Global Health Leadership Pathway
UNC Global Radiology, a RAD-AID Chapter, Global Health Leadership Pathway for Residents
Creating a global radiology community through education, collaboration, and innovation
The Global Health Leadership Pathway is a residency track with mentorship, targeted curriculum, and project integration for residents of the UNC Department of Radiology. Structured education on global radiology, epidemiology, access implications, and related methodologies will give our residents an edge as future leaders in the field. Click to read about the Pathway and its educational benefits.
2020 – 2021 GHLP Noon Conference Dates
- Wednesday 12 August: Culp – Radiology Readiness / PACS Readiness Case Study
- Monday 30 November: Campbell – Neuroradiology CT Cases from Malawi
- Wednesday 24 February: Dixon or McGinty
- Wednesday 19 May: Dixon or McGinty
2020 – 2021 GHLP Journal Club Dates
- Tuesday 8 September: Phased Approach to Implementing BI-RADS article
- Thursday 10 December
- Thursday 14 January
- Thursday 8 April
The UNC-Chapel Hill RAD-AID Chapter was founded in 2012 by the UNC School of Medicine’s Division of Radiologic Science and the Department of Radiology. Global health includes issues that transcend national boundaries, like cancer, and that require worldwide, multidisciplinary cooperation — so our partnerships have a Local Global approach. Currently, we support established, longitudinal programs with RAD-AID International:
1) In Nairobi, Kenya, we have partnered with the University of Nairobi to establish an interventional radiology (IR) fellowship – the nation’s first. UNC IR faculty and staff provide education (hands-on, simulation, and didactic) for Kenyan radiologists, technologists, and nurses. During 2020, the IR fellowship received approval, and the first Kenyan IR trainees have begun the training program. Additionally, we aim to begin an exchange for UoN colleagues to visit UNC VIR after the pandemic.
2) In Lilongwe, Malawi, we are supporting a Malawian physician to complete radiology residency in South Africa and two Malawian radiographers to obtain advanced degrees–with the aim to increase local expertise and capacity. Additionally, we contribute to a formal curriculum (didactic and hands-on) to increase the ultrasound skills of the imaging technologists with intent to certify. Finally, we work with other departments through UNC-Project Malawi and at Kamuzu Central Hospital (KCH) to promote and to educate about relevant imaging appropriateness criteria at KCH.
3) In North Carolina, we participate with the RAD-AID USA Women’s Health Access Program to understand systemic breast cancer screening access barriers for under-served populations and to create solutions that deliver more equitable care for all North Carolinians. We strive to optimize our own processes within the UNC Department of Radiology, and we work with local partner organizations to increase community engagement through education.
UNC Radiology Residents participating in these learning opportunities in Kenya, Malawi, and North Carolina contribute within established partnerships for a sustainable impact and receive mentorship on best practices.