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Selected News Items

November 2011
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Dr. Choyke wins the 2011 NCI Directors Merit Award!!

NCI Press Release: "NIH researchers design a light therapy that targets and destroys cancer cells in mice"

-Congratulations Drs. Choyke and Turkbey on a successful webinar which was attended by 138 people worldwide!

Watch the webinar entitled: "Acquiring and Interpreting Prostate MRI" which was originally presented on September 27th. Link:

-MIP appears in a recent article by Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News:

-For his distinguished accomplishments, Dr. Hisataka Kobayashi has earned the Federal Technology Transfer Award 2011.

-Congratulations Dr. Baris Turkbey for being chosen by the RSNA Scientific Program Committee to receive the RSNA Trainee Research Prize for the research project entitled: "Can Multiparametric MRI Stratify Prostate Cancer Patients Who Are Eligible for Active Surveillance?"

-Welcome to our new 2011-12 HHMI scholar,Vinita Alexander, from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine & Public Health. Vinita will be conducting model experiments in Dr. Histaka Kobayashi's lab with in vitro cells and in vivo mouse imaging for developing new molecular imaging agents/technology for early cancer detection.

-Many thanks to Yinguan Li of the University of Maryland-College Park for the valuable contributions he made during his summer internship. Yingquan's research resulted in an exceptional poster presentation entitled "A Patient-Specific Adjustable Mold for Correlating In-Vivo MRI of Prostate Cancer to Histology". We wish you much success in your engineering studies during the next school year.

-After year of dedicated service, visiting fellow and chemist, Veerendra Bhadrasetty, has decided to return to India. Your positive attitude and unparalleled contributions to the team will be greatly missed. Best of Luck, Veeru!

Congratulations to Hisataka Kobayashi and his team for being recognized by the journal Bioconjugate Chemistry for the 2nd most cited article in the last year.
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