Leadership

Radiologist Steve Ferrara, MD, won the Republican primary for the open U.S. House seat in Arizona’s Phoenix-based 9th Congressional District. If elected, Ferrara will be the first radiologist to serve in Congress.

Copyright-infringing downloads of radiology journal articles impact nearly all top journals, with a majority of activity coming from China, according to new research published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.

The Chinese Journal of Academic Radiology, a new peer-reviewed journal published by Springer, will launch in November alongside the 2018 Chinese Congress of Radiology (CCR) in Beijing. The journal is the first English-language publication to address general radiology in China.

The Radiology Administration Certification Commission (RACC) is now accepting nominations for its public commissioner position, which will be a three-year term and a maximum of two terms.

Understanding the power of being persuasive is important in any walk of life, including radiology. In a recent commentary for the Journal of the American College of Radiology, lead author Nupur Verma, MD, with the department of radiology at the University of Florida College of Medicine in Gainesville, and colleagues explained how being persuasive can help radiologists find success and get things done.

Rad Women—a networking group for women in radiology and imaging informatics also known as RADxx or #radxx—is now accepting nominations for its second annual awards program. The initiative began last year as a way of honoring women in the field, along with men and women who have supported career advancement of women in medical imaging informatics.

New York University School of Medicine will cover tuition expenses for all new and current medical students, according to an Aug. 16 university release. The scholarship initiative, the first such program at a top-10 medical school, will cover $55,000 in costs for all students in the MD program.

Thomas H. Berquist, MD, announced this week he’ll be retiring after a 12-year run as editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Roentgenology.

Bruce J. Hillman, MD, the outgoing editor-in-chief of the Journal of the American College of Radiology (JACR), knows that gender parity in radiology is an issue that must be taken seriously.

The Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) recognized numerous award winners throughout its 2018 Annual Meeting in Philadelphia.

Jack W. Jennings, MD, PhD, has been named the new chief of musculoskeletal radiology at the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology (MIR) at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

Though female representation on radiology journal editorial boards remains relatively low, researchers wrote in Academic Radiology this month that progress is improving, with more women entering academic radiology early in their careers and JACR’s first female editor-in-chief set to take the journal’s reigns next January.