Bothell, WA (PRWEB) September 19, 2010
The International Foundation for Education and Research (IFSER) is dedicated to improving access to quality education and information for the global sonographic community through grant programs and educational products. IFSER makes a positive contribution to the global sonographic community by offering assistance to all who practice the science of ultrasound worldwide or who are engaged in ultrasound research, we can elevate the profession and advance the practice of this valuable medical technology to all in need.
In 1999, Don Milburn, who was then with Diasonics, had what was a radical idea at the time. Diasonics would donate $500 from each machine sold to a scholarship fund to be awarded to sonography students. It was a collaboration of educators, commercial representatives and clinical sonographers who met and created the first ever foundation of its kind.
Now, more than 20 years later, the same core group of people have a bigger vision. We believe that by working together with the many varied organizations, both non-profit and commercial, all of us can have a greater impact on sonography around the world. The best way to accomplish this is to set up a completely separate non-profit organization which has no ties to any association, organization or commercial entity. The organization is called the International Foundation for Sonography Education and Research. (IFSFR) It has its own Board of Directors and dedicated staff.
Since its inception the organization has given over $500,000 in scholarship assistance, developed educational products, sponsored 7 professional awards and distributed more than $100,000 in grants. The breadth of its work has affected many in the sonography community.
We would like to introduce our Board of Directors to the community and we encourage you to contact us. The website is http://www.ifser.org. Individual email addresses are listed after each board member.
Jeanette Burlbaw, BS, RDMS, FSDMS
Carolyn Coffin, MPH, RDMS, RVT, RDCS, FSDMS, President IFSER
Marveen Craig, AA, RDMS, FSDMS, Senior Advisor IFSER
Lori Koziol, B.APP.SCI.(M), CRGS, ARDMS, FSDMS, RT(R)
Salvatore Larusso, M.ED, RDMS, RT(R), Treasurer IFSER
Kelley McDonald, MS, RDMS, RVT, RT(R)
Donald T. Milburn, RDCS, RVT, AACT, FSDMS
Susan Raatz Stephenson, MA.ED., BSRT-U, RDMS, RVT, RT(R)(CT)
David Anderson – Executive Director