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Diagnostic Radiology Residency Humanitarian Efforts

Where We've Been



  • Rwanda
    Michyla Bowerson


  • Rwanda
    Nikunj Chauhan and Jeffrey Chick



  • BWH Indian Health Services, Navajo Medical Center, Shiprock, New Mexico
    Chris Selhorst
    Faculty Supervisor/Mentor: Stacy E. Smith, MD


  • Bangladesh
    Pete Lokken
  • Rwanda
    Pete Lokken
    Faculty Supervisor: Corrado Cancedda, MD, MPH

Internal Medicine Morning Report
Internal Medicine Morning Report Hospital Universitaire de Mirebalais, Haiti

Internal Medicine Morning Report
Nikunj R. Chauhan performing a computed tomography-guided biopsy on an 11-year-old female with large predominately fat containing abdominal mass concerning for liposarcoma or desmoid

Internal Medicine Morning Report
Nikunj R. Chauhan performing an ultrasound-guided biopsy on a 4-year-old female with multiloculated cystic mass arising from the right adnexa suspicious for ovarian malignancy with pseudomyxoma peritonei

Internal Medicine Morning Report
Jeffrey F. B. Chick preparing for a hip aspiration on a 3-year-old-male with fever, left hip and thigh collections, left pleural effusion, and pericardial effusion concerning for disseminated staphylococcus aureus infection

Local Efforts
  • Sunday Bread Food Pantry
  • BWH Boston Marathon
    Team member, John Gilbert, raised over $8,000
  • ABCD Dorchester Neighborhood Services

Sunday Bread Food Pantry Boston Marathon ABCD Dorchester Neighborhood Services

Links of Interest

Websites of Interest:

  1. Partners in Health - Our mission is to provide a preferential option for the poor in health care. By establishing long-term relationships with sister organizations based in settings of poverty, Partners In Health strives to achieve two overarching goals: to bring the benefits of modern medical science to those most in need of them and to serve as an antidote to despair.
  2. RAD-AID International - RAD-AID is dedicated to the mission of increasing international radiology services in developing countries and optimizing radiology for public health initiatives. In 2013, Brigham and Women’s Hospital started a RAD-AID chapter. Yearly conference takes place in October in Baltimore, MD. Visit the website for more information if interested. The conference is free to attend, but a donation is welcomed.
  3. ACR International Outreach Program – An overview of ACR members who are contributing to Global Health Radiology.
  4. ACR International Facilities Profile - Gives a map and short description of international sites with radiologic capabilities with contact information for the site.
  5. Harvard Global Health Institute – A multidisciplinary page dedicated to building and strengthening the field of global health.
  6. Radiologists Without Borders - Mission statement: To bring life saving diagnostic imaging solutions to medically underserved populations worldwide. Website gives great information about various projects and volunteer opportunities.

Papers of Interest:

  1. Panosian, Claire. Courting Danger while Doing Good – Protecting Global Health Workers from Harm. Perspective, New England Journal of Medicine, December 23, 2010. 363:26.
  2. Mohan, Shaulnie; Sarfaty, Suzanne; Hamer, Davidson. Human Immunodeficiency Virus Postexposure Prophylaxis for Medical Trainees on International Rotations. Journal of Travel Medicine, 2010, volume 17, issue 4: 264-268.
  3. Sekhar, A et al. Enhancing the resident experience with global health electives. AJR: 2012 Feb; 198(2):W118-21.
  4. Lungren MP et al. Global health training in radiology residency programs. Acad Radiol. 2011 Jun;18(6):782-91.

Books of Interest:

  1. Manual of Ultrasound for Resource-Limited Settings
  2. Diagnostic Imaging for Global Health: Implementation and Optimization of Radiology in the Developing World. Daniel Mollura. (Pre-order only at this time)
  3. To Repair the World: Paul Farmer Speaks to the Next Generation. Paul Farmer.
  4. Mountains Beyond Mountains. Tracy Kidder.
Funding Opportunities

ACR Goldberg-Reeder International Travel Grant

Deadline: June 30
Amount: $1500 (4 are awarded annually)
Description: In 2005 the American College of Radiology began an international service program to connect those in radiology interested in international volunteer work with facilities and organizations abroad in need of volunteers in radiology. The program expanded as part of the merger of the former Radiology Outreach Foundation and the ACR International Service program. The new entity became part of the ACR Foundation in January 2009. To further encourage international volunteer service among members-in-training, the ACR Foundation established the ACR Goldberg-Reeder Travel Grant. The ACR Goldberg-Reeder Travel Grant will provide travel grants in the amount of $1500 for selected radiology residents or fellows each year.

Partner’s Global and Humanitarian Health Travel Scholarship Program

Deadline: September 15 (Fall cycle) and March 1 (Spring cycle)
Amount: $2000 (20 awarded annually)
Description: The COE International Travel Scholarship program offers twenty $2,000 travel awards annually to eligible Partners residents and fellows. Applications are due semi-annually and grants will be awarded based on review by the leadership of the Global Health Center of Expertise.

The Travel Scholarship grant promotes engagement of Partners residents and fellows in meaningful global health activities, including clinical education programs and field research. The grant is meant to offer a meaningful, well-structured educational experience.

Recipients may apply funds retrospectively within three months of past travel and funds can be applied for nine months after date of award.

We honor our resident with a dedication to humanitarian efforts with an annual award (see past Award winners.)

Diagnostic Radiology Residency Humanitarian Effort


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