2015 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 outstanding year for the RSNA Research & Education Foundation. Through the
collective efforts of our many donors, dedicated volunteers, 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.
and Education Grants
Demand for R&E funding is at an all-time high. During the 2015 grant cycle, 274 grant
applications were received by the Foundation. Of these applications, the Foundation was able
to fund 82 new grants; when continuing commitments are realized, the Foundation funded 92
grants totaling over $3.6 million in research and education projects.
The R&E Foundation continues to play a leading role in radiologic research. Since its inception,
the Foundation has funded over 1,200 grants totaling over $47 million. The trajectory of the
R&E Foundation is even greater. Surveys indicate that on average, for every dollar awarded by
the Foundation, grant recipients receive over $40 of additional funds as principal and coinvestigators
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 scientific advisors to R&E grant applicants, department chairs and academic
Resident/Fellow Research Award
This year, 189 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.
Private Practice and Corporate Giving
In 2015, total giving exceeded $2.8 million. The Presidents Circle has 224 members. Private
practice giving through the Visionaries in Practice giving program continues to grow, with a total
of 37 practice groups participating in the program this year for a total of $550,000. Many groups
have made multi-year commitments. Corporate support for the Foundation is strong and steadfast.
Campaign for Funding Radiology’s Future®
The $17.5 million Campaign was publically launched during the RSNA 2014 Scientific Assembly
and Annual Meeting. To date, $11.1 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 2015 a noteworthy success.
Burton P. Drayer, MD
Chair, Board of Trustees
RSNA Research and Education Foundation