Chair’s Note

January 11, 2019

Any practice within an academic medical center provides best patient care only through keeping up with the latest in its respective specialty. UNC Radiology has done just that … for decades. The Department’s late Chairman Emeritus (1966 – 1991) Dr. James H. Scatliff acquired emerging US, CT and MRI technology in the 1970s and 1980s, … Continued

T. Li Named Subcontract PI of Collaborative UNC/Yale NIH Study

January 11, 2019

The Department would like to recognize Tengfei Li, PhD, for being named institutional investigator and Subcontract P.I. for a collaborative study — “Analysis of Big Data Squared in Biomedical Studies” – funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in September 2018 ($318K+) to Yale University P.I. and Professor of Biostatistics Dr. Heping Zhang. Over … Continued

Z. Li Awarded Industry Study and R01 Funding

January 11, 2019

The Department would like to recognize Zibo Li, PhD, for being funded for two significant investigations in late 2018. In October 2018, Dr. Li entered a sponsored two-year research agreement (renewable $186.6K+/year) with OncoTrap Inc., to conduct a study entitled, “Evaluation of OncoTrap’s lead drugs in tumor bearing mouse model.”  In December 2018, Li was … Continued

G. Li Receives University Junior Faculty Development Award

January 11, 2019

The Department would like to congratulate Gang Li, PhD, for receiving a Junior Faculty Development Award from the University’s Committee on Faculty Research and Scholarly Leaves. For the full 12-month 2019 calendar year, Li is applying his $10K award toward a scholarly project proposed in his application to the Committee — “Computational Tools for Analysis … Continued

Henderson Awarded NC TraCS Carolinas Collaborative Grant

January 11, 2019

The Department would like to congratulate Epidemiology Research Division Director and Associate Professor Louise Henderson, PhD, and multi-institution collaborators for receiving North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences (NCTraCS) Institute Carolinas Collaborative (CC) Grant funding ($50K) in October 2018 for their proposed pilot study – “Detection of Coronary Artery Calcification in the Lung Cancer Screening Population: … Continued

W. Lin Named 2018 ARBIR Distinguished Investigator

January 11, 2019

The Department would like to congratulate Weili Lin, PhD, for being selected in November 2018 as one of 42 Academy for Radiology and Biomedical Imaging Research (ARBIR) 2018 Distinguished Investigators. Each year, the ARBIR honors the new class of Distinguished Investigators at a ceremony held at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) annual meeting. … Continued

D. Shen Named 2018 Intl Association for Pattern Recognition Fellow

January 11, 2019

The Department would like to congratulate Dinggang Shen, PhD, for his selection as a Fellow of the International Association for Pattern Recognition (IAPR). Announcement of 2018 IAPR Fellows was made at the 24th International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR) in Beijing, China, in August 2018. Introduced in 1994, the prestigious IAPR Fellow Award is biennially … Continued

Faculty Promotions

January 11, 2019

The Department would like to congratulate 8 faculty members for their promotions in the second half of 2018: Ari Isaacson, MD – Associate Professor (September 2018) Lauren Burke, MD – Associate Professor (September 2018) Daniel Nissman, MD – Associate Professor (October 2018) Han Zhang, PhD – Assistant Professor (November 2018) Ellie Lee, MD – Associate Professor … Continued

Spotlight on Clinical Research

January 11, 2019

The Clinical Research Division has grown and adapted to meet the needs of our faculty members and the University at large.  Based on a recent departmental faculty survey, our team provides exceptional support to our faculty members. We recently added Clinical Research Coordinator Desma Jones, CCRC, to our team, expanding it to now include a Clinical Research … Continued

Spotlight on Undergraduate Medical Education

January 11, 2019

Undergraduate medical education in radiology now extends from Foundation (pre-clinical) Phase through Application and Individualization (clinical) Phases. UME in the Foundation Phase includes lectures on basic radiology (in the hematology class), chest radiology (in the cardiac and respiratory systems), and nuclear medicine (in the endocrine system). In addition, the physical examination course (known as patient-centered … Continued