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Jordan Perchik, M.D., abdominal imaging and informatics fellow, directed the Artificial Intelligence (AI) Literacy Course, a free one-week course covering lectures on fundamental terms and applications of AI in radiology. The course began to address a need for AI education in the radiology residency curriculum, with the goal of bringing practical and accessible AI education to radiology trainees around the world. After starting the course in 2020, the program has grown from a single institution at UAB to reach participants in over 25 programs across the United States and 10 countries.

Perchik arranged for multiple invited lecturers and a hands-on AI event that was held from October 3-7. Over 50 applicants completed the pre and post-survey questions, which will be summarized.

Perchik's team was awarded the RSNA Education Project Award in March 2022, and using these funds, the Department plans to expand the AI Literacy Course to become a hub for AI education and scholarship. UAB Radiology has established itself as a national and international leader in AI education.

"I’ve felt so fortunate to find such strong advocates and mentors here at UAB" said Perchik. "It has been incredible to see this initiative grow and see the impact it has made across the country."

Recorded lectures for the 2022 AI Literacy Course are available on the "AI in Radiology Education" YouTube channel here. These videos will be incorporated into an education website that Perchik is working to build.

Congratulations to Perchik on his excellent leadership, organization, and educational skills.