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Call for Applications
ACRIN Fellowship in Clinical Trials of Medical Imaging
Award: $26,500 for 2 years (September 2003–August 2005) to subsidize travel and 5 monthsliving expenses incurred as part of the Fellowship.
Program Description: The American College of Radiology Imaging Network (ACRIN)—a NationalCancer Institute (NCI) Clinical Trials Cooperative Group—is sponsoring a Fellowship in clinical trialsto be awarded to up to four individuals annually: three fellowships in any subspecialty of medicalimaging (funded by NCI) and one fellowship in breast imaging (funded by the Avon Foundation).
The Fellows will receive training and experience in the development and conduct of rigorous, multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional clinical trials of medical imaging technologies. The Fellowship willconsist of both didactic and experiential components: 5 months didactic training at ACRIN Biostatisti-cal and Data Management Center, headquarters, and the NCI Biomedical Imaging Program, and 19months working with ACRIN investigators on ACRIN trials at the Fellow’s home institution (duringthis period, Fellows may also participate in usual clinical service and teaching activities).
The didactic component consists, sequentially at the start of the program (September–November2003), of 1 month each at the ACRIN headquarters in Philadelphia, Pa, the ACRIN Biostatisticaland Data Management Center at Brown University, Providence, RI, and the NIH Biomedical Imag-ing Program, Bethesda, Md (total of 3 months). Two additional didactic months occur at the veryend of the program (July–August 2005) at one or more of these sites.
For the intervening 19 months (December 2003–June 2005), Fellows will increasingly assumeleadership roles in ACRIN trials, working out of their home institutions. Fellows will attend thesemi-annual ACRIN meetings at ACRIN expense. The ultimate goal is to have each Fellow designand lead as Principal Investigator an ACRIN clinical trial. For more information about ACRINorganization, activities, and current trials, visit the ACRIN Web site, www.acrin.org.
Eligibility: All radiology trainees and radiologists, regardless of age, practice setting, or country oforigin, are eligible to apply. The award pays only travel and living expenses. Applicants are respon-sible for ensuring that they can have leave of absence from their work settings during the period ofthe didactic components of the program.
Deadline for Applications and Fellow Selection: Applications must be received by January 15,2003. Applications are available on the ACRIN Web site, www.acrin.org, or from the ACRINadministrator (phone: 215-574-3231). Fellows will be selected by the ACRIN Fellowship Advi-sory Committee, and applicants will be notified no later than February 15, 2003, for Fellowships tobegin September 1, 2003.