Ginger Merry presents ITW breast project at UCSF
Ginger Merry gave a talk today at University of California, San Francisco, titled "Uganda Breast Project for Earlier Detection of Breast Cancer". Ginger Merry, MD, a fourth-year UCSF Diagnostic Radiology Resident, presented information on breast cancer in Uganda and her experiences teaching and pilot testing the breast cancer diagnosis algorithm at Kamuli Mission Hospital, a rural hospital. Merry worked closely with Dr. Kristen DeStigter (radiologist and program director at University of Vermont) and physicians in Uganda to develop a breast health care algorithm for rural Uganda incorporating the breast ultrasound volume based protocols.
Merry also volunteered in Kampala, where she gave lectures for the radiology residents at Makerere University (the only radiology training program in the country) and for the sonography students at ECUREI (Ernest Cook Ultrasound Research and Education Institute), lecturing on breast imaging and ultrasound, ultrasound guided procedures, and pelvic ultrasound.
Merry was the recipient of the American College of Radiology Goldberg-Reeder Resident Travel Grant. This grant, which encourages international volunteer service among radiology residents, helped Merry travel to Uganda with Imaging the World.