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 below.
 
At the SPR Board meeting held at RSNA 2010, a transfer of $600,000 from SPR reserves was made 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.

REF Board

Peter J. Strouse, MD, President
Brian D. Coley, MD, Vice President
Chris Cassady, MD, Secretary
Molly Dempsey, MD, Treasurer
Johan G. Blickman, MD, PHD, FACR
Jonathan R Dillman, MD 
Geetika Khanna, MD
Rajesh Krishnamurthy, MD
William Herbert McAlister, MD, FACR
Richard L Robertson, MD
Stuart Alan Royal, MS, MD, FACR
Alexander J Towbin, MD  

Staff: Jennifer Boylan 

Giving

Campaign for Children



2014 Grant Awards

Seed Grants

 “A randomized controlled clinical and MRI trial of intra-articular injections with platelet rich plasma in patients with juvenile osteochondritis dissecans of the knee”
Michael F. Fadell, MD, University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, Aurora

“Diffusion Tensor Imaging in Pediatric Renal Transplants: Testing A Potential Non-Invasive Alternative to Biopsy”
Jesse Courtier, MD, University of California in San Francisco 

Research Fellow Award

 “Characterization of Cerebro-Cerebellar Functional Connectivity in Preterm Infants”
Mai-Lan Ho, MD, University of California in San Francisco

Pilot Awards

 “Quantitative MR imaging of Cartilage in Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA)”
Hee Kyung Kim, MD, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

“Molecular-Functional Imaging of Hypoxia in Childhood Sarcomas: Feasibility Steps Towards Personalized Medicine”
Andrea Doria, MD, PhD, MSc, Hospital for Sick Children

Haller and Patriquin Awards

Heidi Patriquin Award for International Education

Nneka I. Iloanusi, MBBS; University of Nigeria - Teaching Hospital
Beatrice Mulama, MBChB, MMed ; Kenyatta National Hospital

Jack Haller Award for Excellence in Education

Tal Laor, MD
Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio

Carrie B. Ruzal-Shapiro, MD
Columbia University, New York, NY

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

Grants/Award

General Information

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 Award in Pediatric Thoracic Radiology 
  • The Pilot Award 
  • Research Fellow 
  • Thorne Griscom Education Award (temporarily suspended)  

Click here for details on these programs.  

 

Please note: the online forms cannot be saved mid-process. Please be prepared to complete the grant application forms in one sitting. 

Seed Grant - Dorst - Fleischner Seed Award in Pediatric Thoracic Radiology

 

The Pilot Grant

 

Research Fellow Grant

 

Thorne Griscom Education Award

Temporarily suspended as we seek a new funding source.

Heidi Patriquin International Fellowship for Education

 

Jack O. Haller Award for Excellence in Teaching

 

Research Award Recipients