Thomas J. Polascik, MD, received a Fall 2018 Josiah Charles Trent Memorial Foundation Endowment Fund grant for his work — “Image-guided multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging – transrectal ultrasound fusion biopsy: comparison of cancer detection rate and the changes in sexual function between 6 cores + targeted biopsy versus 12 cores systematic + target biopsy”.
Twice a year, in the spring and the fall, the Fund assists Duke University faculty and staff by providing modest grants for projects whose funding might be difficult to obtain from other sources.
The Trent Foundation was established in 1977 by Mary Duke Biddle Trent Semans and her second husband, Dr. James H. Semans, to honor the memory of her first husband, Dr. Josiah Charles Trent. The foundation assists Duke University faculty and staff by providing seed grants for projects addressing medical history, medical humanities, human sexual function, and international studies. Since its inception, the Trent Foundation has awarded 504 grants totaling more than $1.39 million to Duke faculty and staff members. Together with members of the Trent and Semans families, the foundation also established the Josiah Charles Trent Professorship in the History of Medicine and the Josiah Charles Trent Scholar in Medical Humanities at Duke University, to support two of Dr. Trent’s lifelong passions.