AAR Clinical Effectiveness Radiology Research Academic Fellowship (CERRAF) Award

Formerly GERRAF award. This program is supported by GE Healthcare. 

Since their inauguration in 1992, AAR CERRAF fellowships have been one of the most sought-after awards in academic radiology. Already, they have helped dozens of academic radiologists through:

  • Strengthening the research interest of radiologist-investigators by broadening their opportunities for continuing scholarship

  • Fostering original clinical and health services research in technology assessment, health and economic outcome methods, and decision analysis

CERRAF Board of Review
CERRAF Fellows and Research Projects
CERRAF Mentoring
CERRAF Winter Retreat
CERRAF Selection Criteria

Application Process

If you are interested in a radiology research career and currently hold a junior faculty appointment in an academic radiology training institution in the U.S. or Canada, you may be eligible to apply for a CERRAF Award.

For complete application instructions and materials, please download the following:

CERRAF Sample Research and Education Plans

Please note that these are not complete applications. For full application requirements please see the Guidelines and Instructions above.


The AAR CERRAF application deadline is January 19, 2024 at 12:00 noon Central Time. 

Contact Information

CERRAF Program Manager
Association of Academic Radiology
E-mail: [email protected]



2024 Fellows: Jonathan D. Lindquist, MD University of Colorado School of Medicine; Hannah S. Milch, MD Department of Radiological Sciences - UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine; Derek L. Nguyen, MD, Duke University Medical Center


2023 Fellows: Florence X. Doo, MD, MA Stanford University; Yan Epelboym, MD, MPH Brigham and Women’s Hospital; Marissa B. Lawson, MD, University of Washington

2022 Fellows: Patricia Balthazar, MD, Emory University School of Medicine; Paul M. Bunch, MD, Wake Forest School of Medicine; Farouk Dako, MD, MPH, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania; Clare Poynton, MD, PhD, Boston Medical Center

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