Our Programs

The Foundation has established a portfolio of core programs to complement and supplement the activities of other organizations, as well as streamline the process and overcome barriers to development and adoption of focused ultrasound.

These programs have been selected on a two-fold basis: they address areas of high-priority where there exists a specific need and we feel the Foundation can provide unique value and has adequate resources to achieve results.  

Research

Focused ultrasound is an emerging platform technology that exerts multiple bioeffects and has multiple mechanisms of action, thereby creating the possibility of treating a variety of medical disorders. The majority of the Foundation’s resources is dedicated to funding technical research and development, pre-clinical studies and clinical trials leading to the rapid development of new, non-invasive, cost-effective therapies that will improve the quality of life for large numbers of patients. Read More

Scholars

The Foundation is committed to cultivating the next generation of clinicians, scientists and engineers who will develop and utilize focused ultrasound technology. Our scholars program provides opportunities for interns and fellows to train in a variety of settings around the world.  Read More

Symposia and Workshops

The Foundation organizes and supports a variety of meetings with a goal of not only disseminating information, but, more importantly, as a crucible to foster collaborations and forge partnerships. Read More


Centers of Excellence

We facilitate the establishment of best practices and standards for research, training, and patient care by promoting the creation of Focused Ultrasound Centers of Excellence. Created through partnerships of academia, industry and the Foundation, these Centers are multi-disciplinary luminary sites that showcase the technology and serve as a venue for collaboration. Read More


Patient Support

The Foundation created Fibroid Relief as an online resource for women seeking information about uterine fibroids and alternative treatment options. Read More

Regulatory and Reimbursement

The Foundation forms partnerships with manufacturers and interacts with regulators, policymakers, payers, and other stakeholders to expeditiously achieve regulatory approvals, insurance coverage, and reimbursement, thereby making treatments available to patients in the fastest time possible. Read More


Communications

To help increase awareness and facilitate collaboration across the focused ultrasound community, the Foundation manages a comprehensive communications program. Read More

     

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