RSNA Press Release

RSNA R&E Foundation Approves Over $5 Million in Grant Funding

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Released: July 09, 2019

OAK BROOK, Ill. (July 9, 2019) — The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Research and Education (R&E) Foundation Board of Trustees approved over $5 million in radiology research and education grants this year, achieving a funding rate of 30 percent of grant applications. In 2019 the Foundation will support over 100 recipients from 48 different institutions.

The RSNA R&E Foundation leads the specialty in funding radiologic research and educational initiatives. Since 1984, the Foundation has awarded over $60 million in funding for more than 1,500 projects pursued by over 1,400 investigators.

"Through the generosity of our donors, the RSNA R&E Foundation is again able to invest in and help define the future of radiology and radiation oncology," said Thomas M. Grist, M.D., chair of the R&E Foundation Board of Trustees. "We know from experience that R&E funding is an important catalyst for radiology research. Historically we have measured a 50:1 return of our investment when we quantify the additional research support to RSNA investigators from the federal government and other funding agencies. This is an incredible return on our investment."

The Foundation represents a critical source of early support for young investigators and educators. These awards provide opportunities for individuals to become engaged in research and excited about the prospect of pursuing a career in academic radiology. RSNA R&E Foundation grant recipients are poised to lead research efforts in the future that will extend beyond radiology into every area of patient care.

"By supporting these outstanding projects proposed by innovative researchers and educators, collectively our RSNA community helps to ensure a better future for patients and those who serve them," Dr. Grist said. "The Board of Trustees expresses its deep appreciation for the individuals, practice groups, and corporate partners who make this support possible."

For more information about the RSNA R&E Foundation, visit RSNA.org/Foundation

RSNA is an association of over 53,400 radiologists, radiation oncologists, medical physicists and related scientists, promoting excellence in patient care and health care delivery through education, research and technologic innovation. The Society is based in Oak Brook, Ill. (RSNA.org)

The mission of the RSNA R&E Foundation is to improve patient care by supporting research and education in radiology and related scientific disciplines through funding grants and awards to individuals and institutions that will advance radiologic research, education and practice. (RSNA.org/Foundation)