We are very pleased to announce that Dr. Kofoworola Soyebi, director of the UltraKofo Soyebisound Research and Education Society of Nigeria (URESON), our JUREI-affiliated center in Lagos, Nigeria, has been awarded Honorary Membership in the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). She was presented with this honor at the 2006 Annual Meeting of the RSNA in Chicago, Illinois. This award is presented for significant achievements in the field of radiology. Dr. Soyebi is one of only three people that will receive this honor in 2006. Dr. Soyebi was one of the first six Africans to benefit from the RSNA Teach the Teachers Ultrasound Initiative in Africa, a grant sponsored by the RSNA Research and Education Foundation.
Global Affiliate Network
The Jefferson Ultrasound Radiology Education Institute (JUREI) is committed to providing support for the development of superior ultrasound services throughout the world. To this end, the Institute has established a global network of affiliate training centers in over 50 countries.
Seven New Centers Opening in the Caribbean,
Central & South America
It is with great pleasure that Dr. Goldberg announces the creation of seven new centers as a result of the “Teach the Teachers Initiative for Ultrasound Training in the Caribbean, Central and South America.” Congratulations to the following physicians, whose dedication, hard work and personal sacrifice are making the opening of these centers possible. Good luck to each of you in your future endeavors. With the opening of these centers JUREI now has 72 affiliated ultrasound education centers around the world.
Dr. Monica Marquez (Maracaibo, Venezuela)
Escuela de Ultrasonido Dr. Luis Soto Pirela
Dr. Gloria Arauz Pacheco (San Jose, Costa Rica)
Centro Costarricense para la Enseñanza de Ultrasonido Diagnóstico
Dr. Leonardo Lara-Pinto (Tegucigalpa, Honduras)
Centro Nacional de Entrenamiento en Ultrasonido
Dr. Marianne Orschel (Guatemala City, Guatemala)
Centro de Educación en Ultrasonido “HUE”
Dr. Carmen Sobalvarro (Managua, Nicaragua)
Escuela de Ultrasonido “Dr. Roberto Calderon Gutierrez”
Dr. Martha Aguirre de Delgado (La Paz, Bolivia)
Centro Piloto De Educación En Ultrasonido Complejo Hospitalario Miraflores
Dr. Graeme Thomas (Bridgetown, Barbados)
Ultrasound Education & Training Unit, Dept. of Radiology and Medical Imaging
Queen Elizabeth Hospital
JUREI: World Class, Right at Home
(reprinted with permission from the Jefferson Alumni Bulletin, Fall 2006)
Barry B. Goldberg, MD’s, office has a museum quality. Every flat surface holds souvenirs — sculptures, carvings, and porcelain from Indonesia, Kenya, China, among a myriad of other places — gifts of thanks from the doctors who have come to the “Teach the Teachers” Program at the Jefferson Ultrasound Research and Education Institute (JUREI). Goldberg, director of the division of ultrasound and a professor of radiology at JMC, has been named an honorary member of the Croatian Society of Radiologists, among his many honors from radiology societies and international governments. From Afghanistan to Venezuela, JUREI has helped establish more than 65 affiliated ultrasound education centers. It is the only recognized World Health Organization Collaborating Center for Continuing and General Education in Diagnostic Ultrasound.
The institute trains physicians worldwide so that they can return to their respective countries to instruct others with the intent of helping to standardize the ultrasound practice. The comprehensive program features lectures, case reviews, hands-on learning, clinical observation, instruction in the care and maintenance of equipment, and teaching techniques. Physicians have come from a variety of areas including the post-Soviet states, sub-saharan Africa, and, most recently from the Caribbean, Latin America, and South America. Over 2,500 people have been trained through the affiliate centers worldwide.
Ultrasound is a cost-effective and sustainable medical technology usable in less affluent nations where MRI and CT is unsupported. Through grants from USAID, the Open Society Institute (formerly SOROS Foundations), and other foundations and companies, doctors are brought to Philadelphia for a 12-week program. They return to their countries with new knowledge and donated equipment. These doctors in turn train their countrymen. In this way, as one student from Kenya noted, “Dr. Goldberg brings light into the darkness.”
Barry B. Goldberg, MD, with a gift given to him by a Croatian physician who came to Jefferson for ultrasound training. At the completion of the three-month program, the physician gave Dr. Goldberg this Croatian-made candle saying that his experience at Jeff was “a light in the darkness.” That physician went on to establish an ultrasound training center in his native country.
Graduates of the “Teach the Teachers” program return to their home countries, in this case Kenya, with new ultrasound technology and instruct other physicians in the use of ultrasound.
Affiliate Sites (Country, City)
China-American Ultrasound Scholar Training Program
Beijing Medical Ultrasound Association (BMUA) and the Jefferson Ultrasound Research and Education Institute have established a collaboration to promote scholarship and excellence in practice of medical Ultrasound. The program offers highly specialized ultrasound visiting fellowships at Jefferson and periodically sponsors a two-week special Advanced Ultrasound Symposium in the United States. For more information click here.
For further inquiries, please email JUREI@jefferson.edu.