Diane Armao, MD, presented, “New insights on GAN spanning GAN KO models and human GAN” in June 2019 at the Giant Axonal Neuropathy (GAN) Scientific Session at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, MD. Dr. Armao serves as Associate Investigator on Clinical Protocol 15-N-0073: A Phase I Study of Intrathecal Administration of scAAV9/JeT-GAN for the Treatment of Giant Axonal Neuropathy. Carsten G. Bonnemann MD, is the Principal Investigator of the GAN clinical trial at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS-NIH).

Lynn Fordham, MD, presented, “Imaging the Pediatric Esophagus” as an invited speaker at the 62nd Society for Pediatric Radiology Annual Meeting & Postgraduate Course meeting in San Francisco, CA, in May 2019.

Ben Huang, MD, presented, “Temporal Bone Imaging,” at the American College of Osteopathic Radiology (AOCR)’s April 2019 meeting – “Merging Mind & Muscle” – in Austin, TX.

Ben Huang, MD, presented, “Head and Neck Staging Update,” at the American College of Osteopathic Radiology (AOCR)’s April 2019 meeting – “Merging Mind & Muscle” – in Austin, TX.

Valerie Jewells, DO, served as Co-Director of the American College of Osteopathic Radiology (AOCR)’s April 2019 meeting – “Merging Mind & Muscle” – in Austin, TX.

Valerie Jewells, DO, presented, “MRI Imaging of Dementia” at the American College of Osteopathic Radiology (AOCR)’s April 2019 meeting – “Merging Mind & Muscle” – in Austin, TX.

Sheri G. Jordan, MD, was the Invited Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Honor Society Keynote Speaker at the UNC School of Medicine at AOA Annual Meeting in April 2019.

Cherie Kuzmiak, DO, presented, “Which Type of Cancer is This?” as an invited plenary session speaker at the Society of Breast Imaging/American College of Radiology (SBI/ACR) annual Breast Imaging Symposium. Hollywood, FL, in April 2019.

Yueh Z. Lee, MD, PhD, presented, “Seeking CLARITe through novel imaging modalities,” at the Grand Rounds series of UNC’s Division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology in June 2019.

Terry Hartman, MPH, MS, CCRC, was promoted to Associate Director of Clinical Research Operations in the Department’s Clinical Research Division in May 2019.

Markeela Lipscomb was promoted to Lead Clinical Research Assistant in the Department’s Clinical Research Division in early 2019.

Third-year Diagnostic Radiology resident Dr. Izzy Saramago received the UNC Department of Radiology 2019 Education Excellence Award.

Carlos Zamora, presented, “Sellar/Parasellar Lessions,” at the American College of Osteopathic Radiology (AOCR)’s April 2019 meeting – “Merging Mind & Muscle” – in Austin, TX.