FAIRFAX, Va.The Society of Interventional Radiology Foundation recently awarded 13 grants totaling more than $191,000 to encourage the development of interventional radiology research. Grant proposals were reviewed during SIR's 34th Annual Scientific Meeting in San Diego.
"SIR Foundation is proud to be able to contribute to the advancement of interventional radiology research. The SIR Foundation grant program is designed to benefit researchers at all levelsfrom medical students to established practitionersand the grant program provides an excellent return on investment," said Mike Darcy, M.D., FSIR, Foundation chair. "SIR Foundation has awarded more than $2 million in grant funding over the past 15 years, and Foundation grant recipients have subsequently received more than $50 million in all source grant funding, with nearly $40 million being awarded by the National Institutes of Health," added the interventional radiologist at Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, St. Louis, Mo.
Dr. Ernest J. Ring Academic Development Grant Clifford R. Weiss, M.D., Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, in Baltimore, Md., has been named the recipient of the Society of Interventional Radiology Foundation's Dr. Ernest J. Ring Academic Development Grant for his research in "MR-guided Transplantation of Magnetoencapsulated Human Pancreatic Islet Cells in a Diabetic Swine Model." This grant, named after the founder of the SIR Foundation, is designed to provide support to junior interventional radiology faculty members early in their academic careers to allow time for the conduct of research. The goal of this program is to have the grant recipient subsequently obtain additional funding from other sourcesfor example, NIH grants.
Pilot Research Grant
The Society of Interventional Radiology Foundation's Pilot Research Grant is open to full-time interventional radiology faculty and trainees with an M.D., DO, Ph.D. or equivalent degree.
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