AUR Research and Education Foundation
Mission: The mission of the Association of University Radiologists Research and Education Foundation is to advance the interests of individual academic radiologists and of the academic radiology community through consistent financial support of academic programming, scholarship, and innovation.
I encourage every member of the greater Radiology community to participate in the advancement of our specialty, given that the strength of our future and ability to impact patient care rests with all of us. This invitation is explicitly extended to everyone and not just those in academics programs.
One may initially ask, why are the AUR and the AUR R&E Foundation separate? This answer centers on clarity of mission and to prevent conflict of interest. The AUR R&E Foundation strives to fulfill its mission in two ways: 1) developing and maintaining an endowment to provide meaningful support and 2) awarding grants, fellowships, stipends and other financial support to our members, either individually or as a part of an affinity group.
We encourage your participation on both of our critical fronts to maintain our momentum and meaningful impact. Our past success has been a direct reflection of inspired and forward thinking colleagues giving meaningful donations of all sizes. Donations to the AUR R&E Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization, by individuals are deductible as a charitable gift.
Synchronous leadership with the AUR Board has promoted and prompted the AUR R&E Foundation to roll out multiple annual and bi-annual grants. Our current portfolio now includes:
- AUR/RAHSR Imaging Policy Research Grant – for individuals
- Venture Fund Grant – for one or more AUR Affinity Groups
- Strategic Alignment Grant – for individuals
- One of the other ongoing ventures undertaken by the Foundation is to market the collaborative
RSNA/AUR/APDR/SCARD Radiology Education Research Development Grant
Consider designating your contribution to honor a colleague, to celebrate a special life event, or to recognize the accomplishment of a teacher or mentor. There are options to endow programming, an award or a named lecture. Members of the Foundation Board would be happy to work with you to make your gift meaningful. I challenge every AUR member and our extended network of affiliates to contribute, and to acknowledge what the AUR organization has done for each of us individually and to our specialty. I look forward to personally thanking you for your contribution.
Christopher M. Straus, MD
President, AUR Research and Education Foundation
The AUR R&E Foundation was incorporated in November 2001 as a tax-exempt organization under Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of the United States. The Foundation Bylaws were formally approved by the AUR Board and subsequently by the AUR membership at the 2003 AUR meeting. Donations to the AUR R&E Foundation by individuals are deductible as charitable gift contributions.