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SNM honors outstanding contributors
Date:7/16/2010

Reston, Va.SNMan international scientific and medical organizationrecognized the contributions and work to the field of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging during its 57th Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City. Several awards ceremonies were held to recognize the value that SNM members play in advancing the diagnosis and treatment of heart disease, cancer and neurological conditions.

"Nuclear medicine researchers, physicians and educators are leading the field of medicine," said Dominique Delbeke, M.D., Ph.D., SNM president and director of nuclear medicine and positron emission tomography in the department of radiology and radiological sciences at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn. "It is a pleasure to honor their contributions and recognize their dedicated service to patient care."

SNM Presidential Distinguished Service Award

This year's recipients of the SNM Presidential Distinguished Service Award, which is given in recognition of continual dedication to the society, are Henry VanBrocklin, Ph.D., and Wil B. Nelp, M.D.

Henry F. VanBrocklin received his Ph.D. in radiopharmaceutical chemistry from Washington University in St. Louis under the mentorship of Michael Welch, Ph.D. He furthered the development of positron-labeled estrogens, progestins and androgens for tumor imaging. As a U.S. Department of Energy Alexander Hollander Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowship, he continued his research on positron-labeled steroids and fatty acids in the laboratory of John Katzenellenbogen, Ph.D., at the University of Illinois. In 1992, VanBrocklin moved to Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, where he was a staff scientist and radiopharmaceutical chemistry group leader in the Department of Functional Imaging. He is currently director of radiopharmaceutical research and professor of radiology and biomedical imaging at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He has built a successful radiotracer development progra
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Society of Nuclear Medicine
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