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  • Research Resident/Fellow Grant

  • Deadline Date: January 16, 2018
    Note: Applicants may apply 6 months or 18 months before the scheduled start date.

    Purpose: To provide young investigators an opportunity to gain further insight into scientific investigation and to gain competence in research techniques and methods in anticipation of establishing a career in academic radiologic science. Recipients will devote a minimum of 50% of their time in the approved research project under the guidance of a scientific advisor/mentor.

    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.
    • Applications should describe the unique nature of the research effort independent of existing research efforts, and should have well-defined goals for the funding period of the grant. Participation of the recipient in established funded research is encouraged, but the responsibility and project of the recipient should be clearly described in the application.
    • Projects focused on advancing imaging science, developing or evaluating medical imaging technology, or making innovative use of imaging science to answer important biologic or clinical questions are encouraged.
    • This program is not intended to support those whose primary aim is to obtain practical experience in clinical radiology.
    • This program is not intended to fund PhD post-doc projects.

    Amount: $30,000 for a 1-year Research Resident project or $50,000 for a 1-year Research Fellow project. Residents may opt for a 6-month, full-time research project. Funds may be used for salary and/or non-personnel research expenses.

    Eligibility:

    • Applicant must be an RSNA Member (at any level) at the time of application. If the applicant's membership category is Member-in-Training or any other non dues-paying category, 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 the RSNA Membership Web site for details.
    • Applicants within North American educational institutions must be residents or fellows in a department of radiology, radiation oncology, nuclear medicine or medical physics at the time of application.
      • Resident Grant: Radiology, radiation oncology and nuclear medicine applicants must have completed the internship year (PGY-1) and at least 6-months of specialty training in the radiologic sciences (PGY-2). Medical physics residents must have completed at least 6-months of medical physics residency training.
      • Fellow Grant: Applicant must be in the last year of, or have completed, the prescribed residency training. If awarded, recipient must be in a fellowship position during the period of grant support.
      • Applicant must be certified by the American Board of Radiology (ABR), or on track for certification. See the American Board of Radiology Website for details, TheABR.org.
      • Funds may be used for salary and/or non-personnel research expenses.
       
    • Applicants from outside North America must already be accepted into a one- or two-year Fellowship position at a North American education institution at the time of the grant application. Candidates may apply for the grant before arriving at the North American institution if documentation of the accepted fellowship is provided.
      • Applicant must be in the last year of, or have completed, the prescribed residency training.
      • Applicant must be certified, or on track for certification, by the radiology board in their home country.
      • The one-year research project must be completed while the recipient is at the North American institution.
      • R&E Foundation funds can only be used for non-stipend expenses associated with the proposed research.
       
    • Applicants must not have ever held a faculty position in the radiologic sciences at or above the level of assistant professor (or equivalent).  
    • Applicant must not have been principal investigator on external/extramural grant/contract amounts totaling more than $60,000 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 Resident/Fellow 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 Resident/Fellow Grant Recipients  

    Thomas J. Hayman, MD, PhD Thomas J. Hayman, MD, PhD
    Yale Unversity School of Medicine
    RSNA Research Resident Grant

    Targets for Radiosensitization of HPV-negative Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma
    Penny Fang, MD Penny Fang, MD
    The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
    RSNA Research Resident Grant

    Microbiome Profile as a Predictive Biomarker for Non-small Cell Lung Cancer Response to Chemoradiation and Immunotherapy Treatment
    Lauren Colbert, MD, MSCR Lauren Colbert, MD, MSCR
    The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
    RSNA Research Resident Grant

    A Prospective Study Characterizing Genomic and Immunologic Differences Driving Variable Radiation Response Within HPV-related Cervical Carcinomas
    Ye Yuan, MD, PhD Ye Yuan, MD, PhD
    University of California, Los Angeles
    RSNA Research Resident Grant

    The Role of MicroRNA-34 in the DNA Damage Response and Cancer Cell Immune Evasion Via Regulation of PD-L1 After Ionizing Radiation
    John Martin Floberg, MD, PhD John Martin Floberg, MD, PhD
    Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis/Barnes-Jewish Hospital
    Varian Medical Systems/RSNA Research Resident Grant

    Imaging Oxidative Stress in Cervical Cancer: A Potential Biomarker for Traditional and Novel Therapies
    Joshua Matthew Walker, MD, PhD Joshua Matthew Walker, MD, PhD
    Oregon Health & Science University
    RSNA Research Resident Grant

    Correlates of T Cell Activation in Mouse Radiotherapy Models
    Aadel Chaudhuri, MD, PhD Aadel Chaudhuri, MD, PhD
    Stanford University School of Medicine
    RSNA Research Resident Grant

    Circulating Tumor DNA Quantitation as a Prognostic Biomarker for Locally Advanced Esophageal Cancer Treated With Chemoradiation
    Benjamin Pulli, MD Benjamin Pulli, MD
    Massachusetts General Hospital
    Prince Research Resident Grant

    Multimodal Molecular Imaging Profiling of Thrombus in Acute Ischemic Stroke
    Catherine J. Wei, MD, PhD Catherine J. Wei, MD, PhD
    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
    RSNA Research Resident Grant

    Comparing Restriction Spectrum Imaging (RSI) to Conventional and Abbreviated Breast MRI for Breast Cancer Screening
    Amin Haghighat Jahromi, MD, PhD Amin Haghighat Jahromi, MD, PhD
    University of California, San Diego
    Cook Medical Cesare Gianturco/RSNA Research Resident Grant

    Developing a Novel Paramagnetic Fluorinated Nanoemulsion for Sensitive Imaging of Inflammation by Fluorine-19 Magnetic Resonance Imaging
    Thomas F. Flood, MD, PhD Thomas F. Flood, MD, PhD
    University of Colorado
    RSNA Presidents Circle Research Resident Grant

    The Neurological Signature of Chronic Low Back Pain: fMRI-based Biomarker Characterization in a Clinical Population
    Matthew Nicholas DeSalvo, MD Matthew Nicholas DeSalvo, MD
    Massachusetts General Hospital
    Bracco Diagnostics Inc./RSNA Research Resident Grant

    Using High Temporal Resolution Functional MRI to Correlate Directional Resting-state Functional Connectivity and Surgical Outcome in Unilateral Temporal Lobe Epilepsy
    Azadeh Elmi, MD Azadeh Elmi, MD
    University of Pennsylvania
    RSNA Research Resident Grant

    PET Cell Proliferation Imaging Biomarker for Combined Estrogen Receptor and Cell-cycle Targeted Breast Cancer Therapy
    Cheng William Hong, MD, MS Cheng William Hong, MD, MS
    University of California, San Diego
    RSNA Research Resident Grant

    Reader Agreement of LI-RADS V2017
    Patricia Balthazar, MD Patricia Balthazar, MD
    Emory University
    RSNA Research Resident Grant

    Disparities in the Utilization of Emergency Department Computed Tomography for Common Illnesses: An All-payer Population-based Study
    Brian S Letzen, MD Brian S Letzen, MD
    Yale Unversity School of Medicine
    Philips/RSNA Research Resident Grant

    Development of an Automated Liver Imaging Reporting and Data System Using Deep Machine Learning
    Kevin Amir Zand, MD Kevin Amir Zand, MD
    University of Mississippi Medical Center
    RSNA Research Resident Grant

    Comparative Effectiveness of Noninvasive Imaging Tests for Staging Chronic Liver Disease
    Aaron W.P. Maxwell, MD Aaron W.P. Maxwell, MD
    The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
    RSNA Research Resident Grant

    Comparison of Percutaneous and Endobronchial Administration of a Novel Thermal Accelerant Agent for Augmentation of Tissue Heating During Microwave Ablation in Lung
    Andreas M. Rauschecker, MD, PhD Andreas M. Rauschecker, MD, PhD
    University of Pennsylvania
    RSNA Research Resident Grant

    Automated Neuroradiologic Diagnosis Using Customized Advanced Image Processing Algorithms and Bayesian Networks
    Priya Rajagopalan, MBBS, MPH Priya Rajagopalan, MBBS, MPH
    Indiana University School of Medicine
    RSNA Research Resident Grant

    Cerebral Perfusion Alterations in Cortisol Related Gene Carriers: A Potential Alzheimer's Disease Pathway
    Soudabeh Fazeli Dehkordy, MD, MPH Soudabeh Fazeli Dehkordy, MD, MPH
    University of California, San Diego
    Philips/RSNA Research Resident Grant

    Patient Reported Outcomes for Conventional Ultrasound and Investigational Abbreviated MRI in an HCC Screening Population
    Vishal Patel, MD, PhD Vishal Patel, MD, PhD
    University of California, Los Angeles
    RSNA Research Resident Grant

    Quantifying White Matter Changes in Aging and Dementia Through Sparse Encoding of Diffusion-weighted MRI of the Brain
    Sharath Bhagavatula, MD Sharath Bhagavatula, MD
    Brigham and Women's Hospital Harvard Medical School
    Philips/RSNA Research Resident Grant

    Development and Characterization of a System for Real-time Photoacoustic Image Guided Percutaneous Needle Interventions
    Anderson H. Kuo, MD Anderson H. Kuo, MD
    The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
    RSNA Research Resident Grant

    Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy for Detection of Obesity With Normal Weight: Cardiac Lipotoxicity in Intrauterine Growth Restricted Adults
    Ariel E. Marciscano, MD Ariel E. Marciscano, MD
    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
    RSNA Research Fellow Grant

    Non-invasive Molecular Oncologic Imaging to Elucidate Mechanisms of Synergy Between Stereotactic Radiotherapy and Immune Checkpoint Blockade
    Sweet Ping Ng, MBBS Sweet Ping Ng, MBBS
    The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
    RSNA Research Fellow Grant

    Using Multi-parametric Tumor Imaging Kinetics and Circulating Tumor Cells to Predict Response in Patients With High-risk Head and Neck Cancer: Matching "Liquid Biopsy" and Quantitative Tumor Modeling
    Tim Finkenstaedt, MD Tim Finkenstaedt, MD
    University of California, San Diego
    RSNA Research Fellow Grant

    Non-invasive Assessment of Knee Cartilage and Meniscus Integrity by Magnetic Resonance Imaging With Ultra-short Echo Time (UTE) Pulse Sequences
    Ali Yusuf Mian, MD Ali Yusuf Mian, MD
    Yale Unversity School of Medicine
    RSNA Research Fellow Grant

    Do In Vivo Synaptic Density Changes in the Glutamine Synthetase Inhibition Model of Epilepsy in Rats Mirror Those Seen in Living Human Epilepsy Patients Using the Novel SV2A PET Tracer C11-UCB-J?
    Hersh Sagreiya, MD Hersh Sagreiya, MD
    Stanford University School of Medicine
    RSNA Research Fellow Grant

    Quantitative Analysis of Ovarian Cancer With Novel Molecular Ultrasound Agent BR55
    Samuel J. Galgano, MD Samuel J. Galgano, MD
    University of Alabama at Birmingham
    RSNA Research Fellow Grant

    Pretreatment Staging of High-risk Prostate Cancer With F-18 Fluciclovine PET/MRI
    Jeffrey Ware, MD Jeffrey Ware, MD
    University of Pennsylvania
    Siemens Healthineers/RSNA Research Fellow Grant

    Implementation and Validation of a Clinical Resting State Functional MRI Protocol for Prognostic Evaluation of Acute Brain Injury
    Seyedmehdi Payabvash, MD Seyedmehdi Payabvash, MD
    University of California, San Francisco
    Silver Anniversary Campaign Pacesetters Research Fellow Grant

    Evaluation of White Matter Connectome Changes in Children With Sensory Processing Disorders Using Edge Density Imaging
    Peiman Habibollahi, MD Peiman Habibollahi, MD
    University of Pennsylvania
    RSNA Research Fellow Grant

    Glypican-3 Targeting for Catheter Directed Adoptive Immunotherapy of Hepatocellular Carcinoma
    Iman Khodarahmi, MD, PhD Iman Khodarahmi, MD, PhD
    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
    Ralph Schlaeger Charitable Foundation Research Fellow Grant

    Evaluation of Hip Arthroplasty Implant Heating During Metal Artifact Reduction Sequence Magnetic Resonance Imaging
    Elizabeth Tong, MD Elizabeth Tong, MD
    University of California, San Francisco
    RSNA Research Fellow Grant

    Effects of Brain Training on Brain Network Connectivity in Pre-clinical Huntington's Disease
    Sana Parsian, MD Sana Parsian, MD
    University of Washington
    RSNA Research Fellow Grant

    Breast MRI Background Parenchymal Enhancement: Biological Basis and Utility for Predicting Effectiveness of Chemoprevention With Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulators
    Ravi Patel, MD,PhD Ravi Patel, MD,PhD
    University of Wisconsin
    RSNA Research Fellow Grant

    Utilization of Molecular Targeted Radiotherapy to Enhance the Efficacy of Systemic Dual Checkpoint Inhibition in Preclinical Metastatic Cancer Models