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Chester A. Mathis receives SNM's 2010 Aebersold Award
Date:6/6/2010

SALT LAKE CITYChester A. Mathis, Ph.D., director of the PET facility in the department of radiology at the University of Pittsburgh, has been named as this year's recipient of the prestigious Paul C. Aebersold Award. Mathis was presented the award by SNMa leading molecular imaging and nuclear medicine societyduring its 57th Annual Meeting, June 5𔃇, in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Paul C. Aebersold Award recognizes outstanding achievement in basic science applied to nuclear medicine. It was first awarded in 1973.

"Dr. Mathis has been selected for this award for his long-standing work in the field of neuroimaging," said Robert W. Atcher, Ph.D., M.B.A., chair of the SNM Awards Committee and past president of SNM. "His scientific research in molecular imaging is important to changing the way we view Alzheimer's disease and holds great promise for enabling physicians to identify patients at risk sooner."

Mathis received the award, named for Paul C. Aebersolda pioneer in the biologic and medical application of radioactive materials and the first director of the Atomic Energy Commission's Division of Isotope Developmentat the plenary session of SNM's Annual Meeting. SNM's Awards Committee selects recipients.

"It is a real honor to be selected for this award," Mathis said. "I am grateful to my colleagues in the profession for their support, and I look forward to continuing this research in order to further advance molecular imaging and nuclear medicine."

Mathis, who has been a faculty member at the University of Pittsburgh since 1992, primarily conducts research on developing positron emission tomography (PET) radiotracers to visualize biological processes that take place in the bodyespecially how the brain functions. Over the past 25 years, he has focused on the development of radiotracers to image the serotonin and dopamine neuroreceptor systems, as well as agents to evaluate other aspects of normal and abnormal function in th
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Society of Nuclear Medicine
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