SNM awards $15,000 for 2006 fellowships in support of clinical, basic research

Bradley-Alavi Fellows named at Mid-Winter Educational Symposium in Tempe, Ariz.

RESTON, Va.--SNM awarded five fellowships, totaling $15,000, for students involved full-time in clinical and basic research activities in molecular and nuclear imaging. These fellowships are funded by the Education and Research Fund for SNM and provide $3,000 for each recipient. Eligible students are enrolled in medical, pharmacy or graduate school and are undergraduates who demonstrate outstanding competence in molecular and nuclear imaging research. The top three candidates are designated as Bradley-Alavi Fellows.

Bradley-Alavi Fellows are named in honor of the late Stanley E. Bradley, a professor of medicine at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and a prominent researcher in the fields of renal physiology and liver disease, and Abass Alavi, M.D., professor of radiology and chief of the division of nuclear medicine at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center. This year's Bradley-Alavi Fellows are

  • Mai Lin, B.A., M.S., University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, "Targeted PET Imaging of Lung Cancer via a Tetrameric Peptide";
  • Guillem Pratx, School of Medicine, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif., "Accelerated List-Mode 3-D-OSEM Reconstruction for PET on a Graphical Processing Unit"; and
  • Shu-An Lin, School of Medicine, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif., "Imaging Bone Marrow Stem Cell Homing to Ischemic Myocardium."
Student fellowships were awarded to
  • David Yerushalmi, B.S., M.S., Stanford University, Stanford, Calif., "PET/CT 3-D Virtual Fly-Through Visualization" and
  • Gang Ren, M.D., University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, "Targeted Radionuclide Imaging of Adenoviral Delivery (TRIAD)."
These fellowships are funded by the Education and Research Foundation for SNM, which has been supporting the molecular and nuclear imaging community since its founding in 1969. The foundation's mission is to advance excellence in health care through education and research in molecular imaging/nuclear medicine by provision of grants, fellowships and awards. Fellowship recipients were announced at SNM's Mid-Winter Educational Symposium held Feb. 1112 in Tempe, Ariz.

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For more information about these fellowships or to learn more about SNM, SNMTS, the foundation or making a contribution, please contact Kathy Bates, SNM's director of development, via phone at (703) 708-9000, ext. 1028, or via e-mail at kbates@snm.org. Please check http://www.snm.org/grants for applications for the society's 2007 grant and award program.

About SNM
SNM is an international scientific and professional organization of more than 16,000 members dedicated to promoting the science, technology and practical applications of molecular and nuclear imaging to diagnose, manage and treat diseases in women, men and children. Founded more than 50 years ago, SNM continues to train physicians, technologists, scientists, physicists, chemists and radiopharmacists in state-of-the-art imaging procedures and advances; provide essential resources for health care practitioners and patients; publish the most prominent peer-reviewed resource in the field; sponsor research grants, fellowships and awards; and host the premier annual meeting for medical imaging. SNM members have introduced--and continue to explore--biological and technological innovations in medicine that noninvasively investigate the molecular basis of diseases, benefiting countless generations of patients. SNM is based in Reston, Va.; additional information can be found online at http://www.snm.org.

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