Leadership

Laura Findeiss, MD, was named the new president of the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) at the SIR 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting in Austin, Texas.

People often think of radiologists spending all day in their reading rooms, keeping to themselves as they interpret studies, but the specialty has worked hard in recent years to shatter that reputation.

The department of radiology at New Zealand’s Timaru Hospital participated in the Headscarf for Harmony event as a sign of respect for the area’s Muslim community following the tragic Christchurch shootings on March 15.

Norman E. Sharpless, MD, director of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) since October 2017, has been announced as the new acting commissioner of the FDA. Sharpless replaces Scott Gottlieb, MD, who unexpectedly resigned from the position on March 5.

The American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) has elected four new officers to serve on the 2019-2020 ASRT Board of Directors.

Most neuroradiology training programs are failing to use social media and missing an opportunity to engage with the public, according to new research published by the American Journal of Roentgenology.

Establishing an advanced quality training program for radiology residents can benefit trainees while also leading to improvements in patient care, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Roentgenology.

FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb is resigning. Gottlieb has manned the agency since May 2017 and will leave his position in about a month.

RSNA has announced two new educational courses focused on AI, including the first RSNA Spotlight course to be hosted in the United States.

Pamela K. Woodard, MD, has been named the inaugural Hugh Monroe Wilson Professor of Radiology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis for her accomplishments in cardiovascular imaging and research.

For radiologists to work well together—as a team and not a group of individuals—they must understand each other’s personalities, according to a recent analysis published in Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology.

By developing a strategic diversity program, representatives from Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s department of radiology successfully improved the diversity of its residency applicant pool and residency training program.