The Radiology Interest Group (RIG) & Interventional Radiology Interest Group (IRIG) meet regularly to educate medical students about the field of radiology: elective rotation scheduling, residency applications, interviews, identify mentors and potential projects
Welcome to the UAMS Department of Radiology. Our Radiologists provide the most modern diagnostic imaging and interventional therapeutic services with the stated mission to improve health and patient care throughout Arkansas. We support inpatients in 3 major hospitals, extensive outpatient services, and Arkansas’ only adult and pediatric Level 1 Trauma Centers.
UAMS Radiology involved in NSF EPSCoR Grant
UAMS is part of a consortium of Arkansas institutions that has been awarded a five-year, $24 million grant from the NSF to support research and development of novel, functional surfaces produced using innovative nano materials.
One aspect of the research is the Artificial Extracellular Matrix Project, which Michael Borrelli Ph.D. (UAMS, Radiology) co-leads with Malathi Srivatsan, Ph.D. (ASU), will develop nanostructured surfaces that promote the differentiation of neural stem cells. A long range goal is to produce segments of the Artificial Extracellular Matrices enriched with neurons that can be inserted into damaged regions of the brain.
It is envisioned that this project will develop into an image-guided procedure, performed by Neuro Interventional Radiologists, to deliver new neurons to damaged areas of the brain. This project is an outgrowth of the stroke research that Dr. Borrelli performed with his UAMS Radiology Colleagues, William C. Culp, M.D., Aliza Brown, Ph.D., Robert D. Skinner, Ph.D. and Ryan Fitzgerald, M.D. Read more…
UAMS COM student spends summer as SIR Foundation Intern
If you ask UAMS College of Medicine student Savannah Fletcher what she did on her summer vacation, she will tell you she spent it in Los Angeles as a Society of Interventional Radiology Foundation intern, being introduced to research and medical device development. These highly competitive internships are designed for highly motivated rising-sophomore medical students to acquire a basic understanding of research methods as they relate to Vascular and Interventional Radiology. One of only five students selected in 2015, Savannah spent her 8-week internship in at the UCLA Medical Center’s Department of Radiology with Edward W. Lee, MD PhD, MSc, an award-winning young investigator, as her research mentor. She will present her work during the Medical Student Brunch at the 2016 SIR Annual Scientific Meeting.
Genentech Stroke Research Award
Aliza Brown, PhD, Assistant Professor of Radiology, received a nearly $200,000 Genentech stroke research award and is one of only three community stroke pilots funded by Genentech in the United States. The study will enable Brown to determine paramedics’ recognition of stroke and whether stroke patients are being taken to stroke-ready hospitals. In addition, she is developing an educational video for paramedics in partnership with the UAMS-led Arkansas SAVES (Stroke Assistance through Virtual Emergency Support) telestroke program and the Arkansas Department of Health’s Arkansas Stroke Registry.
Congratulations to the ACH-UAMS Radiology Pediatric IR team for their presentations and leadership at the 4th International Meeting of the Society for Pediatric Interventional Radiology (SPIR) meeting in London, UK.
In addition to giving a scientific talk on chest tube tPA dosing for empyema, ACH IR faculty co-authored a 10-year follow-up talk on the Pediatric IR workforce, participated in unknown case expert panel session, and moderated 6 scientific sessions. At the conclusion of the meeting, Dr. Leah Braswell was elected to the SPIR Board of Directors!
ACH-UAMS faculty members have received educational and professional development from their participation in the SPIR’s biennial international meetings. Dr. Charles James was an inaugural member SPIR Board of Directors and past SPIR President.
Perryville High School cheerleaders make a difference in their community
Perryville High School cheerleaders raised $1000 for the UAMS MammoVan mobile mammography program. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the cheerleaders sold pink hair extensions at their football games, with a goal of raising $1,000. “We are so grateful to these young women for making a difference in their community. Their donation will help provide screening mammograms for women across Arkansas who otherwise may not have access to this important health care service,” said Sharp Malak, M.D., M.P.H. Read more…
Dr. and Mrs. W.C. Culp Student Research Grant
The Dr. and Mrs. W.C. Culp Student Research Grant is designed to foster an interest in research by funding a summer research project conducted by a medical student in an area identified by the Society of Interventional Radiology Foundation as important to the advancement of interventional radiology and patient care.
Application Deadline: February 1, 2016, Guidelines, Apply Now
Dr. James McDonald and Dr. S. Bruce Greenberg will receive American College of Radiology (ACR) Fellowships in 2016 in recognition of their history of service to the ACR, radiology, teaching, and research.
Phil Kenney, MD, will be the recipient of the 2016 Howard M. Pollack Medal from the Society of Abdominal Radiology the annual meeting in Waikoloa, Hawaii in March. The medal is awarded annually to a distinguished radiologist who has made an outstanding contribution to the field of uroradiology and abdominal radiology, in addition to the Society itself.