UNC Department of Radiology 3rd Quarter 2014: Highlights & Honors

Take a look at some of our highlights and honors for July - September 2014.

UNC Department of Radiology 3rd Quarter 2014: Highlights & Honors click to enlarge David M. Warshauer, MD, was elected a Fellow of the Society of Abdominal Radiology in July 2014.
UNC Department of Radiology 3rd Quarter 2014: Highlights & Honors click to enlarge Wei Gao, PhD, was awarded a one-year, $228,000 NIH R03 in July 2014.

Honors/Awards/Appointments

Wei Gao, PhD, was awarded a National Institutes of Health R03 ($228,000) in July 2014 as a co-P.I. of a one-year study entitled, “Prenatal cocaine exposure and functional connectivity in early infancy” (Multi-PI: Grewen K, Gao W).

Louise Henderson, PhD, was selected for the School of Medicine’s 2014-2015 Academic Career Leadership Academy in Medicine (ACCLAIM), starting the year-long course along with other SOM faculty in September 2014.

Valerie Jewells, DO, served as an electronic exhibits and selected posters scorer for the American Society of Head & Neck Radiology (ASHNR)’s 49th Annual Meeting in Seattle, WA, in September 2014.

Cherie M. Kuzmiak, DO, was appointed for three years to serve as the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)’s Refresher Course Committee (RCC) Breast Imaging Track Chair in July 2014.

Sheila Lee, MD, was accepted into the UNC School of Medicine (SOM)’s 2014-2015 Teaching Scholars Program, starting the year-long course with nine other SOM faculty in September 2014.

Arif Sheikh, MD, was appointed as a core faculty member in July 2014 for forming an epilepsy fellowship program in UNC’s Department of Neurology.

David M. Warshauer, MD, was elected a Fellow of the Society of Abdominal Radiology in July 2014.

Terry Wong, MD, PhD, was appointed to the NCI's National Clinical Trials Network (NCTN) Gastrointestinal Steering Committee (GISC) as a representative for the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group-American College of Radiology Imaging Network (ECOG-ACRIN) Cancer Research Group in July 2014.

Presentations

Katherine Birchard, MD, presented, “Lung Cancer Screening” as a Grand Rounds lecturer for the UNC Department of Radiology in August 2014.  

Katherine Birchard, MD, presented, "Beyond the Mammogram: Imaging in Metastatic Breast Cancer" in conjunction with the Metastatic Breast Cancer Network’s 8th National Conference, hosted by UNC’s Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center in September 2014.

Wei Gao, PhD, presented, “Early Brain Development Study by Combining Imaging Measures and Behavioral Assessment” as an invited speaker at the Chinese Academy of Sciences' Institute of Automation in Beijing, China, in August 2014.

Valerie Jewells, DO, presented, “Imaging in Ophthalmology” as a mini-Grand Rounds guest lecturer at UNC’s Department of Ophthalmology in August 2014.

Amir Khandani, MD, presented, “PET Radiotracers other than FDG” as a Grand Rounds lecturer for the UNC Department of Radiology in August 2014.  

Yueh Z. Lee, MD, PhD, presented, “Microbeams and Radiotherapy” as an invited speaker at the Radiation Research Society’s 60th Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, NV, in September 2014.  

Arif Sheikh, MD, presented, “Translating ‘uNclear’ Medicine to Theranostics/Molecular Imaging” as an invited speaker at the National Institutes of Health (NIH)’s Clinical Center in Bethesda, MD, in August 2014. 

Arif Sheikh, MD, was appointed in July 2014 as a core faculty member for formation of an epilepsy fellowship program within UNC’s Department of Neurology.

Publications

Gao W, Elton A, Zhu H., Alcauter S, Smith JK, Gilmore J, Lin W. Inter-subject Variability of and Genetic Effects on the Brain’s Functional Connectivity during Infancy. J Neurosci. 34(34): 11288-11296; doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.5072-13.2014.

Elton A, Alcauter S, Gao W. Network Connectivity Abnormality Profile Supports a Categorical-Dimensional Hybrid Model of ADHD. Human Brain Mapping. 25 FEB 2014 DOI: 10.1002/hbm.22492.

Delman D, Peng X, Zedek DC, Jewells V, Chahin N, Markovic-Plese S. Dermatomyositis as a presentation of neuromyelitis optica spectum disorder. J Neurim. 2014.07.016 DOI:10.1016

Khandani AH, Rathmell WK, Wallen EM, Ivanovic M. PET/CT with 124I-cG250: Great Potential and Some Open Questions. Am J Roentgenol. 2014;203(2): 261-2.

VanderWalde NA, Salloum RG, Liu TL, Hornbrook MC, Rosetti MC, Ritzwoller DP, Fishman PA,  Elston Lafata J, Khandani AH, Chera BS. Positron Emission Tomography and Stage Migration for Head and Neck Cancer. JAMA Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery. 2014; 140(7): 654-61.

Tucker AW, Calliste J, Gidcumb EM, Wu J, Kuzmiak CM, Hyun N, Zeng D, Lu J, Zhou O, Lee YZ. Comparison of a Stationary Digital Breast Tomosynthesis System to Magnified 2D Mammography Using Breast Tissue Specimens. Acad Radiol. 2014 Aug 27. pii: S1076-6332(14)00271-2. doi: 10.1016/j.acra.2014.07.009. [Epub ahead of print]

Zhang J, Lo JY, Kuzmiak CM, Ghate SV, Yoon SC, Mazurowski MA. Using computer-extracted image features for modeling of error-making patterns in detection of mammographic masses among radiology residents. Med Phys. 2014 Sep;41(9):091907. doi: 10.1118/1.4892173.

Alcauter S, Lin W, Smith JK, Short S, Goldman B, Reznick JS, Gilmore J, Gao W. Development of Thalamocortical Connectivity during Infancy and Its Cognitive Correlations. Journal of Neuroscience. 34(27):9067–9075, 2014.

Guo Y, Gao Y, Shao Y, Price T, Oto A, Shen D. Deformable segmentation of 3D MR prostate images via distributed discriminative dictionary and ensemble learning. Med Phys. 2014 Jul;41(7):072303. doi: 10.1118/1.4884224

Nissman DB, Dahiya N. Ultrasonography of Tendons. In: Ultrasound Clinics: Small Parts and Superficial Structures. Dahiya N, Dogra V, eds. Philadelphia: Elsevier. 2014; 9(3): 489-512.

Peng D, Shi F, Shen T, Peng Z, Zhang C, Liu X, Qiu , Liu J, Jiang K, Fang Y, Shen D. Altered brain network modules induce helplessness in major depressive disorder. J Affect Disorders. 15;168:21-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2014.05.061. Epub 2014 Jul 1.

Zhang T, Chen H, Guo L, Li K, Li L, Zhang S, Shen D, Hu X, Liu T. Characterization of U-shape streamline fibers: Methods and applications. Med Image Anal. 2014 Jul;18(5):795-807. doi: 10.1016/j.media.2014.04.005.