Bram Stolk, PhD, MBA, Vice President and General Manager at GE Healthcare has been elected Vice Chair of the Academy’s Coalition for Imaging and Bioengineering Research (CIBR). As Vice-Chair, he will be the first industry partner to sit on the Academy’s Board of Directors. Stolk has been a longtime supporter of the CIBR coalition’s efforts and a strong supporter for the work of the Academy.
The Academy for Radiology & Biomedical Imaging Research established the Coalition for Imaging and Bioengineering Research (CIBR) in 2008 to ensure that the voice of imaging research would be both unified and diverse. The Academy felt it was critical to involve all stakeholders of the imaging research community in advocacy and further support the achievement of the mission to enhance patient care through research advances in biomedical imaging.
Today, CIBR has over 200 members, including patient advocacy groups, academic radiology departments, imaging societies, and industry companies. Our patient groups represent the full spectrum of diseases that use imaging for their detection, diagnosis, and/or treatment. And our industry partners bring the expertise and depth of knowledge of the technical advances in imaging research and serve as research partners with many of our academic department members.
We welcome Bram as the new CIBR Vice-Chair and Academy’s Board member and are grateful to GE Healthcare’s ongoing commitment to the Academy and advocacy on behalf of the imaging research community and its support for sustained funding at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and across the federal government.