Leadership

When Issack Boru was growing up in Ethiopia, his father suffered a head injury, but was unable to receive the care he needed due to a lack of medical imaging resources. This made an impact on Boru, who now works as a radiology imaging supervisor and volunteers to provide training all over the world.

A funny thing happened on the way to PaRADigm 2019, the upcoming annual meeting of the Radiology Business Management Association. Where RBMA usually draws speaking proposals from 50 or 60 potential presenters, this time nearly 90 came in. That was far more than the 42 slots allotted for breakouts, so the association will have plenty of material to pick from as it organizes webinars and other educational events over the coming months. 

Radiologists can help patients understand the significant hazards associated with obesity, according to a new commentary published in Academic Radiology.

Anne Klibanski, MD, has been named interim president and CEO of Partners HealthCare. Klibanski’s current leadership responsibilities within the Partners system include research, academia and clinical work. She will succeed CEO David Torchiana, MD, who recently announced his plans to retire at the end of April. 

Medical specialties across the board are getting creative as they work to bring millennials, aka “Generation Y,” into the fold. And even if there’s little truth behind the stereotypical associations—participation trophies, videogame addictions, fear of commitment—millennial radiologists are challenging the profession to adjust now or struggle to remain relevant later.

In radiology, hiring can sometimes be a time-consuming process. According to new research published in Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology, the specialty could learn a thing or two about effective hiring techniques from innovative companies such as Google.

Hospital executives at NHS Highland in Scotland have been accused of blacklisting experienced radiologists and refusing to hire them even though the hospital has been experiencing a staffing shortage.

The FDA is cracking down on the supplement industry, after Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD, asked the makers of 12 different supplements to cease claiming their products cure various diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes and cancer, among others. Additionally, Gottlieb announced a new plan for policy advancements in an effort to modernize dietary supplement regulation and oversight.

Women are less successful at receiving funds for research if the application reviewer is asked to evaluate the principal investigator, rather than the quality of the science, according to research published in The Lancet.

Twenty-eight percent of U.S. diagnostic radiology residents say they experienced workplace bullying during their residency, according to research published in Clinical Imaging.

The Radiology Business Management Association (RBMA) is launching a new Business Excellence Program to recognize radiology practices that have demonstrated a commitment to high quality and advancing the business of radiology.

Oscar Health, the New York-based startup health insurance provider with more than $1 billion in funding, has named Sid Sankaran as its new chief financial officer, effective March 1.