radiology and radiological sciences Archives
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
New co-directors of Vanderbilt Program in Interprofessional Learning named
May. 31, 2018—Shannon Cole, DNP, instructor of Nursing at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN), and Melissa Hilmes, MD, assistant professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (VUSM), have been named co-directors of the Vanderbilt Program in Interprofessional Learning (VPIL) effective June 1.
MRI technique detects spinal cord changes in MS patients: study
Apr. 19, 2018—A Vanderbilt University Medical Center-led research team has shown that magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can detect changes in resting-state spinal cord function in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS).