15th Annual Career Evening Provides Information to Trainees
(Back Row: David Avrin, MD, PhD, Soonmee Cha, MD, Erik Gaensler, MD, Peter Jun, MD, and Bart Dolmatch, MD)
(Front Row: Saravanan Krishnamoorthy, MD, Ron Arenson, MD, Robert Barr, MD, and Chris Hess, MD, PhD)
Erik Gaensler, MD, moderated the 2014 Career Evening, held September 10, 2014. The goal of the Career Evening is to connect Radiology and Biomedical Imaging trainees with radiologists in private practice or academic careers so that they will gain insight into the Radiology job market. At the Career Evening, established radiologists share information on their own career paths, and discuss careers in an informal setting.
2014 panelists included Residency Director Soonmee Cha, MD, Chairman Ron Arenson, MD, David Avrin, MD, PhD and Christopher Hess, MD, PhD. Panelists from private practice settings were Peter Jun, MD of Kaiser Permanente and Bart Dolmatch, MD of Palo Alto Medical Foundation. Two guests from outside the Bay Area addressed the national perspective — Robert Barr, MD, and Saravanan Krishnamoorthy, MD.
Resident Research Receives Support and Honors
The Margulis Society selected two grant recipients in 2014: Javier Villanueva-Meyer, MD, for his research project “T1 Rho Mapping of Brain Tumors and Tumor-Related Edema”, and Akash Kansagra, MD, for his research project “Development and Implementation of Arterial Spin Labeling MRI in Humans.”
Two senior residents, Ramon Barajas, Jr., MD, and Anand Patel, MD, were honored as “outstanding researchers” at Commencement 2014 as co-recipients of the Margulis Society Research Award. The award recognizes research excellence among members of the residency program.
(L-R: Anand Patel, MD, Ron Arenson, MD, and Ramon Barajas, Jr., MD)
William Bradley, MD, PhD: Alumnus Lecturer 2014
On May 1st, 2014, William G. Bradley, MD, PhD, Chair of the UC San Diego Department of Radiology came to UCSF as the Margulis Alumnus lecturer. Dr. Bradley spoke on “MRI Over the Next Decade: Quo Vadis?” to an audience of UCSF alumni, faculty and trainees. The lecture recognizes a distinguished UC San Francisco Radiology alumnus who has succeeded in life, academia, or the private sector.
About Dr. Bradley
William G. Bradley, Jr, MD, PhD, FACR, received his BS at the California Institute of Technology and his PhD at Princeton University, both in Chemical Engineering. He completed all his medical training (MD, internship, and Diagnostic Radiology residency) at the University of California, San Francisco. While at UCSF in the late 1970s, Dr. Bradley first became involved in magnetic resonance imaging, initially “translating" the physics of MRI for other radiologists. His subsequent research has been focused on MRI of flow phenomena, hemorrhage, stroke, MS, and normal pressure hydrocephalus as well as other topics involving MRI of the brain. He has published over 200 papers, 54 chapters, and 21 textbooks, including the first general MRI text in the field, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, (Stark DD, Bradley WG, eds; Mosby, St Louis, 3rd edition 1999). He is on the Editorial Boards of 10 scientific journals and was a charter member of an NIH Study Section (BMIT) from 2004-2008.
Dr. Bradley is past president of the International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) and has won its 2 highest honors for his research (Gold Medal [SMRM] and Honorary Member [SMRI]). He was on the Board of Trustees of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Research and Education Foundation (1995–2001) and served as the Chairman of the Fund Development Committee of that organization from 1996 to 2008. He was honored with the Gold Medal of the RSNA in 2003. Dr. Bradley was also on the Board of Chancellors of the American College of Radiology (ACR), where he chaired the Commission on Neuroradiology and MRI from 1999 to 2005 and served as Vice President 2005-6. He was honored with the Gold Medal of the ACR in April 2012. He is currently the Chair of the Steering Committee for the Coalition for Imaging and Bioengineering Research (CIBR) and on the Boards of the Academy of Radiology Research (ARR), Association of University Radiologists (AUR) and International Society for Strategic Studies in Radiology (ISSSR).
Research Support Continues through Grants
Two UCSF Radiology residents were awarded Margulis Society trainee research support grants in October 2013.
Akash Kansagra, MD, received funding for his project “Development and Implementation of Arterial Spin Labeling MRI in Humans" and Javier Villanueva-Meyer, MD received a grant for his research project: "T1 Rho Mapping of Brain Tumors and Tumor-Related Edema".
Remembering Former Margulis Society President
Richard A. Sollitto, MD
DR. RICHARD A. SOLLITTO was remembered by colleagues, family and friends who gathered to pay tribute to him at a UCSF memorial service on January 24th, 2012. Dr. Sollitto was an Associate Chair of the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging and a longtime member of the Board of Directors (1993-2007) and a Past President (1999-2007) of the Margulis Society.
In his service to the Society, Richard was instrumental in planning many elegant, enjoyable and unique Galas that brought together faculty, alumni and current trainees while raising funds to support the radiology resident and fellow training programs. He headed the Stone Library fundraising and renovation effort, resulting in a new and improved library with a greatly enhanced workspace for trainees. Richard also lead numerous membership drives, garnering much support for the Society’s efforts to enhance the trainee experience. His service, first on the Board and later as President, was a key component to the Society’s success. We will greatly miss Richard’s dedication, involvement, and leadership.
Photographs from Richard's career at UCSF are below and further information about Richard’s life and career are available on the Department's In Memoriam page.