Cai Group Receives Four Awards
Madison, Wisconsin - The Molecular Imaging and Nanotechnology Laboratory shines again at this year’s Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) Annual Meeting in Vancouver, Canada (June 8-12, 2013).
Weibo Cai, PhD (pictured left), PI of the Lab, is also a member of the UWCCC Imaging and Radiation Sciences Research Program.
Dr. Hao Hong and Yin Zhang each received a Travel Award to attend the conference. The SNMMI annual meeting typically has 5,000 attendees and 2,000 submitted abstracts and approximately 20 travel awards total ($1,000 each) are given each year.
Hong also received the Alavi-Mandell Award from SNMMI for his 2012 publication in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine (JNM), the top journal of the field. Among all the 2012 papers in JNM, only 10 awards were given in this category.
Dr. Hakan Orbay was selected to compete in the Cardiovascular Council Young Investigator Award Symposium, and finished third place in the preclinical abstract category. Only the top scored abstracts based on five independent reviewers were chosen to compete in the symposium.
In addition, Cai was invited to give a 50-minute Categorical Seminar on “Labeling Peptide/Proteins with Radiometals”, which was well-attended.
This is the third year that the Molecular Imaging and Nanotechnology Laboratory submitted abstracts to the SNMMI annual meeting. Among the eight abstracts submitted this year, seven were selected as oral presentations. The Cai group has won multiple awards at the SNMMI meeting every year: two for 2011, four for 2012, and four for 2013.
Date Published: 06/19/2013