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Bracco renews its scholarship initiative to support young radiologists

August 11, 2022 — Bracco Imaging SpA has announced the renewal of the “Bracco Fellowships” initiative, in partnership with the European Society of Radiology (ESR), for the promotion of excellence among European radiologists.

Fellowships will be awarded for 70 clinical, 20 research, and 5 management grants, to be awarded between 2023 and 2025, to support the training of young radiologists with high leadership potential in leading hospitals and healthcare facilities.

The program was initially launched in 2017 in partnership with the European School of Radiology (ESOR), an institution that fulfills the mission of the European Society of Radiology (ESR) in the field of education. As such, ESOR continues to run the program. The educational initiative is part of the Bracco Group’s efforts to support the diagnostic imaging community, according to a press release issued by Bracco at the European Congress of Radiology (ECR), held in July 2022.

“The Bracco Fellowships are the result of a long-standing collaboration with ESOR, whom we thank for their outstanding efforts in providing high quality education for the radiology community,” according to Fulvio Renoldi Bracco, Managing Director of Bracco Imaging. He added: “We must not forget that the future of diagnostics is in the hands of young talents who deserve our full trust and support. We sincerely hope that this initiative for young radiologists will be an important incentive to look to the future with enthusiasm.

Bracco fellowships differ from other established ESOR fellowships/fellowships in that they are not designed to cover a broader/general area of ​​a sub-specialty, according to ESOR, which noted that applicants can apply for one of three types available:

Clinical Fellowship – 2 months
The goal of the clinical fellowship is to learn about a specific disease or technique, protocol, specific organ, specific approach, or clinical application.

Management grant – 2 months
The objective of the management course is to understand the multi-professional organization of radiology departments.

Research grant – 4 months
The objective of this program is to develop skills in research and research methodology.

“I would like to express my sincere gratitude to Bracco for their continued support of ESOR’s educational efforts since its founding in 2007,” said Dr. Valérie Vilgrain, who served as ESOR’s Scientific/Pedagogical Director ( European School of Radiology) since March 2018.

“ESOR is proud to offer a bold educational program, including the Bracco Fellowships, which are dedicated to the professional and scientific development of young radiologists,” added Vilgrain, Director of the Department of Radiology at Beaujon University Hospital and Professor of radiology at Beaujon University Hospital. University of Paris, France. She added: “Together with Bracco, we have succeeded in further developing these scholarships and continuously adapting them to changing educational requirements. Over the past 15 years, ESOR has become a progressive provider of medical education in radiology in Europe and beyond. The invaluable cooperation with Bracco has enabled ESOR to open the world of education to many people, providing opportunities for young radiologists.

About ESOR

The European School of Radiology (ESOR) is an institution fulfilling the mission of the European Society of Radiology (ESR) in the field of education. One of its main objectives is to help harmonize the teaching of radiology in Europe. With its wide range of activities, ESOR also aims to raise the standards in the field of scientific radiology, to extend and coordinate educational resources worldwide and to help young radiologists acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to meet to the demands of tomorrow.

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