SNMMI 2021-2023 Wagner-Torizuka Fellowship Recipient Announced

October 15, 2021

Reston, Va. (October 15, 2021) – The Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2021-2023 SNMMI Wagner-Torizuka Fellowship. This two-year fellowship, founded in 2008 by the late Henry N. Wagner, Jr., MD, and the late Kanji Torizuka, MD, PhD, is designed to provide extensive training and experience in the fields of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging for Japanese physicians in the early stages of their careers.

Yoshito Kadoya, MD, PhD, assistant professor in the department of cardiovascular medicine at Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine in Kyoto, Japan has been named the 2021-2023 Wagner-Torizuka fellow. Kadoya’s research focuses on the potential of nuclear medicine in the realm of interventional cardiology for structural heart disease. He will study in the University of Ottawa Herat Institute Cardiac Imaging Program in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, under the supervision of Benjamin Chow, MD. As the 2021-2023 Wagner-Torizuka fellow, Kayoda will receive an annual stipend of $24,000 (US). 

“We are very pleased to welcome Dr. Kadoya to North America as he begins his fellowship,” said Vasken Dilsizian, MD, FSNMMI, past president and chair of the SNMMI Awards Committee. “As with all of the fellows, we hope that the professional development, research and clinical expertise that he gains as a result of this program will equip him to make significant contributions to the field of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging in Japan.”

The SNMMI Wagner-Torizuka Fellowship program, sponsored by Nihon Medi-Physics Co., Ltd., in Japan, has successfully graduated 33 fellows since its inauguration in 2008; currently, three fellows are studying at host institutions across the United States.

Applications and further information about requirements for the 2022-2024 SNMMI Wagner-Torizuka Fellowship are available online at www.snmmi.org/grants. Applications are due by January 30, 2022. For more information about these and other scholarships, visit www.snmmi.org/grants or contact the SNMMI Development Department at (703) 652-6780 or at Grants&Awards@snmmi.org.

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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.