Chair’s Note

July 9, 2019

For decades, medicine has been drawn to artificial intelligence (AI) as a means of enhancing healthcare practice and systems. In the Age of AI, algorithm-powered machine learning (ML) methods able to mimic human cognitive function seem limitless. For now, real-world ML is limited. Applications such as detection, diagnosis, treatment guidance and prediction of outcomes are … Continued

Dayan Awarded R01 NIA Funding to Study Neuroprotective Functionality in Cognitive Decline

July 9, 2019

The Department would like to recognize Eran Dayan, PhD, for receiving (NIH) National Institute on Aging R01 funding ($1.56M+) for his project “Redundancy as a neuroprotective mechanism against aging-related cognitive decline.”  Over the 4-year lifespan (4.15.2019 – 2.28.2023) of this project, Dayan will serve as P.I. alongside UNC co-investigators Drs. Martin Styner (Psychiatry), Peter Mucha … Continued

D. Shen Named to ARBIR Council of Distinguished Investigators

July 9, 2019

The Department would like to recognize Dr. Dinggang Shen for being named to the Academy for Radiology & Biomedical Imaging Research (ARBIR)’s Council of Distinguished Investigators in June 2019. The ARBIR is an advocacy organization that aims to advance federal investment in medical imaging research on behalf of the imaging research community. Each year, the … Continued

Evening of Scholarship: A Big Night for new Faculty & Resident AoE Members

July 9, 2019

The Department’s strength of scholarship was on display at the School of Medicine (SOM)’s 2019 Evening of Scholarship on May 22, 2019 as three faculty — Dr. Katrina McGinty, Dr. David Mauro, Dr. Brian Handly — and three residents — Dr. Bryan Ashley, Dr. Justin Rodriguez, Dr. Will Boyd – were inducted into the SOM’s … Continued

Jordan Awarded Prestigious Medical Alumni Distinguished Teaching Professorship

July 9, 2019

At the School of Medicine (SOM)’s) 2019 Evening of Scholarship in May, Associate Professor Dr. Sheri G. Jordan was awarded a prestigious UNC School of Medicine (SOM) honor in medical education — the Medical Alumni Distinguished Teaching Professorship. Each year, the SOM’s Academy of Educators (AoE) Teaching Awards Committee selects from a highly competitive pool … Continued

Bream Jr. Named Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program Director

July 9, 2019

The Department of Radiology would like to recognize Professor of Radiology Peter Bream Jr., MD, for his May 2019 appointment as the Department’s new Residency Diagnostic Radiology Program Director.  Dr. Bream replaces Program Director Dr. Sheri G. Jordan. The Department would like to thank Dr. Jordan for her four years of dedication and contributions to the … Continued

Zamora Among 14 SOM Faculty Academic Career Leadership Academy Graduates

July 9, 2019

The Department would like to congratulate Assistant Professor Carlos Zamora, MD, for completing the UNC School of Medicine (SOM’)s Academic Career Leadership Academy in Medicine (ACCLAIM) in May 2019, among 14 faculty members in the 2018-2019 cohort. Every year, ACCLAIM selects junior SOM faculty with a keen interest in academic leadership to participate in this … Continued

RESIDENT SPOTLIGHT: Dr. Izzy Saramago

July 9, 2019

A secure fellowship spot and leads for starting practice are satisfactory for some Diagnostic Radiology residents entering their final residency year. Dr. Israel (“Izzy”) Saramago wants more return from his culminating months in training. Throughout residency, he has identified opportunities to gain a better understanding of his field and future practice, and he shows no … Continued

RESIDENT SPOTLIGHT: Dr. Clayton Commander

July 9, 2019

Vascular-Interventional Radiology (VIR) Integrated senior resident Dr. Clayton Commander first made his mark at UNC as a scholar. Commander had made cross-disciplinary inroads earning his doctorate in Operations Research from the University of Florida, and UNC Distinguished Professor of Medicine Dr. Michael Knowles (Pulmonary Diseases and Critical Care) recruited him in 2009 to participate in … Continued