research coordinators (CRC)s gain proficiency in CRC-related skills and knowledge and become eligible to take the written the Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) Certified Clinical Research … Continued

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

October 27, 2020

The Department congratulates R2 Abiola Femi-Abodunde, MD, 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

Spotlight on Clinical Research

October 26, 2020

Mid-March, UNC Research vastly reduced and restricted campus research activity in response to COVID-19. The University’s March 13th temporary hold on all in-person study visits temporarily restricted the work of UNC Radiology’s Clinical Research division. Nonetheless, the team remained very much active and thriving. All clinical research staff began working from home, and studies allowing … Continued

Spotlight on Basic Research

October 26, 2020

Mid-March, UNC’s Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research vastly reduced and restricted research activity campus-wide in response to COVID-19. These restrictions affected research operations across UNC’s Radiology’s Clinical and Basic Science units to various degrees. In Basic Research, the Department’s Small Animal Imaging (SAI) core ramped down research activities to only “Critical Research Activities” … Continued