Interventional Radiology Committee
VIR Committee Report
April 9-10, 2021
To follow up on Mike Dake, MD’s commitment to Diversity from June 2020, SIR has initiated the following:
GEMS program allowing medical students from diverse backgrounds to attend IR clerkships at away institutions
Diversity and Inclusiveness microgrant program for research either conducted by a woman or member of a minority group, or seeks to increase awareness of the diversity or inclusiveness of the specialty,
Speaker Bureau to increase the presence of underrepresented groups as speakers at national meetings and conferences.
IR Sections now include an Underrepresented Minorities Section and a Women in IR section