Director of Radiologic Technologist Program
Melissa Culp, BS, RT(R)(MR)
Melissa Culp earned her BS in Radiologic Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2006. She is an ARRT Registered Technologist in Radiography and Magnetic Resonance (MR). After working for six years as a clinical MR technologist at Duke University Hospital, she transitioned to an educator role in the UNC Division of Radiologic Science.
Along with her teaching responsibilities, Melissa is a sponsoring faculty of the UNC RAD-AID Chapter. During the Spring 2013 semester, she coordinated the UNC RAD-AID Chapter Lecture Series for Student Technologists. This series integrates a global health perspective along with an analysis of the United States health system. The goal is to give student technologists an awareness of radiology in the international environment and allow them to see the importance of the radiologic technologist in sustainable radiology initiatives.
Through the UNC RAD-AID Chapter, she is collaborating with UNC School of Medicine faculty in Departments of Radiology and Medicine to foster a radiology presence in the UNC Malawi Project at Kamuzu Central Hospital. Along with other UNC sponsoring faculty, she is developing an educational partnership with the Malawi College of Health Sciences Radiography Programme.
Melissa is earning a Master of Education degree with a focus on Instructional Technology from North Carolina State University. She is actively involved with the North Carolina Society of Radiologic Technologists, Inc. as Social Media Committee Chair.
As Director of the Radiologic Technologist Program for RAD-AID International, Melissa is focused on developing international opportunities for technologists to serve in RAD-AID teams all over the world. She is providing educational and support materials for technologists volunteering in RAD-AID, in collaboration with other RAD-AID Directors and Program Managers. Melissa also manages the RAD-AID/ASRT Foundation Fellowship program, offering funded opportunities for ASRT members to participate in RAD-AID projects in developing countries. If you have questions regarding the RAD-AID Technologist program and other volunteer roles for technologists, please contact Melissa at: firstname.lastname@example.org