Congratulations to Henry VanBrocklin, PhD, FSNMMI, FSRS, recipient of the 2023 Paul C. Aebersold Award! Dr. VanBrocklin is a professor in the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging and director of the Radiopharmaceutical Research Program in the Center for Molecular and Functional Imaging at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He is also one of the core faculty for the Master's in Biomedical Imaging (MSBI) program. Dr. VanBrocklin received the award on June 25 at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) Annual Meeting in Chicago.

We are excited to announce the first annual PSMA Conference, “PSMA PET and RLT: Present and Future.” The conference will take place online and in-person in San Francisco on January 18-19, 2024. Registration for in-person and virtual attendance is now open. In-person attendees who register by October 1 will save $100 on the enrollment fee!

Congratulations to our 2023 graduates and award recipients. Commencement was held on June 9 at the InterContinental Mark Hopkins in San Francisco with an in-person and virtual ceremony. We were pleased to honor residents and fellows and their families for achieving this career milestone. Department faculty, alumni and senior department administrators attended the celebration, which included a number of award presentations for outstanding achievements in teaching, mentoring, clinical care, research and service.

The UC San Francisco Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging would like to thank our outstanding radiology residents for their dedication, focus and outstanding work over the past four years. We are proud of all that they have accomplished as residents and look forward to their contributions in the coming year.

On Wednesday, June 7, the UCSF Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging hosted a delegation of German political leaders and academics from the state of Schleswig-Holstein for the official launch of AI FLEX, a federated learning exchange project with great promise for advancing biomedical imaging and improving patient care.

There have been growing national efforts to diversify the radiology workforce, but are those efforts having an impact? Xiao Wu, MD, a resident at the UC San Francisco Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, investigated the question and shared her findings in a journal article and a podcast.