Issue 49 | Fall 2022

Letter From the Chair

Dear All,

We are now well into the 2023 academic and fiscal years. As summer wound down, we welcomed our new residents (class of 2026) during a night at the Woo Sox and BBQ at Dr. DeBenedectis’ home, and welcomed our new faculty with a BBQ at Belkin Lookout Farm. Many of our residents, faculty and staff have been recently recognized by patients for whom they have a special impact, by organizations for academic or service achievements and by each other for being wonderful colleagues. In this issue we also feature our participation in the DEEP-Lung-IV project, recent grants and publications and the latest sci-fi thriller published by Dr. Scott Britz-Cunningham.



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Welcome New Residents and Fellows

Welcome new 2022 radiology residents and fellows!

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Kesava Kalluri at Fenway for Spinal Cord Injury Awarness Day

Kesava Kalluri, PhD, instructor in radiology, recently participated in the Red Sox's Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Day at Fenway Park, to kick off Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month and honor individuals living and thriving with paralysis, along with their families, friends, and caregivers.

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Thea Nolan Honored by the AAPA

Thea Nolan, MPAS, PA-C, was recently honored by the American Association of Physician Associates as Physician Assistant of the month. An article titled “Interventional Radiology PA Thea Nolan’s Advocacy on Behalf of Patients Led to a Nationwide Medical Device Recall” features Thea’s professional background and her extraordinary work to help patients by initiating and pursuing a medical device recall.

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Welcome Harrington Hospital Radiology to UMMHC

Radiology is the first UMass Health clinical department to start operations at Harrington Memorial Hospital. We're now providing comprehensive imaging services, including mammography & women’s imaging, image-guided interventional services and all diagnostic radiology modalities.

The one word that exemplifies the radiologic technologists of UMass Memorial Health Harrington is teamwork. Everything we do revolves around our patients, as we provide the utmost quality of care with compassion and understanding.

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Matthew Gounis Invited Faculty Republic of Korea

Radiology’s Vice Chair for Research, Matt Gounis, PhD was interviewed by Korean news as an invited faculty to the 6th Bi-Neurovascular Symposium in Busan, Republic of Korea.

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Letters of Praise and Recognition

It’s especially nice to be recognized by clinical colleagues for excellent work. This month we feature letters about three physicians and radiology staff from Memorial. The letters were written by colleagues and patients praising staff in the Radiology Department.

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Alan Goldstein, MD, Abdominal Imaging

Robert Licho, MD, Nuclear Medicine

Lauren Ferrara, MD, Interventional Radiology

CT Techs and Staff at Memorial Campus

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In the Spotlight - Sara Schiller

Sara Schiller recently joined UMass Chan as a Radiology Research Program Manager, working with Drs. Alexander Bankier, Nicolas Bloch, and Gopal Vijayaraghavan on sponsored research."I believe we can build a strong clinical research program that will make UMass and its investigators attractive to sponsors and allow us to participate in, and deliver on, promising projects."

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Three Radiology Researchers Part of Winning Team for PACE Prize

Three researchers from the department of radiology; Mohammed Salman Shazeeb, PhDAnna Luisa Kühn, MD, PhDClifford Lindsay, PhD, along with three other faculty from two departments were awarded a PACE Prize of $170,000 for their project: A Novel Approach to Predict Intercranial Aneurysm Rupture by Combining Brain Imaging and Gut Microbiome Biomarkers Through Artificial Intelligence.

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Dr. Scott Britz-Cunningham Authors New Book

Scott Britz-Cunningham, MD, PhD, radiology assistant professor in the division of nuclear medicine, has published a new book titled "Interface." The book's scheduled release date is early November 2022.

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Welcome BBQ for New Radiology Faculty

A barbecue was hosted by the department at Belkin Lookout Farm to welcome new Radiology faculty!

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Dr. Alex Newbury Inducted into Honor Society

Dr. Alex Newbury, 3rd year radiology resident was inducted into the T.H. Chan School of Medicine chapter of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society on October 4, 2022. Dr. Newbury was one of eleven house staff members inducted this year.

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Some Thoughts on DEEP-Lung-IV

The Department of Radiology at UMass Chan Medical School and UMass Memorial Health is both proud and honored to be part of the DEEP-Lung-IV project spearheaded by SOPHiA. Many wise and comprehensive comments have previously been made about the overall importance of the trial and its potential clinical and research implications.

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Procedural Simulation Workshop for Residents

Dr. George Watts, Associate Program Director Radiology Residency Program, organized our second procedural simulation recently with the help of additional UMassChan faculty and even a guest appearance by our chair, Dr. Rosen! Lots of learning and fun was had by all.

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New Members of the Radiology IT Team

Patrick St. Jean, director of UMass radiology information technology, formally welcomed two new members of the Radiology IT Team; Crystal Miller and Riley Cobb!

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Residents Attend WooSox Game

Radiology department chair, Max Rosen hosted the residents to a night at a Worcester Red Sox (WooSox) game in August. The WooSox are the Triple-A Affiliate of the Boston Red Sox. The WooSox beat the Durham Bulls 12-0. The baseball game is an annual event for radiology residents and Max!

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Elisabeth Garwood - Worcester Regional Women's Conference

Our own Dr. Elisabeth Garwood was invited on behalf of UMass Memorial Health to attend the 13th annual Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce's Worcester Women's Leadership Conference in June. This one-day leadership conference held at the DCU Center brings together women leaders from the central Massachusetts business community for the purposes of networking and professional development.

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In Case You Missed It On Social Media

The UMass Radiology Department actively posts our latest happenings on our social media accounts. Check out this page in case you missed any recent postings.

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