The Academy for Radiology & Biomedical Imaging Research created the Council of Early Investigators in Imaging (CECI²) in 2014 to recognize the achievements of researchers who are in the early phases of their careers and engage them in our advocacy for research funding. Academic departments who are members of the Academy’s Academic Council are eligible to nominate an individual from their department to be considered as a member of the Academy CECI².
Nominated by the Chair or Vice Chair for Research, the two main criteria for consideration are their potential in securing an NIH RO1 in the future (based on RSNA grants, K awards and other society awards), and by illustrating clearly their interest in the mission of the Academy.
Initial awardees are funded to travel to Washington, DC for the Academy’s CIBR Medical Imaging Technology Showcase in the spring and visit institutes and centers at the NIH, participate in grassroots advocacy by visiting congressional offices, and display and discuss research posters at the Showcase with attendees.
Two electronic notices are sent out to all Academic Chairs and Vice Chairs of Research who are members of the Academy, with a link to the nomination forms and a deadline announcement. Once all nominations are received, the co-chairs of CECI2 along with the CIBR Chair will determine the CECI2 awardees. All nominees and those who nominated them will be notified via email, in the Academy newsletter and our website. Academy staff then begins working with each new CECI² member to prepare for three full days of advocacy and educational meetings and events in Washington DC.
Current CECI2 co-chairs:
Samuel Galgano, MD @ University of Alabama Birmingham and Alexander Goehler, MD, PhD @ Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Who do I contact with questions?
Please address questions to Renee Cruea, Executive Director at [email protected], Emily Townley, Executive Administrator, Operations Manager at [email protected], or CECI2 Chair, Dr. Rebecca Rakow-Penner, at [email protected] and Co-Chair, Dr. Jadranka Stojanovska at [email protected]