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.

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For questions, please contact Melissa Culp, Director of UNC Global Radiology. Scroll down to read more.

UNC providing hands-on teaching in Malawi


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. UNC Radiology is part of the rich tradition of teaching, outreach, and clinical excellence in the School of Medicine’s global health community. Currently, we support established, longitudinal programs with RAD-AID International:

  • 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 application period is open for the first Kenyan IR trainees.
  • In Lilongwe, Malawi, we are supporting a Malawian physician to complete radiology residency in South Africa and a Malawian radiographer to obtain an ultrasound degree in Uganda. Both will return to work in Malawi, which will increase local expertise and capacity. Additionally, we provide education (didactic and hands-on) to increase the ultrasound skills of the imaging technologists with intent to certify. Finally, we work with other departments at UNC and at Kamuzu Central Hospital (KCH) to promote and to educate about relevant imaging appropriateness criteria at KCH.
  • In North Carolina, we participate with the RAD-AID USA Committee to assess health access barriers for under-represented minorities and to develop health care models and clinical workflows that deliver improved medical care to under-served populations.
UNC at the University of Nairobi, Kenya


UNC Radiology Residents participating in these learning opportunities in Malawi and Kenya contribute within established partnerships for a sustainable impact and receive mentorship on best practices.

UNC Faculty, Jessica Stewart, MD, and University of Nairobi colleagues in Kenya

UNC Department of Radiology Global Health Leadership Pathway Residents

Inaugural class selection in progress.

UNC School of Medicine Office of Global Health Scholar

2020-2022 | Abiola Femi-Abodunde, MD

UNC Department of Radiology Global Health Participant Residents (2013 – present)

Kelsey Budd, MD; Kaleigh Burke, MD; John Campbell, MD; Clayton Commander, MD, PhD; Melissa Davis, MD; Ryan Embertson, MD; Watson George, MD; Jeremy Kim, MD; Aaron Kline, MD; Benson Langdon, MD; Malik Mossa-Basha, MD; Brett Murdock, MD; Tiffany Sills, MD, PhD; Ami Vakharia, MD; Joshua Wallace, MD, MPH