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Seeding the future: SNM grants grow molecular imaging and nuclear medicine research
Date:7/22/2008

RESTON, Va.SNMan international scientific and professional organization of more than 16,000 members dedicated to promoting the practical applications, technology and science of molecular imaging and nuclear medicinehas awarded $170,000 in research grants to support nuclear medicine and molecular imaging research. The awards, supported by SNM's Education and Research Foundation, were announced at SNM's 55th Annual Meeting, held in New Orleans, La.

"These grants provide researchers with critical support for research and training in molecular imaging and nuclear medicine," said Robert W. Atcher, Ph.D., M.B.A., president of SNM and emerging medical technology team leader at Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico. "We appreciate the continued support from individual donorssupport that is essential to providing the means and environment for the next generation of researchers who, in turn, will further advance the diagnostic tools and treatments that we provide for our patients."

"SNM is proud to provide funding for independent research projects," said Mathew Thakur, Ph.D., professor of radiology at Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, who was chair of SNM's Molecular Imaging Center of Excellence Grants and Awards Task Force at the time of the selection. "A team of independent experts carefully examines the scientific merit and evaluates the potential for innovation and impact on health care when selecting research projects. This year's talent was especially promising in the field of molecular imaging and nuclear medicine."

Brienne Bottenus of the University of MissouriColumbia was named the Bradley-Alavi Fellow. Researchers who received the SNM Student Fellowship Award are Marc Normandin, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis; Andrew Hsu, Stanford University; Thomas Ng, California Institute of Technology; Freddie Daver, University of California, Los Angeles; Neil Saigal, University of California, Irvine; Ethan Bal
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Contact: Amy Shaw
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Society of Nuclear Medicine
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