SDMS's core purpose is to enhance the art and science of medicine by advancing medical sonography. As an SDMS member you will join an exclusive network of over 28,000 sonographers and sonography students.
The SDMS provides opportunities to earn and offer continuing medical education (CME). We also have educational resources for the sonography community.
The SDMS offers resources for the sonography industry.
The SDMS supports credentialing for sonographers and provides representation on legislative and regulatory issues that affect the sonography profession.
Formed in 2009, the SDMS Foundation is a nonprofit charitable organization affiliated with the SDMS. The SDMS Foundation fosters professional learning and excellence by working to improve the field of diagnostic medical sonography.
The SDMS provides various products for the sonography community.
The Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (SDMS) is a professional membership organization founded in 1970 to promote, advance, and educate its members and the medical community in the science of diagnostic medical sonography. The SDMS is the largest association of sonographers and sonography students in the world.
I am pleased to announce the 2021 recipients of the following SDMS awards and SDMS Foundation grants and scholarships. The recipients will be recognized at the SDMS & SDMS Foundation Awards Presentation held during the 2021 SDMS Annual Conference. I hope that you will join us at the conference to celebrate the achievements of your fellow sonographers.
Aubrey Rybyinski, BS, RDMS, RVT, FSDMS
Tricia Turner, BS, RDMS, RVT, FSDMS
SDMS Distinguished Educator Award
The SDMS Distinguished Educator Award honors an exceptional educator in the field of diagnostic medical sonography who uses innovative teaching methods to promote life-long learning.
Kevin D Evans, PhD, RT(R)(M)(BD), RDMS, RVS, FSDMS, FAIUM
SDMS Foundation Scholarship Program
The SDMS Foundation Sonography Student and Advanced Degree Scholarship Programs provide a $2,500 scholarship to deserving sonography students and sonographers who have been accepted or are currently enrolled in a diagnostic medical sonography or cardiovascular technology educational program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).
Sonography Student Scholarship Program
Tidewater Community College DMS Program
Cypress College DMS Program
Sonography Advanced Degree Scholarship Program
Emily Downs, BS, RDMS, RDCS, RVT, RT(R)
University of Nebraska
SDMS Foundation Research Grants
The SDMS Foundation Research Grant Program provides support for innovative research projects which advance the field of diagnostic medical sonography. Applicants are required to present a unique or immediate relevance to the profession and the SDMS Foundation, to undergo education and mentorship throughout their research, and to submit their findings to the Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JDMS) for publication.
Stephanie Pizzella, BHS, RDMS, RDCS, RVT
Washington University School of Medicine
Stephanie and her co-investigators, Yong Wang, PhD, and Peinan Zhao, PhD, are exploring using ultrasound to better identify characteristics of the cervical mucus plug to predict preterm births more effectively.
Samantha Oduro, BS
Samantha and her co-investigator, Adrienne Cherry, MPH are gathering data related to the disparity in the percentage of diagnostic medical sonography degrees awarded to minority populations to identify opportunities for creating DMS programs in historically black colleges and universities.
SDMS Foundation Emerging Leaders Program
The SDMS Foundation Emerging Leaders Program identifies and mentors future leaders in the sonography field. Participants virtually attend a variety of leadership education opportunities and engage in meaningful dialogue and projects related to the future of the profession and leadership volunteerism. At the end of the program, one participant is selected to represent the cohort at the fall SDMS and SDMS Foundation Board of Directors Meetings and the SDMS Annual Conference.
2021 Cohort Grant Recipient
Nadia Chupka, BS, RDMS, RVT
Congratulations to all!
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