ASRT doles out fall 2012 grants

The American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) Education and Research Foundation has announced the five recipients of its fall 2012 professional research grants.

The following individuals received grants:

  • Richard Weening, PhD, of Thomas Jefferson University, received a $10,000 grant to conduct a national MRI safety survey.
  • Melissa Jackowski, of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, received a $10,000 grant to investigate which leadership characteristics individuals working in radiology feel are most important.
  • Jenny Soo, of BC Cancer Agency's Vancouver Centre, received a $10,000 grant to study the level of concordance between oncologists and radiation therapists in evaluating conebeam CT images for stereotactic body radiation therapy of the spine, liver, and lung.
  • Brian Johnson, of Pennsylvania State University, received a $10,000 grant for a project that will use advanced neuroimaging techniques to evaluate the effect of subconcussive head trauma in athletes.
  • Jeff Killion, PhD, of Midwestern State University, received a $5,000 grant to investigate whether educators are experiencing burnout and other adverse health effects as a result of using "smart" devices.

ASRT is accepting proposals for its spring 2013 grant programs through March 1. For more information, click here.

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