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

Spotlight on UME

August 19, 2020

With the advent of COVID-19, we were forced to convert our general radiology course to an online virtual format to protect students, residents and staff. Resident lectures were converted to a virtual symposium in the first few days of the course. Radiology lectures were converted to a 1 PM (attending) RADY Rounds where lectures were … 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

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

July 20, 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

Dixon Leads Collaboration to Start Kenya’s First IR Training Program

July 16, 2020

Reprinted from UNC School of Medicine July 16, 2020 Vital Signs The UNC Department of Radiology collaborates with the University of Nairobi (UoN) in Kenya. As a result of this partnership, UoN recently established the nation’s first interventional radiology fellowship, which will intake its inaugural class of Kenyan trainees later this year. Robert G. Dixon, MD, FSIR, … Continued

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

July 15, 2020

Reprinted from UNC School of Medicine July 9, 2020 Vital Signs UNC’s Department of Radiology offers educational track for residents with interest in global health. Katrina McGinty, MD, clinical assistant professor in the UNC Department of Radiology, initiated the creation and development of a Global Health Leadership Pathway for diagnostic and interventional radiology residents. Katrina … Continued

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

June 8, 2020

The Department congratulates R2 Dr. Abiola Femi-Abodunde, 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

Dr. Keith Smith Inducted as Fellow of the American College of Radiology

May 28, 2020

The Department of Radiology congratulates Interim Chair and Professor of Radiology Dr. J. Keith Smith for his induction as a Fellow of the American College of Radiology (ACR). The ACR Board of Chancellors conferred the degree of Fellow of the American College of Radiology upon 121 new ACR Fellows at this year’s virtual Convocation during … Continued