MIPS Molecular Imaging Program at Stanford

2004 News

Dr. Gambhir Receives the 2004 Doris Duke Distinguished Clinical Scientist Award

November 22, 2004
The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation announced Thursday that MIPS Director Sanjiv Sam Gambhir, MD, PhD was selected to receive a $1.5 million prize, designated for mid-career physician-scientists whose research shows promise for translating the latest scientific advances into new ways to prevent, diagnose, treat or cure disease. They were chosen from 71 scientists who were nominated for the honor by their respective institutions. The nominees are required to submit research proposals outlining how they would use the funds over a five-to seven-year period. [ more info ]

Congratulations, Dr. Gambhir!

Dr. Negrin Receives the 2004 Doris Duke Distinguished Clinical Scientist Award

November 22, 2004
The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation announced Thursday that MIPS Associate Member Robert Negrin, MD was selected to receive a $1.5 million prize, designated for mid-career physician-scientists whose research shows promise for translating the latest scientific advances into new ways to prevent, diagnose, treat or cure disease. They were chosen from 71 scientists who were nominated for the honor by their respective institutions. The nominees are required to submit research proposals outlining how they would use the funds over a five-to seven-year period. [ more info ]

Congratulations, Dr. Negrin!

Andy Loening Receives Bio-X Graduate Student Fellowship

October 13, 2004
Congratulations to Andy Loening of the Multimodality Molecular Imaging Lab for receiving the Bio-X Graduate Student Fellowship.

The fellowship is the generous gift of an anonymous donor who is helping Stanford strengthen graduate training in interdisciplinary bioscience and so spur important new advances in science and engineering.

Congratulations, Andy!

Dr. Gambhir Receives SMI Achievement Award

September 12, 2004
Congratulations to Dr. Gambhir who has been awarded the Society of Molecular Imaging Achievement Award. This award is given to an individual who has made a fundamental discovery in the field of Molecular Imaging that has changed the direction of the field, or enabled new in vivo investigations that were not possible prior to their contribution. This gold medal prize is awarded once a year to a single scientist at the annual meeting of the Society for Molecular Imaging. [ Download PDF ]

Congratulations, Dr. Gambhir!

SMI Travel Award Winners

September 7, 2004
Congratulations to Andy Loening, Pritha Ray, Sunetra Ray and Hui Zhao whose abstracts have been awarded Young Investigator Travel Award's to the 2004 Society of Molecular Imaging Annual meeting in St. Louis, MO.

Congratulations Andy, Pritha, Sunetra and Hui!

Dr. Zhang Receives Dean's Fellowship

August 23, 2004
Jin Zhang, a post-doctoral fellow in the Molecular Imaging Instrumentation Laboratory, has been awarded a Stanford Unversity School of Medicine Dean's Fellowship for his work on developing novel Positron Emission Tomography (PET) instrumentation dedicated to breast cancer imaging.

Congratulations Jin!

Journal of Nuclear Medicine Cover

August 7, 2004
Research done in the Chen Lab was featured on the cover of Journal of Nuclear Medicine. The abstract is entitled, "microPET and Autoradiographic Imaging of GRP Receptor Expression with 64Cu-DOTA-[Lys3]Bombesin in Human Prostate Adenocarcinoma Xenografts".

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Dr. Gambhir listed in "Who's Who" List


The July edition of Health Imaging & IT magazine cited Dr. Sanjiv Gambhir in its list of "Who's Who? 100 Names You Need to Know." Nominated by the magazine's readers, the list featured 100 leaders from medical specialties and healthcare facilities across the country.

Human Gene Therapy Journal Cover

July 27, 2004
Research done in the Multimodality Molecular Imaging Lab was featured on the cover of Human Gene Therapy. The abstract is entitled, "Novel Bidirectional Vector Strategy for Amplification of Therapeutic and Reporter Gene Expression".

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FASEB Journal Cover

July 1, 2004
Research done in the Multimodality Molecular Imaging Lab was featured on the cover of FASEB. The abstract is entitled, "Molecular imaging of homodimeric protein-protein interactions in living subjects".

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Ian Chen Awarded Predoctoral Fellowship Award

May 17, 2004
Ian Chen, graduate student in the Multimodality Molecular Imaging Lab, has been awarded a Predoctoral Fellowship award by the American Heart Association (AHA) for his work on multimodality imaging of cardiac gene therapy.

Congratulations, Ian!

Dr. Gambhir Receives AMI Distinguished Basic Scientist Award

March 30, 2004
Dr. Sanjiv Sam Gambhir received the Distinguished Basic Scientist of the Year award from the Academy of Molecular Imaging at the annual conference in Orlando, FL. The award is given annually to those who have made major contributions to the development and enhancement of PET/molecular imaging as recognized by his/her colleagues. Dr. Gambhir received the award for the development of several new reporter gene / reporter probes which are being used in cell trafficking models, gene therapy models, and in transgenic models for studying cancer biology.

Congratulations, Dr. Gambhir!

PET/CT & Molecular Imaging "boldly going"...

March 15, 2004
Dr. Gambhir discusses the development of PET/CT and molecular imaging as it compares to Star Trek's sickbay technology: "We're a little bit closer" but "not quite at that level yet."

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Dr. Hardy Research Featured in Science

February 2, 2004
Research done on the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes by Dr. Hardy of the Molecular Biophotonics & Imaging Lab is featured in Science Magazine.

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Molecular Imaging Field News Article in Science

January 17, 2004
Research done in the Multimodality Molecular Imaging Lab is referenced in Science Magazine.

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PEDS Journal Cover

January 8, 2004
Research done in the Multimodality Molecular Imaging Lab in collaboration with Dr. Anna Wu (UCLA) & investigators at the City of Hope was featured on the cover of Protein Engineering Design and Selection. The abstract is entitled, "Covalent disulfide-linked anti-CEA diabody allows site-specific conjugation and radiolabeling for tumor targeting applications".

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