Certified Clinical Research Coordinator: Credentials Matter

October 13, 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

Spotlight on Clinical Research

October 12, 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 12, 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

Isaacson Appointed Vascular-Interventional Radiology Division Chief

September 22, 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

Zamora Appointed Neuroradiology Division Chief

September 22, 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

W. Lin: MRI to Map Emergence of Flexible Neural Activity in Infants

September 15, 2020

Cognitive flexibility refers to the ability to readily switch between mental processes in response to external stimuli and different task demands. For example, when our brains are processing one task, an external stimulus is present, requiring us to switch our mental processes to attend to this external stimulus. This ability of switching from one to … Continued

Spotlight on UME

August 19, 2020

(L to R): Sheri G. Jordan, MD: Director – Undergraduate Medical Education (UME) / Jorge Oldan, MD: Co-Director – UME   When UNC School of Medicine (SOM) temporarily suspended clinical clerkships in the face of pandemic uncertainty to assure the health and safety of our students, our undergraduate Medical Education (UME) faculty advisor team worked … Continued

Spotlight on GME

August 19, 2020

A lot has happened over the past six months. First, we would like to highlight our residents’ response to recent events in regards to racism and social injustice in our country. Please take a few minutes to read the UNC Radiology Residency Statement on Anti-Racism if you have not already. As another academic year ends, … Continued

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

August 17, 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

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

July 28, 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