2017-2019 Interns Named for SNMMI Councils and Centers of Excellence

February 23, 2017

SNMMI is pleased to announce the 2017-2019 interns for the Clinical Trials Network, councils and centers of excellence. They are:

Clinical Trials Network: Courtney Lawhn Heath, MD, University of California San Francisco, California, and Lieutenant Commander Colin Raymond Young, MC, USN, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland

Academic Council: Rustain Morgan, MD, MS, University of Colorado, Aurora, Colorado

Brain Imaging Council: Kristina Hoque, MS, MD, PhD, University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California

Cardiovascular Council: Stephanie Thorn, PhD, Yale Translational Research Imaging Center, New Haven, Connecticut, and Richard D. Weinberg, MD, PhD, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 

Computer and Instrumentation Council: Nikolaos Karakatsanis, PhD, Icahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai, New York

Correlative Imaging Council: Christopher Owens, RT(R)(CT)(MR)(N), CNMT, Chattanooga Imaging, Chattanooga, Tennessee

General Clinical Nuclear Medicine Council: Kasha Balestrieri, CNMT, Spectrum Radiology, Williamsville New York

Pediatric Imaging Council: Matthew Robertson, MD, Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, Ohio

Radiopharmaceutical Sciences Council: Emily Ehlerding, BS, MS, University of Wisconsin–Madison, Madison, Wisconsin 

Center for Molecular Imaging Innovation & Translation: Thomas S.C. Ng, MD, PhD, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts

PET Center of Excellence: Shelley Acuff RT(R) (CT), CNMT, University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine, Knoxville, Tennessee, and Sonya Park, MD, Stanford University Medical Center, Palo Alto, California

About the SNMMI Councils/Centers Internship Program

The internship program was created to provide young professionals the opportunity to get involved with the society at the council and center level. The applications are reviewed by the respective council or center board of directors. The internships begin mid-June, at the end of the SNMMI 2017 Annual Meeting.

Interns are young professionals (physicians, technologists, or scientists) in training or in practice, who are within 10 years of training completion. Interns are provided with a mentor and are expected to be actively involved in the work of their council or center, as well as complete a project. The internship includes a travel stipend up to $1,500 per year, so they can attend the SNMMI mid-winter and/or annual meetings. Interns may be nominated to serve on their council board of directors and may stand for election upon successful completion of their internship.