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Radiologist Taber thrives on teaching, diagnostic challenges

Jan. 24, 2019—David Taber, MD, has practiced radiology for more than 40 years, with the first half of his career spent in private practice and the second half at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. In addition to his clinical practice within the musculoskeletal and emergency radiology section of the Department of Radiology, Taber serves as an assistant director of the diagnostic radiology residency program.

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Spalluto, Lewis to lead VA lung screening initiative

Jan. 17, 2019—Lucy Spalluto, MD, assistant professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences, and Jennifer Lewis, MD, MS, instructor in Medicine, have been selected to co-lead the Veterans Affairs — Partnership to increase Access to Lung Screening (VA-PALS) National Program Evaluation.

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Smith’s spinal cord imaging work lauded

Jan. 10, 2019—In recognition of his research contributions to improve magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) methods for detecting and quantifying spinal cord damage, Seth Smith, PhD, associate professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences, Biomedical Engineering and Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, was recently awarded a 2018 Distinguished Investigator Award by the Academy for Radiology and Biomedical Imaging Research (ARR).

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Nickels named to direct Radiochemistry Core Lab

Jan. 10, 2019—Michael Nickels, PhD, assistant professor of research in Vanderbilt’s Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences, was recently appointed director of the Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science (VUIIS) Radiochemistry Core Lab, marking a significant reorganization of the program.

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Fleischer’s ultrasound research contributions lauded

Nov. 1, 2018—Arthur Fleischer, MD, medical director of Ultrasound and Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Radiology and Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB-GYN), received the Laurence (Larry) A. Mack Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2018 Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound (SRU) Annual Meeting held in October in San Diego.

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Mary Kay Foundation grant to bolster immunotherapy research

Oct. 25, 2018—An immunotherapy research initiative at Vanderbilt University Medical Center is among those being supported by the Mary Kay Foundation, which has announced $1.2 million in funding that will be equally shared among 12 cancer research institutions.

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Radiology retreat inspires Strategic Directions ideas

Oct. 11, 2018—Last month, the Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences hosted a Strategic Directions retreat, which inspired idea sharing and thought-provoking discussion related to the future directions of the department.

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Smith named associate director of the Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science

Oct. 4, 2018—Seth Smith, PhD, director of the Center for Human Imaging in the Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science (VUIIS), has been appointed the institute’s first associate director.

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Deitte named to ACR Board of Chancellors

Aug. 2, 2018—Lori Deitte, MD, professor and vice chair of Education for the Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences, was recently appointed to the American College of Radiology (ACR) Board of Chancellors as the chair of the Commission on Publications and Lifelong Learning. She assumed this position at the ACR 2018 Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.

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Society of radiology chairs elects Omary to board

Jul. 19, 2018—Reed Omary, MD, MS, Carol D. and Henry P. Pendergrass Professor and chair of Vanderbilt’s Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences, has been elected to the board of directors of the Society of Chairs of Academic Radiology Departments (SCARD).

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New PET/CT scanner set to expand research opportunities

Jun. 7, 2018—A research-dedicated PET/CT scanner installed recently in the Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science (VUIIS) will expand opportunities for Vanderbilt researchers to conduct studies of a wide range of disorders, from cancer to Alzheimer’s disease.

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Crescenzi lands American Heart Association Career Development Award

May. 31, 2018—Rachelle Crescenzi, PhD., research instructor in Radiology and Radiological Sciences, was recently awarded an American Heart Association Career Development Award for her project, “Visualizing Vascular Mechanisms of Salt Sensitivity.” The award begins July 1 and has been funded for $77,000 per year for three years.

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