RSNA Press Release

RSNA R&E Foundation Awards Nearly $2.3 Million in Grants for 2010

Released: June 7, 2010

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RSNA Media Relations: 1-630-590-7762
Linda Brooks

OAK BROOK, Ill. (June 7, 2010) — The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Research and Education (R&E) Foundation will fund 73 grants totaling nearly $2.3 million in 2010.

Projects funded by R&E Foundation grants will have an impact on basic science, translational research and clinical outcomes and cover a wide range of research and education topics, including quality improvement, molecular imaging and resident education.

Grants provided by the R&E Foundation serve as seed grants to launch young careers. Every dollar awarded to a grantee by the R&E Foundation generates more than $30 in subsequent funding from sources including National Institutes of Health, government agencies, corporations and private foundations.

"The R&E Foundation is proud to take a leadership position in funding grant awards to young investigators. We recognize the critical link between today's research and tomorrow's practice," said Jack E. Price, chair of the R&E Foundation Board of Trustees. "In addition, our commitment to education ensures the development of tomorrow's workforce."

In 2010, R&E Foundation grants will be awarded to individuals at 37 institutions, including international recipients in China and Nigeria.

The Foundation received 194 grant applications for the current year, marking a 60 percent increase over last year and the highest number in the Foundation's history, demonstrating the critical demand for grant funding in academic institutions.

Since its inception in 1984, the R&E Foundation has awarded more than $30 million in grant awards to over 800 investigators and educators. Grant funding is made possible by the support of thousands of individuals, private practices and corporations that share in the R&E Foundation's mission to improve patient care.

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RSNA (RSNA.org) is an association of more than 44,000 radiologists, radiation oncologists, medical physicists and related scientists committed to excellence in patient care through education and research.

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