The Duke Department of Radiology is pleased to announce a new funding opportunity in support of Duke Radiology, the Charles E. Putman M.D. Vision award.
Dr. Putman was Chairman of the Duke Department of Radiology from 1977 to 1985. During his time at Duke, he led Duke Radiology into the highest echelons of excellence in clinical care, teaching and academics. As former Duke University President Nannerl Keohane recalled: “He was a brilliant scientist whose pathbreaking work in imaging was world renowned. While he was a national leader in research policy, he was first and foremost a physician who cared deeply about his patients. His compassionate caring for so many people and his strong leadership of the university’s research enterprise made an enormous difference to Duke. No one loved Duke more nor was more dedicated to our university than Charles.”
The goal of the award program is to encourage research that will inform and improve the practice of Radiology, foster new collaborations between research and clinical faculty, and allow investigators to develop preliminary data that will support external funding proposals. Research can span the spectrum from basic, clinical or translational research to health services.
Principal investigators must be employed by Duke University and/or Duke PDC as at least a 50% FTE faculty member. Both research and clinical faculty with a primary appointment at Duke Radiology are eligible. Up to two principal investigators may apply, and co-PI applications are encouraged.
- Proposals with clinical components need not have IRB approval and proposals with involving animals need not have IACUC approval at the time of application, but the likelihood of gaining approval will be part of the reviewers’ feasibility review. IRB or IACUC approval if needed must be gained before funds are disbursed.
- Reviewers will score more highly applications which represent a new collaboration between Duke Radiology clinical faculty and research faculty, with one research and one clinical faculty primary investigator on the proposal. For the purposes of this award, collaborations will be considered new if: (1) the two co-investigators have not been co-authors on the same academic publication within the last 3 years (excluding case reports and reviews) and (2) neither of the two co-investigators has an awarded or actively in submission NIH grant on which one is the primary investigator and the other an investigator or co-PI. Reviewers will score more highly applications in which both co-PIs have significant leadership of and/or intellectual input into grant activities. If appropriate, please describe role of both co-PIs in “Description of Investigators” section of proposal.
- Reviewers will score more highly applications which include Duke Radiology residents and provide an opportunity for the residents to gain research experience.
- Although the support of collaborations outside of Duke Radiology is a laudable goal, that is not the purpose of this award program. If significant expenditures and/or collaborations outside of Duke Radiology are planned, these should be very carefully justified in the context of the goals of this program.