The goal of the AAWR Research and Education Foundation is to provide Professional Leadership and Recognition Awards to AAWR members. The Foundation sponsors one junior and one senior AAWR member to attend the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Professional Development Seminars for Junior and Senior Women Faculty. The AAWR Recognition Awards are designed to acknowledge scientific presentations conducted by AAWR members that have been accepted by a national meeting, such as the RSNA, ASTRO and ARRS. The AAWR Research and Education Foundation thrives on donations from our members.
The American Association for Women Radiologists (AAWR) is a professional organization for women radiologists established in 1981 with focus on:
A radiologist is a physician who diagnoses diseases by obtaining and interpreting medical images. A radiologist correlates medical image findings with other examinations and tests, recommends further examinations or treatments, and confers with referring physicians (the doctors who send patients to the radiology department or clinic for testing). Radiologists also treat some diseases by means of radiation (radiation oncology) or minimally invasive, image-guided procedures (interventional radiology). Like other physicians, the radiologist must have graduated from an accredited medical school, passed a licensing examination, and completed at least 4 years of post-graduate medical education (residency). Radiologists are usually board certified, that is, have taken and passed an examination and thus approved to practice in the field by either the American Board of Radiology (for a medical doctor) or the American Osteopathic Board of Radiology (for an osteopathic doctor).
To learn more about different professions in diagnostic radiology, career requirements and job opportunities visit the Professions in Radiology web page sponsored by the RSNA and ACR.