What You Should Know:
– FUJIFILM Sonosite, Inc. today announced their
partnership with the CHEST Foundation, the charitable foundation of the
American College of Chest Physicians, on the CHEST Foundation COVID-19 Research
– To support this program, FUJIFILM Sonosite is contributing $70,000 to the foundation and will donate newly launched Sonosite PX ultrasound systems to the selected research award sites.
FUJIFILM Sonosite, Inc.,
the world leader in point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) solutions, and the CHEST Foundation, the charitable
foundation of the American College of
Chest Physicians, today announced their joint grant in creating the
CHEST Foundation Research Grant in Ultrasonography and COVID-19.
The objective of the grant is to investigate the role of
POCUS technology on COVID-19 patients through clinical research. FUJIFILM
Sonosite is contributing up to 2 grants of $30,000 to the CHEST
Foundation in support of the joint program and will also donate newly
launched Sonosite PX ultrasound systems to the selected research
As of early-September 2020, COVID-19
has resulted in more than 27 million infections and 898,000 deaths
across the world. Although early studies report that POCUS is
providing numerous benefits to intensive care clinicians caring for COVID-19
patients, additional research on the efficacy in the management of this deadly
virus is critical.
“COVID-19 continues to negatively affect the health of people around the globe and overwhelm health care systems,” said Diku Mandavia, MD, FACEP, Senior Vice President, Chief Medical Officer of FUJIFILM Sonosite. “As a company that is focused on providing innovative, point of care ultrasound technology to healthcare providers, we’re excited to host a joint grant with the CHEST Foundation. This research grant will investigate how POCUS can help in COVID-19 ICU care and has the potential to build upon the current evidence.”
The FUJIFILM Sonosite and CHEST Foundation Research Grant in
Ultrasonography and COVID-19 is currently open and accepting proposals from
interested CHEST medicine professionals and members in the U.S. until October
30, 2020. Grant winners will be announced on December 1, 2020. FUJIFILM
Sonosite and the CHEST Foundation expect the research findings to be available
by December 2021.