Latest News and Announcements

Dr Ginat Receives MRIRC Pilot Funding for Research

Congratulations to Dr. Daniel Ginat who has received pilot funding from the University of Chicago MRI Research Center.  Earlier this year, the MRIRC called for proposals on promising, new projects that are likely to lead to major funding proposals (RO1's, PO1's, Research Resource grants, etc.).

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Dr Funaki Receives 2017 Best of Chicago Award

Dr. Brian Funaki has been selected for the 2017 Best of Chicago Award in the Physicians category by the Chicago Award Program. Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2017 Chicago Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Chicago Award Program and data provided by third parties.

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Dr Oto Receives 2017 RSNA Honored Educator Award

We are thrilled to share news that Dr. Aytekin Oto is a recipient of the 2017 RSNA Honored Educator Award. This achievement recognizes Dr. Oto's dedication to furthering the profession of radiology by delivering high-quality educational content for the Radiological Society of North America.

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Dr. Zhang Selected as Top Reviewer for Radiology

Congratulations to Medical Physics resident, Dr. Yue Zhang, on receiving the 2016 Editor’s Recognition Award with Distinction in recognition of his outstanding efforts as a reviewer for RADIOLOGY. This recognition is given to the top 10% of journal reviewers.

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Dr Oto Receives 2017 Academy for Radiology & Biomedical Imaging Research Distinguished Investigator Award

Congratulations to Dr. Aytekin Oto on receiving the 2017 Academy for Radiology & Biomedical Imaging Research Distinguished Investigator Award.  This prestigious honor recognizes individuals for their accomplishments in the field of medical imaging. Awardees will be inducted into the Academy Distinguished Investigator Council during a ceremony that will be held during the Radiological Society of North America’s annual meeting.

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Clinical Imaging Medical Physics Residency Program earns CAMPEP-accreditation Renewal

We are proud to announce that our Clinical Imaging Medical Physics Residency Program has earned the renewal certificate for CAMPEP-accreditation.

Thank you to our team of engaged faculty members and staff who have helped to develop and support this new residency program and earn continued accreditation!

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CT Images of 1907 Cubs-Tigers World Series Ball Reveal no Cork or Rubber Center

Drs. Richard Heller and Kate Feinstein and the University of Chicago Medicine CT team recently helped Grant DePorter, CEO of Harry Caray’s restaurants, investigate a set of World Series balls from 1907 and 1908.  The CT scans revealed that a 1907 ball has no rubber or cork center.

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Dr Montner Elected as Medical Staff Councilor

Congratulations to Dr. Steve Montner on his election to a three year term as a Medical Staff Councilor for the University of Chicago.

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Dr Zaritzky Pioneering Non-surgical Option for Babies with Esophageal Atresia Wins FDA Approval

We are excited to share news that Dr. Mario Zaritzky's novel, non-surgical method for treating babies with esophageal atresia has won approval from the FDA.  The esophageal magnetic anastomosis device is available under the brand name Flourish.

We first shared news of this treatment in 2015, with report from WRAL:

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Richard Baron, 1949-2017

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Professor and former Chairman of the Department, Dr. Richard Baron. A memorial service for Dr. Baron will be held on Wednesday, May 31, at the University of Chicago’s Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave. The service will begin at 11:00 a.m.

We share Dean Dr. Kenneth Polonsky's remarks,

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Dr Lu to Join International Electrotechnical Commission as US Expert

Congratulations to Dr. Zheng Feng Lu on joining an International Electrotechnical Commission's Technical Committee Working Group!

Dr. Lu will lend her expertise to a team that will prepare international standards for testing and for technical documentation for pulse-echo diagnostic ultrasonic equipment.

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Dr Chang Interviewed by Health Data Management about Machine Learning

Dr. Paul Chang was interviewed about machine learning by Health Data Management about machine learning technologies and their role in radiology practice and their place in the larger healthcare IT enterprise.

Read the article here, "Machine learning can bring more intelligence to radiology".

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Radiology Represented at University of Chicago Medicine Quality Fair

We are proud to announce that the Department of Radiology was well represented at the May 2017 University of Chicago Quality Fair. 

Congratulations to Olufunmilola Oladini, Nicholas Lyon, Kateland Haas, Kimberly Hurley, and Dr. Brian Funaki on having "Exploring Minimal Sedation for Select Interventional Procedures" selected as one of the top 10 Posters of Distinction for this year's symposium.

Session 1: Innovations in Efficiency

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Resident Mythri Reddy Awarded Diversity Research Grant for Enhancing Diversity in the Radiology Workforce Project

Congratulations to first-year-resident, Dr. Mythri Reddy on receiving a grant through the University of Chicago's Office of Diversity & Inclusion Diversity Research and Small Grants Program.  Dr. Reddy was award will support the Enhancing Diversity in the Radiology Workforce project.  We look forward to updates about this project as it progresses!

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Dr Bader Receives Paul Calabresi K12 Award

Congratulations to Dr. Kenneth Bader on receiving the Paul Calabresi Clinical Oncology K12 Scholar Award administered through the University of Chicago's Institute for Translational Medicine (ITM).

The award consists of financial support, mentoring in translational research, participation in ITM's Monthly Clinical Scholar seminars, and various opportunities to create collaborations around translational research.

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