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Resident Research

Radiology resident research is strongly encouraged, and there are multiple opportunities for our residents to get involved in basic science and clinical projects. Visit our Residents section to learn more about our training programs as a whole.

Research Resources

The Radiology Office of Research Administration provides a robust research infrastructure through its support support for IRB applications, statistics, grant submissions and research trial coordination.

The department of radiology operates a dedicated core imaging research facility called the Center for Translational Imaging, which houses five MRI scanners for research use, ranging in strength from 1.5T to 7T, and a small animal surgical and X-ray suite. This facility is available for use by residents and faculty.

Explore the medical school's Starzl Academy site for information on the radiology physician-scientist training program and a step-by-step guide to all university resources that support resident research.

Collaboration & Mentorship

Our department has a long-standing research relationship with Siemens Medical Solutions. Four Siemens scientists are based in the department, allowing for rich and productive research collaboration.

At the beginning of each year, residents are introduced to the wide variety of research topics available and potential research mentors at the dedicated Radiology Research Evening. Our faculty includes numerous PhD scientists and physician-scientists who may serve as mentors; explore our nine areas of research to learn more about these scientists and their ongoing work.

Protected Time & Travel Support

Once a project and mentor are identified, residents are encouraged to apply for protected research time. This protected time allows time off the clinical schedule to focus on approved research projects. To apply, complete the one-page application and submit it to our vice chair for research, Michael Markl, PhD.

The department also provides financial travel support for residents who present oral abstracts at national or international meetings. Please contact Rebeca Fernandez de Cordova for travel policy information and meeting request forms.

Research Day

Resident Research Day is held every May before graduation. The resident with the best presentation is awarded a plaque and cash stipend.


Residents interested in research may also submit abstracts to radiological societies. See below for a list of conferences and abstract deadlines.

 American College of Radiology (ACR)

The 2024 annual meeting takes place at the Washington Hilton April 13-17, 2024. More information

 American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS)

The ARRS 2024 annual conference will be May 5-9, 2024, in Boston, MA. More information.

 American Society of Neuroradiology (ASNR)

The ASNR 2024 annual conference will be held May 18-22, 2024 in Las Vegas, NV, at the Caesar's Palace. More information.

 Association of University Radiologists (AUR)

The AUR 2024 annual conference was April 2 - 5, 2024. Info on the 2025 conference coming. More information.

 International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM)

The ISMRM 2024 annual conference will be held May 4-9, 2024, in Singapore. More information.

 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)

The RSNA 2024 annual conference will be held December 1-5, 2024 in Chicago, IL at McCormick Place. More information.

 Society of Abdominal Radiology (SAR)

The SAR 2024 annual conference is held April 14-19, 2024 at the Diplomat Hotel in Hollywood, Florida.  More information.

 Society of Breast Imaging (SBI)

The SBI 2025 annual conference will be held April 24-27, 2025, in Colorado Springs, CO. More information.

 Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (SCMR)

The SCMR 2025 annual conference will be held January 29 - February 1, 2025 in Washington, D.C. More information.

 Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM)

The SIIM 2024 annual conference will be held June 27-29, 2024, in National Harbor, MD. More information.

 Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR)

The SIR 2025 annual conference will be held March 29-April 2, 2025, in Nashville, TN, USA. More information.

 Society for Magnetic Resonance Angiography (SMRA)

The SMRA 2024 annual conference will be held 12-15 November in Santiago, Chile. More information.

 Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI)

The SNMMI 2024 annual conference will be held June 8-11, 2024 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Toronto, ON, Canada. More information.

 Society for Pediatric Radiology (SPR)

The SPR 2025 annual conference will be held April 7-11, 2025, in Honolulu, HI. More information.

 Society of Skeletal Radiology (SSR)

The SSR 2025 annual conference will be held March 30-April 2, 2025, in Santa Fe, New Mexico. More information.

 Society of Thoracic Radiology (STR)

The STR 2025 annual conference will be held March 1-5, 2025, in Huntington Beach,CA, USA. More information.

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