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ACR Foundation Launches National Campaign to Benefit Generations of Future Radiology Leaders

 Reston, Va. (May 16, 2013) — Health care in the U.S. is changing, and radiologists, at all career levels, need to obtain the leadership skills necessary to adapt to these changes and keep radiology as central to the delivery of high quality medical care. In response to this growing need, the American College of Radiology (ACR) Foundation recently launched a national fundraising campaign calledLeading Radiology Into the Future. All proceeds of this new initiative will be used to further develop and strengthen the Radiology Leadership Institute™ (RLI) — radiology’s first professional development and leadership academy.

 

“While the RLI is committed to providing radiologists with the superior leadership training they need, additional funding is needed to ensure the overall success of the program. I want to thank the ACR Foundation for developing this new initiative, which will make a big impact on the radiology profession as a whole,” said Cynthia A. Sherry, MD, FACR, chair of the American College of Radiology Commission on Leadership and Practice Development and the medical director of the Radiology Leadership Institute.

 

The ACR Foundation seeks to raise $5 million during phase I of the campaign. To date, the foundation has already raised $2,924,850 towards its goal. 

 

Contributions made to the campaign will be used for:

  • Program Development — including customized leadership programs with prestigious business schools, renowned professional development companies and MBA programs
  • Technology Development — including investment in state-of-the-art technology infrastructure to support RLI initiatives
  • Cultivating New Leaders and Future Program Enhancements — including awarding scholarships to assist deserving RLI participants in the early stages of their careers and offering a variety of mentoring opportunities

“I want to encourage all radiology stakeholders, manufacturers, radiology practices and individual radiologists to support this vital campaign. A one-time investment, payable over a five-year period, will help make the RLI a self-sustaining program, benefiting generations of future radiology leaders,” said Paul H. Ellenbogen, MD, FACR, chair of the American College of Radiology Board of Chancellors.

 

To make a gift or pledge to the campaign, please visit http://bit.ly/104CXp3.

 

For more information about Leading Radiology Into the Future, please visit:http://bit.ly/104CXp3.

 

To speak with an ACR Foundation or RLI spokesperson, please contact Heather Curry at 703-390-9822 or PR@acr.org.

 

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