RAD-AID’s nuclear medicine global health outreach program is open to MDs (radiologists, nuclear medicine physicians, and prescribers of radiopharmaceutical therapeutics), Technologists, Physicists, Nurses, Administrators, Engineers, and other professionals involved in molecular imaging. Our program helps low-resource hospitals and facilities to safely and effectively use nuclear medicine imaging and therapeutics. Our efforts include equipment donation, education, software-installation, and clinical support. Our model follows the Readiness strategy implemented in all of our programs for first identifying the existing resources at a facility, delineating clinical goals of a facility, and then designing a program to collaboratively fill the highest-yield gaps between resources and goals. Apply now to get involved.
In collaboration with the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, RAD-AID offers the Hyman Ghesani Scholarship Program (described below) which offers two funded projects for nuclear medicine/radiology residents (described below).
Hyman Ghesani RAD-AID SNMMI Global Health Scholarship
Thanks to the generosity of Dr. Ghesani and Mr. Hyman, and the global health visions shared by RAD-AID and SNMMI, we are pleased to offer an initiative designed to give SNMMI members the opportunity to contribute to the healthcare needs of developing countries and medically underserved populations.
The application is for SNMMI member residents and faculty of ACGME-accredited radiology and nuclear medicine departments to apply for funded positions in RAD-AID interdisciplinary teams serving in RAD-AID Nuclear Medicine sites. RAD-AID teams review applications on an annual cycle in February to determine eligible candidates for the upcoming academic year.
The purpose of the Hyman-Ghesani RAD-AID SNMMI Global Health Scholarship is to improve access to quality medical imaging for populations in poor and medically underserved regions of the world. Recipients of the Hyman Ghesani Scholarship awards will have opportunities in educational training, research, direct on-site assistance in medical imaging, and strategic planning of new imaging services. Recipients of the award will have the opportunity to work as a member of RAD-AID’s multidisciplinary teams carrying out projects that include 2-4 weeks of funded travel. RAD-AID teams review applications on an annual cycle in February to determine eligible candidates for the upcoming academic year.
These teams include radiologists, nuclear medicine physicians, nuclear medicine technologists, radiologic technologists, radiographers, radiation therapists, nurses, public health officers, and business leaders from numerous institutions working together to implement multidisciplinary solutions that integrate economic development, health care system evaluation, technology innovation, and clinical education. Projects in this program aim to increase and improve radiology, nuclear medicine and molecular imaging in poor and developing countries.
Applicants must meet all of the following criteria to apply for the program in accordance with Hyman-Ghesani selection criteria:
Resident or Faculty member of an ACGME-accredited medical center in radiology and/or nuclear medicine.
An active member of SNMMI, as determined solely by SNMMI in its sole discretion.
Finalist candidates must complete a supplemental application for SNMMI, including submission of two letters of recommendation, if deemed necessary by SNMMI, to be considered in the final stage of selection.
Once selected, awardees must sign and accept any and all release forms provided by SNMMI and RAD-AID.