RSNA receives $1.5M endowment

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Paul E. Berger, MD, has donated $1.5 million to the Research and Education Foundation of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) to endow the Derek Harwood-Nash Scholar Grant.

The donation represents the largest individual gift and first individual grant endowment in the 24-year history of the RSNA Research and Education Foundation, according to the association.

The gift is a tribute to the late Derek Harwood-Nash, MB, ChB, DSc, who founded the subspecialty of pediatric neuroradiology and spent his life sharing his passion and expertise with radiologists around the world, RSNA said. In honor of his influence on the international radiologic community, the association said that the Derek Harwood-Nash Scholar Grant will focus on opportunities for international educators and investigators.

Berger, CEO and chairman of the board of NightHawk Radiology Services in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, received his radiology training at the University of Michigan and completed a fellowship in pediatric neuroradiology under Dr. Harwood-Nash at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, RSNA said.