Austin Radiological Association Funds RSNA R&E Research Grant


The Austin Radiological Association (ARA) has committed $600,000 to fund the Austin Radiological Association Research Resident Grant through RSNA’s Research & Education (R&E) Foundation, becoming the first private practice group to fund a named grant award.

At a time when research funding is critical, the Austin Radiological Association Research Resident Grant will allow investigators to bring new techniques and modalities to light, ultimately improving patient care. ARA’s commitment is part of the Foundation’s Inspire-Innovate-Invest: The Campaign for Funding Radiology’s Future®.

“Research dollars have become progressively scarcer at the same time that other economic pressures on academic radiology programs have become more intense. We believe that there should be a cooperative and supportive relationship between academic and private practice radiology. Funding this grant is one way for ARA to give back to our profession and at the same time help to secure its future,” said Gregory C. Karnaze, M.D., ARA President.

With 19 outpatient imaging centers and 20 hospital locations, ARA is one of the largest providers of subspecialty imaging in central Texas. For over 60 years, ARA has been committed to investing in the latest technology to provide the highest quality of care to referring physicians and patients.

“Austin Radiological Association recognizes that the future of radiology depends on the continued commitment and remarkable generosity of the entire radiology community,” said Burton P. Drayer, M.D., chairman, R&E Foundation Board of Trustees.

Launched in 2014, the goal of the Inspire-Innovate-Invest Campaign is to raise $17.5 million to fund grants in radiologic research and education, bridging gaps in funding for promising investigators and educators.


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