The ACNM recognized an outstanding individual Abass Alavi, MD, FACNM with the ACNM Best Mentor Clinical Award. Dr. Alavi is the Professor of Radiology and Director of Research and the University Hospital of PA. He received his MD from the University of Tehran School of Medicine in Tehran, Iran. Dr. Alavi is an excellent mentor, who takes personal interest in all students, including international students who are there for a short stay. I have been one of the many people under his instruction and supervision for the many years. The amount of time he spends with his residents, fellows, and research scholars is remarkable.
The ACNM recognized an outstanding individual S. James Aldelstein, MD, PhD with the ACNM Best Mentor Personal Award. Dr. Aldelstein is the Paul C. Cabot Distinguished Professor of Medical Biophysics at Harvard Medical School as well as the Founder and Director Emeritus of the Joint Program in Nuclear Medicine. He received his PhD from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Biophysics and his MD from Harvard Medical School. He is one of the best known NM leaders in the field. His contributions to the professionally and personally growth of many colleagues has been immense.