The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Research & Education (R&E) Foundation has awarded the 2014 Carestream Health/RSNA Scholar Grant to Harris Iqbal Sair, MD, at Johns Hopkins University. Awarded to emerging leaders in radiology research, the grant is intended to prepare junior faculty into independent investigators and prepare them for funding from the National Institutes of Health. The award offers $75,000 per year for two years of study.

Sair’s research addresses the technical challenges of successfully extracting language networks at rest in patients with brain tumors using rs-fMRI. He aims to determine whether possible new information gained from this technique may alter surgical approach, and whether using this technique can improve patient outcomes by better demonstrating language areas compared to the traditional method.

“The R&E Foundation is grateful for Carestream Health’s generosity in supporting the innovative research conducted by these inspiring investigators,” said James P. Borgstede, MD, chair of the RSNA R&E Foundation Board of Trustees. The Foundation will award a total of 94 grants this year, valued at over $3.6 million.

For more information, visit the RSNA R&E Foundation.