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Dr. Stephen Ferrara Scholarship

The Dr. Stephen Ferrara Scholarship is a Sponsored offering from the 2016-2018 Director of Education, De’Ann McNamara as acknowledgement for the contributions Dr. Ferrara has made to the collaborative, interdisciplinary work with ARIN in providing education and perspective from his experience in providing excellent care for United States Soldiers and Veterans.  

The Stephen Ferrara Scholarship recipient
will receive complimentary membership to ARIN for 2018.

Purpose of the scholarship is-

  • To acknowledge the dedication of Captain Stephen Ferrara, MD, United States Navy (retired) for recognizing the value of the radiology nurse’s role, experience and perspective in care of military soldiers and veterans; and for supporting ARIN's Mission & Core Purpose “To provide Radiology Nurses with the knowledge and resources to deliver safe quality patient care in the imaging environment.” & “To foster the growth of nurses who advance the standard of care in the imaging environment.” Dr. Ferrara has done this by sharing perspectives he has developed from his own experiential wisdom from the field by providing inspirational and educational presentations.
  • To celebrate the dedication of physicians and nurses who provide direct patient care to United States of America military soldiers and veterans.
  • To encourage collaboration amongst interdisciplinary clinicians to share their experiential wisdom in combined/interdisciplinary education with ARIN.


  • A currently licensed Registered Nurse or Nurse Practitioner who has or is currently in service in the US Military or currently engaged in care of US Military Soldiers or Veterans, this may be through employment or volunteerism.

Submission Requirements

  • Completed Application
  • Registration for ARIN 2018 National Convention
  • Letter of professional reference from a colleague who is familiar with the applicant's work.
  • Brief narrative from the recipient providing details of their interest in the Stephen Ferrara Scholarship.

The ARIN Scholarship Committee reviews blinded applications. The application with the highest scores will be selected as the Scholarship recipient.

Note: Articles and information about Dr. Stephen Ferrara’s work are offered here, below.
Stephen Ferrara is an Interventional Radiologist and Navy Captain (retired). During his 25-year Naval career he had the experience of caring for patients who were victims of combat casualties and natural disaster in some of the world’s most unique and rugged environments. In the United States Congress and as the Navy’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Ferrara has used his clinical and military experience to apply the principles of high-value and high reliability to become a positive change agent for millions of Americans. He has used his experiences and reveal how each of us can continue to grow personally and professionally practicing the art of IR

2010 Soldiers' Strength Inspires Radiologists Serving in Afghanistan. Last Christmas day in war-torn Afghanistan is one that Cmdr. Ronald Boucher, M.D., will never forget. Retrieved on 11/13/2017 from:


  • Must possess a current nursing license
  • Must possess a current nursing license

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