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SNM awards $300,000 to support molecular imaging research
Date:7/14/2008

Yale University was named the recipient of the $100,000 SNM Molecular Imaging Research Grant for Junior Medical Faculty for a research project using SPECT to study neuroinflammation and depression during treatment of patients with hepatitis C. This grant provides a junior faculty member who has clinical responsibilities with salary support to fund their research.

Peter Dimetri Olcott from Stanford University and Hyo-eun Carrie Bhang from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine were recognized as recipients of the SNM Postdoctoral Molecular Imaging Scholar Program for their work in whole-body clinical PET/MR systems and therapeutic systems for cancer, respectively. These individual $40,000 grants will support research endeavors for the development and integration of molecular imaging approaches into the investigation of the fundamental causes of disease.

Sepideh Shokouhi from Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Vania E. Kenanova from the University of California, Los Angeles, are recipients of the SNM Postdoctoral Molecular Imaging Scholar Program, which provides $60,000 for two years of research at institutions with established molecular imaging programs. Their respective research will focus on Alzheimer's disease and the targeted delivery of imaging or therapeutic agents.

"We are truly thrilled to offer these awards and deeply appreciative of the support of the donors who make this ground-breaking research a reality," said VanBrocklin.


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Contact: Amy Shaw
ashaw@snm.org
703-652-6773
Society of Nuclear Medicine
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