RLI Selects Scholarship Recipients to Attend RLI Annual Event

Released: 1-Jul-2013 10:00 AM EDT
Source Newsroom: American College of Radiology (ACR)
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Newswise — The American College of Radiology (ACR) Radiology Leadership Institute (RLI) has awarded scholarships to 10 residents enabling them to attend the RLI Annual Event, July 25–28, 2013, at the Kellogg School of Management on Northwestern University’s Evanston, IL, campus. This all-new event will arm participants with the tools and strategies needed to succeed in today's changing health care environment.

The RLI Scholarship Program was initiated to provide financial assistance to deserving radiologists that would provide them with access to the critical content included in the RLI curriculum — including the annual event. The inaugural recipients are:

1. Zachary Ballenger, M.D., Indiana University School of Medicine
2. McKinley Glover IV, M.D., MHS, Massachusetts General Hospital
3. Matthew Harper, M.D., Geisinger Health System
4. H. Benjamin Harvey, M.D., JD, Massachusetts General Hospital
5. Stephen James Hunt, M.D., Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
6. Paul Lewis, M.D., M.S., Rush University Medical Center
7. Lisa Mabry, M.D., University of Alabama at Birmingham
8. Robert A. Mackey, M.D., MBA, Georgia Regents University
9. Andrew Moriarity, M.D., Henry Ford Hospital
10. Steven Temkin, M.D., Hartford Hospital

The RLI selected leading radiology professionals to collaborate with the renowned Kellogg business school faculty to produce an educational event focused on implementation of best business practices in a radiology environment. The four-day program can help radiology professionals of all career stages to:

• Identify key operational metrics and processes for organizational effectiveness and utilize tools to embed the “value” concept into practice management
• Explore effective negotiation techniques and learn strategies to maximize the potential for a deal
• Build and manage more effective teams to improve quality and profitability of care
• Manage conflict, deal with uncertainty, create opportunities for improvement and understand how team dynamics will likely shape the role of radiology in new payment systems

“The mission of the RLI is to prepare leaders who will shape the future of radiology, ensure quality, elevate service and deliver extraordinary patient care. We realize that, for many residents and fellows, funding is at a premium. The ACR wants to help them gain access to this critical content, navigate the transition from volume to value-based care, advance their careers, and become better providers and better leaders,” said Cynthia S. Sherry, M.D., FACR, medical director of the Radiology Leadership Institute and chair of the American College of Radiology Commission on Leadership and Practice Development.

Funding for the RLI Scholarship Program comes from the ACR Foundation RLI Fund.

The RLI Annual Event Scholarship application, scholarship policies, requirements and selection criteria, are available at radiologyleaders.org/annual-event-scholarship.html.

Residents and fellows may soon apply for a limited number of scholarships to attend other RLI programs. Opportunities for donors to provide funding for named scholarships and endowments will be made available to individuals, chapters and practices through the ACR Foundation.

To schedule an interview with an RLI spokesperson, please contact Heather Curry at 703-390-9822 or PR@acr.org.


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