Radiologist receives $40K grant to study how imaging could improve atherosclerosis care

Sina Tavakoli, MD, PhD, of the University of Pittsburgh, has received the 2018 Strategic Radiology/RSNA Research Seed Grant to study the imaging of macrophages in atherosclerosis.

The one-year, $40,000 grant is a result of Strategic Radiology’s partnership with the RSNA Research and Education (R&E) Foundation. This is the first year the grant has been in place.

“This new partnership and commitment is a vital component in ensuring research innovation and seeding the future of radiology,” N. Reed Dunnick, MD, chair of the R&E Foundation Board of Trustees, said in a prepared statement.

“Strategic Radiology is honored to announce its inaugural seed grant in cooperation with the RSNA and in support of Dr. Tavakoli’s exciting work,” Arl Van Moore Jr., MD, CEO and chair of Strategic Radiology, said in the same statement. “In helping to seed innovative clinical research, our community-based independent radiology practices stand with academia to invest in the future of our specialty.”