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University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Department of Radiology Visiting Clerkship for Students Underrepresented in Medicine

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Congrats to Dr. Wilczynski and Dr. Pagano

We had two awesome talks this morning in IR Conference by our graduating Independent IR Residents. Dr. Wilczynski on “Vascular ultrasound, what the radiologist sees” and Dr. Pagano on “Visceral vascular collaterals and shunts”

Great job guys, from your IR faculty.

UPMC Centers of Excellence

UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside and UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh have received Centers of Excellence designation by the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging. The center of excellence designation recognizes the commitment to clinical care, delivery of therapy with strong follow-up, and research in the field.

Click to read article from The Business Journals website.

Congratulations to Dr. Ahmed Al-Khafaji

Ahmed Al-Khafaji MD (UPMC IR '23, UPitt PSTP '17) awarded $55,000 from the Beckwith Institute for his project, "Radiogenomics of Y90-treated Colorectal Cancer Liver Metastases." Mentored by UPMC radiologists Rivka Colen MD and Anish Ghodadra MD.

Congratulations Dr. Lexa

The American College of Radiology (ACR) appointed Frank J. Lexa, MD, MBA, FACR to serve as the 2022-2023 Vice President. New officers begin serving immediately. Dr. Lexa currently serves as the Chief Medical Officer of the Radiology Leadership Institute of the ACR. He co-led the ACR’s most recent Five Year Strategic Planning process cycle which was completed in 2022. He is also the current chair of the ACR International Economics Committee and a member of the ACR International Commission. In 2022, he began a three-year term as the chair of the Intersociety Committee which brings together the key organizations in US radiology.

Congratulations Dr. Maryam Maleki who was chosen to participate in the RSNA/ARRS

Introduction to Academic Radiology program. Dr. Maleki had an awesome time meeting new radiology friends, networking, and learning from faculty from across the US and Canada. Congratulations Maryam!

CHP at SPR 2022

UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh (CHP) had a strong presence at the annual Society of Pediatric Radiology (SPR) meeting in Denver, held April 27th to May 1st, 2022. This was a Hybrid meeting, with a significant number of SPR members returning to the meeting in person for the first time, while remaining members participated virtually. CHP faculty agreed it was great to be back to an “in person” meeting!

Congrats to Dr. Zuley on NIH/NCI Grant Award

Title: Contrast Enhanced Mammography (CEM) to Reduce Biopsy Rates for Less Than Highly Suspicious Breast Abnormalities: a Prospective Study
Principal Investigator: Margarita Zuley, MD
Source: NIH/NCI
Period: 12/14/21-11/30/26
Total funding: $2,011,380 over 5 years


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