SIR Foundation is involved in different research trials and clinical registries to evaluate specific outcomes for improving patient care.Learn More
SIR Foundation supports a robust portfolio of grant programs intended to encourage the development of interventional radiology research.Learn More
SIR Foundation greatly values and relies upon financial support from corporations to further its mission to advance the science and art of interventional radiology and promote community health, patient welfare, and public education in this medical field.Learn more
During his Dotter Lecture at SIR 2019, SIR Past President Alan H. Matsumoto, MD, FSIR, introduced a new SIR Foundation program to support diversity in IR by providing a travel grant for medical students from diverse backgrounds who desire to participate in a visiting clerkship in interventional radiology outside of their home institution. The Grants for Education of Medical Students (GEMS) Program is open to students who are seeking to be the first generation of physicians in their families and identify as being from racial or ethnic groups that are underrepresented in the medical field, female, or LGBTQ. Students who come from socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds are eligible to apply for these scholarships.Learn more
Submit Research Priorities for 2020-2021
SIR Foundation is requesting your research priorities that are most important to you or where additional research is needed in IR, including clinical and non-clinical topics. The list of top research priorities will be the focus of our upcoming research meetings and projects. This prioritization allows us to make the best use of our resources, addressing the issues of highest importance to all of our members, the specialty as a whole, to patients and to policymakers. Your research priorities can be submitted on SIR Connect. Your feedback would be appreciated by February 10, 2020.READ MORE
Recent Research Consensus Panel
On December 9, 2019, SIR Foundation convened the Value of Interventional Radiology (IR) Research Consensus Panel (RCP). A panel of subject matter experts assembled to determine the most highly prioritized research needed in this area. C. Matthew Hawkins, MD, from Emory University School of Medicine and Children’s Health of Atlanta, led this important panel meeting. The panel prioritized the following projects: measuring the financial impact of reducing length of stay; modeling and studying the financial impact of preventing admissions by handling certain clinical conditions in the outpatient setting; and developing a CPT coding platform/infrastructure to classify families of IR services for future projects.Learn more
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