The Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) announced that St. Jude Medical Foundation has pledged US$100,000 for funding of its Discovery Campaign, an initiative which seeks to further the growth of minimally invasive medicine into new areas of discovery.
“Support from St. Jude Medical Foundation strengthens SIR Foundation’s Discovery Campaign as it paves the way for a new generation of interventional radiologists—standard bearers in a field known for innovation in ways to deliver patient care,” said Gordon McLennan, chair of the SIR Foundation board of directors. “This support accelerates the pioneering work of interventional radiology, opening doors to progress and enabling new ways to deliver the most advanced technology in the field”.
“We thank St. Jude Medical Foundation for coming forward to support us on this venture,” noted McLennan, who is an interventional radiologist with the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
“St. Jude Medical Foundation supports the work of the Society of Interventional Radiology and recognises its contributions to the field of minimally invasive medicine,” said Angie Craig, St. Jude Medical Foundation president and vice president of corporate relations and human resources for St. Jude Medical. “The Discovery Campaign aligns well with our foundation’s
mission to advance the state of medical knowledge. We hope our contribution will help to augment this important area of study that will ultimately improve and save lives,” she added.
The Discovery Campaign was launched initially in 2007 with a SIR membership phase. Last year marked the initiation of the campaign’s outreach to the medical technology industry for support.