RSNA Announces $4 Million in Research, Education Grants

The RSNA Research and Education Foundation awards 93 grants from 47 institutions.

The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) announced Tuesday that it has approved $4 million in research and educational grants.

Through the RSNA’s Research and Education (R&E) Foundation Board of Trustees, the group funded 28 percent of grant applications with awards going to radiologists at all stages of their careers.

“We are deeply grateful for the ongoing and generous support of our individual, practice group, and corporate donors who make supporting these researchers and educators possible,” said Thomas M. Grist, M.D., chair of the R&E Foundation Board of Trustees. “Because of the generosity of our donors, the RSNA R&E Foundation is able to support research and education efforts that elevate our specialty and place radiology at the forefront of innovation in medicine.”

All total, the Foundation approved grants to 93 recipients from 47 different institutions across North America. Of the group, 49 are new grant recipients, 26 are new medical student grants, and 18 are continuing grants.

The Foundation also launched an initiative this year to provide additional grants with medical students who identify as being from racial and ethnic groups who are underserved in medicine (UIM). This year’s UIM grants will fund students conducting research on optimizing immune responses for liver and skin cancer patients, as well as investigating how artificial intelligence can be used to classify bone lesions.

More information about the RSNA R&E Foundation and the funded 2020 projects can be found here.