News & Updates 2021

The CASNMMI annual meeting took place virtually on June 12, 2021 during the SNMMI 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting.

Lifetime Achievement Awards (LTAA)

Professor Samuel D.J. Yeh (叶大铸教授)
Professor Yeh spent more than half a century serving as a full-time faculty member at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and was named the Emeritus Member of radiology, endocrinology and clinical chemistry. Dr. Yeh was the co-founder and the 3rd President of CASNMMI. He was also the president of the Chinese American Medical Society and the secretary of the US-China Medical Exchange Committee of the China Institute. He engaged 30 medical schools in China to bring more than 30 physicians to the U.S. for advanced training. Yeh's career also includes significant achievements in community public health, such as serving for 35 years as a volunteer physician for the Chinatown Health Clinic to treat many underprivileged Chinese people in the greater New York City area. He exemplifies the tradition and brought recognition to his almamater Johns Hopkins through his personal and professional accomplishments, and his humanitarian service.

Young Investigator Award (YIA)

1st Prize: Chao Zheng, Yale University, CT, USA
Synthesis and preclinical characterization of a metabolically stable SV2A PET imaging probe:[18F]SDM-16

2nd Prize: Kuan Hu, National Institute of Radiological Sciences,Chiba Japan
Stapled Peptide-based radiotheranostics agent targeting MDM2 suppresses p53-mutant tumor growth

2nd Prize: Zhiwei Xiao, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston MA, USA
Spirocyclic Iodonium Ylide (SCIDY)-mediated Radiofluorination of a Novel PDE10A PET Ligand for Neuroimaging

3rd Prize: Mengxi Xu, Peking University, Beijing, China
Albumin Binders for Tumor Enhanced FA-PI Radioligand Retention”

3rd Prize: Junjie Li, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas
Renal Clearable Copper Sulfate Nanodots (CuS NDs) for Photothermal Ablation– Chemoembolization in Ortho-topic Rat model of Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC) with μPET/CT Imaging Guidance Capability

3rd Prize: Li Wang, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
Radiofluorination of Electron-Rich Arenes via LED-Promoted Photoredox Reactions