January 8, 2020
The SNMMI Medical Internal Radiation Dose (MIRD) Committee has selected Marta Cremonesi, PhD, as the 2020 Loevinger-Berman Awardee, recognizing a lifetime of achievements and contributions to medical internal dosimetry.
“Marta Cremonesi is an authority in the field of internal dosimetry, and one of the pioneers of the initial applications of radiopeptides in a career that began over 20 years ago. Over time, she has passionately continued her work in all fields of radionuclide therapy, exhibiting both meticulous scientific rigor and extraordinary productivity,” said Dr. Lisa Bodei, a long-time colleague and collaborator of Dr. Cremonesi. “Her contributions to the definition of the renal impact and tolerability of peptide receptor radionuclide therapy are considered to constitute the standard of care for anyone involved in this treatment. Marta has defined the field both with her scientific skills and the generosity with which she has shared her knowledge and experience.”
Dr. Cremonesi is a medical physicist based in Italy and has served as the Director of the Radiation Research Unit of the European Institute of Oncology of Milan since 2014. Her career shows a continual commitment to internal dosimetry for radiopharmaceuticals in general and targeted radionuclide therapy in particular, including several GCP clinical trials using radiopharmaceuticals for diagnosis and therapy. Respected as an authority in the field, Dr. Cremonesi has presented more than 40 sessions and more than 180 communications and posters at meetings worldwide and has been a contributing author to more than 100 publications, including 11 books. She will be the twenty-first recipient of the Loevinger-Berman Award since its conception in 1999.
Dr. Cremonesi will receive her award this June at the SNMMI 2020 Annual Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana. Make your plans to attend the Annual Meeting and celebrate this remarkable accomplishment! The award ceremony will take place during the Loevinger-Berman Award CE Session.
About the Loevinger-Berman Award
Sponsored by the Education and Research Foundation for Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (ERF), this award was established in 1999 by the Medical Internal Radiation Dose (MIRD) Committee in honor of Robert Loevinger, PhD, and Mones Berman,PhD, internal dosimetry pioneers who formulated the MIRD schema for internal dose calculations. The Loevinger-Berman award recognizes innovation and excellence in the nuclear medicine sub-specialty of internal radiation dosimetry through research and development, significant publication contributions, or advancement of the understanding of internal dosimetry in relationship to risk and therapeutic efficacy. The MIRD Committee seeks suggestions for potential nominees for the Loevinger-Berman Award every Fall.