R&E Foundation


Survey Underscores R&E Foundation's Incredible Impact

Results of the recent R&E grant recipient survey indicate a strong return on investment. Responses demonstrate the effect an R&E grant can have on an individual’s subsequent research funding and career trajectory as well as the significant contributions grant recipients make to radiological research, education and advances in patient care.

Notably, findings from the survey include an ROI of $60:1. For every $1 awarded by the Foundation, an additional $60 in subsequent funding as PI or co-PI is received from the National Institute of Health or other public and private sources. In total, respondents indicated receiving over #3.6 billion of additional funding after their R&E award.

Grant recipients also contribute to scholarly publications, with 97% of respondents indicating they published at least one peer-reviewed article or paper after receiving their grant.

They lead in education efforts, sharing their expertise across the specialty. In fact, 92% of the 2022 respondents are currently mentoring young trainees and/or investigators. Additionally, over 500 patents and upwards of 250 intellectual property licenses have been issued to recipients because of their R&E funded research.

“These outcomes, innovations and leadership would not be possible without the generous support of our individual, practice group and corporate donors,” noted Satoshi Minoshima, MD, PhD, chair, R&E Foundation Board of Trustees. “Today’s research is tomorrow’s practice. The dollars invested are critical not only to the success of these individuals and our Foundation, but to the future of our specialty as a whole.”

Every five years, RSNA surveys past grant recipients to measure the impact of it’s R&E Foundation grant program. Respondents are asked about subsequent research efforts and funding received, clinical impact of their grant project, journal publication, and leadership and professional development opportunities.

For a full list of grant recipients or to support the Foundation, visit RSNA.org/RE-Foundation.

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