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Hyman-Ghesani RAD-AID SNMMI Global Health Scholarship

Thanks to the generosity of Dr. Ghesani and Mr. Hyman, and the global health visions shared by RAD-AID and SNMMI, we are pleased to offer an initiative designed to give SNMMI members the opportunity to contribute to the health care needs of developing countries and medically underserved populations. 

The application is for SNMMI member residents and faculty of ACGME accredited radiology and nuclear medicine departments the to apply for funded positions in RAD-AID interdisciplinary teams serving in Tanzania. We are now accepting applications for the 2019 cycle.


The purpose of the Hyman-Ghesani RAD-AID SNMMI Global Health Scholarship is to improve access to quality medical imaging for populations in poor and medically underserved regions of the world.   Recipients of the Hyman Ghesani Scholarship awards will have opportunities in educational training, research, direct on-site assistance in medical imaging, and strategic planning of new imaging services. Recipients of the award will have the opportunity to work as a member of RAD-AID’s multidisciplinary teams carrying out projects that include 2-4 weeks of funded travel.

These teams include radiologists, nuclear medicine physicians, nuclear medicine technologists, radiologic technologists, radiographers, radiation therapists, nurses, public health officers, and business leaders from numerous institutions working together to implement multidisciplinary solutions that integrate economic development, health care system evaluation, technology innovation, and clinical education. Projects in this program aim to increase and improve radiology, nuclear medicine and molecular imaging in poor and developing countries.


Applicants must meet all of the following criteria to apply for the program in accordance with Hyman-Ghesani selection criteria:

  • Resident or Faculty member of an ACGME accredited medical center in radiology and/or nuclear medicine.

  • Active member of SNMMI, as determined solely by SNMMI in its sole discretion.

  • Finalist candidates must complete a supplemental application for SNMMI, including submission of two letters of recommendation, if deemed necessary by SNMMI, to be considered in final stage of selection.

  • Once selected, awardees must sign and accept any and all release forms provided by SNMMI and RAD-AID.


Submit a written report summarizing his/her work, to be used by other RAD-AID team members for planning next steps in project management (required by all program participants)

Submit one or more of the following to SNMMI and/or RAD-AID:

  • An article, suitable for a RAD-AID or SNMMI publication, which summarizes the project, the participant’s experience and/or data. Submission may not be the same item as collaboration with RAD-AID team members to publish in a scholarly journal. Publication of submission is at the discretion of SNMMI.

  • Application or abstract to provide an oral presentation or poster of the project at a SNMMI sponsored conference. Selection as a presenter is at the discretion of SNMMI.

  • Maintain a blog of their project experiences on SNMMI website, at SNMMI discretion.

Submit one or more of the following to RAD-AID:

  • Application or abstract to provide an oral presentation (with Power Point) or poster of the project at the RAD-AID Conference on International Radiology for Developing Countries (subject to RAD-AID Conference Committee approval). RAD-AID Conference participation/attendance is optional and, therefore, costs arising from travel to the RAD-AID Conference are not currently funded.

  • Maintain a blog or submit a photo journal of their project experiences.

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