The Department of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapeutics (MIRT) has announced its students have been awarded $6,000 in student travel awards from the Society of Nuclear Medicine Technologist Section (SNMTS) to help cover travel expenses for the seven students that will present their scientific abstracts at the 58th Annual SNM Conference in San Antonio, Texas, in June.
The awards are an outcome from the MIRT Undergraduate Research Initiative that was started at Saint Louis University in 2004. Students benefit from starting research projects that lead to presentation and publication, prior to finishing their undergraduate studies. The program has led to award winning research and peer reviewed journal publications. SLU Faculty members Bill Hubble, Crystal Botkin, David Phegley and Medhat Osman serve as research advisors/mentors for the students.
"I am proud of the accomplishments and contributions SLU students have made to science. Their scientific discoveries are evidence that undergraduates can perform and conduct meaningful research under the guidance of dedicated faculty. We have outstanding students and faculty that are willing to invest their time to achieve successful outcomes. It makes us all proud to represent Saint Louis University as a national leader in undergraduate research in nuclear medicine." said Bill Hubble, academic chair. "The program has received over $31,000.00 dollars in monetary awards from various organizations over the past four years. It is apparent that others feel that this work is significant and worthwhile."
Long a leader in educating health professionals, Saint Louis University offered its first degree in an allied health profession in 1929. Today the Doisy College of Health Sciences offers degrees in athletic training, clinical laboratory science, cytotechnology, nutrition and dietetics, health information management, health sciences, investigative and medical science, magnetic resonance imaging, nuclear medicine, occupational therapy, physician assistant, physical therapy and radiation therapy. The college's unique curriculum prepares students to work with health professionals from all disciplines to ensure the best possible patient care.