Presidential BRAIN Initiative Grant for Brain Research
November 14, 2014
The Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative is part of a new Presidential focus aimed at revolutionizing the understanding of the human brain and a team made up of researchers from prestigious universities throughout the nation, including Dr. Pratik Mukherjee'sresearch team at UCSF.
A. James Barkovich, MD 14th Annual UCSF Academic Senate Lecture
November 4, 2014
The UCSF Academic Senate has selected Radiology and Biomedical Imaging faculty member, A. James Barkovich, MD, as recipient of the Fourteenth Annual Faculty Research Lectureship – Clinical Science for his ground-breaking patient-oriented research on pediatric neurological imaging. His lecture, titled “Brain Malformations: from Pathology to Pathways with MRI as a Guide” will take place on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at 3:30 p.m. in Cole Hall, Parnassus Campus. All are invited to attend the lecture. There is additional information is below and at this link: http://senate.ucsf.edu/2014-2015/frl-clinicalscience-2014-15.html
Dr. Lynne Steinbach, named President of the International Skeletal Society
October 28, 2014
Dr. Lynne Steinbach just assumed the role of President of the International Skeletal Society (ISS) for the next two years. The ISS is an interdisciplinary society dedicated to the learning, understanding and teaching of musculoskeletal disorders. Dr. Steinbach is the first woman to be president of this prestigious society. She is a Professor of Clinical Radiology and Orthopaedic Surgery, and is one of the country’s top radiologists in sports imaging. Dr. Steinbach is a Past President of the American Association for Women Radiologists and the San Francisco Radiological Society. She has assumed leadership positions in the International Society for Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Medicine. Dr. Steinbach was the former Chief of Musculoskeletal Imaging at UCSF and now director ofMusculoskeletal Imaging Fellowship at UCSF.
Administrative Director, Cathy Garzio, Receives Chancellor Diversity Award
October 1, 2014
The 2014 Chancellor Diversity Awards will be celebrating outstanding individuals who are leaders, activists and pioneers in their respective fields and to the communities in which they serve. Cathy Garzio, MBA, administrative director of the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging will receive the Chancellor Diversity Award for the Advancement of Women. Cathy has served as staff co-chair of the UCSF Committee on the Status of Women for five years. On October 30th, awardees in the following four categories will be honored: Advancement of Women, Disability Service, GLBT Leadership, and the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Award for Diversity. This event will be live streamed on October 30, 12:00-2:00pm.
Dr. Robert Kerlan will deliver the 2015 Dr. Charles T. Dotter Lecture at the 40th Annual Society of Interventional Radiology scientific meeting on March 1, 2015 in Atlanta, GA.
The Dr. Charles T. Dotter Lecturer is named in honor of one of the founding fathers of interventional radiology and acknowledges an interventional radiologist’s extraordinary contributions to the field. Learn more about this award here: SIR Meeting
Congratulations Dr. Kerlan for this prestigious honor!
Michelle Moghadassi, MPH, Data Manager at the UCSF Radiology Outcomes Research Laboratory, placed 2nd for her poster presented at the American College of Epidemiology (ACE) annual meeting held in Washington DC from September 6-9, 2014.
The poster, co-authored by Rebecca Smith-Bindman, MD, entitled, "Computed Tomography Dose in Patients with Suspected Nephrolithiasis" was one out over a hundred presented. This year's theme at the ACE meeting was "Making Epidemiology More Consequential" and was focused on how epidemiology is used to directly impact the public health of communities and societies, both locally and globally, by promoting population health, informing health care systems, guiding public health practice, and impacting public health policy decision making.
Congratulations to Michelle and Dr. Smith-Bindman for this outstanding accomplishment.