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Mike King Honored as SNMMI Fellow

Michael King, PhD Professor of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, UMass Medical SchoolMichael King, PhD - Fellow of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging

Michael King, PhD, Professor and Radiology Vice Chair for Research was made a Fellow of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI). Dr. King was nominated by Mark Madsen, PhD, a Professor of Radiology at the University of Iowa. Forms are submitted with the nominee's accomplishments in select areas to the Committee on Fellows for approval. Those members approved by the SNMMI Board of Directors are recognized at the SNMMI Annual Meeting. This year the meeting will be held virtually July 11-14, 2020.

The purpose of the SNMMI Fellowship Program is to recognize members of SNMMI for their service to the Society and for their outstanding contributions to the field of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging. SNMMI Fellowship is one of the most prestigious formal recognitions available to long-time SNMMI members and symbolizes distinguished service to SNMMI as well as exceptional achievement in the field of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging. Fellowship is bestowed upon only a small percentage of SNMMI members. The Society aims to preserve the honor associated with being recognized as an SNMMI Fellow.

Dr. King has been a member of the SNMMI since 1980. His contributions to the Society and Nuclear Medicine Community include in brief:

  • Leadership Roles - President of Computer Council, Society of Nuclear Medicine, Instrumentation Council Executive Committee, Member of Board of Directors of Computer and Instrumentation Council of Society of Nuclear Medicine
  • Journals
    • Editorial Boards Journal of Nuclear Cardiology, Associate Editor Medical Physics, Chairman Steering Committees IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging
    • Reviewer for Journal of Nuclear Medicine, Medical Physics Journal of Nuclear Cardiology, Physics in Medicine and Biology, IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science
  • Organization of Meetings – Program Chair for multiple meetings, Review Course organizer and lecturer, Frequent reviewer of abstracts
  • Scholarly Activity
    • Author or co-author on 200 peer-reviewed journal papers published or in press, 210 conference proceedings, 26 book chapters, and 151 abstracts (as of Sept 2019)
    • Principle Investigator, Multiple-Principle Investigator, or Principle-Investigator on Sub-Contract of 19 NIH grants on Nuclear Medical Imaging Topics.
  • Awards and Honors
    • Ed Hoffman Memorial Award for Outstanding Scientific Contributions to the Field of Computers and Instrumentation in Nuclear Medicine, from Society of Nuclear Medicine Computer and Instrumentation Council,
    • IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society 2015 Edward J Hoffman Medical Imaging Scientist Award for contributions to clinical nuclear medicine imaging, especially compensation for realistic physical effects and motion in image reconstruction, emission and transmission imaging geometries, and task-based evaluation methods. 
  • Educational Contributions – PhD advisor for 7 students, Post-Doctoral advisor for 27 Fellows, 26 Invited lectures at SNMMI meetings

Congratulations Mike King!