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The research community gathered for an afternoon of scientific innovation at the annual Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology (MIR) Research Symposium. Held in the Eric P. Newman Education Center at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, the symposium is a time for investigators to share their ongoing basic and clinical research endeavors and mingle with other researchers. Robert J. Gropler, MD, professor of radiology and senior vice chair and division director of radiological sciences; and Pamela K. Woodard, MD, Hugh Monroe Wilson Professor of Radiology and senior vice chair and division director of radiology research facilities, welcomed guests and shared their enthusiasm for MIR’s research enterprise.
Richard L. Wahl, MD, Elizabeth E. Mallinckrodt Professor of Radiology and director of MIR, presented his keynote lecture “The Future of Nuclear Medicine: Looking Forward By Looking Back.” He walked listeners through his professional career and shared his thoughts on the progression and future of the nuclear medicine field. Additional talks from MIR faculty included:
- Aisling M. Chaney, PhD, assistant professor of radiology, “Visualizing Inflammation in Neurodegeneration Using PET”
- Joseph E. Ippolito, MD, PhD, associate professor of radiology, “Clinical Molecular Imaging of Lethal Prostate Cancer”
- Aimilia Gastounioti, PhD, assistant professor of radiology, “Precision Mammographic Imaging of Breast Cancer Risk”
- Sheng-Kwei (Victor) Song, PhD, professor of radiology, “Nuts and Bolts of DBSI”
The symposium capped off with a poster session featuring several posters from investigators.
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