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Letter from the Chair

Welcome to The Foundation of the American Society of Neuroradiology.

As the philanthropic arm of the American Society of Neuroradiology, the Foundation’s mission is to promote education and research in the field of neuroradiology and the development of new ideas for clinical practice.  The Foundation accomplishes its mission by providing invaluable support to the education and research of neuroradiology through a variety of grant programs and annual sponsorship of the Symposium at the ASNR Annual Meeting.  We are fortunate to be in a specialty that is centered on both clinical innovation and excellence in patient care.  In order for us to maintain our leadership role in neuroradiology, a considerable amount of effort and funds needs to be invested in education and research.

Due to the generosity of our donors, this year the Foundation presented the Comparative Effectiveness Research Award, Research Scientist Award, Scholar Award in Neuroradiology Research,  the ARRS/ASNR Scholarship in Nueroradiology, and Women in Neuroradiology Leadership Award.  The total amount presented for neuroradiology research was $250,000.

Nearly 1,000 physicians attended The Foundation of the ASNR Symposium 2014 which focused on Inflammatory and Infectious Diseases and offered two symposia: one on basic sciences and the other on the clinical aspects of these disorders.  The symposia addressed the role of inflammatory diseases and infections in neurological diseases in general, such as stroke, epilepsy, neurodegenerative diseases, and tumors, and applications of advanced imaging techniques.

Generous contributions from ASNR members, practice groups, and our corporate partners enabled the Foundation to invest in educational opportunities and clinically relevant research that will advance neuroradiology and enhance patient care.  The contributions of every neuroradiologist play an important role in enabling the Foundation to ensure the future of our specialty.  Your generous support will make a tremendous impact in funding our greatest opportunities, breakthrough research, patient and family resources as well as professional education.

Your investment in neuroradiology and support of The Foundation of the American Society of Neuroradiology makes a difference.

Howard A. Rowley, MD
Chairman