Gene Southers

Gene Barry Southers

Associate Professor of Clinical, Advanced Medical Imaging Technology Program

French East

215B

CAHS Clinical & Health Info Sciences - 0394

College of Allied Health Sciences, French East
3202 Eden Avenue, Room 215
Cincinnati, Ohio 45267

Professional Summary

Barry Southers is an Associate Professor - Educator and the MRI Program Director/Faculty Instructor in the University of Cincinnati Advanced Medical Imaging Technology (AMIT) program. He has 23 years of clinical imaging experience in the medical field, with 19 years specifically in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). During his career, he has worked in several hospitals, clinics, and research centers, as well as over three years in medical imaging education.
He is an award-winning author of research posters and abstracts, has national and international experience lecturing on MRI topics, is the current President of an international MRI society (ISMRM-SMRT), and President of the Kentucky SMRT Chapter.

Education

BS Radiation Science Technology, University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH, USA, 2007 (Radiation Science, Computed Tomography, Medical Education)

AAS, Radiologic Technology, University of Kentucky Lexington, KY, USA, 1992 (Radiologic Technology)

MEd, Medical Education, University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH, USA, 2012 (Curriculum and Instruction in Medical Education)

Positions and Work Experience

05-1992 -05-1995 Radiologic Technologist, Performed routine and emergency radiographic procedures, such as chest, abdomen, skull, sinus, and orthopedic x-rays, fluoroscopy and tomography, as well as cleaned and stocked x-ray procedural rooms. I worked with many radiography students by teaching and assisting them in their training., VA Medical Center, Lexington, KY, USA

05-1995 -08-2000 MRI Technologist/Radiologic Technologist, Performed routine and emergency MRI scans on a high-field Picker Edge 1.5 Tesla MRI scanner, inject contrast enhancing agents if necessary or required, keep MRI suite clean, tidy, and fully stocked with any necessary items involved in day to day operations (i.e., gauze, needles, syringes, etc.). I work with many doctors on a daily basis in providing the most diagnostic MRI scan possible for our patients. , VA Medical Center, Louisville, KY, USA

05-1998 -08-1998 MRI Technologist, Worked part-time at a diagnostic imaging clinic during the summer months. I performed routine MRI scans on a high-field GE Signa 1.5 Tesla MRI scanner. , Louisville Imaging, Louisville, KY, USA

08-2000 -05-2003 MRI Technologist, Perform routine and emergency MRI scans on high-field Marconi Eclipse 1.5 Tesla MRI scanners at both Mercy Anderson and Mercy Clermont facilities, inject contrast-enhancing agents if necessary or required, keep MRI suite clean, tidy, and fully stocked with any necessary items involved in day-to-day operations (i.e., gauze, needles, syringes, etc.). , Mercy Health Partners: Mercy Anderson and Mercy Clermont facilities, Cincinnati, OH, USA

10-2001 -12-2004 MRI Technologist, Part-time MRI positions through MSN and Mobile Medical Network - medical staffing agencies - where I perform routine and emergency MRI scans on a high-field Siemens Symphony 1.5 Tesla MRI scanner at Fort Hamilton Hospital in Hamilton, OH. Other job requirements are to inject contrast-enhancing agents if necessary or required, keep MRI suite clean, tidy, and fully stocked with any necessary items involved in day-to-day operations (i.e., gauze, needles, syringes, etc.). , MSN/Mobile Medical Network, Cincinnati, OH, USA

05-2003 -01-2009 Senior Research Associate, Full-time position where I: Operated Varian 4T MR systems for research studies (research-oriented fMRI (functional MRI), MRA (MR angiography), MRS (MR spectroscopy), and Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI); analyzed MRI data using computerized image analysis programs; assisted in developing and testing MRI and MRS protocols for human research; assisted patients/subjects in preparation for exams; use computers, network and file servers; assisted in preparation of data and figures for academic papers or presentations; managed all aspects of MRI and MRS scanning and operations; ensured that all scanning operators are properly oriented, trained, and up to date with annual competencies, certifications, licensures/education requirements; involved in hiring, training, competency checks, evaluations, promotions, disciplinary actions, and scheduling of research MRI staff; created and utilized MR questionnaire; worked with MR engineer in all CIR safety concerns; managed/reviewed work schedules and assignments; approved staff time off; assisted in evaluating, ordering and recommending all equipment, supplies, and inventory; assisted in all patient/subject/researcher conflict/concern resolution; collaborated with CIR Business Manager to resolve scan billing concerns/issues; designed MRI research protocols; created and utilized informed consents for research subjects for research studies; tracked research subject data/demographics; collaborated\coordinated in multi-site research studies; worked with Principal Investigators and Institutional Review Board in submission/review/revision of research protocols., Center for Imaging Research (CIR), University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH, USA

01-2009 -01-2012 Faculty Instructor/MRI Program Director, Currently the full-time Instructor and Director for MRI Section of Advanced Medical Imaging Technology (AMIT) Program, a division of the Department of Analytical and Diagnostic Sciences, College of Allied Health Sciences, University of Cincinnati, in Cincinnati, OH. I instruct baccalaureate students, teaching MRI Physics, Instrumentation, Anatomy, Physiology, and Pathology, patient care. I oversee students at specified clinical sites, build relationships with clinical sites, interview potential candidates for AMIT program, working on JRCERT accreditation for the program, and am developing a revised curriculum for the MRI Section of the AMIT Program; mentor students in the AMIT/Pre-AMIT programs; assist and mentor students in creating poster and oral presentations for annual UC research-based conference; sub-investigator for research protocols; collect and analyze research data in research study; track research subject data/demographics; collaborate/coordinate in multi-site research studies at the University of Cincinnati’s Center for Imaging Research (CIR). Courses taught: Winter 2008-09 MRI Physics and Instrumentation I TA – MRI Directed Practice II TA – Success in Allied Health Spring 2008-09 MRI Physics and Instrumentation II MRI Physics and Instrumentation III TA – MRI Directed Practice III Summer 2008-09 MRI Physics and Instrumentation III TA – MRI Technical Evaluation Autumn 2009-10 Basic Elements of Magnetic Resonance Imaging MRI Directed Practice I TA - Pathophysiology for Diagnostic Medical Imaging Winter 2009-10 MRI Anatomy, Physiology, and Pathology I MRI Physics and Instrumentation I MRI Directed Practice II Spring 2009-10 MRI Physics and Instrumentation II MRI Anatomy, Physiology, and Pathology II MRI Directed Practice III TA - Statistics & Research in Clinical Laboratory Science Summer 2009-10 MRI Physics and Instrumentation III MRI Anatomy, Physiology, and Pathology III MRI Technical Evaluation Autumn 2010-11 Basic Elements of Magnetic Resonance Imaging MRI Directed Practice I – Clinical Coordinator ran this course under my supervision Winter 2010-11 MRI Physics and Instrumentation I MRI Anatomy, Physiology, and Pathology I MRI Directed Practice II – Clinical Coordinator ran this course under my supervision Spring 2010-11 MRI Physics and Instrumentation I MRI Anatomy, Physiology, and Pathology I MRI Directed Practice III – Clinical Coordinator ran this course under my supervision Summer 2010-11 MRI Physics and Instrumentation III MRI Anatomy, Physiology, and Pathology III MRI Technical Evaluation Autumn 2011-12 Basic Elements of Magnetic Resonance Imaging MRI Directed Practice I – Clinical Coordinator ran this course under my supervision Winter 2011-12 MRI Physics and Instrumentation I MRI Anatomy, Physiology, and Pathology I MRI Directed Practice II – Clinical Coordinator ran this course under my supervision , AMIT Program, University of Cincinnati, College of Allied Health Sciences, Cincinnati, OH, USA

11-2009 -01-2012 MRI Technologist/Research Associate, Part-time position where I: Operate Philips 3T Achieva MR system for CNS clinical and research studies (research-oriented fMRI (functional MRI), MRA (MR angiography), MRS (MR spectroscopy), and Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI); analyze MRI data using computerized image analysis programs; assist in developing and testing MRI and MRS protocols for human research; assist patients/subjects in preparation for exams; use computers, network and file servers; assist in preparation of data and figures for academic papers or presentations; oversee all aspects of MRI and MRS scanning and operations; ensure that all scanning operators are properly oriented, trained, and up to date with annual competencies, certifications, licensures/education requirements; involved in hiring, training, competency checks, evaluations, promotions, disciplinary actions, and scheduling of research MRI staff; manage/review work schedules and assignments; design MRI research protocols; create and utilize consents for research subjects for research studies. I currently work approximately 8 hours per week., Lindner Center of HOPE, Mason, OH, USA

Research and Practice Interests

I enjoy working in MRI research and have been part of several functional MRI/MR Spectroscopy studies. Currently, I have collected diffusion tensor imaging MRI data on spinal cord injury patients, a study to evaluate the current MRI curriculum within the Advanced Medical Imaging Technology (AMIT) program, as well as a current study to evaluate specific learning styles of medical imaging students.

Publications

Other Publications

Barry Southers (2007. )MR Spectroscopy: A Powerful Tool in Medical Research .RT Image, Valley Forge Press

Barry Southers (2010. )Changing Hearts:What Does the Future Hold for Cardiac Implants and MR? .RT Image, 23 (13 ),14 -15 Valley Forge Press

Presentations

Invited Presentations

Barry Southers (11-2012. )Upcoming Lecture: Principles and Practices of Functional MRI .New England SMRT Chapter President’s Regional MRI Seminar, 11-2012. Level:Regional

Barry Southers (10-2011. )Everything You Always Wanted To Know About MR Physics But Were Afraid To Ask .Kentucky SMRT MRI Educational Seminar, Covington, KY, USA. Level:Regional

Barry Southers (07-2011. )AMIT Presentation .Univeristy of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, USA. Level:Department

Barry Southers (07-2010. )Overview of MRI Physics .University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH, USA. Level:College

Barry Southers (04-2010. )Functional MRI .OSRT Annual Conference, Cincinnati, OH, USA. Level:State

Barry Southers (04-2010. )MRI Physics .OSRT Annual Conference, Cincinnati, OH, USA. Level:State

Barry Southers (03-2010. )Principles and Practices of Functional MRI .^th Annual Ohio State MRI Conference, Columbus, OH, USA. Level:Regional

Barry Southers (10-2009. )MRI Physics Overview, Part I .KSRT Annual Meeting, Lexington, KY, USA. Level:State

Barry Southers (10-2009. )MRI Physics Overview, Part II .KSRT Annual Meeting, Lexington, KY, USA. Level:State

Barry Southers (08-2009. )Functional MRI and the Bipolar Brain .Pennsylvania SMRT Regional Meeting, Hershey, PA, USA. Level:Regional

Barry Southers (04-2009. )Principles and Practices of Functional MRI .2009 ISMRM-SMRT Annual Meeting, Honolulu, HI, USA. Level:International

Barry Southers (02-2009. )MRI Spectroscopy .Morehead State University, Morehead, KY, USA. Level:University

Barry Southers (05-2008. )Treatment Response of Quetiapine in Bipolar Mania using H1-MRS .2008 ISMRM-SMRT Annual Meeting, Toronto, Canada. Level:International

Barry Southers (04-2008. )Principles and Practices of Functional MRI .OSRT Annual Conference, Columbus, OH, USA. Level:State

Barry Southers (04-2008. )Gadolinium and Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis .ARSRT Medical Meeting, Prestonsburg, KY, USA. Level:Regional

Barry Southers (04-2008. )Examining Brain and Behavioral Disorders with Research MRI .ARSRT Medical Meeting, Prestonsburg, KY, USA. Level:Regional

Barry Southers (09-2007. )MR Spectroscopy and Bipolar Disorder .KSRT Annual Meeting, Frankfort, KY, USA. Level:State

Barry Southers (09-2007. )Functional MRI and MR Spectroscopy Overview .KSRT Annual Meeting, Frankfort, KY, USA. Level:State

Barry Southers (05-2007. )Functional MRI and the Bipolar Brain .Covering the Spectrum of Radiation Science CE Conference , Cincinnati, OH, USA. Level:Regional

Barry Southers (04-2007. )Functional MRI, MR Spectroscopy .OSRT Annual Conference, Columbus, OH, USA. Level:State

Barry Southers (04-2007. )MRI Physics Overview .OSRT Annual Conference, Columbus, OH, USA. Level:State

Barry Southers (11-2006. )MRI Physics .Univeristy of Cincinnati Radiation Dosimetry Program, Cincinnati, OH, USA. Level:University

Poster Presentations

Barry Southers (04-2008. )MR Spectroscopy .10th Annual Cincinnati Neurofest Meeting , Cincinnati, OH, USA. .Level:University

Barry Southers (03-2009. )MR Spectroscopy .Annual Ohio State MRI Conference, Columbus, OH, USA. .Level:Regional

Barry Southers, Alan Vespie, Maureen McDaniel (09-2010. )of Cincinnati AMIT Senior Capstone Experience .Lilly Conference for Teaching and Learning, Traverse City, MI, USA. .

Barry Southers, Alan Vespie, Maureen McDaniel, Whitney Chaffin (09-2011. )Learning Style Assessment of Diagnostic Medical Imaging Students using Kolb’s LSI 4.0 .Lilly Conference for Teaching and Learning, Traverse City, MI, USA. .Level:Regional

Barry Southers (11-2011. )Abstract/poster submission: Learning Style Assessment of Diagnostic Medical Imaging Students using Kolb’s LSI 4.0 .2012 ISMRM-SMRT Annual Meeting, Melbourne, Australia. .Level:International

Barry Southers, Alan Vespie, Maureen McDaniel, Whitney Chaffin (01-2012. )Poster submission: Learning Style Assessment of Diagnostic Medical Imaging Students using Kolb’s LSI 4.0 .Annual Ohio State MRI Conference, Columbus, OH, USA. .Level:Regional

Post Graduate Training and Education

01-2008-03-2012 MEd, Medical Education, The Online Master of Education for Health Care Professionals is a joint program of the University of Cincinnati, Division of General and Community Pediatrics, and the University of Cincinnati, College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services. It is designed to provide advanced education to health care professionals in the area of medical teaching and learning, with an emphasis on adult learning, curriculum and teaching methods, and medical education evaluation and research. The program is aimed at physicians and health care professionals with responsibilities and interests in teaching and/or educational research and at physicians in clinical fellowships who are seeking an advanced degree alternative to traditional MPH and MS graduate degrees., University of Cincinnati, ,Cincinnati, OH, USA

Professional Affiliation

05-1990 -05-1996: BGSRT Member Regional imaging society Bluegrass Society of Radiologic Technologists, Lexington, KY, USA

10-1992 -01-2012: ARRT Member Member of ARRT - a national imaging registry certification organization ARRT, USA

2008 -2009: Appalachian Regional Society of Radiologic Technologists (ARSRT) member Member of regional imaging society ARSRT, Kentucky

2007 -2009: Member, Ohio Society of Radiologic Technologists (OSRT) Member of state imaging society OSRT, Ohio

2008 -2012: Member, International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine-Section for Magnetic Resonance Technologists (ISMRM-SMRT) Member and Policy Board member of an international MRI society ISMRM-SMRT, International

Contact Information

Clinical - College of Allied Health Sciences, French East
3202 Eden Avenue, Room 215
Cincinnati  Ohio, 45267
Phone: 513-558-7415
Fax: 513-558-4009
southegb@ucmail.uc.edu