The ARS Foundation is dedicated to supporting organizations that improve the health of communities our members served and investing in the future of radiology.
Radiopaedia: The ARS Foundation has identified radiopeadia.org as an excellent and incredibly useful free on-line radiology resource under the leadership of Dr. Frank Gaillard. The ARS Foundation is proud to support their mission by funding structural improvements on their website, including a project to allow DICOM imaging upload and a project for stack format optimization.
Radiological Society of North America (RSNA): The ARS Foundation has donated to the RSNA Research and Education Foundation through the Visionaries in Practice (VIP) Giving Program since 2013. Our continued support of the RSNA Research and Education Foundation was recognized as a visionary support group at the platinum level. The RSNA Foundation has achieved for each $1 donated an average of a $50 match from other funding sources such as the National Institutes of Health.
Neiman Health Policy Institute through the American College of Radiology (ACR) Foundation: The ARS Foundation has donated to the Neiman Health Policy Institute since 2015. In 2016, we added a Match Challenge that provided the ACR and incredible incentive for radiology practices and organizations across the US to make an investment in the future of radiology. Our goal in strongly supporting this institute has been to create a national “think tank” for radiology health policy research. This program tripled the impact of our gift. Equally important, our leadership work on this topic has helped catalyze a shift in the ACR Foundation’s strategic direction toward supporting health policy research.
Association of University Radiologists (AUR): The ARS Foundation donated to the AUR Research and Education Foundation/RAHSR Imaging Policy Research Grant. The purpose of the grant is to promote health services research translationally focused on advancing imaging health policy initiatives. We funded an open call for proposals for policy-oriented health services research by the Association for University Radiologists Alliance for Health Services Research. The winning research paper was titled, Identifying Drivers of Adoption of Advanced Imaging for Cancer Screening: A Multi-Level, Nationally Representative Analysis.
Michigan State University, College of Human Medicine – Shumaker Scholarship Grant: We helped create the Daniel Shumaker Memorial Endowment at Michigan State University, matching the strong fundraising spearheaded by Dr. Joseph Junewick and Dr. Shumaker’s family. This endowment helped create a positive outcome from the passing of one of ARS’ radiologists. The grant was to establish an endowed scholarship to pay tribute to Dr. Daniel Shumaker’s friendship, leadership, and life of advocacy for the profession and the patients he served across the state of Michigan. The endowment seeks to encourage talented young physicians to impact society through engaged careers in radiology, behavioral medicine and/or neuroscience.
ARS Foundation President
Thomas Archambeau, MD