Interventional radiology carries a rich tradition of providing innovations affecting modern health care. Each year, SIR Foundation proudly supports award programs that recognize outstanding achievements in research and innovation by SIR members.
Interventional radiologists create and introduce novel minimally invasive procedures and devices that help solve some of our toughest medical challenges. To continue this rich history of innovation in IR, the purpose of this award is to fund compelling, novel ideas that lead to improved health outcomes in IR.
Innovation, for this purpose, is broadly defined as any use of emerging methods, new devices, new procedures, or new technologies, such as artificial intelligence and nanotechnology, that display an exceptional degree of potential for transforming and advancing the specialty of interventional radiology.
This award honors an individual who, through exceptional generosity and through inspiring others to give, demonstrates outstanding commitment to the Society of Interventional Radiology Foundation. This award celebrates my vision of philanthropy and legacy of giving.
The Leaders in Innovation Award recognizes and promotes innovation within interventional radiology, continuing IR’s historical innovative development that has revolutionized medicine over the last 40 years. The award acknowledges individuals who have conceptualized and implemented an idea that has had an advantageous impact on the practice of interventional radiology. The innovation can be a device, technique, approach, clinical practice model or anything having a significant improvement upon the quality of patient care or economics of interventional practice.
The Dr. Gary J. Becker Young Investigator Award promotes excellence in academic research for members early in their careers. This award honors the founding editor of the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology (JVIR) and recognizes the importance of the young investigator in developing interventional solutions for the future.
In 1990, SIR Foundation established the Dr. Gary J. Becker Young Investigator Award as a way to recognize promising young practitioners of interventional medicine early in their careers and encourage their pursuit of academic careers. Each year, the author of the most outstanding clinical science research paper submitted receives this distinguished award.
In 2011, then Editor-in-chief Ziv J Haskal, MD, FSIR, inaugurated two prestigious annual Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology (JVIR) awards: The JVIR Editor’s Award for Outstanding Clinical Research Paper and the JVIR Editor’s Award for Outstanding Laboratory Investigation. These awards acknowledge essential, best-in-class research conducted in interventional radiology and published in JVIR. The awardees were chosen by a review of all manuscripts published in the previous year, voted by the editorial board members and selected by the editor-in-chief.
The Resident/Fellow Research Award is designed to provide residents and fellows an opportunity to attend and present their scientific research at the SIR Annual Scientific Meeting. The intent is to expose young researchers who wish to further their careers in interventional radiology to the SIR Annual Scientific Meeting.
The purpose of this award is to provide the opportunity for investigators to visit a research lab at another educational institution to facilitate the transfer of research knowledge, skills and techniques, as well as new research methodologies in the following areas:
Exchange of techniques and skills for human subjects research is not allowable for this award.