Dr. Carolynn DeBenedectis is a fellowship trained Women’s Imager who specializes in breast imaging. Dr. DeBenedectis' reseach focuses on education and she has served in the past as a Radiology Residency Program Director and Vice Chair for Education. Dr. DeBenedectis 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. Dr. DeBenedectis has also created curriculums for resident education on well being, diversity, equity and inclusion, as well as health care disparities in Radiology. She was awarded the APDR Jerome Ardnt Grant in 2020 to develop her curriculum on health care disparities. Dr. DeBenedectis was awarded the Joseph E. and Nancy O. Whitley Award in 2023 for her manuscript describing the inmplementation of the APDR health care disparities curriculum which she created. Dr. DeBenedectis previously served as co-chair of the APDR Diversity Committee and now is chair of the Massachuseets Radiologic Society Health Equity/Community Engagement Committee. In addition, she has published numerous papers and lead numerous initiatives to increase the number of women and underrepresented minorities in radiology.