• Research Medical Student Grant

  • Deadline Date: February 1, 2014

    Purpose: To increase the opportunities for medical students to have a research experience in medical imaging and to encourage them to consider academic radiology as an important option for their future. Recipients will gain experience in defining objectives, developing research skills and testing hypotheses before making their final choices for residency training programs. Students are expected to undertake a research project requiring full time efforts for at least 10 weeks under the guidance of a scientific advisor during personal/vacation time or during a research elective approved by their medical school.

    Nature of Projects: Any area of research related to the radiologic sciences, from hypothesis-driven basic science and clinical investigations to topics such as drug, device, and therapy development; comparative effectiveness, evidence-based radiology, ethics and professionalism, quality improvement, clinical practice efficiency, and imaging informatics.

    Amount: $3,000 to be matched by the sponsoring department ($6,000 total), as a stipend for the medical student. Funds are intended to secure protected time for the recipient and may not be used for non-personnel research expenses.


    • Applicant must be an RSNA Member at the time of application. The scientific advisor or one of the co-investigators must be a dues-paying member. Check your membership status, or become a member today - visit RSNA Membership for details.
    • Applicant must be a full-time medical student at an accredited North American medical school.
    • The research project must take place in a department of radiology, radiation oncology, or nuclear medicine in a North American educational institution; however, it is not required that the research take place in the same institution where the student is enrolled.
    • Applicant must not have been principal investigator on grant/contract amounts totaling more than $60,000 or more in a single year. The restriction on prior funding includes support from single or combined grants or contracts from any source including government, private or industrial/commercial sources.
    • Applicant/co-principal investigator(s) must not be agents of any for-profit, commercial company in the radiologic sciences.
    • Applicant may not submit more than one research or education grant application to the RSNA R&E Foundation per year.
    • Recipients may not have concurrent RSNA grants.
    • Supplementation of funding from other grant sources must be approved by Foundation staff if not described in the original research plan. Awards from other sources may be approved by Foundation staff if the investigator submits a satisfactory plan to address any budgetary overlap.

    Full Details: Download the Research Scholar Grant Policies and Procedures (now with grant application instructions and guidelines)

    Application Process: Applications are completed online using the Online Grant Application System. 

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  • Grant Recipients

  • To view additional recipients from prior years, please use our online Grant and Award Recipient Search tool.
  • 2013 Research Medical Student Grant Recipients 

    Ahmad, Mediha  Mediha Ahmad, BA, BS
    The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
    Do Borderline Resectable Pancreatic Cancer Patients Treated with Neo-adjuvant Chemoradiation Therapy Benefit from Radiation Dose Escalation to High Risk Margins?
    RSNA Research Medical Student Grant
    Nabeel Ali  Nabeel U. Ali, BS
    Massachusetts General Hospital
    An Automated Computational Algorithm for Detection of the Napkin-Ring Sign: A Coronary High-Risk Plaque Marker In CT Angiography
    RSNA Research Medical Student Grant
    Samuel F. Bakhoum   Samuel F. Bakhoum, PhD
    Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
    Examining the Consequences of Radiation-induced Errors in Chromosome Segregation in Dividing Cells
    RSNA Research Medical Student Grant
    Lauren Colbert  Lauren Colbert, BA
    Emory University
    DNA Damage Response Genes as Biomarkers for Gemcitabine Sensitivity in Pancreatic Cancer
    RSNA Research Medical Student Grant
    Dania Daye  Dania Daye, BS
    Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
    Investigating the Role of L-[5-11C]-Glutamine as a Novel PET tracer for Breast Cancer Prognostication
    RSNA Research Medical Student Grant
    Matthew DeSalvo  Matthew DeSalvo, BS
    Massachusetts General Hospital
    Altered Structural Connectivity and Network Organization in Unilateral Mesial Temporal Lobe Epilepsy
    RSNA Research Medical Student Grant
    Jeffrey Dinh BS  Jeffrey Dinh, BS
    The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
    Synaptic and Epigenetic Mechanisms of Radiation Induced Cognitive Impairment
    RSNA Research Medical Student Grant
    A El-Ali   Alex El-Ali, BS
    Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
    Development of Quantitative In Vivo Neuroimaging Biomarkers as Clinical Outcome Measures in Childhood Acute Ischemic Stroke
    RSNA Research Medical Student Grant
    P Goyal  Preeya Goyal, BA
    Northwestern University
    Assessment of Chronic Liver Disease and Liver Fibrosis: Comparison of MR Elastography and Acoustic Radiation Force Impulse Imaging
    RSNA Research Medical Student Grant
    Atheeth Hiremath  Atheeth Hiremath, BS
    University of Maryland School of Medicine
    Patient Perceptions of Participation in RSNA Image Sharing Project: A Preliminary Survey
    RSNA Research Medical Student Grant
    Julian C. Hong  Julian C. Hong, MS
    Stanford University (Julian is enrolled at The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health)
    Optimal Operating Parameters for Pleuridirectional High-energy Agile Scanning Electron Radiotherapy (PHASER)
    RSNA Research Medical Student Grant
    Matthew Janko  Matthew Janko, BS
    University of Massachusetts Medical School
    Evaluation of Topical Immunomodulatory Therapy on Interleukin-1-Dependent Radiodermatitis Using Multiple Imaging Modalities
    RSNA Research Medical Student Grant
    Brice A. Kessler BS  Brice Allen Kessler, BS
    University of North Carolina School of Medicine
    PET/MR for the Evaluation of Lymphoma
    RSNA Research Medical Student Grant
    Ashley Knight-Greenfield, BA  Ashley Knight-Greenfield, BA
    Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
    Hepatic Flow Quantification With 4D Phase Contrast MRI: Correlation with Hepatic Venous Pressure Gradient Measurement
    Canon U.S.A./RSNA Research Medical Student Grant
    Kevin Kotamarti  Kevin Kotamarti, BS
    The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
    Nanoshells for Detection and Ablation of Post-surgical Tumor Margins
    RSNA Research Medical Student Grant
    Jennifer LeRoy  Jennifer LaRoy, BA
    Medical College of Wisconsin
    Cost and Morbidity Analysis of Chest Port Insertion: Interventional Radiology vs. Surgical Implantation
    RSNA Research Medical Student Grant
    Ashley Lee, BS  Ashley Mingshin Lee, BS
    Massachusetts General Hospital (Ashley is enrolled at Duke University School of Medicine)
    Value of Resting Myocardial CT Perfusion for Management of Patients with Acute Chest Pain and Intermediate Risk for Acute Coronary Syndrome
    Philips Healthcare/RSNA Research Medical Student Grant
    Losey   Aaron D. Losey, MS
    University of California, San Francisco
    A New Magnetically Guided Endovascular Catheter for Interventional MRI: Evaluation of Navigation In Vivo at 1.5T
    RSNA Research Medical Student Grant
    Holly Nichols  Holly Nichols, BS
    Duke University
    Development of a CT-based Novel Calcium Scoring System of the Lower Extremity Arterial System for Prediction of Outcomes of Endovascular Therapies for Peripheral Arterial Disease
    Fujifilm Medical Systems/RSNA Research Medical Student Grant
    Ahmad Parvinian  Ahmad Parvinian, BS
    University of Illinois at Chicago
    Pharmacokinetic Study of Sorafenib Chemoembolization in a Rabbit VX2 Tumor Model
    RSNA Research Medical Student Grant
    Fauzia Shaikh, BA  Fauzia Shaikh, BA
    Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
    Using Contrast Enhanced Ultrasound to Assess the Efficacy of Akt Inhibition as a Radiosensitizer in Experimental Neuroblastoma
    RSNA Research Medical Student Grant
    Alexander Yowei Sheu  Alexander Yowei Sheu, BS
    Northwestern University - Feinberg School of Medicine
    Transcatheter Intraarterial Delivery of Heparin, Protamine, and Ferumoxytol Nanocomplex-labeled Natural Killer Lymphocytes to Hepatocellular Carcinoma
    RSNA Research Medical Student Grant
    Pablo A. Valdes  Pablo A. Valdes, PhD
    Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
    Multiparametric MRI Biomarker Predictive of Early Treatment Outcome in Recurrent GBM
    Canon U.S.A./RSNA Research Medical Student Grant
    Margaret Wong  Margaret Jane Wong, BS, MENG
    University of California, San Francisco
    Color Enhanced Four-material Decomposition of Complementary Contrasts Delivered Simultaneously at Dual-energy CT
    RSNA Research Medical Student Grant
    Kailin Yang  Kailin Yang, PhD
    Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University
    Radiosensitization of Glioblastoma Stem Cells by Targeting High-affinity Glucose Uptake
    RSNA Research Medical Student Grant  

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Costa Rica
Dominican Republic
El Salvador
Netherlands Antilles
St. Vincent & Grenadines
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Afghanistan   Grenada   Pakistan
Albania   Guatemala   Papua New Guinea
Algeria   Guinea   Paraguay
Angola   Guinea-Bissau   Peru
Armenia   Guyana   Phillippines
Azerbaijan   Haiti   Rwanda
Bangladesh   Honduras   Samoa
Belarus   India   Sao Tome & Principe
Belize   Indonesia   Senegal
Benin   Iran   Serbia
Bhutan   Iraq   Sierra Leone
Bolivia   Jordan   Solomon Islands
Bosnia & Herzegovina   Jamaica   Somalia
Botswana   Kenya   South Africa
Bulgaria   Kiribati   South Sudan
Burkina Faso   Korea, Dem Rep (North)   Sri Lanka
Burundi   Kosovo   St Lucia
Cambodia   Kyrgyzstan   St Vincent & Grenadines
Cameroon   Laos\Lao PDR   Sudan
Cape Verde   Lesotho   Swaziland
Central African Republic   Liberia   Syria
Chad   Macedonia   Tajikistan
China   Madagascar   Tanzania
Colombia   Malawi   Thailand
Comoros   Maldives   Timor-Leste
Congo, Dem. Rep.   Mali   Togo
Congo, Republic of   Marshall Islands   Tonga
Cote d'Ivoire   Mauritania   Tunisia
Djibouti   Micronesia, Fed. Sts.   Turkmenistan
Dominica   Moldova   Tuvalu
Domicican Republic   Mongolia   Uganda
Ecuador   Montenegro   Ukraine
Egypt   Morocco   Uzbekistan
El Salvador   Mozambique   Vanuatu
Eritrea   Myanmar   Vietnam
Ethiopia   Namibia   West Bank & Gaza
Fiji   Nepal   Yemen
Gambia, The   Nicaragua   Zambia
Georgia   Niger   Zimbabwe
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