The American College of Radiology Foundation is now accepting nominations for its newly created Global Humanitarian Awards. The honor recognizes individuals and organizations working to provide or improve access to medical imaging in low and middle-income countries, as defined by the World Bank, as well as underserved areas of the United States. Entries may be submitted on the Global Humanitarian Awards application page through December 31, 2014.

“The ACR Foundation’s involvement in international outreach has revealed a significant level of activity aimed at improving access to sustainable, quality radiological care in low- to middle-income countries. Additionally, there are a number of humanitarian programs aimed at expanding access to quality radiological care in the U.S. These awards recognize individuals and organizations for their humanitarian efforts while focusing attention on the ongoing need for radiological services around the globe,” said Douglas “Rusty” Brown, MD, chair of the American College of Radiology Foundation’s International Outreach Committee.

Awards are available in three categories, including individual radiologists; non-profit and industry organizations; and non-radiologists, such as medical physicists, radiologic technologists, ultrasonographers, and other radiological personnel. Applicants may be self-nominated or nominated by a colleague. Awards will be presented at the ACR’s 2015 annual meeting.

For more information on the awards, visit the Global Humanitarian Awards homepage.