R&E Foundation Marks Centennial with Special Announcement

James P. Borgstede, M.D.

While the chair of the RSNA Research & Education Foundation Board of Trustees looks forward every year to reporting the state of the Foundation to annual meeting attendees, addressing the audience during this Centennial is a particular honor for Chair James P. Borgstede, M.D.

Today at 4 p.m. in the Arie Crown Theater, Dr. Borgstede will launch "Inspire-Innovate-Invest: The Campaign for Funding Radiology's Future®". The bold Campaign seeks to raise $17.5 million to fund grants in radiologic research and education, bridging the gaps in funding for promising investigators and educators.

"The need is great and the time is now," Dr. Borgstede said. "If the Foundation reaches its campaign goal, it will keep pace with the growing demand and help ensure that critical discoveries by radiologic investigators come to fruition."

For 30 years of RSNA's 100-year history, the R&E Foundation has played a significant role in advancing the Society's mission to promote excellence in patient care and healthcare delivery through education, research and technologic innovation. This year, the Foundation will fund 94 grants totaling $3.6 million—that's a funding rate of 25 percent, of an ever increasing number of excellent grant applications.

"While we should be pleased with these achievements, imagine what the R&E Foundation could fund with additional support from all of us as radiology colleagues," Dr. Borgstede continued. "We are all the beneficiaries of this research. What will grow from this initial funding? What advances will emanate from it? How can we support these investigators and educators as they pursue their chosen career paths in an effort to make the specialty even stronger?"

Visit the R&E Foundation Booth in RSNA Services to learn more about being a part of the Campaign and supporting the R&E Foundation and the future of the radiology specialty. Find the foundation online at RSNA.org/Foundation

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