Dr. McDougall Received SNMMI 2016 Georg Charles de Hevesy Nuclear Pioneer Award

“The de Hevesy Award means an enormous amount to me...I was shocked and stunned when I received notice of the award—and now, added to these sentiments, I am greatly honored and humbled. I hope over the years I did my very best to advance the specialty by teaching residents and fellows listening to patients. My deepest thanks to the Society.”

June 12, 2016

Ross McDougall, MB, ChB, PhD, professor emeritus of radiology and medicine, has been named this year’s recipient of the Georg Charles de Hevesy Nuclear Pioneer Award for his contributions to nuclear medicine. McDougall was presented the award by the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) at its 2016 Annual Meeting, held June 11-15, 2016, in San Diego, Calif.

Each year, SNMMI presents the Georg Charles de Hevesy Nuclear Medicine Pioneer Award to an individual for outstanding contributions to the field of nuclear medicine. De Hevesy received the 1943 Nobel Prize in chemistry for his work in determining the absorption, distribution, metabolism and elimination of radioactive compounds in the human body. His work led to the foundation of nuclear medicine as a tool for diagnosis and therapy, and he is considered to be one of the fathers of nuclear medicine. SNMMI has given the de Hevesy Award every year since 1960 to honor groundbreaking discoveries and inventions in the field of nuclear medicine.

Congratulations, Dr. McDougall, for this honor in recognition of your lifetime of work and contributions!