Zhang Awarded SNMMI Bradley-Alavi Student Fellowship
Yin Zhang, a 5th year Medical Physics graduate student in the Molecular Imaging and
Nanotechnology laboratory, was awarded the Society of Nuclear
Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) Bradley-Alavi Student Fellowship.
As the 1st graduate student of the Molecular Imaging and Nanotechnology Laboratory,
Zhang has performed exceptionally well, with > 40 peer-reviewed publications at UW
- Madison and ~10 more in review/preparation. He has received many awards during
the last 2 years, including Press Release at the SNMMI Annual meeting in 2011, 3
Travel Awards to international scientific conferences (WMIC, SNMMI, AAPM), and a
SNMMI Radiopharmaceutical Sciences Council Young Investigator Award in 2012.
Scheduled to graduate in June this year and going into Medical Physics Residency, he
is highly sought after and has received >10 onsite interview invitations from universities/
institutions including Harvard, Stanford, Duke, JHU, UCLA, UCSD, UC Irvine, Mayo
Clinic, and many others.
Bradley-Alavi Fellows are named in honor of the late Stanley E. Bradley, a Professor of
medicine at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and a prominent
researcher in the fields of renal physiology and liver disease, and Abass Alavi, M.D.,
professor of radiology and chief of the division of nuclear medicine at the University
of Pennsylvania Medical Center. The award is made possible by the Education and
Research Foundation for Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (ERFNMMI), based
on Zhang's proposal entitled "Quantitative Positron Emission Tomography Imaging of
CD105 Expression in Breast Cancer Therapy".