Leadership

The University of Akron in Ohio announced its radiology program will be one of the 80 programs eliminated by the school in the coming years.

Strategic Radiology announced Wednesday, Sept. 12, that Sharon Fremer is the company’s new vice president of revenue cycle optimization.

Alexander R. Margulis, MD, who served as the chair of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) department of radiology for 26 years, passed away on Sept. 7. He was 97 years old.

Cerner announced Monday, Sept. 10, that its president, Zane Burke, is leaving the company. The move is effective Nov. 2.

Paul Lauterbur, MD, a former chemistry professor at Stony Brook University in New York known as the “Father of MRI,” was posthumously awarded the Long Island Section of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Historical Milestone Plaque for his contributions to the development of MRI.

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), whose members include manufacturers of medical imaging equipment, announced Philip Squair as its new vice president of government relations. He will lead the association’s advocacy and lobbying efforts, according to Sept. 6 release from NEMA.

Bruce J. Tromberg, PhD, has been selected as the director of the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB), one of the 27 agencies that make up the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Tromberg will oversee a 230-person staff and a portfolio of 800 grants dedicated to imaging and technologies to improve the detection, treatment and prevention of disease.

On Tuesday, Sept. 4, the CDC released its first guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) in children—the first evidence-based set of recommendations for healthcare professionals in the United States.

Michelle Dorsey, MD, the chief of radiology at the Phoenix VA Health System in Arizona, has been awarded a White House Leadership Fellowship. Dorsey is the first Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) physician and radiologist to earn the fellowship. She will join the White House Office of Management and Budget for the Customer Experience Cross-Agency Priority (CAP) Goal.

Receiving 59 percent of votes, Steve Ferrara, MD, made history as the first radiologist in the United States to win a contested primary race. Ferrara secured the GOP nomination for the open U.S. House seat in Arizona’s Phoenix-based 9th Congressional District, which is expected to be a high-profile race in November.

Using 3D-printed endoscopic models can help trainees grow more comfortable performing interventional radiology procedures, according to a new study published in Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology.

Diagnostic radiology residents report limited time, interest and mentor opportunities as barriers to research, according to a new study in the Canadian Association of Radiologists Journal.