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Academy Celebrates Legislative Success! • The Academy’s Medical Imaging Research Initiative (MIRI) led to the creation of the Interagency Working Group on Medical Imaging (IWGMI). • In support of the IWGMI, the Academy worked with our Congressional partners on Committee report language that calls for the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) to provide an update on the Working Group.
Academy Urges Senate to Pass 21 st Century Cures to Drive NIH Funding • The House version of the 21 st Century Cures legislation provides $8. 75 billion in funding for the NIH over a five-year period. • In spite of bipartisan agreement in support of medical innovation and research, this legislation has yet to pass the Senate. • The Academy will continue to advocate in support of 21 st Century Cures.
Academy Advocates for Imaging in the National Cancer Moonshot Academy of Radiology Research Policy Statement on the Cancer Moonshot Where We Stand: Academy Moonshot Policy The Policy Statement succinctly addresses the following major components of the contributions imaging researchers can make to this endeavor: 1. The role of imaging in cancer research and treatment. 2. Computational science and big data. 3. Improving research and outcomes by supporting educational pathways for young researchers. 4. The role of the Interagency Working Group on Medical Imaging (IWGMI) to advance cancer research. 5. Imaging research as a support for FDA efforts to create novel products. The Academy Moonshot Policy Statement
The Academy Gains Traction: Next Step Meeting with OSTP The Academy and CIBR leadership are meeting with the leaders of the Cancer Moonshot initiative to help inform and facilitate the Administration’s efforts, including the role of imaging in cancer early detection, precision diagnosis, and minimally-invasive treatment.
2016 Distinguished Investigators Represent 21 Academic Departments • The Academy will recognize the Distinguished Investigator awardees during a ceremony at the 2016 RSNA meeting. • There will be 38 awardees representing 21 different departments. 2015 Awardee Feranando E. Boada, Ph. D, of New York University with former Academy President Jonathan S. Lewin, MD
Academy Academic Council Sponsors Early Career Investigators to Attend Annua Showcase in DC The Academy Council of Early Career Investigators in Imaging, CIBR and Academy leadership, with Roderic I. Pettigrew Ph. D, MD, Director of the NIBIB. Travel awardees are also inducted into the Council of Early Career Investigators in Imaging.
Partnership with ARVO: Communicating Patent Impact • The Academy’s Nature article: Patents as Proxies: NIH Hubs of Innovation, shows that National Eye Institute patents were most likely to go on and be commercialized. ARVO is using this article for its current project on optical coherence tomography (OCT). • This is a great example of the Academy’s “ripple effect” on the community!
Academy Hosts Successful “Venture Imaging Pilot” During the AUR Annual Meeting • The Academy hosted a pilot program to educate early career investigators about how best to present translational research and technology development ideas to industry and other non-governmental funding sources. • This initiative will host two meetings annually, one in the spring for educational purposes and the second in the fall as a “shark tank” event that will lead to potential funding.
Academy Advocacy in Action: NIH Funding to Diagnostic Radiology Departments Grows by 5% in 2015
Our membership now includes: The Academy’s Newest Members : • • • Albert Einstein College of Medicine University of Arizona Action to Cure Kidney Cancer Curemetrix Canon, Virtual Imaging, Inc. Cure. HHT Cure. PSP Cystic Fibrosis Foundation • • 99 patient advocacy organizations 50 academic radiology departments 28 imaging societies 13 industry partners Our new Senior Director of Legislative Affairs and Advocacy, Maria Spencer The International Alliance for Pediatric Stroke The World Pediatric Stroke Association The Worldwide Syringomyelia & Chiari Task Force Inc. Contact Maria at [email protected] org or on Twitter at @CIBRPub. Policy •