Dr. Kevin Pierre has been selected as the WINNER of UF GME innovation of the year!

Please join me in congratulating the UF GME innovation of the year winners!

Winner – Dr. Kevin Pierre, “A Comprehensive Case Based Intro to Radiology for Improved Imaging Skills and Appropriate Utilization” (UF Gainesville Department of Radiology)

Julia Close, MD, MBA, FACP
Senior Associate Dean, Graduate Medical Education
Designated Institutional Official
Professor, Division of Hematology/Oncology
University of Florida College of Medicine

Hi everyone, 

I am writing to express my appreciation for the extraordinary collective effort that led to achieving the UF GME Innovation of the Year award for the presentation on “A Comprehensive Case Based Intro to Radiology for Improved Imaging Skills and Appropriate Utilization”. 

I would like to acknowledge the contributions of the UFL Wisdom In Diagnostic Imaging (UFL WIDI) educational team, emeritus and current faculty, medical and undergraduate students, Versive (web Development Team) partners, educational staff, IT department (archive development and maintenance), and Visage (donation of the visualization server), who collaboratively worked to develop these educational modules. 

The ongoing feedback by staff and students also has significantly shaped the modules’ content and delivery. 

It is important to note that the UFL WIDI e-learning platform is a decade-long project, and that the CBIR (Case-Based Introduction to Radiology) content set is the most recent addition to its successful and unique offerings in the Radiology Educational domain open to all health care providers interested in learning how to interpret and make the best use of imaging for medical decision making. I am grateful to everyone who has played a role in the development of this platform over the years thus making it available for improving Radiology Education at the GME level. 

Looking forward, we are hopeful for the integration of these modules into the medical school curriculum and potentially into non-radiology residency programs. Additionally, the planned outcomes studies with the PA school are a promising step towards evaluating the impact of our educational efforts. We are very grateful to PA school leadership for their enthusiastic and durable support in improving our medical educational system. We hope others join this effort. 

Thank you for your continued support and collaboration. 


Kevin Pierre MD

University of Florida Department of Radiology