Creating and Optimizing the Research Enterprise (CORE)


In this 1½-day workshop, you will learn how to develop or expand research programs in radiology, radiation oncology or nuclear medicine. Through presentations, case studies and group discussions, you'll gain valuable insights into how to generate the facilities, resources and services needed to conduct high-quality research in academic departments. Participants will also learn important techniques to encourage colleagues to explore innovative ideas through research.


Proposed topics

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in Radiology Research Teams
  • Starting and Maintaining a Research Core
  • Operating Research Cores, including Recovering after Adversities (like pandemics)


Target audience

This workshop is intended for radiology chairs, vice chairs for research; researchers and research administrators from departments of radiology, radiation oncology and nuclear medicine; and radiology faculty/clinicians interested in learning more about radiology research.



October 28-29, 2021

The primary consideration of RSNA is the health and safety of all who are a part of our community. We understand the long-term impact COVID-19 has had on travel and in-person meetings, but we are hopeful that we will be able to offer this valuable educational opportunity as an in-person event. We will continue to monitor the situation and any change of plans will be communicated.


Course Directors

David A. Mankoff, MD, PhD
Summer Decker, PhD



RSNA headquarters, 820 Jorie Blvd. Suite 200, Oak Brook, Illinois



We are currently at capacity for the 2021 CORE program. You may register below to be added to our wait list. You will be notified if space becomes available. There is no fee for this workshop.

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