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As good as gold: HCIAC members an important link to ASRT members.

The ASRT Education and Research Foundation's Health Care Industry Advisory Council is a highly regarded community of experts. HCIAC members are dedicated to addressing issues that influence the direction of radiologic sciences and, ultimately, quality patient care. HCIAC is an important link between industry and radiologic technologists.

HCIAC's gold-level members each provide $10,000 annually to support the Foundation's ability to operate its scholarship and grant programs. This year's gold-level members are Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Philips Medical Systems North America, Bracco Diagnostics, Siemens Medical Solutions USA and Terumo Interventional Systems.

In addition to their unrestricted donation as HCIAC members, certain gold members make additional contributions to directly fund award programs. Bracco is a scholarship patron, Terumo sponsors a writing competition and Siemens funds a professional scholarship program.

One ASRT member who is benefiting from the generosity of a HCIAC gold-level member is Donna K. Rufsholm, R.T.(R)(M), of Homer, Alaska. Ms. Rufsholm is a recipient of the 2006 Siemens Clinical Advancement Scholarship. She is enrolled in a health arts bachelor's degree program at the University of St. Francis.

"I feel that it is important for an individual in a leadership position to have a well-rounded education beyond the basic requirements in the field in which he or she is credentialed or licensed," said Ms. Rufsholm. "Being awarded this scholarship will allow me to complete my degree in the next two years."

For more information about HCIAC and Foundation scholarship and grant programs, visit www.asrt.org/foundation.

With sadness, we pass on the news of the death of former ASRT Education and Research Foundation Director of Development Ted Katsinas. Mr. Katsinas most recently served as vice president for communications of the Orthopedic Research and Education Foundation. He was 45.

In his tenure with the Foundation, Mr. Katsinas cultivated relationships with members of the Health Care Industry Advisory Council, helping to make it the success it is today. He also worked to develop the Foundation's Annual Drawing, Annual Giving plan and Planned Giving program. He will be deeply missed, professionally and personally.

Michelle Stephens is the ASRT corporate writer.
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