Dispatches: News from the College and Beyond

January 2017


 Global Humanitarian Award: Nominate Yourself or a Colleague Today!

Do you volunteer your radiological care to an underserved population? Do you know a colleague providing radiological care as a volunteer? You or your colleague may be eligible for a Global Humanitarian Award. Established by the ACR Foundation, the award recognizes outstanding individuals and organizations for their extraordinary volunteer efforts to improve radiological care in underserved and developing areas. Award applicants can be self-nominated or nominated by a peer. The winners of the 2017 Global Humanitarian Awards will be announced at ACR 2017 in Washington, D.C. Information about the award and past winners can be found online.

Application Process Open for Goldberg-Reeder Travel Grant

Radiation and radiation oncology residents and fellows who want to volunteer in developing countries can apply for the Goldberg-Reeder Resident Travel Grant. Awarded by the ACR Foundation, the grant was established to encourage international volunteer service among members-in-training. Since 2008, 27 residents and fellows have received the grant and traveled to 18 countries to contribute to radiology and health care efforts. Applications are now being accepted for 2017; the deadline is June 30, 2017. 

image wisely owl 2Don’t Forget to Image Wisely® in 2017!

Image Wisely® participants must now make yearly commitments to remain in the program — all individual pledges and association/education program pledges expired Dec. 31, 2016. Pledge today to show your commitment to safe radiology! Visit imagewisely.org for informational and
educational resources on radiation safety in adult medical imaging.

JACR® Receives Social Media Research Award

JACR Digital Community of Practice Evolution After a Patient Engagement Intervention, a research proposal authored by JACR leadership, won the Stanford Medicine X | Symplur Everyone Included™ Research Challenge. Ruth C. Carlos, MD, FACR, deputy editor of the JACR, presented the study proposal at Stanford Medicine X 2016, an initiative that explores how emerging technologies will advance the practice of medicine, improve health, and empower patients to be active participants in their own care. The research challenge award is designed to recognize and encourage health care stakeholders to collaborate on health care social media research.


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