• Chair’s Note

    For decades, medicine has been drawn to artificial intelligence (AI) as a means of enhancing healthcare practice and systems. In the Age of AI, algorithm-powered machine learning (ML) methods able to mimic human cognitive function seem limitless. For now, real-world ML is limited. Applications such as detection, diagnosis, treatment guidance and prediction of outcomes are … Continued

  • D. Shen Named to ARBIR Council of Distinguished Investigators

    The Department would like to recognize Dr. Dinggang Shen for being named to the Academy for Radiology & Biomedical Imaging Research (ARBIR)’s Council of Distinguished Investigators in June 2019. The ARBIR is an advocacy organization that aims to advance federal investment in medical imaging research on behalf of the imaging research community. Each year, the … Continued

  • Eran Dayan, PhD

    Dayan Awarded R01 NIA Funding to Study Neuroprotective Functionality in Cognitive Decline

    The Department would like to recognize Eran Dayan, PhD, for receiving (NIH) National Institute on Aging R01 funding ($1.56M+) for his project “Redundancy as a neuroprotective mechanism against aging-related cognitive decline.”  Over the 4-year lifespan (4.15.2019 – 2.28.2023) of this project, Dayan will serve as P.I. alongside UNC co-investigators Drs. Martin Styner (Psychiatry), Peter Mucha … Continued

  • Evening of Scholarship: A Big Night for New Academy of Educators Faculty & Resident Members

    The Department’s strength of scholarship was on display at the School of Medicine (SOM)’s 2019 Evening of Scholarship in late May, as three faculty — Dr. Katrina McGinty, Dr. David Mauro, Dr. Brian Handly — and three residents — Dr. Bryan Ashley, Dr. Justin Rodriguez, Dr. Will Boyd – were inducted into the SOM’s Academy … Continued

  • Jordan Awarded Prestigious Medical Alumni Distinguished Teaching Professorship

    At the School of Medicine (SOM)’s) 2019 Evening of Scholarship in May, Associate Professor Dr. Sheri G. Jordan was awarded a prestigious UNC School of Medicine (SOM) honor in medical education — the Medical Alumni Distinguished Teaching Professorship. Each year, the SOM’s Academy of Educators (AoE) Teaching Awards Committee selects from a highly competitive pool … Continued

  • Peter Bream Jr., M.D.

    Bream Jr. Named Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program Director

    The Department of Radiology would like to recognize Professor of Radiology Peter Bream Jr., MD, for his May 2019 appointment as the Department’s new Residency Diagnostic Radiology Program Director.  Dr. Bream replaces Program Director Dr. Sheri G. Jordan. The Department would like to thank Dr. Jordan for her four years of dedication and contributions to the … Continued

  • Zamora Among 14 SOM Faculty Academic Career Leadership Academy Graduates

    The Department would like to congratulate Assistant Professor Carlos Zamora, MD, for completing the UNC School of Medicine (SOM’)s Academic Career Leadership Academy in Medicine (ACCLAIM) in May 2019, among 14 faculty members in the 2018-2019 cohort. Every year, ACCLAIM selects junior SOM faculty with a keen interest in academic leadership to participate in this … Continued

  • RESIDENT SPOTLIGHT: Dr. Izzy Saramago

    A secure fellowship spot and leads for starting practice are satisfactory for some Diagnostic Radiology residents entering their final residency year. Dr. Israel (“Izzy”) Saramago wants more return from his culminating months in training. Throughout residency, he has identified opportunities to gain a better understanding of his field and future practice, and he shows no … Continued

  • RESIDENT SPOTLIGHT: Dr. Clayton Commander

    Vascular-Interventional Radiology (VIR) Integrated senior resident Dr. Clayton Commander first made his mark at UNC as a scholar. Commander had made cross-disciplinary inroads earning his doctorate in Operations Research from the University of Florida, and UNC Distinguished Professor of Medicine Dr. Michael Knowles (Pulmonary Diseases and Critical Care) recruited him in 2009 to participate in … Continued

  • Spotlight on Education

    What a time of transition in the Diagnostic Residency Program! New PD’s, new residents, new fellows, new chief residents. As I take over the reins of the program, I am grateful to my predecessor, Sheryl Jordan, in that the program is in excellent shape! As I settle in to the various tasks, I am very excited … Continued

  • Alumnus Profile: Dr. Kelly Hastings

    For Diagnostic Radiology resident alumnus Dr. Kelly Hastings (2013-2017), the collective wisdom of teaching faculty helped her learn many angles of practice over four training years. Nowadays, the tips from seasoned practitioners have helped guide her as she heads into early career. “All of my attendings contributed to my education and shaped the type of … Continued

  • IMPACT: Early-Career Award Sends Y. Lee to Capitol Hill as Imaging Research Advocate

    In March 2019, Yueh Z. Lee, MD, PhD, was one of 30 early-career scholars selected by the Academy for Radiology & Biomedical Imaging Research Academic Council (ARRAC) as new Academy Council of Early Career Investigators in Imaging (CECI2) members. Their selection provided brought with it a travel award to attend the 10th Annual Medical Imaging … Continued

  • UNC Radiology Malawi: Advancing In-Country Radiology Expertise Through Sponsored Residency

    Emmanuel Banda is one of many Kamuzu Central Hospital (KCH) medical officers with five+ years of training with Department of Radiology faculty and residents who’ve traveled to Lilongwe, Malawi, as UNC Radiology Malawi Program participants.  In March 2015, Banda learned pediatric, musculoskeletal and breast imaging, among other subspecialty areas, under the instruction of a Department … Continued

  • New Faculty & Staff

    The Department was pleased to welcome Clinical Assistant Professor Fangbai Wu, MD, in May 2019 as the newest faculty member to join its Musculoskeletal Imaging division. Dr. Wu joins this team under the direction of Division Chief Dr. Daniel Nissman. Before arriving at UNC, Dr. Wu served as both an Assistant Professor of Radiology at … Continued

  • Department Notes

    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 … Continued

  • Faculty/Fellow/Resident Publications

    Gunnell ET, Franceschi DK, Inscoe CR, Hartman A, Goralski JL, Ceppe A, Handly B, Sams C, Fordham LA, Lu J, Zhou O, Lee YZ. Initial clinical evaluation of stationary digital chest tomosynthesis in adult patients with cystic fibrosis. Eur Radiol. 2019 Apr;29(4):1665-1673. doi: 10.1007/s00330-018-5703-9. Epub 2018 Sep 25. Khandani AH, Commander CW, Desai H, Oldan … Continued