Chair’s Note

January 8, 2020

UNC Radiology has a strong global health program that enhances educational opportunities for our residents, enables professional development for our faculty, and gives us the opportunity to have a global impact. Through UNC Global Radiology, a RAD-AID Chapter, our faculty, trainees, and staff have the opportunity to collaborate with colleagues at Kamuzu Central Hospital (KCH) … 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

Isaacson & Stewart Study Efficacy of Microspherical Embolic Agent in IR Treatment

January 8, 2020

Industry-funded clinical trials enable UNC Vascular-Interventional Radiology (VIR) faculty to contribute to clinical research that aids the multi-stage, long-term process culminating in the launch of newly indicated, minimally invasive agents. These agents can benefit interventional radiology (IR) patients. In 2019, Terumo Medical Corporation funded two clinical studies conducted by VIR division faculty that tested the … Continued

Spotlight on Education: GME

January 8, 2020

On January 10th, we closed out our final interview day for our Diagnostic and Integrated Interventional Radiology Residency Programs – our two programs recruiting medical students. We continue to run the recruitments in parallel given how much overlap there is between the residents and residencies. Nearly every applicant who applied to our Integrated Interventional Radiology … Continued

Spotlight on Education: UME

January 8, 2020

It’s been our busiest year yet – our medical student-centric educational and advising programs are flourishing! It’s currently block 11 in academic year 2019-2020 for undergraduate medical education (UME), and we have the following to report: course evaluations student scores remain at historical highs, course directors and formal didactic curriculum lecturers have continued their hard … Continued

Spotlight on Global Health

January 8, 2020

I am grateful to the UNC Department of Radiology and the UNC Division of Radiologic Science in the Department of Allied Health Sciences for the appointment of Director for UNC Global Radiology, a RAD-AID Chapter. We have a strong track-record in global health radiology, and I look forward to using this column to feature our … Continued

Spotlight on Clinical Research

January 8, 2020

The Clinical Research Division continues to grow and we are proud to welcome Desma Jones, CCRC, and Markeela Lipscomb to our leadership team.  The Clinical Research Leadership team is responsible for the administration of clinical research within the department.  Desma was recently promoted to the role of the Lead Clinical Research Coordinator in December 2019 … Continued

Spotlight on Basic Research

January 8, 2020

For our Winter 2020 Spotlight on Basic Research, Wei-Tang Chang, PhD, has written the below update on his investigative scope at UNC’s Biomedical Research Imaging Center. Dr. Chang’s basic science imaging interests include the development of advanced MR imaging techniques, such as ultrahigh-resolution and ultrafast MR acquisitions. The hippocampus is the earliest and most severely … Continued