RLI Awards Scholarships to 15 Residents to Attend Leadership Summit

May 15, 2014

Reston, VA — The Radiology Leadership Institute® (RLI), a program of the American College of Radiology, has selected 15 radiology residents and fellows for scholarships to attend the 2014 RLI Leadership Summit. The event, now in its third year, will take place Aug. 7-10, 2014, at Babson College in Wellesley, MA, and will offer attendees a comprehensive radiology-focused educational experience to hone their leadership and business skills.

The RLI Scholarship Program was initiated to provide financial assistance to deserving radiologists that will provide them with access to the critical content included in the RLI curriculum — including the Leadership Summit. The 2014 recipients are:

  1. Ian Amber, MD – Pennsylvania Hospital
  2. Lukasz Babiarz, MD – Johns Hopkins Diagnostic Radiology
  3. Kevin S. Baker, MD – Stony Brook University Medical Center
  4. Henry Y. Chou, MD – Indiana University School of Medicine
  5. Nicole Curci, MD – Case Western Reserve University
  6. Lori Mankowski Gettle, MD – Pennsylvania State Hershey Medical Center
  7. Neil U. Lall, MD – Ochsner Clinic Foundation
  8. Olga Mengin, MD – Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center
  9. Randy Miles, MD – University of Illinois Chicago
  10. Rustain Lee Morgan, MD – University of Kansas Medical Center
  11. Joshua D. Nassiri, MD – Naval Medical Center San Diego
  12. Chrystal N. Obi, MD – Stanford University
  13. Arash M. Saemi, MD – Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center
  14. Josephina Vossen, MD – Bridgeport Hospital
  15. Shannon G. Farmakis, MD – Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology at Washington University in St. Louis
The RLI selected leading radiology professionals to collaborate with the renowned Babson College faculty to produce an educational event focused on implementation of best business practices in a radiology environment. The four-day program includes the following session topics:

  • Changing Landscape and Possible Futures: Strategic Adaptation as the Heartbeat of Imaging
  • Big Data and Analytics
  • Social Media
  • Medical vs. Business Innovation
  • Business Models and Financial Logic
  • Solving the Right Problems: Identifying the Critical Problems Facing Radiology Practices and Using Business Principles to Fix Them
“The RLI exists to help shape the future careers of radiologists by offering an unparalleled leadership training curriculum,” said Cynthia S. Sherry, MD, FACR medical director of the RLI and chair of the ACR Commission on Leadership and Practice Development. “Thanks to the generosity of the ACR Foundation, we are thrilled to be able to provide 15 members-in-training with the opportunity to benefit from attending the RLI Leadership Summit this year.”

Funding for the RLI Scholarship Program is provided by the ACR Foundation’s RLI Fund.


To schedule an interview with an RLI spokesperson, please contact Shawn Farley at 703-648-8936 or PR@acr.org.