Supporters Make the Profession Stronger

Sep. 28, 2015

The passion that ASRT Foundation donors, volunteers and recipients have for the profession is what makes it such a strong resource for helping students, medical imaging technologists and radiation therapists to grow.

As members of our R.T. family, you join together to make scholarships, research grants and community outreach projects possible. Your passion for the profession and dedication to seeing it elevated unites us in a common cause to help strengthen the R.T. community through the Foundation. We hear from a lot of you about what drives you to go above and beyond in supporting others. We wanted to share with you messages from your colleagues about how you improved their lives and influenced the profession.

“The support from the ASRT Foundation was combined with other awards, allowing me to develop the initial platform of this system. It is important to emphasize the impact of what I consider a ‘seed grant’ from my professional organization. In contrast to grants I applied for outside of our profession, your support conveyed both confidence and trust from a group whose background understands the language, concepts and goals within the discipline of the radiologic sciences. I appreciate the confidence and trust that the ASRT has in me. I look forward to my continued work with the ASRT to improve affordable teaching technology for the radiologic sciences.”
– Ronnie G. Lozano, Ph.D., R.T.(T), of San Marcos, Texas

“I donate because I was involved with the Society for many years, and I want to support the careers of R.T.s and the advancement of the profession.”
– Virginia Milligan, R.T.(R), FASRT, of Sun City, Arizona

“We, as a professional community, do a lot of good for our patients. It’s important to be a part of something greater than oneself. I never got a scholarship from the Foundation. I never went for a research grant — I’m a terrible writer. But I’m so proud of my profession, and I feel pride in helping my profession grow and become better. That’s why I give. I’m part of a greater whole.”
– Becky Kruse, R.T.(R), of Albuquerque, New Mexico

“The Health Care Industry Advisory Council provides an amazing forum for companies like Elekta to work collaboratively with peer organizations. When we pool our resources, knowledge and experiences together for the betterment of the entire radiologic sciences community and patients worldwide, everyone wins.”
– Kimberly Gehrin, R.T.(R)(T), of O’Fallon, Missouri

“Cathy Parsons’ legacy is inspiring in a field where a degree is not yet necessary but still an honored accomplishment. Being a working adult returning to college seems daunting, but the assistance of the ASRT Foundation in providing scholarship opportunities affords many of us the ability to focus less on financial considerations and more on our academic and professional aspirations.”
– Christina Hendricks, R.T.(R), RDMS, RVT, of Madison, Wisconsin

“Serving as a volunteer for the ASRT and Foundation has helped me develop as a professional while making so many great friends throughout the United States. It’s a fantastic feeling to know that you are giving back to the community that has helped you become who you are.”
– Nina Kowalczyk, Ph.D., R.T.(R)(CT)(QM), FASRT, of Grove City, Ohio

“This outreach opportunity was an incredible experience working with our colleagues at the General Hospital of Ningxia Medical University, a comprehensive tertiary hospital integrating clinical treatment, education, scientific research, examination and training in the city of Yinchuan. The experience made me realize that we need to be more active in promoting continuous education to other R.T. professionals in remote locations across the world. The China team was so appreciative of our support and eager to learn about the U.S. radiation therapy practices. I also learned a lot through their questions and practices.”
– Taeko Yoshizaki, M.P.H., CMD, R.T.(T), of Yorba Linda, California

“Hybrid equipment and technology are advancing more quickly than our ability to educate technologists. I’ve seen that firsthand as vice president of global clinical services for Hologic’s Breast & Skeletal Health Solutions. For the past two years, the ASRT Foundation’s Health Care Industry Advisory Council has worked to identify issues associated with hybrid technology, such as PET-MR, and is sharing information with important constituents, including organizations that certify radiologic technologists. The need for technologists certified in multiple modalities continues to increase.”
– Robin Hillman, M.H.A., R.T.(R)(M), of Oxford, Connecticut

As a member of our R.T. family, you are changing the lives of recipients as well as the profession. It is your dedication as individuals and as a group that is moving the profession forward and helping others grow. Your passion is inspiring those around you to continue your legacy of philanthropy.