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    • Derek Harwood-Nash International Fellowship

      • Recognizing that there are instances when the educational needs of an international institution are best served by having an individual faculty member study at a North American institution, the RSNA Committee on International Radiology Education (CIRE), established the RSNA Derek Harwood-Nash International Fellowship.

        Eligibility criteria: Interested candidates must be promising international radiology scholars who have completed their radiology training, are embarking on a career in academic radiology (i.e. have held a faculty position for 3 to 10 years), and who demonstrate that their specific educational goals can be met most appropriately by a course of study in a North American institution. Qualified candidates must also specify how the knowledge and experience gained from this fellowship will benefit and improve the practice of radiology in both the home institution and the radiological community. English proficiency is required.

        The CIRE has developed a roster of host academic centers in the US and Canada where fellows may observe procedures and participate in conferences relating to their area(s) of special interest.

        All travel and living arrangements must be made directly by the fellow and the host academic center. The RSNA will provide a stipend to cover travel and modest living expenses for a 6- to 12-week period, and education materials. In addition, each fellow will receive a 1-year complimentary subscription to the RSNA journals Radiology and RadioGraphics, on return to his or her home country.

        The deadline to apply for the 2019 program has passed. Please check back soon for the 2020 program.

        Testimony from past participants:

        “In behalf of the women of my country, my family and my own I am deeply grateful for this fellowship that has taught me more than just radiology, the members of the department at Lee Bell center showed me to be more than a doctor treating a patient, that persons with such great minds and knowledge can be humble and extremely dedicated to patients. That kind of commitment cannot be learned by reading a book, it can only be transmitted by action and perseveration.”

        Celeste Amabel García de Rodríguez MD, El Salvador

         “My experience at Boston Children’s proved that a combined inter- disciplinary meeting is more beneficial than isolated clinical meetings and the merits of the combined meeting has already shown, making a positive impact towards improving patient care and registrar training in my home institution.”

         -Nasreen Mahomed, MBBCh, South Africa  

        Derek Harwood-Nash International Fellowship Program History 

      • Year Country Year Country
        2018 South Africa, Turkey, Myanmar, Uganda    2007      Nigeria and South Africa
        2017 India, South Africa, Egypt, India 2006 India and Russia
        2016 Myanmar, Nigeria, India 2005 Pakistan and China
        2015 India, Nepal, Uganda 2004 Nepal and Romania
        2014 Sri Lanka, Kenya, Malaysia 2003 Georgia
        2013 El Salvador, Venezuela, South Africa 2002 Nigeria
        2012 Bhutan and Chile 2001 Egypt
        2011 Jamaica and Egypt 2000 Nigeria
        2010 Iraq and Nigeria 1999 Ethiopia
        2009 Turkey and Brazil 1998 Kenya
        2008 Nigeria and India    

      2018 RSNA Derek Harwood-Nash Fellows

      Dr. Vanesha Naidu of South Africa, Dr. Yeliz Pekcevik of Turkey, Dr. Thazin Than of Myanmar and Dr. Rita Nassanga of Uganda were appointed as the 2018 RSNA Derek Harwood-Nash International Fellows. The four participants will study at different institutions, each focusing in their subspecialty of interest. Dr. Naidu will study neuroradiology and interventional radiology at the University of California San Diego, Dr. Pekcevik will study neuroradiology head and neck at the Emroy University School of Medicine, Dr. Than will study interventional radiology at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and Dr. Nassanga will study neuroradiology at the University of Toronto.


      Vanesha Naidu, MBChB, FCRad, MMed South Africa
      Yeliz Pekcevik, MD Turkey
      Thazin Than, MBBS, PhD Myanmar
      Rita Nassanga, MBChB, MMed Radiology Uganda