In the setting of ongoing efforts to expand opportunities for global outreach within the Yale Radiology and Biomedical Imaging Community, the Yale RAD–AID chapter was formed.
The current leadership is:
President: Kirsten Cooper, MD
Faculty Advisors: Frank Minja, MD and Melissa Davis, MD
Special thanks to our Chairman Rob Goodman, MD and Program Director Jamal Bokhari, MD for their support.
- Supporting Yale’s ongoing projects in Tanzania
- Global outreach projects in Cameroon and Jamaica
- Monthly RAD–AID webinars regarding radiology global outreach
- Interdepartmental global health themed journal clubs and events
- Developing teaching and lecture materials for RAD–AID associated teaching partnerships
- Creating an IR program at Muhimbili
- Creating a Neuroradiology and Breast fellowship at MUHAS
- Teaching the current radiology residents at MUHAS
The RAD-AID Chapter at Yale University College of Medicine completed Radiology Readiness at Kingston Public Hospital in Jamaica during 2016. During that visit, an educational seminar was held for radiologists and radiographers on topics of ultrasound, computed tomography, and image analysis. Hospitals visited as part of the program include Kingston Public Hospital, Bustamante Hospital for Children, University Hospital of the West Indies, and Cornwall Regional Hospital. The work was presented at the 2016 RAD-AID Conference on International Radiology and Global Health in Washington, DC. A follow-up trip is planned for late 2017 in partnership with the ISRRT.
In conjunction with the RAD-AID Chapter at Yale University, Radiology Readiness was completed in 2016 at Mbingo Baptist Hospital in Cameroon. The initiative, led by Kenedy Foryoung, MD, assessed current imaging modalities, health delivery, and infrastructure. Mbingo Baptist Hospital serves a population of five million and has the goal of developing into a national tertiary referral teaching hospital offering post-graduate medical education. The partnership focuses on improving diagnostic capability and treatment options.