July 14, 2020
RESTON, Virginia — Dusty M. York, MAEd, CNMT, PET, ARRT(N)(CT), associate professor and clinical coordinator of the nuclear medicine program at Chattanooga State Community College in Chattanooga, Tennessee, has been elected as the 2020-21 president-elect for the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Technologist Section (SNMMI-TS). The new slate of officers was introduced during the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging’s 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting on July 11-14.
“As a nuclear medicine and molecular imaging educator, I am committed to promoting the field and am excited to represent the members of the SNMMI-TS as president-elect,” noted York. “I would like the SNMMI-TS to be the first place technologists look for continuing education, patient resources and advocacy support. In this ever-changing world, we will continue to make every effort to meet our members’ needs.”
York studied nuclear medicine at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia, and later obtained her master’s degree in education from Tusculum College in Greenville, Tennessee. She began her career as a staff technologist at Memorial Hospital in Chattanooga and has been in her current position at Chattanooga State Community College since 2003.
An active member of the SNMMI-TS, York currently serves on the SNMMI Board of Directors, House of Delegates and Committee on Women in Nuclear Medicine as well as the Technologist Section Executive Board, Educators Committee, Grants and Awards Committee, and Professional Development and Education Fund. In the past she has served on and chaired multiple committees across the organization, including the Nuclear Medicine Week Task Force, the Continuing Education Committee, the International Outreach Task Force, and the local Organization Task Force, among others.
York was named the SNMMI-TS Outstanding Educator of the Year in 2017 and was a 2014 graduate of the SNMMI-TS Leadership Academy. Most recently, York was named Augusta University’s 2020 Alumni of the Year. She has been a site visitor for the Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology since 2005 and has served on various review boards and exam committees. York has also contributed to several books and speaks both locally and nationally on nuclear medicine and molecular imaging.
The SNMMI Technologist Section president for 2020-21 is Tina M. Buehner, MS, CNMT, NMTCB(CT)(RS), RT(N)(CT), FSNMMI-TS, Chicago, Illinois. Elected to leadership of SNMMI for 2020-21 were Alan Packard, PhD, Boston, Massachusetts, as president; Richard L. Wahl, MD, St. Louis, Missouri, as president-elect; and Munir Ghesani, MD, FACNM, FACR, as vice president-elect.
About the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
The Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) is an international scientific and medical organization dedicated to advancing nuclear medicine and molecular imaging, vital elements of precision medicine that allow diagnosis and treatment to be tailored to individual patients in order to achieve the best possible outcomes.
SNMMI’s members set the standard for molecular imaging and nuclear medicine practice by creating guidelines, sharing information through journals and meetings and leading advocacy on key issues that affect molecular imaging and therapy research and practice. For more information, visit www.snmmi.org.