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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.

 American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS)

The ARRS 2021 annual conference will be held April 18-23 in San Diego, CA, USA. Abstracts are due August 31, 2020. Head to the society website for more information.

 American Society of Neuroradiology (ASNR)

The ASNR 2021 annual conference will be held Saturday, September 18, 2021 - Tuesday, September 21, 2021, in El Dorado Hotel - Santa Fe, New Mexico. Head to the society website for more information.

 Association of University Radiologists (AUR)

The AUR 2021 annual conference will be held May 3-6 in Boston, MA, USA. Abstracts are typically due in October. Head to the society website for more information.

 International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM)

The ISMRM 2021 annual conference will be held May 15 - 20 in Vancouver, BC, Canada. Abstracts are typically due in November. Head to the society website for more information.

 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)

The RSNA 2021 annual conference will be held November 28 - December 2 in Chicago, IL, USA. Head to the society website for more information.

 Society of Abdominal Radiology (SAR)

The SAR 2022 annual conference will be held Sunday, February 27th - Friday, March 4th, at Fairmont Scottsdale Princess. Head to the society website for more information.

 Society of Breast Imaging (SBI)

The SBI 2022 annual conference will be held May 16-19, 2022 in Savannah, GA, USA. Abstracts are typically due in October. Head to the society website for more information.

 Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (SCMR)

The SCMR 2021 annual conference will be held February 17-20 in San Diego, CA, USA. Abstracts are typically due in October. Head to the society website for more information.

 Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM)

The SIIM 2022 annual conference will be held June 9 - 11 in Lissome, FL, USA. Abstracts are typically due in December. Head to the society website for more information.

 Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR)

The SIR 2022 annual conference will be held March 26-31 in Toronto, ON, Canada. Abstracts are currently closed. They are typically due in September. Head to the society website for more information.

 Society for Magnetic Resonance Angiography (SMRA)

The SMRA 2020 annual conference will be held September 10-12. Abstracts are typically due in June 15. Head to the society website for more information.

 Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI)

The SNMMI 2021 annual conference will be held Oct 20 -23, 2021. Abstracts are typically due in January. Head to the society website for more information.

 Society for Pediatric Radiology (SPR)

The SPI 2021 annual conference will be held April 27 - May 1, 2021 in Denver, Colorado at Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel. Abstracts are typically due in October. Head to the society website for more information.

 Society of Skeletal Radiology (SSR)

The SSR 2021 annual conference will be held March 14-17 in Savannah, GA, USA. Abstracts are typically due in October. Head to the society website for more information.

 Society of Thoracic Radiology (STR)

The STR 2021 annual conference will be held March 19 -23 in Las Vegas, Caesars Palace, USA. Abstracts are typically due in October. Head to the society website for more information.

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