2016 Susan C. Weiss Clinical Advancement Scholarship
2016 Bradley-Alavi Student Fellowship
2016 Paul Cole Technologist Scholarship
JNMT Best Paper Awards
Joanna doMar F. Machado
Priyanka Jha and Bijan Bijan
Troels Joergensen and Susanne Haase Hanson
JNM Best Paper Travel
Ludmila Guralnik and Radu Rozenberg
2016 Arthur M. Weis, PhD, Award in Radiation Dosimetry and Safety
Wentao Zhu, PhD
2016 SNMMI Travel Awards
Christopher England, PhD
Saeid Gholami, MD
Nobuyuki Hayakawa, MD, PhD
Sina Houshmand, MD
Nicolas Karakatsanis, PhD
Esther Mena, MD
Andrew Mossine, PhD
Sara Sheikhbahaei, MD, MPH
Hector Valdovinos, MS
Rudolf A. Werner, MD
2016 SNMMI-TS Technologist Travel Awards (CNMT)
2016 SNMMI-TS Student Travel Awards
Kathryn Van Schyndel
Michael Welch Post-Doctoral Travel Grant Award
Dr. So-Jeong Lee
Michael J. Welch, PhD, Award
Robert Dannals, PhD
CMIIT Scientific Lab Professional (SLP)
Marc Tetalman Award
Thomas Hope, MD
2016-2017 Mitzi & William Blahd, MD, Pilot Research Grant
Rebbeca Ann Dumont Walter/UCSF Neuroradiolgoy
2016 Outstanding Technologist
2016 Outstanding Educator
YIA Award/BIC Counci/Center
YIA Award Basic/CVC Council/ Center
YIA Award Clinical/CVC Council/Center
YIA Award/CalC Council/Center
Sandra Van Der Velden
Elena Maria Zannoni
YIA Award RPSC Council/Center
YIA Award CMIIT Council/Center
YIA Award Therapy Council/Center
Anne Segolene Cottereau
Technologist Best Oral Abstract
Technologist Best Cardiovascular Oral Abstract
Technologist Best Therapy/Nuclear Oncology Oral Abstract
Technologist Best PET Oral Abstract
Technologist Best Student Oral Abstract
Technologist Best Student Therapy/Nuclear Oncology Abstract
Technologist Best Poster Award
2016 Ursula Mary Kocemba-Slosky, PhD, Professional Relations Fellow
Katherine Zukotynski, MD
2016 Paul C. Aebersold Award
Peter Conti, MD, PhD, FACNM
2016 Loevinger-Berman Award
Joseph O'Donoghue, PhD
2016 Robert E. Henkin, MD, Government Relations Fellowship
Thomas Hope, MD
2016 Hyman-Ghesani Education Award
Tee Yin Tracy Teo
2016 Alavi-Mandell Award
Bjorn A. Blomberg
Bart de Laat
Bruno Pinto de Oliveira
Anouk van Berkel
Charlotte van der Vos
Michael van Kruchten
Rudolf A. Werner, MD
The Benedict Cassen Prize is awarded in recognition of outstanding achievement and work leading to a major advance in nuclear medicine science. The prize award is $25,000 and is only offered every other year (even years).
This prestigious prize is named in honor of the late physicist Benedict Cassen, whose invention, the rectilinear scanner, first brought the ability to image patients to nuclear medicine. His widow, Mary Wylie Cassen, made a bequest to the Foundation to establish a major award. The awarding of this prize is in recognition of outstanding achievement is essential to encourage development and growth in nuclear medicine.
1994 - Hal O. Anger, B.S., D.Sc. (Hon.), for his invention of the scintillation camera.
1996 - David E. Kuhl, M.D., for his development of emission reconstruction tomography and quantitative measurements of brain physiology.
1998 - Henry N. Wagner, Jr., M.D., for his many contributions to Nuclear Medicine as a scientist, teacher and clinician.
2000 - Sally J. DeNardo, M.D., and Gerald L. DeNardo, M.D., for their fundamental contributions to present and future medical care through work in developing radiolabelled antibodies and contributions to the radioimmunotherapy of cancer.
2002 - Michael E. Phelps, PhD., for his exceptional involvement and work to translate PET science into clinical medical practice.
2004 - Michael J. Welch, PhD., for his work on rapid synthesis of positron-labeled organic chemicals which were of vital importance in the application of PET technology’s application to diagnostic medicine.
2006 - Alexander Gottschalk, M.D., for his pioneer work in the clinical applications of the Anger gamma camera and the use of Technetium radiotracers.
2008 - Mathew Thakur, PhD., for his original and major advances in the development of novel radiopharmaceuticals that have led nuclear medicine to play a major role in the management of patients with infections, vascular thromboembolism, and cancer.
2010 - Sung-Cheng (Henry) Huang, D.Sc., for his scholarship in applying biomathematics to the development & application of tracer kinetic models used as imaging assays of biological process in vivo with PET, from basic to clinical sciences.
2012 - Abass Alavi, MD, MD(Hon), PhD(Hon), DSc(Hon), for his contributions to the development of modern imaging techniques including Positron Emission Tomography, as revolutionary tools for conducting basic science research and improving patient care.
2012 - Steven M. Larson, M.D., for his research and leadership that have advanced nuclear medicine science, especially in uses of radionuclides for diagnosis and treatment of cancer.
2014 - Barry A. Siegel, M.D., for his sustained contributions to clinical translation of nuclear medicine science and, in particular, his visionary leadership in developing scientific methodology for evidence-based clinical trials that resulted in widespread acceptance of imaging studies using positron emission tomography.
2016 - H. William Strauss, M.D., in recognition of his seminal studies in cardiovascular nuclear medicine. These studies have greatly advanced nuclear medicine science and have had exceptionally high clinical impact.
This grant was established by the Estates of Benedict Cassen and Mary Wiley Balfour Cassen to provide early-career scientists with mentoring experience and the opportunity to develop preliminary data for federal or other competitive research support. The grant will provide support for the postdoctoral fellow to carry out the research under the supervision of the junior faculty member with the assistance of a senior faculty member or principal investigator.
2014 - Marc David Normandin, PhD, Instructor of Radiology, Harvard Medical School Assistant in Physics, Massachusetts General Hospital, Department of Radiology.
Georges El Fakhri, PhD, DABR, Director, Center for Advanced Medical Imaging Sciences (CAMIS), Co-Director, Division of Nuclear Medicine & Molecular Imaging, Professor of Radiology Harvard Medical School is Dr. Normandin’s advisor.
2015 - Kyle Lapidus, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Director of Neuromodulation, Stony Brook University, Department of Psychiatry.
Ramin Parsey, MD, PhD, Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychiatry, Director of PET Research, Stoney Brook School of Medicine, is advisor to Dr. Lapidus.
The Alexander Gottschalk Award for the best SNMMI abstract on Clinical Oncology PET presented by an MD of a country member of the ALASBIMN (Latino-American Society of Biology and Nuclear Medicine)
Omar Alonso, Prospective comparison of 11C-Choline versus 68Ga-PSMA using a tri-modality PET/CT-MR system for the diagnosis of prostate cancer patients with biochemical recurrence
The Drs. Tapan K. Chaudhuri and Tuhin K. Chaudhuri Award for Best SNMMI Abstract in Breast Cancer Research
Raychel Castillo, 18F-FDG PET/CT for Systemic Staging of Newly Diagnosed Triple Negative Breast Cancer (TNBC)