The John S. Dunn Research Foundation Center for Radiological Sciences serves as the pre-clinical research facility for Interventional Radiology and provides imaging and lab support for other investigators. The mission of the Center is to improve the management of cancer patients through the development and teaching of imaging-guided, minimally invasive techniques for treatment and diagnosis.
We utilize the funding provided by the John S. Dunn Foundation to employ the staff and maintain the facility. Specifically, we offer:
- A setting in which to develop new techniques and to modify existing methods to make them more effective for clinical use
- An environment to develop, test and refine devices, drugs, and imaging agents to improve the treatment and quality of life of patients
- Training and educational programs
- John S. Dunn Foundation
- Michael Wallace, M.D.
- Sidney Wallace, M.D.
Since 1980, over 400 physicians from across the globe have participated in the Center's training programs.
Postgraduate Research Program
Our Postgraduate Research Training Program provides research (experimental design/conduct) training for postdoctoral students who spend 6-24 months in the laboratory working pre-clinical research projects.
Clinical Residency Programs
With the recent establishment of Integrated and Independent IR residencies, there will be new opportunities to incorporate research training into the curriculum for a new generation of physicians
These research-oriented programs provide hands-on training for the participants as they work with their IR faculty mentor(s) and Center staff. As knowledge and skills are gained, these trainees take on increasing levels of responsibility within a given project, ultimately taking responsibility for planning and conducting the research under the guidance of their mentors. Participants in both programs are expected to present their research results at major scientific meetings. These training programs have been expanded to include graduate and medical students as well as summer interns.