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ASRT Foundation Receives Humanitarian Award

May 24, 2017

In recognition of its tireless efforts to provide radiologic science education for medical imaging and radiation therapy professionals working in underserved communities throughout the world, the ASRT Foundation has been awarded the ACR Foundation 2017 Global Humanitarian Award in the Organization category.

As the philanthropic arm of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists, the ASRT Foundation is the leading source of global charitable funding for medical imaging technologists and radiation therapists. ASRT Foundation programs have supported the educational and volunteer goals of medical imaging and radiation therapy professionals for more than a decade.

In its award selection process, the ACR Foundation cited the ASRT Foundation’s ongoing commitment to providing improved access to worldwide medical care as a key example of what the Global Humanitarian Award represents.

In addition, the ACR singled out the ASRT Foundation Community Outreach Fellowship program as a world-class outreach initiative. The program has provided travel support for more than 60 ASRT members to perform volunteer medical relief services in 17 countries throughout Africa, Asia, Central and South America, and the Caribbean. Volunteers train local medical imaging and radiation therapy professionals and implement advanced radiologic systems in underserved countries.

“It was my honor to accept this award on behalf of the Foundation’s board of trustees, staff and especially the many passionate volunteers who have played a role in making our international outreach efforts such a success,” said Sal Martino, Ed.D., R.T.(R), FASRT, CAE, chief executive officer of the ASRT Foundation. “We’re always pleased to receive recognition for our efforts, but the real gratification comes in knowing that we’ve made positive changes in underserved countries across the globe. I also want to recognize our selfless donors who have empowered this program with their generous gifts.”

The ACRF Global Humanitarian program is an annual award that recognizes individual radiologists, organizations and industry groups for their extraordinary volunteer efforts to improve quality access to sustainable radiological care throughout the world.

Dr. Martino received the award during a ceremony at the Annual Meeting of the American College of Radiology on May 23 in Washington, D.C.

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