Gifts to the UAMS Department of Radiology help us train the next generation of radiologists, and there are many opportunities for directed giving. Our endowments and Visiting Professor program expand educational opportunities for our trainees, faculty, and alumni.

Diner Family Endowment for Radiology Resident Education

Dedicated to maintaining excellence in radiology by supporting resident education. Allocation of funds from the endowment is decided by committee (the department chairman or his designate, the radiology residency program director, and chief residents).

Howard J. Barnhard Medical Research Endowment in Radiology

Tribute to Dr. Howard J. Barnhard, Professor Emeritus of Radiology and former chairman (1960-1973), to support radiology fellow and resident research endeavors.

Ernest J. Ferris Endowed Chair in Diagnostic Radiology

Established in 1998 to recognize Dr. Ferris as an outstanding educator, role model, and leader in the profession of radiology. While Chairman of the Department of Radiology (1977-2008), he held many offices in national and international radiology organizations and received numerous honors and awards including the RSNA Gold Medal and UAMS College of Medicine’s “Distinguished Faculty” award. In 2010, the Ernest J. Ferris Imaging Center at the Winthrop Paul Rockefeller Cancer Institute was named in his honor.

Diner Memorial Lecture in Radiology

Established in 1989 by radiology residents in memory of Jack Diner, who was an excellent artist, medical illustrator and facial prosthetist. The fund supports an annual lecture series for visiting professors, introducing our residents to nationally prominent leaders in radiology.

Sarah G. Klein Resident Education Lecture

Established by the class of 2006 to honor Dr. Klein for her contributions and extraordinary efforts as program director (1993-2006). Fund provides annual lectures dedicated to the continuing advancement of radiology resident education with special emphasis on the ACGME general competencies.

Radiology Education Fund

In 2014 , we established a Radiology Education Fund to supplement residency education activities such as the AIRP, review courses, and professional meeting attendance. The purpose of the fund is to expand educational and net-working opportunities for residents and teaching faculty, offset the cost of education resources, support invited speakers and resident recruitment, and reward extraordinary educational achievements. Other activities which enhance GME in the department may be funded at the discretion of the Program Director.


If you wish to give directly to one of these funds, please designate it on the Fund Name section of the online giving form. Otherwise your gift will benefit an area of greatest need within the department. You can also send a gift by mail or call to arrange a donation. We appreciate any gifts you are able to provide.