According to the World Health Organization, 3-4 billion people around the world are at risk for widespread losses and death that could be avoided or treated if Radiology were available. RAD-AID is a nonprofit organization founded at Johns Hopkins in 2008, which has grown from a small group to now over 6000 volunteers. More than 50 academic chapters across the US are involved in ongoing projects in over 20 countries around the world. The RAD-AID mission is to improve and optimize access to medical imaging and radiology in poor and developing regions of the world for increasing radiology’s contribution to global public health initiatives and patient care.
The Yale RAD–AID chapter was formed in order to coordinate and support ongoing efforts and create new opportunities for global outreach within the Yale Radiology and Biomedical Imaging Community in collaboration with RAD-AID.
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.
Ongoing RAD-AID Projects at Yale:
- Supporting Yale’s ongoing projects at our partner institution in Tanzania
-PACS expansion and maintenance
-Establishing Neuroradiology and Breast fellowships
-Establishing an Interventional Radiology training program
- Global outreach projects in Jamaica and Cameroon
-PACS Implementation/Radiology IT support
-Technologist and resident teaching workshops
-Radiology advocacy through local government
- Global lecture sharing program for live-streaming of Yale Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology lectures to our partner programs
- Monthly RAD–AID webinars regarding radiology global outreach
- Interdepartmental global health themed journal clubs and events
For more detailed information regarding these projects explore tabs on the left.