In This Issue
New 3T Magnet
Division Changes
Holiday Charities
Holiday Party
Communication Training
New Residency Coordinator
Global Health Conference
Spotlight - Liz Guzman
In the News
Update Links
Monthly Columns
Grand Rounds
Journal of Global Radiology
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Issue: 12
January/February 2016
Letter from the Chair
We decided to a brief post-holiday break from our monthly format, and have skipped the "January" newsletter, but are now back on track. This issue features a recap of our holiday activities including our departmental holiday party, and the work of numerous staff in organizing donations to numerous local charities including Abby's house, the Veteran's Homeless Shelter, the Worcester County Food Bank, and the Belmont Community School. The New Year also brings several new programs, spaces and roles for current faculty & staff, including the installation of our new 3T MRI at Shrewsbury St., the move of our fellowship and residency coordinators offices to our almost finished "Resident Education Space", and the appointment of Gabi Carbone as our new Residency Coordinator and Dr. Ajit Puri as Neurointerventonal Radiology (NIR) Division Chief and Dr. Sathish Dundamadappa as Interim Division Chief of Neuroradiology. Dr. Carolynn DeBennedectis has been the in news, both in the Worcester Telegram (3D mammography) and Aunt Minnie and ACR News (communications skills training). Also, please make sure to read the latest update on our EPIC transformation, as well as updates on our Idea Boards, Coding Corner, and Patient Satisfaction Surveys.
New 3T Magnet - MRI Shrewsbury Street
Patients now have access to one of the most powerful MRI technologies available with the debut of the 3T magnet at our Shields MRI at UMass Memorial
Shrewsbury Street facility.

Division Chief Changes
There were recent changes in leadership of two Clinical Divisions in Radiology: Ajit S. Puri, MD  has been appointed Chief of Neuro Interventional Radiology and Sathish Dundamadappa, MD has been appointed the Interim Division Chief of Neuroradiology.

Radiology Staff Donate to Multiple Charities
Radiology Department members chose multiple charities to donate to over the holidays, including Abby's House, the Veteran's Homeless Shelter, Worcester County Foodbank and Belmont Community School.

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Radiology Holiday Party
Holiday lunches were hosted on the University and Memorial Campuses on December 15th & 17th. Both parties were coordinated by Kathy Green and Vilma Merkelis and hosted by. Dr. Max Rosen.

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Radiologist Communication Training
Dr. Carolynn DeBenedectis led several sessions of a Communications Skills workshop in January to physicians in the Department of Radiology. The workshop was held in the iCELS facility in the Albert Sherman Building utilizing simulation with trained standardized patients and video recording technology.

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Gabi Carbone New Residency Coordinator
Gabrielle Carbone recently took on the position of Radiology Residency Coordinator which was vacant after long-time coordinator Sandra Costa announced her retirement. Kathy Delongchamp flawlessly took on the responsibilities of the position as well as her position of Fellowship Coordinator during the interim. Both women are excited to be moving into their new offices within the new Resident Space early in February.

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Radiology Resident Education Space Update
Help us build the future!
Radiology Resident Education Space Challenge

The Residency and Fellowship Coordinators will be moving into their new offices within the Resident Education Space in early February. Look for an announcement for an Open House in March!

New England Global Health Conference
The Division of Global Radiology  participated in the New England Global Health Conference, Jan 9, 2016. Dr. Sarwat Hussain, Dr. Nancy Resteghini, PGY 5 and Dr. Farah Ali all gave presentations at the meeting in Waltham, MA.

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Spotlight - Liz Guzman
  Liz Guzman, Senior Clerical Associate at Memorial in main Radiology. If you were to ask any of the staff in Radiology at Memorial about Liz, they would say with an immediate smile "She's wonderful"!

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