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.
This 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, and the steadfast leadership of the Board of Trustees, programs were fostered to advance the mission of the R&E Foundation.
Research and Education Grants
The demand for funding continues to increase. For the third year in a row, nearly 200 applications were received by the Foundation. Of these, the Foundation was able to fund 79 grants totaling over $2.9 million — a new high for the Foundation. It is notable that three of these grants were awarded to international applicants from China, Chile and Spain, thus expanding the global impact of the R&E Foundation.
Grant Program HighlightsThe R&E Foundation continues to play a leading role in radiologic research. Since its inception, the
Foundation has funded over 900 grants totaling over $37 million.
More than 85% of expenses go directly toward grant funding — thus enabling the Foundation to maximize the support of research and education. The trajectory of the R&E Foundation is even greater, surveys indicate that on average, every dollar awarded by the Foundation results in over $30 of additional funds awarded from sources such as the NIH.
In an effort to fund even more research and collaborate with our partners in organized radiology, the R&E Foundation entered into two joint grant award co-sponsorship agreements with the Foundation of the ASNR and the AUR R&E Foundation.
Roentgen Resident/Fellow Research Award
One hundred and sixty-five 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.
Individual, Private Practice and Corporate Giving
In 2012, individual and private practice giving exceeded $1.2 million. The Presidents Circle now has over 200 members. This year saw a 20% increase of practice partners in Visionaries in Practice giving program. There are currently thirty-three private practice and academic group members in this program. Additionally, corporate support for the Foundation remains steady and strong.
The 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 the year a wonderful success.
Theresa C. McLoud, MDChair, Board of TrusteesRSNA Research & Education Foundation