Sir Foundation Essentials

SIR Foundation supports a robust portfolio of grant programs intended to encourage the development of interventional radiology research.

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Clinical registries collect standardized data on a specific population to evaluate specific outcomes and improve quality of patient care. Clinical research involves the investigation of a drug, device, or procedure on a specific population to evaluate the effects on health outcomes.

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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.

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Visit the Quality Initiative area to learn more about SIR and SIR Foundation's commitment to quality improvement in interventional radiology.

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All donations to SIR Foundation are channeled directly to programs and projects that perpetuate a strong and vibrant future for interventional radiology. SIR Foundation has created many ways to give to fit the needs of our donors. 

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Apply for the 2019 SIR Foundation Summer Medical Student Research Internship Program

Every summer, SIR Foundation provides the opportunity to introduce highly motivated medical students to IR research at a variety of institutions and corporate sites. Applications for IR academic and corporate sites to host summer medical student interns for the 2019 SIR Foundation Summer Medical Student Internship Program are due Sept. 15 and applications for medical students interested in the program are due Dec. 14. 

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SIR Foundation News and Features


The Clinical Research and Registries Division supports Research Consensus Panel (RCP) meetings to discuss critical research areas and determine how the priority topic can be further developed. The RCP is a one day meeting, which is held twice per year. After SIR Foundation Leadership selects a current critical topic in IR, the lead investigator coordinates a panel of multi-disciplinary subject matter experts. Each panelist presents on a specific subtopic and discusses future research needs. - See more at: http://test.sirfoundation.org/clinical-research2/clinical-research3/research-consensus-panel/#sthash.61FzATgR.dpufRe

2018 research priorities

The Clinical Research and Registries Division supports Research Consensus Panel (RCP) meetings to discuss critical research areas and determine how the priority topic can be further developed. The RCP is a one day meeting, which is held twice per year. After SIR Foundation Leadership selects a current critical topic in IR, the lead investigator coordinates a panel of multi-disciplinary subject matter experts. Each panelist presents on a specific subtopic and discusses future research needs. - See more at: http://test.sirfoundation.org/clinical-research2/clinical-research3/research-consensus-panel/#sthash.61FzATgR.dpuf

SIR Foundation has announced its research priorities for 2018. 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:   

  • Prostate Artery Embolization (PAE)
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • Access to IR
  • Value of IR
  • Arteriovenous (AV) Fistula Management
  • Immunotherapy
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2018 grant recipients announced

SIR Foundation is pleased to announce its 2018 grant recipients. Each year, SIR Foundation provides a wide array of grants that aim to support research and projects dedicated to progressing the field of interventional radiology through the development of innovative therapies and advancing scientific knowledge to improve patient care and overall quality of life.

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Your support of SIR Foundation funds breakthrough research, encourages and trains new and established investigators, ensures that innovation thrives, and continues the work that safeguards the foundation's future as a premier research resource. Thank you for making a difference in the lives of millions of interventional radiology patients worldwide.

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