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VisEn Co-Founder Named Radiologic Society's 'Outstanding Researcher of the Year'
Date:12/1/2008

DR. RALPH WEISSLEDER HONORED FOR CAREER OF SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERY IN MOLECULAR IMAGING

BEDFORD, Mass., Dec. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The Radiologic Society of North America (RSNA) honored Ralph Weissleder, MD, PhD, with its "Outstanding Researcher of The Year" Award, recognition afforded annually to one scientist who has made original significant contributions to the field of radiology throughout a career of research. Dr. Weissleder is Professor at Harvard Medical School, as well as Director of both the Center for Systems Biology and the Center for Molecular Imaging Research at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH).

"The RSNA 'Outstanding Researcher of the Year' award is an important acknowledgement of Dr. Weissleder's vision for molecular imaging as an integral component in the future of clinical medicine," said Kirtland Poss, CEO of VisEn Medical. "Dr. Weissleder's contributions have already benefited basic research and pharmaceutical development across numerous disease states, and these are increasingly advancing the era of personalized- and improved-medicine."

According to the RSNA, each "Outstanding Researcher of the Year" honoree has demonstrated a long-term commitment to radiologic research, including service as a principal investigator on peer-reviewed, nationally funded research programs, mentoring a new generation of research physicians, and leading significant scientific discoveries.

Dr. Weissleder has published over 500 peer-reviewed articles and is a founding member and past President of the Society for Molecular Imaging Research. He is the recipient of numerous scientific awards including the Allyn Taylor Prize in International Medicine, an SMI Lifetime Achievement Award and the Millennium Innovator in Medicine award.

Dr. Weissleder is also known for his significant contributions to molecular imaging research. Most of his work has been aimed at
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