Benefits of Membership in the Academy

Benefits of Membership in the Academy 2018-06-21T15:11:17+00:00

Benefits of belonging to an advocacy organization representing the imaging research community with a diverse membership of more than 200 imaging societies, academic departments, industry partners and patient advocacy groups.

The mission of The Academy for Radiology & Biomedical Imaging Research (The Academy) is to raise the profile of imaging research through education and advocacy. The Academy works to increase resources and opportunities for imaging research, and promote the translation of that research to enhance human health.

Make a Difference by Joining the Academy to Support Imaging & Bioengineering Research Funding

Established in 1995 as a joint effort of many of the existing radiological societies, the Academy was the catalyst for the creation of the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This association represents the efforts of the scientific community in advancing medical imaging and bioengineering research.

The Academy’s specific aims include:

  • increasing government support for medical imaging research across the federal government
  • advocating for the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) and other Institutes with medical imaging portfolios at the NIH before Congress
  • engaging with the federal government on imaging and bioengineering research priorities
  • enhancing training opportunities for early career investigators to interact with NIH and advocate with their congressional delegation
  • emphasizing the impact of imaging research on patient care

The Academy has also created the Coalition for Imaging and Bioengineering Research (CIBR). CIBR to foster conversation, collaboration, and advocacy opportunities among other important stakeholders in the imaging research community: imaging manufacturers, patient advocacy groups, academic departments and imaging societies. Join CIBR and participate in our renewed effort to strengthen our advocacy efforts and define areas of interest that can help promote the impact of imaging research. Together, we can help ensure that the congressional appropriations continue to support in research at the NIH and all the federal agencies that support imaging.

If you have questions email Emily Townley.