• Chair’s Note

    Any practice within an academic medical center provides best patient care only through keeping up with the latest in its respective specialty. UNC Radiology has done just that … for decades. The Department’s late Chairman Emeritus (1966 – 1991) Dr. James H. Scatliff acquired emerging US, CT and MRI technology in the 1970s and 1980s, … Continued

  • Tengfei Li, PhD

    T. Li Named Subcontract PI of Collaborative UNC/Yale NIH Study

    The Department would like to recognize Tengfei Li, PhD, for being named institutional investigator and Subcontract P.I. for a collaborative study — “Analysis of Big Data Squared in Biomedical Studies” – funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in September 2018 ($318K+) to Yale University P.I. and Professor of Biostatistics Dr. Heping Zhang. Over … Continued

  • Z. Li Awarded Industry Study and R01 Funding

    The Department would like to recognize Zibo Li, PhD, for being funded for two significant investigations in late 2018. In October 2018, Dr. Li entered a sponsored two-year research agreement (renewable $186.6K+/year) with OncoTrap Inc., to conduct a study entitled, “Evaluation of OncoTrap’s lead drugs in tumor bearing mouse model.”  In December 2018, Li was … Continued

  • G. Li Receives University Junior Faculty Development Award

    The Department would like to congratulate Gang Li, PhD, for receiving a Junior Faculty Development Award from the University’s Committee on Faculty Research and Scholarly Leaves. For the full 12-month 2019 calendar year, Li is applying his $10K award toward a scholarly project proposed in his application to the Committee — “Computational Tools for Analysis … Continued

  • Louise Henderson, PhD, MSPH

    Henderson Awarded NC TraCS Carolinas Collaborative Grant

    The Department would like to congratulate Epidemiology Research Division Director and Associate Professor Louise Henderson, PhD, and multi-institution collaborators for receiving North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences (NCTraCS) Institute Carolinas Collaborative (CC) Grant funding ($50K) in October 2018 for their proposed pilot study – “Detection of Coronary Artery Calcification in the Lung Cancer Screening Population: … Continued

  • W. Lin Named 2018 ARBIR Distinguished Investigator

    The Department would like to congratulate Weili Lin, PhD, for being selected in November 2018 as one of 42 Academy for Radiology and Biomedical Imaging Research (ARBIR) 2018 Distinguished Investigators. Each year, the ARBIR honors the new class of Distinguished Investigators at a ceremony held at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) annual meeting. … Continued

  • Dinggang Shen, PhD

    D. Shen Named 2018 Intl Association for Pattern Recognition Fellow

    The Department would like to congratulate Dinggang Shen, PhD, for his selection as a Fellow of the International Association for Pattern Recognition (IAPR). Announcement of 2018 IAPR Fellows was made at the 24th International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR) in Beijing, China, in August 2018. Introduced in 1994, the prestigious IAPR Fellow Award is biennially … Continued

  • Faculty Promotions

    The Department would like to congratulate 8 faculty members for their promotions in the second half of 2018: Ari Isaacson, MD – Associate Professor (September 2018) Lauren Burke, MD – Associate Professor (September 2018) Daniel Nissman, MD – Associate Professor (October 2018) Han Zhang, PhD – Assistant Professor (November 2018) Ellie Lee, MD – Associate Professor … Continued

  • Spotlight on Clinical Research

    The Clinical Research Division has grown and adapted to meet the needs of our faculty members and the University at large.  Based on a recent departmental faculty survey, our team provides exceptional support to our faculty members. We recently added Clinical Research Coordinator Desma Jones, CCRC, to our team, expanding it to now include a Clinical Research … Continued

  • Jorge Oldan, MD

    Spotlight on Undergraduate Medical Education

    Undergraduate medical education in radiology now extends from Foundation (pre-clinical) Phase through Application and Individualization (clinical) Phases. UME in the Foundation Phase includes lectures on basic radiology (in the hematology class), chest radiology (in the cardiac and respiratory systems), and nuclear medicine (in the endocrine system). In addition, the physical examination course (known as patient-centered … Continued

  • Joshua Wallace, MD, MPH

    RESIDENT SPOTLIGHT: 4th-Year Awarded UNC & NC ACR Scholarships for Global Health Service

          In October 2018, 4th-year Diagnostic Radiology Resident Dr. Josh Wallace was awarded a UNC School of Medicine Office of International Activities (OIA) Scholarship and an NC American College of Radiology (ACR) Global Health Fellowship to support month-long medical mission travel as a UNC Radiology Malawi Program participant. Diagnostic Radiology Program Director Dr. … Continued

  • 2018 Wood Lecture: Harvard Radiology Vice Chair Dr. Pam Schaefer

    In 1996, Dr. Francis Pepper from Winston-Salem established the “Wood Fund for Advancement of Neuroradiology at UNC,” which supported an endowed chairmanship. The fund and Chair were established to honor Dr. Ernest H. Wood, first Chair of Radiology at UNC and a pioneer neuroradiologist. Income from the fund is used to support pilot research projects, … Continued

  • Henderson Presents Research at 3rd Annual Yang Family Biomedical Scholars Seminar

    In November 2018, Epidemiology Research Division Director and Associate Professor Louise Henderson, PhD, presented her research as one of three honored scholars at the third annual Yang Family Biomedical Scholars seminar.  Henderson and two other School of Medicine faculty — Drs. Yen-Yu Ian Shih (Department of Neurology) and Jonathan Juliano (Department of Medicine) — were named the … Continued

  • IMPACT: IR Division Lends a Hand at Urban Ministries of Durham

    In November 2018, Vascular-Interventional Radiology faculty, fellows and advance practice providers prepared and served dinner to 260 community members supported by Urban Ministries of Durham. Since its early 1980s founding, the organization has collaborated with community leadership to end homelessness and fight poverty by offering food, shelter and a future to Durham neighbors in need. … Continued

  • IMPACT: Staff Help Area School Kids with Backpack Food Aid & Nutrition Teaching

         In late November 2018, UNC Radiology staff supported local food aid non-profit TABLE through donating dry goods and monetarily to its Weekend Meal Backpack Program and Snack Chef programs. Staff members contributed almost 70 pounds of dry goods in support of the weekly emergency food aid program to Chapel Hill/Carrboro-area school children in … Continued

  • MOVEMBER: 2018 Marks UNC Radiology’s 7th Year to Grow Your Mo!

    For the 7th consecutive year, UNC Radiology’s Team X-Rayted participated in the global fundraising campaign MOVEMBER. Team X-Rayted raised over $10K of the $12K+ jointly contributed by UNC’s Department of Urology and Radiology. The joint funds support the Movember Foundation, an organization committed to advocacy and fundraising for men’s health programs focused on prostate cancer, testicular … Continued

  • New Faculty & Staff

    The Department of Radiology was pleased to welcome Professor of Radiology Peter Bream, Jr., MD, in October 2018 as the newest Vascular-Interventional Radiology (VIR) Division faculty member. Dr. Bream joins this team under the direction of Division Chief Dr. Charles Burke.  Dr. Bream returns to UNC as an alumnus of the Department’s VIR fellowship program (2000-2001) … Continued

  • RSNA’s 104th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting: A Strong Showing of Faculty & Residents!

    In late November 2018, five Diagnostic Radiology residents and multiple basic science and clinical faculty attended the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)’s 104th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL. Four resident abstracts were accepted for oral presentations as RSNA educational exhibits. Faculty and resident attendees alike showcased scholarly accomplishments, represented UNC in … Continued

  • Faculty/Resident Publications

    Stoudemire W, Fordham LA , Vece TJ. “Diagnosis and Treatment of Pediatric Dysphagia: Radiography.” Ongkasuwan J, Chiou EH. Pediatric Dysphagia: Challenges and Controversies. New York: Springer, 2018. 109-118. 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 … Continued

  • Faculty/Resident Notes

    Lynn Fordham, MD, was awarded a Society of Chairs of Academic Radiology Departments (SCARD) Travel Grant to attend the SCARD Leadership and Management Meeting in October 2018. Fordham is the Department’s Vice Chair of Diagnostic Services. Louise Henderson, PhD, co-facilitated “Mammography, When to Start, How Often, When to Stop” with UNC Division of Oncology Assistant … Continued

  • 2018 UNC Radiology Holiday Party

      Department faculty, residents, fellows, advanced practice providers and staff convened at Top of the Hill in December for UNC Radiology’s 2018 holiday party. Our Diagnostic Radiology residents organized a great affair this year for all in attendance.