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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

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

July 20, 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 collaboration at the Kamuzu Central Hospital in Lilongwe, Malawi. These … Continued

McGinty Leads Creation of UNC Radiology’s Global Health Leadership Pathway for Residents

July 15, 2020

UNC’s Department of Radiology offers educational track for residents with interest in global health. Katrina McGinty, MD, Assistant Professor of Radiology, initiated the creation and development of a Global Health Leadership Pathway for diagnostic and interventional radiology residents. Katrina McGinty, MD, clinical assistant professor in the Department of Radiology, initiated the creation and development of … 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

UNC Vascular-Interventional Radiology (VIR) faculty periodically facilitate industry-funded clinical trials that produce newly indicated, minimally invasive agents benefitting interventional radiology (IR) patients. In 2019, Terumo Medical Corporation funded two clinical studies conducted by VIR division faculty that tested the technical and clinical success of HydroPearl® microspheres in two types of IR procedures. In April 2019, … Continued