2014 Report of the RSNA
Research & Education Foundation
Mission Statement: The mission of the RSNA Research & Education
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.
was an exceptional year for the RSNA Research & Education Foundation. Through
the collective efforts of our many donors, dedicated volunteers serving on
committees, study sections and review panels, the leadership of the Board of
Trustees, and the continued support of the RSNA Board of Directors, programs
were fostered to advance the mission of the R&E Foundation, the RSNA and
the radiology community as a whole.
and Education Grants
for R&E funding continues its steady climb. During the 2014 grant cycle, 264
grant applications were received by the Foundation, marking an increase of 12%
over the previous year. Of these applications, the Foundation was able to fund 84
new grants; when continuing commitments are realized, the Foundation will fund 94
grants totaling over $3.6 million in research and education projects. These
included an international Education Scholar Grant from Sweden and an
international Research Seed Grant from the Netherlands.
R&E Foundation continues to play a leading role in radiologic research.
Since its inception, the Foundation has funded over 1,100 grants totaling over
$44 million. The trajectory of the
R&E Foundation is even greater.
Surveys indicate that on average, for every dollar awarded by the
Foundation, grant recipient receive over $40 of additional funds as principal
and co-investigators from sources such as the NIH. In total, R&E grants
have enabled over $1.5 billion in research. R&E grant recipients continue
the cycle of support for the community as leaders in the RSNA and organized
radiology. Many recipients have
strengthened their commitment to research as department chairs and academic
Resident/Fellow Research Award
year, 163 residents and fellows in North American departments of radiology and
radiation oncology were recognized for their research activities by both the
R&E Foundation and their departments. Nominated by department chairs and
program directors, the residents and fellows were presented personalized awards
and their names added to wall plaques in their departments that serve as
tributes to past recipients.
Private Practice and Corporate Giving
2014, total giving exceeded $2.8 million. The Presidents Circle has over 220 members. Private practice giving remains strong, and corporate
support for the Foundation remains steadfast, with renewed multi-year commitments
from many of the Foundation’s long-term corporate partners.
Campaign for Funding Radiology’s Future®
public launch of the $17.5 million Campaign will coincide with the RSNA 2014
Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting.
To date, $8.8 million in donations and commitments have been made to the
Campaign. There are a variety of ways for individuals, practice groups and
corporations to support the Campaign.
Board of Trustees appreciates the tremendous support of the RSNA Board of
Directors; members of Foundation committees, study sections, and review panels;
and the individual, group and corporate donors who have made 2014 a noteworthy success.
James P. Borgstede, MD
Chair, Board of Trustees
RSNA Research and Education Foundation