About the REF

The SPR Research and Education Foundation was informally established in 1988 with a $250,000 endowment from the reserves of the SPR. The first grant was given in 1990 and the REF was formally incorporated in 1994. 

In 2010, we produced a 20-year-report celebrating this milestone. Mailed to every SPR member, it is also available by clicking on the image to the right.
 
It is the policy of the SPR Board of Directors to monitor its reserves and to periodically transfer excess Society reserves to the SPR Research and Education Foundation. 

The SPR REF Mission: 

  • To assess the research and education needs of the pediatric radiology community and develop funding programs to address these needs 
  • To evaluate applications for funding and make grants for the research and education that will further the art and science of Pediatric imaging, 
  • To raise and manage the funds that make these grants possible   

The single deadline for SPR REF Grant Awards is March 15th.

Note:  Every year, the SPR Research and Education Foundation Board works within a defined and formulaic funding budget. There is no pre-determined type or number of grants to be awarded. Particularly with establishment of the Multi-institutional Pilot Grant in 2015, it may not be possible to award grants in all categories each year. Grant applications and funding decisions will be considered within grant category and also within the context of all applications of all grant types.

Research Grants

The Research and Education Foundation of the Society for Pediatric Radiology annually offers funds to foster research and education in pediatric radiology.

The Grants Programs offered are:

  • Seed Grant
    • The John Dorst - Felix Fleischner Seed Award in Pediatric Thoracic Radiology
  • The Pilot Award
  • The Multi-institutional Pilot Award
  • Research Fellow

Deadlines: The annual grant deadline is March 15

Online Application forms can be found on the specific tabs.  

Note the following:

  • Every year, the SPR Research and Education Foundation Board works within a defined and formulaic funding budget. There is no pre-determined type or number of grants to be awarded. Particularly with establishment of the Multi-institutional Pilot Grant in 2015, it may not be possible to award grants in all categories each year. Grant applications and funding decisions will be considered within grant category and also within the context of all applications of all grant types.
  • The research priorities the Board has announced appear on the next tab.
  • The online submission forms cannot be saved mid-process. Please be prepared to complete in one sitting.

For the 2015 funding cycle, the SPR Research and Education Foundation calls for research inquiries on the following topics:

  • Elucidation of the pathophysiology and differentiation of child abuse skeletal injury versus rickets/vitamin D deficiency.
  • Development and validation of a novel pediatric disease specific imaging biomarker.
  • Evaluation of a new or emerging technology which will substantially reduce or eliminate radiation exposure of pediatric imaging procedures.    

The Research and Education Foundation of the Society for Pediatric Radiology annually offers funds to foster research and education in pediatric radiology. The deadline is March 15 each year.

The purpose of the Seed Grant award is to assist investigators in defining objectives and testing hypotheses before they apply for major grants from corporations, foundations or government agencies. Any area of radiology-related research is acceptable, but the Foundation Board has announced 2015 research priorities. This information is found on the topics tab on this page. 

Amount: One-year grant of $10,000 or less to support a specific research project. No salary support will be provided.

Beginning in 2008, each year, the SPR REF Board may award a John Dorst - Felix Fleischner Seed Grant in Thoracic Pediatric Radiology. This award is a seed grant awarded on a pediatric thoracic radiology topic.  

Questions? Contact Jennifer Boylan at jboylan@acr.org.

Instructions

Online Application

 

The SPR Pilot Award is designed to provide a higher level of support for pediatric radiology-related projects of merit.

Amount – up to $50,000.

Funding will be based on merit, including expertise and available resources, but should also endeavor to focus on unique aspects of imaging or image-guided therapy/intervention in children, promote the importance of imaging or imaging expertise in improving health care in children, embrace broader cross boundary impact, including public policy or translational medicine, cultivate multidisciplinary cooperation, and provide opportunities for additional funding.

Any area of radiology-related research is acceptable, but the Foundation Board has announced 2015 research priorities. This information is found on the topics tab on this page. 

Application Instructions

Online Application  

Questions? Contact Jennifer Boylan at jboylan@acr.org.

The SPR Multi-institutional Pilot Award is designed to provide a higher level of support for pediatric radiology-related projects of merit conducted across multiple institutions.

Amount – up to $100,000.

Funding will be based on merit, including expertise and available resources, but should also endeavor to focus on unique aspects of imaging or image-guided therapy/intervention in children, promote the importance of imaging or imaging expertise in improving health care in children, embrace broader cross boundary impact, including public policy or translational medicine, cultivate multidisciplinary cooperation, and provide opportunities for additional funding.  Check the "Topics" tab for this year's  announced research priorities. 

Application Instructions

Online Application 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://radsociety.wufoo.com/forms/q6hy15v0ikbeto/

 

Questions? Contact Jennifer Boylan at jboylan@acr.org.

The Research and Education Foundation of the Society for Pediatric Radiology annually offers funds to foster research and education in pediatric radiology. The purpose of the Research Fellow award is to provide young investigators not yet professionally established in the radiologic sciences an opportunity to gain further insight into scientific investigation and to develop competence in research techniques and methods.

Any area of radiology-related research is acceptable, but the Foundation Board has announced 2015 research priorities. This information is found on the topics tab on this page. 

This grant can be used to fund protected time for a one or two-year fellowship, or as a transition-to-faculty award to buy additional protected time within the first five years of faculty appointment. This award requires the naming of an official Mentor in the department. 

Amount: $30,000 salary support for one year. Application for renewal for a second year of salary support will be considered based on progress toward the stated goals during the initial year.  

Application Instructions

Online Application

 

Board of Directors

           
Peter Strouse, MD, President
Brian Coley, MD, Vice President
Chris Cassady, MD, Secretary
Molly Dempsey, MD, Treasurer
Johan Blickman, MD, PHD
Jonathan Dillman, MD 
Geetika Khanna, MD
Rajesh Krishnamurthy, MD
William H. McAlister, MD
Richard Robertson, MD
Stuart A. Royal, MS, MD
Alexander Towbin, MD
 

Staff: Jennifer Boylan 

Awards

General Information

The Research and Education Foundation offers two award programs each year.

  • The Jack O. Haller Award for Excellence in Pediatric Radiology Education
  • The Heidi Patriquin Fellowship for International Education 

The deadline for submission of materials is November 1 each year.

Heidi Patriquin International Fellowship for Education

 

Jack O. Haller Award for Excellence in Teaching

 

Giving

Campaign for Children



FunRun

The 2013 Fun Run was a great success. Stay tuned for news about the 2014 run in Washington DC:

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2013 RUN FOR YOUR REF

Fun Run in San Antonio

Thanks to the Runners, Walkers and Sponsors!

Make a Pledge/Donate

Visit our secure payment site (linked on the Home page) to make a donation to the Foundation. 

If you would like to arrange for a Memorial, Honorary or larger gift, contact SPR's Executive Director, Jennifer Boylan at 703-648-0680 or jboylan@acr.org.  You may also wish to review the form available at this link.

Oh, and thank you!

Giving Opportunities

We hope that every member will want to support the Campaign for Children at some level. 

Your ideas for the gestures that would mean the most to you may be addressed to the SPR Board of Directors or any member of the Foundation Board or Development Committee.  

If you are interested in making a pledge, click the link above or review the form above. Your questions will be gently answered by Dr. Stuart Royal, Chair of the Development Committee or Jennifer Boylan. 

Leadership Levels 
  • $50,000 - Platinum Circle 
  • $25,000 - Gold Circle 
  • $10,000 - Silver Circle 
Membership Pledging 
  • $5,000 - Founder's Circle 
  • $2,500 - Pioneer's Circle 
** Pledges may be paid over multiple years. 

Smart Ways to Participate 
  • Cash Gift 
  • Appreciated Stock 
  • Pooled Income Fund 
  • IRA/Pension Accumulation 
  • Charitable Remainder Trust 
  • Bequest 
  • Life Insurance Policy 
  • Deferred Gift 
  • Charitable Lead Trust 
  • Speak with your financial planner about designing your finances to support the people and causes you love.

Contact the SPR Research and Education Foundation

Contact Jennifer Boylan, SPR's Executive Director, for more information

Memorial - Honorary - Celebratory Programs

Members of the Society have organized three campaigns in honor of SPR members in support of specific programs. These funds are listed below. 

Unrestricted Memorial, Honorary and Celebratory Donations are always accepted and will be recognized at the Society's annual meeting.  

The Heidi Patriquin Fund 

In memory of Dr. Heidi Patriquin, a much-beloved and respected member of the Society, who passed away in November 2000. The donations to this fund are designated to support the Heidi Patriquin International Fellowship for Education. 

Donation to this Fund can be made by sending a check and note to: 

The SPR Research and Education Foundation
Heidi Patriquin Fund
1891 Preston White Drive 
Reston, VA 20191  

The Jack O.Haller Fund 

In memory of Dr. Jack O. Haller, a loved and respected member of the Society, who passed away in June 2004. The donations to this fund are designated to support the Jack O. Haller Award for Excellence in Teaching  

Donation to this Fund can be made by sending a check and note to: 

The SPR Research and Education Foundation
Jack O. Haller Fund
1891 Preston White Drive 
Reston, VA 20191  

The Charles Gooding Fund 

In honor of SPR Past President and long-time Fellowship Program Director at UCSF, Dr. Charles Gooding. Ths effort is organized by Dr. Gooding's past trainees. 

Donations to this Fund can be made by sending a check and note to: 

The SPR Research and Education Foundation
Charles Gooding Fund
1891 Preston White Drive 
Reston, VA 20191