2004 Nuclear Medicine & Molecular Imaging News

Dr. Gambhir Receives the 2004 Doris Duke Distinguished Clinical Scientist Award
November 22, 2004

The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation announced Thursday that Nuclear Medicine Division Chief and MIPS Director Dr. Sanjiv Sam Gambhir was selected to receive a $1.5 million prize, designated for mid-career physician-scientists whose research shows promise for translating the latest scientific advances into new ways to prevent, diagnose, treat or cure disease. They were chosen from 71 scientists who were nominated for the honor by their respective institutions. The nominees are required to submit research proposals outlining how they would use the funds over a five-to seven-year period. [ more info ]

Nuclear Medicine Welcomes Newest Member: Dr. Sherief H. Gamie
November 09, 2004

The Nuclear Medicine Division welcomes Sherief H Gamie, M.D., M.S. as a new Clinical Staff Physician at the VA Nuclear Medicine Clinic. Dr. Gamie comes to us from USC where he was a PET/CT Fellow in the Department of Radiology. We are delighted to have him join the growing Stanford team.

Welcome aboard, Dr. Gamie!

Dr. Gambhir Receives SMI Achievement Award
September 12, 2004

Congratulations to Dr. Sanjiv Sam Gambhir who has been awarded the Society of Molecular Imaging Achievement Award. This award is given to an individual who has made a fundamental discovery in the field of Molecular Imaging that has changed the direction of the field, or enabled new in vivo investigations that were not possible prior to their contribution. This gold medal prize is awarded once a year to a single scientist at the annual meeting of the Society for Molecular Imaging. [ Download PDF ]

Congratulations, Dr. Gambhir!

Nuclear Medicine Welcomes Newest Member: Dr. Craig Levin
May 5, 2004

The Nuclear Medicine Division welcomes Craig Levin Ph.D. as a new Associate Professor in the Department of Radiology. Dr. Levin comes to us from UCSD where he was in charge of clinical Nuclear Medicine Instrumentation including positron emission tomography (PET). We are delighted to have him join the growing Stanford team.

Welcome aboard, Dr. Levin!

Dr. Gambhir Receives AMI Distinguished Basic Scientist Award
March 30, 2004

Dr. Sanjiv Sam Gambhir received the Distinguished Basic Scientist of the Year award from the Academy of Molecular Imaging at the annual conference in Orlando, FL. The award is given annually to those who have made major contributions to the development and enhancement of PET/molecular imaging as recognized by his/her colleagues. Dr. Gambhir received the award for the development of several new reporter gene / reporter probes which are being used in cell trafficking models, gene therapy models, and in transgenic models for studying cancer biology.

Congratulations, Dr. Gambhir!

Dr. Sanjiv Sam Gambhir receives the Holst Medal
November 20, 2003

Dr. Sanjiv Sam Gambhir, Nuclear Medicine Division Chief & Director of Molecular Imaging Program at Stanford (MIPS), was selected to receive the 2003 Holst Medal at a symposium on molecular imaging, organized by Philips Research, Philips Medical Systems and Technical University at Eindhoven in the Netherlands. In addition, he received a medal designed by Dutch sculptor Jos Reniers for this year's 25th anniversary of the Holst lecture. The annual award recognizes Dr. Gambhir's many outstanding contributions including innovative uses of imaging approaches to gene therapy. Gilles Holst, the award's namesake, was the first director of Philips Research Laboratories and one of the founders of the Dutch university.

Congratulations, Dr. Gambhir!

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Nuclear Medicine Welcomes Newest Member: Dr. Andrew Quon
January 5, 2004

The Nuclear Medicine Division welcomes Andy Quon M.D. As a new Assistant Professor in the Department of Radiology. Andy comes to us from UCLA where he was building the PET/CT program over the last 2 years. Dr. Quon is board certified in Nuclear Medicine and we are honored to have him as part of our Stanford team.

Welcome aboard, Dr. Quon!