Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography Foundation introduces Sonography Research Institute

November 20, 2012

PLANO, TEXAS -- The SDMS Foundation would like to introduce the Sonography Research Institute (SRI) which has been established through a strategic partnership among sonography organizations to assist sonographers with acquiring the skills and expertise to conduct and publish original sonographic research.

The "Young Sonographer Investigators" will be matched with highly experienced, well-published, sonographer researchers who are luminaries within the profession. The sonographer candidates chosen to participate in this first cohort will receive personalized instruction and support to learn more about how to frame research questions, how to conduct original research, what kinds of research and statistical tools could and should be applied, how to successfully complete an Institutional Review Board (IRB) application, and how to prepare research project results for publication in a peer-reviewed journal.

Candidates must be a current SDMS member in good standing, certified by a SDMS-recognized credentialing organization (currently ARDMS and CCI) in the specialty area in which the research is to be performed and have obtained an Associate's degree or higher.
Visit the SDMS Foundation's website at to find out more about the Sonography Research Institute. All applications must be completed and received by December 31, 2012.

Sonography Research Institute Faculty

Phillip Bendick, PhD, RVT, FSDMS Terry DuBose, MS, RDMS, FSDMS, FAIUM


Karen Having, MEd, RT(R), RDMS

Carol Mitchell, PhD, RT(R), RDMS, RDCS, RVT, FSDMS

Sonography Research Institute Project Manager


Sonography Research Institute Staff Liaisons

Donald Haydon, CAE & Mary Rodriguez, CAE

The program's supporting organizations

The Breast Ultrasound Foundation, Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI), SAGE Publications, and the Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography.

About the SDMS Foundation

The Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (SDMS) Foundation is a charitable, nonprofit organization, affiliated with the SDMS, which provides a variety of charitable programs that benefit the sonography community and the patients they serve. SDMS Foundation programs are made possible by the generous donations from SDMS memberas and the sonography community. The SDMS Foundation is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a tax exempt charitable organization described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

The Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JDMS) is published by SAGE on behalf of SDMS

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