University of California, San Francisco Radiology, Thomas Link, MD, PhD T32 Program Director

University of California, San Francisco Radiology, Thomas Link, MD, PhD T32 Program Director

October 16, 2019 0 By Stanley Isaacs


My name is Thomas Link, I’m a Professor of Radiology at the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging at UCSF, and I’m also the program
director of our T32 program, which is funded through the NIBIB. The T32 program aims to jumpstart the career of young radiologists. At UCSF and in the
Department of Radiology, Biomedical Imaging, we are ideally equipped
to host a T32 program. We have approximately 130 faculty, and of these 130 faculty we have 30 PhDs. And most of these are really experienced and very established researchers, who have built significant
research in radiology. And these are ideally suited to train these young
Radiologists in research, and also help them build
up research programs. And it’s funded through the NIBIB, which is really crucial
in promoting the field, the research field, in biomedical imaging and biomedical engineering. So they’re an ideal partner
for promoting our T32 program. And it has been successful. We have our T32 program
now for nearly 15 years. We have some pretty impressive people that have gone through the T32 program. Also, please keep in mind
that our new chairman, Doctor Chris Hess, is
also a former T32 fellow. He was actually the first T32 fellow when we started the program
nearly 15 years ago. Imaging has seen quite a tremendous change over the last 10 years or so, and it’s going to change much faster, and it’s going to change tremendously over the next couple of years, again, with the concept of big data and the concept of
artificial intelligence. It’s potentially going to
revolutionize the field.