13 Aug 2012
The Department of Radiology is proud to announce the appointment of James C. Carr, MD as Vice-Chair of Research.
Dr. Carr is a graduate of the Royal College of Surgeons (Ireland), and completed a residency in Internal Medicine (Beaumont Hospital, Dublin) and one in Radiology (St Vincent’s Hospital, Dublin). Following fellowships in Cardiovascular MRI and Interventional Radiology at Northwestern (1999-2001), James joined our faculty, and is currently an Associate Professor of Radiology at FSM/NU, Director, Division of Cardiovascular Imaging and Co-Director of Cardiovascular MR Research within the FSM/NU Center for Translational Imaging (CTI). He also serves as the Cardiovascular Imaging Clinical Fellowship Program Director, and the Director of the Cardiac MRI Course.
Carr has mentored a long list of trainees, research associates and research and clinical cardiovascular fellows. He has also of note successfully guided a large number of FSM/NU medical students in research, many of whom have been awarded the NU/FSM summer research grant to support this activity. James was also instrumental in attracting a key new faculty member to join the CTI as Co-Director of the Cardiovascular Imaging Research program, Michael Markl, PhD, and has worked closely on the re-organization of the CTI, with Director Andrew Larson, PhD, Todd Parrish PhD, Director of Neurosciences Imaging Research, Tim Carroll PhD, and Daniel Procissi, PhD (Director of small animal imaging research).
He is an active member of specialty societies, including the American Heart Association, the Society of Cardiovascular MRI (currently a member of the Program Committee), the SIR and the ISMRM (currently sitting on the Education Committee).
James has served our institutions in many capacities over the years, including as a member of the NU/FSM Institutional Review Board (IRB), and he has served on many Ph.D. Defense Committees for NU candidates. At NMH, he serves on the Cardiovascular Planning and Operations Committee of the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute, as well as its Cardiovascular Imaging Sub-Committee. James is also the key collaborator for our joint program in Cardiac Imaging with the Division of Cardiology of the Department of Medicine.
Dr. Carr’s activities include serving on the steering committee for the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA). He serves on the Grant Review Committee of the Society of Interventional Radiology Foundation, and is a manuscript reviewer for many prominent journals in Radiology and Cardiology. James has delivered more than 120 invited lectures, and has more than 200 scientific presentations and more than 100 peer-reviewed publications. He has co-authored a textbook entitled Magnetic Resonance Angiography: Techniques and Clinical Applications (with Tim Carroll), and 9 book chapters.
While James participates in an active clinical and interventional practice, he has been very productive in research. He has been a participant/Co-investigator for more than 30 research grants, more than 10 sponsored by NIH, including many that are currently active. He is also a PI on many institutional and industry supported research grants, as well as local PI for RO1-HL-03868 (NHLBI, Li PI) (Self-gated, cardiac motion resolved whole-heart coronary MRA with Isotropic resolution, and Co-PI for the Chicago Healthy Aging Low Risk MRI Angiography (CHARISMA) study. James also now serves as the principal investigator for our longstanding Master Research Agreement with Siemens Healthcare, and is the lead physician for our longstanding collaboration with our colleagues in the Northwestern based Siemens MR Research and Development group, led by Sven Zuehlsdorff, PhD, for cardiovascular MR research and development.