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
GEMS Program goes virtual for 2020
Through a generous gift from Alan H. Matsumoto, MD, FSIR, and his family, and several industry partners who provided matching funding, the Grants for Education of Medical Students (GEMS) Program was created to support diversity in IR by providing travel grants for medical students from diverse backgrounds who desire to participate in a visiting clerkship in interventional radiology outside of their home institutions. Students who are seeking to be a first-generation physician in their family and identify as being from racial or ethnic groups that are underrepresented in the medical field, female, or LGBTQ, and those who come from socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds are eligible to apply for these scholarships. Due to the impact of COVID-19, the GEMS Program has developed a 6-week virtual curriculum this fall for interested students. Learn more.
2020 Research Priorities
Earlier this year, SIR Foundation requested research priorities to identify where additional research is needed in IR, including clinical and non-clinical topics. The priorities were collected from SIR membership, our corporate partners, and the SIR Service Line Advisory Board (SLAB) and the following are research topics approved by our leadership for our upcoming meetings and projects:
2020 Summer Medical Internship Program Update
SIR Foundation Summer Medical Internship Program selects medical students in their early studies for mentorship and the hands-on opportunity to learn about interventional radiology research and medical device development from those practicing in the field. Due to the impact of COVID-19 pandemic, SIR Foundation made the difficult, but necessary and responsible decision to cancel this year’s Summer Medical Internship Program. We would like to thank the nine selected medical students and their mentors for this upcoming summer for their continued support during this challenging time.
For more information about the program, a list of internship sites, and the interns who were selected for the summer of 2020, please click below.
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