RESTON, Va.Four Japanese researchers were awarded the 2008 SNM Wagner-Torizuka Fellowship and are currently studying in the United States through 2010 as part of the two-year program.
These scholars are Kenji Fukushima, Tokyo Women's Medical College, undertaking a fellowship at Johns Hopkins University; Tomohiro Kaneta, Tohoku University Hospital, studying at the University of Washington, Seattle; Ryo Nakazato, Toho University, studying at Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles; and Soichiro Shimuzu, Tokyo Medical University, currently at the University of California, San Francisco. These fellows will study and perform novel work in nuclear cardiology, neurology, gerontology and other fields of molecular imaging.
Applications for the next round of presentations of the prestigious SNM Wagner-Torizuka Fellowshipwhich provides extensive training and experience in the fields of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging for Japanese physicians in the early stages of their careerare now available online and will be accepted through Feb. 15, 2009.
The goals of the two-year fellowship, named after Henry Wagner and Kanji Torizuka, are to provide experience and training for young Japanese physician researchers in the areas of cardiology, neurology and oncology. The program is designed to advance the research and clinical expertise of practicing physicians by facilitating professional development and equipping them to make significant contributions toward advancing nuclear medicine in Japan. This unique fellowship, inaugurated in 2008 and sponsored Nihon Medi-Physics Co., Ltd., Japan, provides selected fellows with an annual stipend of U.S. $24,000.
"For almost half a century, Japanese physicians and scientists have studied nuclear medicine in the United States," said Henry Wagner, M.D., professor emeritus of medicine and radiology at John Hopkins University. "This fellowship is a step toward ensuring that this outstanding cross-cultural relationship will
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