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  • Research Medical Student Grant

  • Deadline Date: February 1, 2016

    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 external/extramural grant/contract amounts totaling $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 Medical Student 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.

  • Current Research Medical Student Grant Recipients

    Sunjay M. Barton, BA Sunjay M. Barton, BA
    Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

    Characterizing the Effects of High Dose Radiation on the Neuroblastoma Tumor Micro-environment

    RSNA Research Medical Student Grant
    Akshaar N. Brahmbhatt, BA Akshaar N. Brahmbhatt, BA
    New Jersey Medical School

    The Expression of IEX-1 in Peripheral Artery Disease and its Role in Protective Revascularization

    RSNA Research Medical Student Grant
    Randall Brenneman, PhD Randall Brenneman, PhD
    University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

    Radiotherapy-induced Tumor Targeting of Oligonucleotide Aptamer-conjugated Immunostimulatory Monoclonal Antibodies

    RSNA Research Medical Student Grant
    Randy O. Chang, BS Randy O. Chang, BS
    University of California, Los Angeles

    MRI Surveillance of Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells for Stroke Using Gadolinium Nanoparticles

    RSNA Research Medical Student Grant
    Re-I Chin, BA Re-I Chin, BA
    Saint Louis University School of Medicine

    Correlation and Prognostic Significance of Pre-treatment PET and MRI Parameters on 18F-FDG-PET/MR in Cervical Cancer

    RSNA Research Medical Student Grant
    Alex Chung, BA Alex Chung, BA
    Emory University School of Medicine

    An Analysis of Wrong-patient Errors in Radiology and Distraction Effects of Adding Photographs to Radiographs

    Canon U.S.A./RSNA Research Medical Student Grant
    Daniel K. Cook, BS Daniel K. Cook, BS
    Wake Forest School of Medicine

    Associations Between Whole Brain Network Connectivity and Cognitive Function in African Americans with Type-2 Diabetes Mellitus: A Resting-state Functional MRI Graph Theoretical Analysis

    RSNA Research Medical Student Grant
    John Tuje Ikhena, BA, MPH John Tuje Ikhena, BA, MPH
    Duke University School of Medicine

    Prognostic Performance in Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) of Two Commercially-available Hippocampal Volumetry Tools

    RSNA Research Medical Student Grant
    Eric J. Keller, BA, BS Eric J. Keller, BA, BS
    Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

    Finding a Common Ethical Language for Healthcare: the Case of Symptomatic Uterine Fibroids

    RSNA Research Medical Student Grant
    Allison Khoo, BS Allison Khoo, BS
    The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

    The Biological Mechanism of Tumor Radiosensitization by Conjugated Gold Nanoparticles

    RSNA Research Medical Student Grant
    Yoon-Jin Kim, BA Yoon-Jin Kim, BA
    Emory University School of Medicine

    Comparison of Three View 2D Digital Mammography to Digital Breast Tomosynthesis

    RSNA Research Medical Student Grant
    James R. Knitter, BS James R. Knitter, BS
    The University of Arizona College of Medicine

    Response Assessment of Cerebral Metastases After High-dose Stereotactic Radiation: Using Combined Diffusion and Perfusion MR Imaging

    RSNA Research Medical Student Grant
    Michelle I. Knopp, BA Michelle Irmgard Knopp, BA
    The Ohio State University

    PET Imaging Using Low and Ultra-low Dose Techniques in Clinical Care and Research

    RSNA Research Medical Student Grant
    Andrew Kuei, BS Andrew Kuei, BS
    University of California, Los Angeles

    Inpatient Cost and Mortality Assessment of Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt (TIPS) in the United States from 1998 to 2012

    Canon U.S.A./RSNA Research Medical Student Grant
    Janesh Lakhoo, BS Janesh Lakhoo, BS
    University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago

    Ablative Liver Partition and Portal Vein Embolization (ALP-PVE): Proof of Concept Testing in a Rabbit Model

    RSNA Research Medical Student Grant
    Daniel Lam, BA Daniel Lam, BA
    University of Chicago

    MRI Microscopy of the Intraparotid Facial Nerve for Preoperative Planning

    Philips Healthcare/RSNA Research Medical Student Grant
    Eli Lechtman, PhD, MSc Eli Lechtman, PhD, MSc
    University of Toronto

    A Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Carotid Imaging

    RSNA Research Medical Student Grant
    Lawrence Lin, BA Lawrence Lin, BA
    Medical College of Wisconsin

    Morbidity and Mortality of Inferior Vena Cava Filter Placement: Validation of Data Capture in Clinical Data Warehouse

    RSNA Research Medical Student Grant
    Alexander Guan-Jey Liu, BS Alexander Guan-Jey Liu, BS
    UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas

    Principal Component Analysis on DWI and IVIM of the Prostate

    RSNA Research Medical Student Grant
    Jose Lopez, BS Jose Lopez, BS
    Duke University School of Medicine

    Image-rich Radiology Reports: A Value-Based Model to Improve Clinical Workflow

    FUJIFILM Medical Systems/RSNA Research Medical Student Grant
    Milan Manchandia, BS Milan Manchandia, BS
    Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School

    Dynamic Perfusion and Diffusion-weighted MRI to Quantitatively Differentiate Between Treatment-related Changes and Tumor Recurrence in Patients with High-grade Gliomas

    RSNA Research Medical Student Grant
    Tamari Andre Miller, BA Tamari Andre Miller, BA
    University of Chicago

    Using MRI to Predict Clinical Outcomes in Patients with Locoregionally Advanced Human Papilloma Positive (HPV+) Oropharyngeal Squamous Cell Carcinoma Treated with Nab-paclitaxel

    RSNA Research Medical Student Grant
    Paul Russell Roberts, BS Paul Russell Roberts, BS
    University of Mississippi Medical Center

    The Bumpy Road Ahead: Predicting Risk of Development of HCC and Liver Decompensation Using Liver Surface Nodularity Scores

    RSNA Research Medical Student Grant
    Vidhi Vrajesh Shah Vidhi Vrajesh Shah
    University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, Children's Mercy Hospital and Clinics

    Visualizing the Difference Between Life and Death: A Comparison of Liver Ultrasound Findings in Children with Sinusoidal Obstruction Syndrome After Bone Marrow Transplantation

    RSNA Research Medical Student Grant
    Andrew Valenzuela, BS, BA Andrew Valenzuela, BS, BA
    University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

    Use of Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy in the Radiogenomic Evaluation of Childhood Neuroblastoma

    RSNA Research Medical Student Grant