National Lung Cancer Screening Day to Boost Access to Lung Cancer Screenings

The Early Detection Lung Cancer Screening Program at VCU Health joins lung cancer screening centers nationwide for National Lung Cancer Screening Day.

National Lung Cancer Screening Day lungs made of birds, trees and clouds with Saturday November  12, 2022Richmond, VA  - November 2022  - The Early Detection Lung Cancer Screening Program at VCU Health and VCU Massey Cancer Center joins lung cancer screening centers nationwide for National Lung Cancer Screening Day on Saturday, November 12, 2022. For the first time, VCU Health is opening doors on a Saturday to offer low-dose CT lung cancer screening appointments at Short Pump Pavilion, Stony Point 9000 and Tappahannock Hospital, and allow eligible at-risk former and heavy smokers access to this potentially life-saving screening exam screening without having to take a day off work. 

The goal of the event is to enhance accessibility to lung cancer screening for individuals unable to schedule weekday appointments. The event is being organized by the American College of Radiology® (ACR®), American Cancer Society, National Lung Cancer Roundtable (NLCRT), Go2 Foundation and Radiology Health Equity Coalition (RHEC) to engage the community and improve access to low-dose CT screenings. Follow the VCU Massey Cancer Center Lung Cancer Screening Program at VCU Health for more information about lung cancer and eligibility for low-dose lung cancer screenings.

Dr. Priti Shah on CBS 6 Virginia This Morning

Richmond, VA - October 2022 - Priti Shah, M.D., Assistant Professor and Director of Breast Imaging at VCU Health, discusses the importance of screening mammography for early detection of breast cancer on Virginia This Morning on CBS 6 during breast cancer awareness month.

Sarah Saunders Joins VCU Health Department of Radiology as Breast Imaging Nurse Navigator

Breast Imaging Nurse Navigator assists patients throughout their breast cancer journey.

Sarah Saunders in a white lab coatRichmond, VA - October 2022 - The VCU Health Department of Radiology welcome Sarah Saunders, MSN, RNC-NIC to the newly created position of Breast Imaging Nurse Navigator. In her role, Saunders serves as a patient advocate, educator, and facilitator, helping to assess and remove barriers for improved access to breast care and breast cancer treatment.

In 2019, Saunders learned she had breast cancer and she received her cancer therapy at VCU Massey Cancer Center. Inspired by the outstanding care during her journey from diagnosis to treatment and survivorship, she decided to focus on breast health as a career. After 10 years as a pediatric nurse, Saunders pursued her new passion and now helps women experience the same outstanding care she did. As an integral member of the VCU Health Breast Imaging care team, she sees patients at the Adult Outpatient Pavilion and Stony Point 9000 locations.

VCU Interventional Radiology Symposium for Medical Students

The VCU Department of Radiology holds inaugural Interventional Radiology Symposium for medical students.

Richmond, VA - October 2022 - The Division of Vascular Interventional Radiology held an Interventional Radiology (IR) Symposium for medical students on Saturday, October 1, 2022. This first time, free event provided medical students with an overview of IR's minimally-invasive, image-guided procedures and treatments. Medical students learned from informative hands-on simulations and didactic lecturers by VCU IR faculty and recent alumnus, Avinash Pillutla, M.D. The Symposium was an outstanding success bringing more then 20 medical students interested in IR from Virginia Commonwealth University, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Eastern Virginia Medical School. Jeffrey Elbich, M.D., one of our integrated interventional radiology residency program directors, organized the event and planned the day's activities.

VCU Radiologists Recognized for Outstanding Teaching

Radiology faculty from the VCU School of Medicine recognized for their exceptional achievements, professionalism and leadership

Three VCU Radiologists Recognized by the VCU School of Medicine for Teaching Excellence

Director of Thoracic Imaging, Mark S. Parker, M.D., F.A.C.R.

First Radiologist to Receive the Enrique Gerszten, MD Faculty Teaching Excellence Award

Richmond, VA - September 2022 - Mark S. Parker, M.D. receives the 2022 Enrique Gerszten, MD Faculty Teaching Excellence Award.

"The bond between a teacher and a student can be forever," says Enrique Gerszten, MD, the namesake of the VCU School of Medicine's faculty teaching excellence award.

The Enrique Gerszten, MD Faculty Teaching Excellence Award is the highest award given in recognition for teaching by the VCU School of Medicine. The award honors Dr. Parker's achievements in teaching medical students, residents, fellows, and colleagues both at VCU and at the national and international levels. To date, Dr. Parker is the only radiologist to have earned this prestigious award offered by the VCU School of Medicine. 


Portrait of Brian Strife MDInterventional Radiologist Receives 2022 Outstanding Teaching Award in Undergraduate Medical Education: M3 Ambulatory Clerkship

Brian Strife, M.D. receives the Outstanding Teaching Award for the "Highest Evaluation in an M3 Clerkship" for the Ambulatory Clerkship. The award recognizes a faculty member who have received a ranking of excellent or higher on student evaluations in the clerkships.

 


Interventional Radiologist Receives 2022 Outstanding Teaching Award in Ambulatory Clerkship at VCU Health Baird Vascular Institute

White coat portrait of Dr Christopher BaileyChristopher Bailey, D.O. receives the Outstanding Teaching Award for his exceptional teaching efforts in the Ambulatory Clerkship attended by medical students at the VCU Health Baird Vascular Institute. 

The VCU Department of Radiology faculty members received their awards at the VCU School of Medicine 24th Annual Faculty Excellence Awards Program held September 20th.

Dr. Kathryn S. Jones Earns Promotion to Associate Professor

Portrait of Kathryn Starkweather Jones, M.D.Richmond, VA - August 2022 - Kathryn Starkweather Jones, M.D. earned a promotion to Associate Clinical Professor for her demonstrated excellence in teaching and clinical work. Dr. Jones earned her medical degree and completed her residency and fellowship at VCU. 

 

Radiology Resident Wins Abstract Award Competition

Radiology Resident Takes First Place in the 2022 Virginia Radiological Society Abstract Award Competition

White coat portrait of Khalid Shaqdan, MB.BCh

Richmond, VA - June 2022 - Dr. Khalid Shaqdan, a VCU Radiology resident, was awarded first place in the the 2022 Virginia Radiological Society (VRS) Abstract Award Competition for his abstract on the "The Incidence of Barotrauma in in Hospitalized Covid (+) Patients."

Dr. Shaqdan to present a synopsis of his research at the VRS annual meeting in Williamsburg, Virginia on August 14, 2022.

Multispecialty Team Publishes in Diagnostics (Basel)

Experts in neuroradiology and musculoskeletal radiology review imaging of the temporomandibular joint

Richmond, VA - May 2022 - Seyed Mohammad Gharavi, MD, Yujie Qiao, MD, Armaghan Faghihimehr, MD and Josephina Vossen, MD, PhD for their recent publication of, “Imaging of the Temporomandibular Joint” in Diagnostics (Basel). This multispecialty team from the VCU Department of Radiology represents experts in neuroradiology and musculoskeletal radiology. They aim to review normal temporomandibular joint (TMJ) anatomy and function, most common temporomandibular disorders (TMD), and their imaging presentations. TMJ plays a crucial role in mastication, jaw mobility, verbal, and emotional expression. TMD is a term used to describe several pathologies that involve the TMJ and surrounding bone and soft tissues.

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