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Vanderbilt faculty take key roles in nuclear medicine society


7/31/2009 - Five members of the faculty of Vanderbilt’s Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences have been named to key roles in the Society of Nuclear Medicine (SNM) at its 56th annual meeting in Toronto, Canada.

The 17,000-member international society seeks to improve health care by advancing molecular imaging and therapy.

Dominique Delbeke, M.D., Ph.D., professor and director of Nuclear Medicine and Positron Emission Tomography, and assistant professor in Pathology, has been chosen president-elect of SNM. She ascends from the role of vice-president elect.

“I am excited about SNM's leadership role in the rapidly emerging field of molecular imaging and therapy,” said Delbeke. “The new technologies contribute to the personalized medicine revolution through advanced imaging tools that hold enormous potential for improving patient care and outcomes.”

Stephanie Spottswood, M.D., associate professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences and the Department of Pediatrics, was elected secretary/treasurer of the SNM Pediatric Imaging Council.
Tood Peterson, Ph.D., assistant professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences and Physics, was elected secretary/treasurer of SNM’s Molecular Imaging Center of Excellence (MICOE). Charles Manning, Ph.D., has been added to the editorial board of MICOE.

Former SNM president Martin Sandler, M.B., Ch.B., was named Publications Chair. Sandler has recently transitioned from associate vice chancellor for Hospital Affairs at VMC to his former role of clinician and researcher.

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