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Dr. Carolynn DeBenedectis is a fellowship trained Women’s Imager who specializes in breast imaging. Dr. DeBenedectis is proficient in mammography/tomosynthesis, breast ultrasound, breast MRI, and breast intervention. In addition to her clinical work she serves as the Radiology Residency Program Director. Dr. DeBenedectis has developed the first training program in the country to teach and evaluate radiology residents’ communication skills through simulation. Her training program is now part of the American College of Radiology’s official communication skills curriculum for residents. She has also developed a communication skills workshop for attending radiologists who perform image guided interventions for CME credit. Dr. DeBenedectis has presented this communication skills training research at numerous national and international meetings and has served on a Radiology Research Alliance task force which wrote a white paper on uses of simulation in radiology. Dr. DeBenedectis is also the co-chair of the APDR Diversity Committee and has published numerous papers and lead numerous initiatives to increase the number of women and underrepresented minorities in radiology. She is active in the medical school as a voting member of the UMass Medical School Admissions committee.