Research & Education Fund

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The mission of the R&E Fund is to support the research and education of breast imaging professionals. SBI wishes to offer travel grants to residents and fellows who have been selected to present their original scientific work at the SBI Breast Imaging Symposium. The travel stipend will give them the opportunity to attend the entire conference to enhance their knowledge while networking with their peers and leaders in the field of breast imaging. Your generous donations will ensure these deserving young professionals—the future of the society—have the access, support, and resources they need to excel.

Award criteria: At the conclusion of the abstract review process, the Scientific Program Chair will select up to 10 residents and/or fellows for further consideration of the travel grant. Residents who are first authors on the abstract will be given priority. Oral and Electronic presentations will be considered for the travel grants.

Trustee $10,000+
Steward $5,000 - $9,999
Benefactor $1,000 - $4,999
Philanthropist $500 - $999
Friend $100 - $499

Contributions or gifts to SBI are deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes in the US. SBI Federal Tax I.D. is #22-2701841

Who We Fund

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2022 Academy Council for Early Career Investigator

Dr. Bhavika Patel was selected to join as a new member of the 2023 Academy Council for Early Career Investigators in Imaging (CECI2). Dr. Patel was sponsored by the Society of Breast Imaging through contributions to the SBI Research & Education Fund.

Apply to be Nominated for the 2024 Early Career Investigator Program

SBI has been invited by The Academy for Radiology & Biomedical Imaging Research to nominate a young professional or early career member participate in 2024 - 2025 class of The Academy's Council of Early Career Investigators in Imaging (CECI²) program.

The purpose of CECI² is to recognize and encourage the early career achievements of researchers, engage them in advocacy for research funding, create cross institutional educational programming and facilitate diverse networking opportunities.

If selected, all members of the class will participate in a 6-8 month virtual program. In addition, members will have an opportunity to advance to participate in the Academy’s Annual Medical Imaging Technology Showcase, Congressional Events, and NIH Meetings spring 2025 (dates TBD) in Washington, DC. All programming is designed by current investigators who have previously completed the program to ensure continued relevance, impact and growth.

SBI supports an Early Career Investigator through the Research & Education Fund and will provide a travel stipend to attend the in-person events in Washington, DC.

You must be a member of SBI in good standing to apply. Please complete this form and submit your CV by Friday, July 19, 2025 for the chance to be nominated on behalf of SBI.