• Chair’s Note

    When UNC Health Care System (UNC HCS) identifies challenges to workflow, it implements consolidation measures to preserve the efficiency expected of a top-tier academic medical center. In spring 2014, UNC HCS launched Epic@UNC, transitioning to an integrated “one patient, one chart” electronic medical records (EMR)s system launching its most significant step in decades toward centralized … Continued

  • Building a Basic Research Enterprise

    In January 2017, the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research (BRIMR) reported that the national ranking of NIH funding for UNC’s Department of Radiology in 2016 rose significantly, from 25th ($5,305,177) in 2015, to 13th ($8,699,480), amongst all academic medical center-affiliated departments of radiology nationwide.

  • Dixon Inducted as Society of Interventional Radiology Fellow (FSIR)

    In March 2017, Interventional Radiology Program Director and Associate Professor of Radiology Dr. Robert G. Dixon was amongst 32 new Fellows who were inducted at SIR’s 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting in Washington, DC.

  • Jewells Inducted as American Osteopathic College of Radiology (AOCR) Fellow

    In April 2017, Director of Quality and Safety and Professor of Radiology Dr. Valerie Jewells was inducted as one of only three new Fellows of the American Osteopathic College of Radiology (AOCR) at its 2017 Annual Convention in Las Vegas, NV.

  • Sheryl G. Jordan, MD, RCC

    Jordan Amongst Three Faculty UNC School of Medicine Alums Chosen for AOA

    In spring 2017, GME Director and Associate Professor of Radiology Dr. Sheri Jordan was inducted into UNC School of Medicine (SOM)’s chapter of Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Honor Medical Society as one of only three UNC faculty members distinctively selected as AOA members as a UNC SOM alumnus.

  • JKT Lee Honoree of First-Ever Roentgen Fund Honorary Lecture

    In May 2017, Immediate Past Chair and Professor Emeritus Department Dr. Joseph KT Lee was the honoree of the first-ever Roentgen Fund Honorary Lecture at the 2017 Annual American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) Meeting in New Orleans, LA.

  • Dinggang Shen, PhD

    Shen Inducted As AIMBE Fellow

    In March 2017, Director of Faculty Development for Basic Science and Professor of Radiology Dr. Dinggang Shen was inducted into the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE)’s College of Fellows at its 2017 Annual Meeting at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, DC.

  • Sheryl G. Jordan, MD, RCC

    Spotlight on Education: Sheri G. Jordan, MD, RCC

    We are pleased to report another busy and successful academic year for our residency program, and we’re grateful to our ever-broadening base of engaged and supportive faculty.

  • Spotlight on Education: Robert Dixon, MD, FSIR

    This year has been a pivotal one for Interventional Radiology training at UNC.


    In early January, 11 Diagnostic Radiology residents sponsored, prepared and served a meal at Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill to over 60 guests. Located less than two miles from UNC Hospitals (UNCH), RMH of Chapel Hill houses and offers other support to families whose children are hospitalized at UNC Hospitals for longer-term stays. Program … Continued

  • Jill Spadia: 15+ Years Balancing Work & Family in the Bay Area

    Fifteen+ years removed from residency, Diagnostic Radiology alumnus Dr. Jill Spadia’s (1997-2001) weekday calendar juggles credentialing committee chairing duties with group jogs from a five-year running habit.

  • New Faculty & Staff

    The Department was pleased to welcome Han Zhang, PhD, in February 2017 as its newest Basic Science faculty member. This position allows Zhang to continue his work (2015-present) as a Post-doctoral Research Fellow under the direction of Dr. Dinggang Shen at UNC’s Biomedical Research Imaging Center (BRIC). Alongside Dr. Shen, Zhang’s funded research focuses on … Continued