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  • 2013 R&E Foundation Board of Trustees Report

  • 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.

    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, 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.

    Research and Education Grants

    Demand 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.

    Grant Program Highlights

    The 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 leaders. 

    Roentgen Resident/Fellow Research Award

    This 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.

    Individual, Private Practice and Corporate Giving

    In 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.  

    Inspire-Innovate-Invest-The Campaign for Funding Radiology’s Future®

    The 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.

    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 2014 a noteworthy success.

     Respectfully submitted,

    James P. Borgstede, MD

    Chair, Board of Trustees

    RSNA Research and Education Foundation