At their meeting this spring, the R&E Foundation Board of
Trustees reaffirmed their commitment to Funding Radiology’s
Future™ by approving $3.6 million in funding for 94 research
and education grant awards. This represents a 25 percent funding
rate and the highest amount ever awarded by the Foundation.
“The R&E Foundation is pleased to support this year’s
recipients. By funding these educators and investigators, the
Foundation continues to advance RSNA’s mission to promote
excellence in patient care and healthcare delivery through education,
research and technologic innovation, and support and enhance the organized
radiology community,” said James P. Borgstede, M.D., R&E Foundation Board of
“In radiology, simulation techniques
have been assessed in interventional
radiology and contrast media safety.
We propose to develop, verify, and
employ a novel educational simulation
technology, RadSim, to document
baseline understanding of CT scanning
parameters, to undertake simulation
based training exercise, and assess
post-simulation knowledge assessment
for radiology personnel in CT protocols,
iterative reconstruction and dual energy
CT applications. We strongly believe
that RadSim will provide “real-life”
scanning experience and training
opportunity to its users to promote safe
and efficient use of CT technology.”
Anders Persson, M.D., Ph.D.
Linköping University, SwedenDerek Harwood-Nash Education
“We hypothesize that biomarkers showing sustained
upregulation will represent the most clinically relevant
therapeutic targets, and we will determine whether
the magnitude of biomarker upregulation correlates
with time to progression on follow up imaging.”
James Spencer Clayton Ronald, M.D., Ph.D.
Duke University Medical CenterCook Medical Cesare Gianturco / RSNA
Research Resident Grant
“The long-term goals of this
project are to use novel,
noninvasive cardiac MRI
techniques for detailed
characterization of the
altered hemodynamics in
patients with pulmonary
for following response
to medical intervention.
Tailoring effective, early
intervention may delay or
prevent the development of
right heart dysfunction, improving prognosis.”
Kristin Kelly Porter, M.D., Ph.D.
Johns Hopkins UniversitySiemens Healthcare / RSNA
Research Fellow Grant
“Traditional histological methods for assessing
transplanted stem cell migration and survival
are not feasible in humans. This problem of
surveillance has hindered clinical trials, but
may serve as an opportunity for imagers.
The proposed project addresses the need
for treatment monitoring in stroke with an
innovative imaging approach using gadoliniumnanoparticles
(Gd-NPs). The proposed study
aims to position radiologists in a key role,
assessing treatment response in stroke while
also advancing stem cell medicine.”
Jesse Jones, M.D. (left) and scientific advisor
S. Thomas Carmichael, M.D., Ph.D.
University of California, Los AngelesRSNA Research Resident Grant
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