SIIM/SCAR announces research grants application deadline

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The Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM, formerly SCAR) is announcing details regarding two 2007 grants for original research in imaging informatics. The grants are part of the organization’s continuing program.

The purpose of the grant program is to support original and practical research projects that have the potential to impact the practice of medicine and ultimately improve patient care, and can includes any area of research involving medical imaging informatics. The work can also include development of new hardware, software, or processes to support medical practice, education, or research, SIIM said.

Grantees will have the opportunity to present their findings at the R &D Symposium at the SIIM Annual Meeting.
SIIM research grants are restricted to residents, fellows, graduate students, or junior faculty in departments of diagnostic radiology, radiation oncology, or nuclear medicine. Preference is given to projects at SIIM member institutions and projects that contribute to the development of careers of new or prospective researchers.

The deadline for applications for 2007 grants is Aug. 1, 2006. For more details: scarnet.org/Grants.html