• Chair’s Note

    As year’s end approaches, UNC Department of Radiology celebrates collaborative partnerships across the globe. In 2018, the Department has grown its academic ties in three countries – Malawi, China and Kenya – which have under-resourced and emerging healthcare systems. The aim of these partnerships is to advance patient care, education, technology and research. Those faculty … Continued

  • IMPACT: Bringing Diagnostic & Interventional Radiology Clinical Services & Training to East Africa

    In 2018, the Department’s global health partnerships extending to Africa have solidified into Diagnostic Radiology (DR) involvement in Malawi and Interventional Radiology (IR) involvement in Kenya. Assistant Professor Dr. Brett Murdock’s oversight of UNC Radiology Malawi Program demonstrates how physician service initiated during residency takes root when that individual joins faculty post-graduation. Dr. Murdock first … Continued

  • IMPACT: UNC/Sichuan Radiochemistry Partnership Boosts Global Basic Science Collaboration

      When it opened within the Biomedical Research Imaging Center (BRIC) in summer 2014, UNC’s Radiochemistry and Cyclotron Facility positioned the University at the fore of translational cancer imaging research not only nationwide, but on a worldwide scale. As the facility’s new Director, Dr. Zibo Li invested his expertise in developing novel radiolabeling methods and … Continued

  • G. Li Awarded R01 Funding to Develop Cortical Parcellation Computational Tools for Exploring Early Brain Development

    The Department would like to recognize Gang Li, PhD, for receiving five-year R01 funding (7/11/2018 – 4/30/2023), renewed annually ($388K+/year), for his project entitled, “Parcellating Infant Cerebral Cortex based on Developmental Patterns of Multimodal MRI.” Development in recent years of infant-dedicated cortical surface analysis tools and atlases has significantly advanced the processing of infant brain MRI … Continued

  • YZ Lee: Advancing Battlefield Head Trauma Imaging via DoD Trauma Care $1.27M+ Research Award

    The Department would like to recognize Lead PI Yueh Lee, MD, PhD, for receiving a collaborative three-year Department of Defense (DOD) Medical Research and Development Program Precision Trauma Care Research Award ($1.27M+/year), renewed annually, in September 2018 for a project entitled, “Development and Evaluation of a Solid State Head CT.” UNC co-collaborators on the development … Continued

  • Li, Shen, Wang Receive NIMH Award to Apply Infant-centric Analytical Tools to Baby Connectome Project Data

    L to R: Drs. Gang Li, Dinggang Shen & Li Wang The Department would like to congratulate Co-Principal Investigators Gang Li, PhD, Dinggang Shen (contact), PhD, and Li Wang, PhD, for receipt of National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) funding ($466.5K/year), renewed annually, for their five-year project (8/03/2018 – 4/30/2023) entitled, “Continued Development of Infant Brain Analysis Tools.” This … Continued

  • 4th-year Kaleigh Burke Awarded ACR Travel Grant for UNC Radiology Malawi Program Pursuits

    The Department celebrates resident scholarly achievement in congratulating 4th-year Diagnostic Radiology resident Dr. Kaleigh Burke on receiving a 2018 American College of Radiology (ACR) Goldberg-Reeder Resident Travel Grant, among seven resident recipients this year. In August 2018, Burke received $2000 to support her forthcoming work during a four-week global health elective in Malawi. UNC Project … Continued

  • Bryan Ashley, MD

    Spotlight on Education: Q&A with Associate Chief Resident Dr. Bryan Ashley

    Q & A with Associate Chief Resident Dr. Bryan Ashley (@BryanEAshley) Q1: Bryan let’s start with you – tell us about yourself. A1: I came to UNC as a lifelong South Carolinian. I completed my undergraduate work at the University of South Carolina, and then matriculated at MUSC for medical school. For residency, I felt … Continued

  • Spotlight on Basic Science

    The Basic Research Division continues to excel in the past quarter in publications as well secured extramural funding.  There are two ongoing faculty recruitment, aiming to recruit faculty with strong expertise on developing novel machine learning approaches for radiological applications.  More detailed information regarding progress of Labs in the Basic Research Division is provided below. … Continued

  • Spotlight on Clinical Research

    The Clinical Research Division continues its recent growth, including the recent addition of two new research assistants, Markeela Lipscomb and Jasmin Merhout. In collaboration with the Department of Physics and Astronomy and the Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Daniel Nissan, MD, MPH, MSEE; Yueh Lee, MD, PhD; Benjamin Smith, MD; and Troy Maetani, MD will conduct a new clinical trial to evaluate wrist fractures … Continued

  • Jeff Creasy: A Leader in Radiology Informatics, All Beginning at UNC

    Many leaders in radiology make their mark early career playing key roles in the advancement of their field. In the 1980s, UNC Department of Radiology Immediate Past Chair Dr. Joseph K.T. Lee became the most recognized radiologist in applications of CT as lead editor of the first comprehensive textbook on computed body tomography. That same … Continued

  • New Faculty & Staff

    The Department of Radiology was pleased to welcome Clinical Assistant Professor of Radiology Mitchel Muhleman, MD, in July 2018, as the newest member of the Nuclear Medicine Division. Dr. Muhleman joins this team under the direction of Division Chief Dr. Amir Khandani. Before arriving at UNC, Dr. Muhleman was a Nuclear Medicine PET/CT Fellow (2017-2018) … Continued

  • New Residents

    In July 2018, UNC Department of Radiology welcomed nine 1st-year residents to our Diagnostic Radiology residency program.

  • New Fellows

    In July 2018, UNC Department of Radiology welcomed 13 new fellows for one-year training in five subspecialty programs.

  • Faculty Publications: July – Sept 2018

    Snouwaert JN, Church RJ, Jania L, Nguyen M, Wheeler ML, Saintsing A, Mieczkowski P, Manuel de Villena FP, Armao D, Moy SS, Lorenzo DN, Koller BH. A Mutation in the Borcs7 Subunit of the Lysosome Regulatory BORC Complex Results in Motor Deficits and Dystrophic Axonopathy in Mice. Cell Reports. 2018 Jul 31;24(5):1254-1265. doi: 10.1016/j.celrep.2018.06.118 Bailey … Continued