AMI announces award winners

Dr. Anthony Shields and Joanna Fowler, Ph.D., have been named as recipients of distinguished scientist awards by the Los Angeles-based Academy of Molecular Imaging (AMI).

Shields is professor of medicine and oncology at Wayne State University in Detroit and the associate center director of clinical research at the Detroit-based Karmanos Cancer Institute, and will receive the 2005 Peter Valk Distinguished Clinical Scientist award from the academy. Shields' research focuses on the development of new imaging technologies to measure tumor response to therapy, particularly using PET, as well as the development of new drug therapies for the treatment of solid tumors, especially gastrointestinal cancers, the AMI said.

Fowler is senior chemist and director of the PET program at Brookhaven National Laboratory and the Brookhaven Center for Translational Neuroimaging in Upton, NY, and will receive the Distinguished Basic Scientist award from the AMI. Fowler and her colleagues designed and synthesized 18F-FDG, developed the radiotracer 11C-cocaine, and mapped monoamine oxidase (MAO) to measure the turnover rate of MAO B in the human brain.

Fowler and Shields will be presented with the awards during the AMI annual conference in Orlando, FL, this March.

By staff writers
January 7, 2005

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