The CURE Center Announces the Appointment of a New President

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The CURE Center for Ultrasound Research and Education announces the appointment of Lisa Leote, RVS, RAVS, as its new president.

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The CURE Center for Ultrasound Research and Education is announcing the appointment of Lisa Leote, RVS, RAVS, as its new president. The appointment comes under the direction of CURE CEO Karen Nussbaumer. Ms. Leote is expected to support the CURE Center’s continued dedication to excellence in education, research, diagnostics and patient care.

The CURE Center offers career training that prepares graduates for careers in the rapidly growing field of ultrasound. The center is accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) and has licensure through the New York State Education Department.

As the new CURE president, Ms. Leote will continue to work on the center’s mission of advancing the quality of adult career training by combining leading-edge ultrasound and radiology education with awareness of the paramount need for increased safety in today’s medical tests. As a former board member of the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life in Farmingdale, New York, Ms. Leote is well-versed in facilitating change and understands firsthand the need for it in medicine and education.

Ms. Leote’s drive to advance ultrasound education and reduce the use of harmful radiation in medical tests stems not only from a professional stance, but also from a personal one. She was affected directly by the need for improved ultrasound education when her son was born with a brain tumor, which had been missed prenatally. She unequivocally embraces the CURE Center’s core values and vision that demonstrates remarkable efforts to reduce medical error through advancing ultrasound education while expanding awareness of the harms of radiation in medical tests.

Ms. Leote is currently certified in both general and vascular ultrasound. She is also a board advisor for the National Certification Medical Association (NCMA). The NCMA is a credentialing agency that is aligned with CURE's mission to reduce medical error by taking credentialing exams one step further, requiring test takers to not only complete a written exam, but also a practical one before becoming credentialed in ultrasound. Ms. Leote is affiliated with a number of highly respected organizations in the field of radiology and education, including the Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography, the Society of Vascular Ultrasound, the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine and Cardiovascular Credentialing International.

She is a collaborator on numerous research studies and publications. Her current research includes her extensive and groundbreaking work in regenerative medicine. She is also a primary researcher alongside CURE CEO Karen Nussbaumer in the study of bone evaluation with ultrasound.

Ms. Leote is also engaged in the management of CURE’s affiliate organization, Radwell, which stands for Radiology Wellness. The mission of Radwell is to find disease without causing disease. Radwell, located in White Plains, New York and officially opening in 2016, will be the first safe diagnostic center in the United States to offer ultrasound and MRI exams.

Ms. Nussbaumer, RDMS, RVT, maintains her leadership as owner and CEO of CURE. She founded CURE in 2007 and previously founded the country’s first specialized ultrasound school in 1999 - currently operating under new ownership.

Ms. Nussbaumer and Ms. Leote plan to maintain CURE’s role in the public sector by representing it in issues regarding higher education and ultrasound-related training, education, credentialing and regulation. Their current work with local Senate representatives and the Department of Health and Human Services has provided CURE graduates with more opportunities for job placement.

For more information on Ms. Leote and her ongoing actions in medical education, please contact 1-855-THE CURE.

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