Society of Nuclear Medicine/GE Healthcare offer new visiting physician/scientist program grant

10/04/05

Three $10,000 grants enhance science and practice of nuclear medicine/molecular imaging in China and India

RESTON, Va.--Three $10,000 competitive grants from the Society of Nuclear Medicine--funded with the generous support of GE Healthcare--each provide for a nuclear medicine/molecular imaging physician or scientist from North America to spend one to two weeks to lecture, consult and train at one or more institutions/organizations in China or India.

"This innovative grant program--made possible with an exceptional donation from GE Healthcare--provides an unprecedented opportunity that benefits the entire nuclear medicine and molecular imaging community as we work together to advance patient care around the globe," said SNM President Peter S. Conti, M.D., Ph.D. "This international collaboration can lead to a better understanding of human disease and the development of life-saving treatments," he added. Kevin Brooks, global marketing director at GE Healthcare, stated, "Nuclear medicine continues to be an important modality globally, and GE Healthcare is delighted to have this opportunity to participate in SNM's international visiting physician/scientist program."

The SNM/GE Healthcare Visiting Physician/Scientist Program Grant for China and India will cover travel and per diem costs. During a one- or two-week period, a visiting physician/scientist will spend time lecturing, training and consulting on nuclear medicine/molecular imaging. "With this grant program, SNM continues its strong commitment in the international arena by seeking to enhance interactions to promote educational activities," noted Mathew L. Thakur, Ph.D., SNM immediate past president and chair of the society's Grants and Awards Committee. "I want to thank GE Healthcare for its generosity in supporting SNM's international initiative and this partnership," he added.

Eligible applicants include clinical centers, hospitals, academic institutions or consortia of institutions that have active nuclear medicine programs in China and India. International societies of nuclear medicine based in these countries may also apply. Program visits must take place during the 2006 calendar year. The deadline for receipt of applications is Nov. 4, 2005; award notifications will be made by Jan. 10, 2006. Members of SNM's Grants and Awards Committee will evaluate applications based on the need and the potential for educational enrichment.

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