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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 Nicole Arnold 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.

Conferences

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 next year’s annual meeting will take place at the Washington Hilton from April 24-28, 2022. Head to the society website for more information. 

 American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS)

The ARRS 2023 annual conference will be held from April 16, 2023, to April 20, 2023, at the Hawaii Convention Center in Honolulu, HI. Head to the society website for more information.

 American Society of Neuroradiology (ASNR)

The ASNR 2023 annual conference will be held from April 29, 2023, to May 03, 2023, in Chicago, IL, at the Sheraton Grand Chicago. Head to the society website for more information.

 Association of University Radiologists (AUR)

The AUR 2021 annual conference will be held March 22 - 26, 2022, in Phoenix, AZ, USA. The AUR call for abstract is now closed, and the status letter will be sent in November. Head to the society website for more information.

 International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM)

The ISMRM 2023 annual conference will be held from June 03, 2023, to June 08, 2023, in Toronto, ON, Canada. Abstract submission deadline: November 09, 2022. Head to the society website for more information.

 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)

The RSNA 2022 annual conference will be held from November 27, 2022, to December 1, 2022, in Chicago, IL, at McCormick Place. Technical Exhibits: November 27 - 30, 2022. Registration opens July 20th, 2022. Head to the society website for more information.

 Society of Abdominal Radiology (SAR)

The SAR 2023 annual conference will be held from February 26th, 2023, to March 3rd, at Fairmont Austin, Austin, Texas. Submission site opens: Monday, June 27, 2022, 7 AM EST. Submission deadline: Tuesday, September 20th, 8:00PM EST.  Head to the society website for more information.

 Society of Breast Imaging (SBI)

The SBI 2023 annual conference will be held from May 04, 2023, to May 07, 2023, in National Harbor, Maryland, at Gaylord National Resort & Conventional Center. Head to the society website for more information.

 Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (SCMR)

The SCMR 2023 annual conference will be held from January 25th to 28, 2023, in San Diego, CA, at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina. Head to the society website for more information.

 Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM)

The SIIM 2023 annual conference will be held from June 14, 2023, to June 16, 2023, in Austin, Texas, at the Austin Convention Center. Head to the society website for more information.

 Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR)

The SIR 2023 annual conference will be held from March 04, 2023, to March 09, 2023, in Phoenix, AZ. Head to the society website for more information.

 Society for Magnetic Resonance Angiography (SMRA)

The SMRA 2022 annual conference will be held from August 23, 2022, to August 26, 2022, in Los Angeles, CA, at the UCLA Meyer & Renee Luskin Conference Center. Head to the society website for more information.

 Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI)

The SNMMI 2022 annual conference will be held from June 11- 14, 2022. Abstracts are expected to open on November 15th. Head to the society website for more information.

 Society for Pediatric Radiology (SPR)

The SPI 2023 annual conference will be held from May 16, 2023, to May 20, 2023, in Austin, Texas, at Hilton Austin Hotel. Head to the society website for more information.

 Society of Skeletal Radiology (SSR)

The SSR 2023 annual conference will be held from March 12, 2023, to March 15, 2023, in Savannah, Georgia, at Westin Savannah. Head to the society website for more information.

 Society of Thoracic Radiology (STR)

The STR 2023 annual conference will be held from March 05, 2023, to March 08, 2023, in Charleston, South Carolina, USA., at the Charleston Place. Head to the society website for more information.

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