Anne G. Osborn ASNR International Outreach Professor Program
The Anne G. Osborn ASNR International Outreach Professor Program, announced in June 2017, is a volunteer program available to ASNR Senior members who are interested in teaching in developing countries. It is not a traditional visiting professor program, but is an outreach program where the costs of the program are shared between the ASNR member, the ASNR, and the host organization in the host country.
The main objective of the program is to facilitate the exchange of knowledge and techniques, and to teach. The successful applicant will be expected to be an enthusiastic teacher with excellent teaching skills, even when in an unfamiliar teaching environment. The successful applicant will be expected to give traditional lectures, perform case reviews and teaching-file reviews, and participate in direct teacher-to-student “view-box”/”workstation” teaching. The minimum length of a professorship is one week. However, some countries may request and support a longer exchange. The expected daily teaching activities will vary from location to location. We anticipate that during a typical program, the visiting professor will spend one week in each of one or more hospitals in the host country. During each week they will give approximately three lectures and spend approximately four half-days in direct teaching sessions, allowing one full day and the remaining half-days free for activities of their own choosing. The professor may also be asked to speak at a local or regional continuing education event. The time of year for each professorship will vary from country to country. Each country usually indicates a preference for the dates of the professorship but in most cases there will be flexibility with respect to scheduling the professorship, subject to the wishes of the host organization and the availability of the professor.
The ASNR will support up to 10 placements per year. Applications open in late June of every year. The application form is intended to be brief, with an emphasis on the applicant’s teaching skills and experience. The application form for the 2019 professorships is now available. The deadline for submitting an application is July 21, 2018. A single application will suffice for all 2019 programs. Applicants are asked to rank order those programs to which they are applying. Applicants should only rank those countries to which they are willing to travel if selected; the applicant should not rank any country where they are not willing to go – these countries should be left unchecked on the application. All applications will be reviewed by the ASNR and then submitted to the host organization. The host organization will have the final decision on which ASNR members they are most interested in hosting. A “match” will be held between the applicant’s rank order and the host country’s rank order. Applicants will be notified of the match results by August 25, 2018. Preference will be given to ASNR members who have not been an outreach professor in the past two years.
There are currently organizations in eight countries that are interested in participating in the 2019 program: Brazil, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Peru, South Africa, Thailand, and Ukraine. There are two programs in Brazil in 2018, one in the southern (Rio/Sao Paolo) and the other in the north-east (Recife) part of Brazil. These two programs in Brazil are separate programs and should be ranked separately.
In most placements, the host country will provide local housing, meals, and local transportation. Unfortunately in some locations, this may not be possible. The terms for each program can be found online here. The ASNR will provide a $2,000 (U.S. funds) travel grant to each successful applicant, as well as a certificate upon completion of the professorship. All other expenses will be the responsibility of the ASNR member.
Upon completion of the program, the outreach professor will be asked to write a one-page report summarizing his/her experience to be published on the ASNR website. Reports from previous ASNR Outreach Professors are available online.
2015-2019 Outreach Professors
2018 Outreach Professors
2019 Outreach Professors
|Brazil Recife||Mai-Lan Ho|
|Brazil SP||Gaurang Shah|
|Egypt||Joseph P. Cousins|
|Peru||Sarah Sarvis Milla|
|Ukraine||Achint K. Singh|
|South Africa||Harprit Bedi|
|Ghana||Kwasi Ofori Armah|
|2018 Outreach Professors|
|Myanmar||Carlos H. Torres|
|Brazil – Recife||Carlos Zamora|
|S. Africa||Suyash Mohan|
|Kenya||Joshua P. Nickerson|
|Brazil – Rio/Sao Paolo||Amit Agarwal|
|2017 Outreach Professors|
|Myanmar||Christopher G. Filippi|
|Ukraine||Frank J. Lexa and Greg Zaharchuk|
|South Africa||Robert C McKinstry|
|Brazil||Mark E. Mullins|
|Ghana||Bruno P. Soares|
|Brazil||John T. Wald|
|Ukraine||Greg Zaharchuk and Frank Lexa|
|2016 Outreach Professors|
|Myanmar Radiology Society, Yangon, Myanmar||Carlos Martinez|
|Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand||Eugene Yu|
|Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia||Robert Delapaz|
|Ghana Association of Radiologists, Accra, Ghana||Hemant Parmar|
|Radiological Society of South Africa (RSSA), South Africa||Jeffrey Lee Creasy|
|Peruvian Society of Radiology, Peru||Maria Cortes and Ramon Figueroa|
|Danylo Halytskyi Medical University, L’viv, Ukraine||James Abrahams and Lawrence Ginsberg|
|Clínica de Diagnóstico por Imagem, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil||Nafi Aygun and Meng Law|
2015 Outreach Professors
|Indian Radiology and Imaging Associations (IRIA), India||William Dillon and David Yousem|
|Radiological Society of South Africa (RSSA), South Africa||Wade Wong|
|Peruvian Society of Radiology, Peru||Lawrence Ginsberg|
|Danylo Halytskyi Medical University, L’viv, Ukraine||Jonathan Morris and Donald Schomer|