SIR Foundation supports a robust portfolio of grant programs intended to encourage the development of interventional radiology research.Learn More
SIR Foundation is involved in different research trials and clinical registries to evaluate specific outcomes for improving patient care.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
2019 Research Priorities
SIR Foundation has announced its research priorities for 2019. 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:
Recent Research Summit
On September 12, 2019, SIR Foundation convened the Percutaneous AV Fistula (pAVF) Creation Research Summit to evaluate the current status of pAVF research. A panel of subject matter experts from academia and industry assembled to determine the most highly prioritized research needed in the area of pAVF. David Mobley, MD, from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, led this important panel meeting.Learn more
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