August 07, 2013

Moses Wilks:1st place Award Computer & Instrumentation Council’s Young Investigators Competition

Congratulations to current graduate student Moses Wilks for winning first place award at the 2013 Computer & Instrumentation Council's Young Investigators (CaIC) competition at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI). The CaIC Awards recognize the best abstracts presented during the CaIC Young Investigators Session at the Annual Meeting of the SNMMI. His mentor, Dr. Henry Huang, said Moses competed mostly against postdocs or junior faculty in major medical centers making this achievement even more outstanding and special. Kudos to Moses for this prestigious honor!

1st Place - Moses Wilks - "Quantitative in vivo imaging of slowly diffusing radiotracers"

2nd Place - Joyita Dutta - "Respiratory motion compensated pulmonary imaging using simultaneous PET-MR"

3rd Place - Hao Li - "Direct MAP estimation of attenuation sinogram using TOF PET emission data"

Honorable Mention - Guen Bae Ko - "New high performance SiPM PET insert to 9.4-T MR scanner for simultaneous PET/MRI studies" Honorable Mention - Jongmin Cho - "Proton beam range verification using PET: Comparison of polycarbonate and copper activation" Honorable Mention - Chuan Huang - "Real-time 3D motion tracking using MR micro-coils for PET imaging" Honorable Mention - Matteo Tonietto - "Plasma metabolite correction: Improvements of current parent plasma models"