October 7, 2014
The Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) is happy to announce that Alexandru Bageac, MD, MBA, has been named the 2014 SNMMI/ERF Ursula Mary Kocemba-Slosky, PhD, Professional Relations Fellowship recipient. The professional relations fellowship is designed to provide young professionals in nuclear medicine and molecular imaging direct, personal exposure to professional/public relations activities of the SNMMI as they relate to other medical societies and other professional organizations. The fellowship is designed to provide a gifted and highly motivated young nuclear medicine or molecular imaging professional with firsthand experience in the professional intersociety relations process.
Dr. Bageac currently serves as a radiologist specialized in oncologic imaging and nuclear medicine. He practices in a sub specialized radiology group that contract for delivery of diagnostic imaging services to several community hospitals and a research-focused cancer center, all part of the fifth largest healthcare system in the United States. As medical director for nuclear medicine, Bageac coordinates the largest non-academic nuclear medicine practice in Oregon and SW Washington, offering the entire range of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. Bageac received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass.
“The Kocemba-Slosky Professional Relations Fellowship is an amazing opportunity to understand the balancing role played by the SNMMI on behalf of our specialty,” said Bageac. “The week spent in Washington, DC, was a tour de force in professional relations as derived from my meetings with other medical societies, trade associations, governmental entities and patient advocacy groups. As a guest to the SNMMI board meeting, I was able to observe the decision-making process and dedication of the society leadership to the future of nuclear medicine.”
During his fellowship, Bageac will collaborate with SNMMI and various leaders in the nuclear medicine field. Bageac’s collaboration with these key leaders will be vital in ensuring that communications are accurate from multiple standpoints, comprehensive in compiling important information across specialties, and understandable for those who are not trained in medicine or nuclear medicine.
The SNMMI/ERF Ursula Kocemba-Slosky, PhD, Professional Relations Fellowship was created in 2013 by Jack Slosky, PhD, in memory of his late wife, Ursula. The fellowship has been funded in perpetuity and a new fellow will be named for 2015 and every year afterwards.
The SNMMI/ERF Ursula Mary Kocemba-Slosky, PhD, Professional Relations Fellowship is made possible through a grant from the Education and Research Foundation for Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging. If you would like to learn more about establishing an award such as this, please contact ERF at (402) 507-5127 or visit us online at www.mierf.org.
Read more about the fellowship here: http://www.snmmi.org/ACNM/About/Content.aspx?ItemNumber=12134