News & Announcements
Read the latest news from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine’s Department of Radiology. The links below take you to articles where you can learn more about our faculty’s latest achievements, awards and honors.
The Cancer Immunology and Immunotherapy Initiative at the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University is bringing together Feinberg investigators who study immunotherapy to increase collaboration and accelerate high-impact immunotherapy research.
Enthusiastic attendees gathered in the Feinberg Conference Center at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for the fourth annual Women in Medicine conference on Friday, April 22, which was held in-person for the first time in three years.
A recent study showed that targeted radioembolization alongside chemotherapy improved progress-free survival for patients with metastatic colon cancer.
Hypertension that leads to vascular dementia in older adults begins to impact the brain by middle age, according to a new study, the first to show the process beginning so early.
Several faculty are stepping into new leadership roles within the Department of Radiology today.
Ankur Garg, MD, MBA has been appointed Program Director for the Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program. Dr. Garg is an outstanding educator who himself is a graduate of Northwestern Radiology's Diagnostic Radiology residency. He has also previously served as Associate Program Director prior to taking on this position.
Lori Goodhartz, MD will be stepping down as Vice Chair for Education after nine years in the role. Dr. Goodhartz has been a central figure in education for our department since 1999 when she became the Diagnostic Radiology Program Director - a position she filled until 2011 when she became Vice Chair. She has been a role model and leader for many Northwestern Radiology trainees over the last 21 years and has made a lasting impact on our training programs, which are recognized as being amongst the best in the country. We are grateful for everything she has done for education and training in our department.
Senta Berggruen, MD has been appointed Vice Chair for Education and Diversity in the Department of Radiology. Dr. Berggruen has served as Program Director for the Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program and as an Associate Program Director for the Integrated Interventional Radiology Residency Program at Northwestern for 6.5 years. In that period, Dr. Berggruen founded the Women in Radiology group at Northwestern and developed five different interest tracks for further resident professional development. Dr. Berggruen has been an active champion for diversity, equity and inclusion at both the department and institutional levels where she is involved in several committees and initiatives on this topic.
Jeanne Horowitz, MD has been appointed Vice Chair for Academic and Faculty Affairs in the Department of Radiology. This is a new position with responsibilities that cover faculty, mentorship, promotion and tenure, as well as faculty wellness and work-life balance. Dr. Horowitz is a recent graduate of Northwestern Medicine's Scholars of Wellness program and she has led the creation of various wellness activities including ergonomics improvement and Reading Room Assistant programs within our department. Additionally, she is responsible for launching and leading NU RaMP, the Northwestern University Radiology Mentorship Program focusing on mentorship of junior faculty. She also co-chairs the Radiology Physician Wellness and Engagement Council.
Alex Korutz, MD has been appointed Vice Chair for Imaging Informatics in the Department of Radiology. Dr. Korutz has most recently served as Medical Director of Imaging Informatics. He plays a critical role in helping oversee the advanced imaging visualization initiative for NM enterprise, which includes the rollout of a new PACS and workflow orchestrator. He also played a vital role in the response and preparedness for Radiology during COVID this year by creating an IT contingency plan for radiologists to function remotely off campus during the height of the pandemic. He has been actively involved in setting up an IT infrastructure for implementing AI research in the department as well as participating directly in several research projects himself.
We wish each of these outstanding faculty members great success in their new roles. As always, we are grateful for their commitment to our Patients First mission.