Robert Atcher, Ph.D., MBA, a communication specialist in the Community and Public Affairs division at Los Alamos National Laboratory and the University of New Mexico/LANL Professor of Pharmacy in the College of Pharmacy at UNM is among 35 new Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Fellows.
The society announced the creation of an SNMMI Fellowship recognizing distinguished service to SNMMI, and exceptional achievement in the field of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging at its 2016 annual meeting, held June 11-15 in San Diego, California.
A past president of the Society of Nuclear Medicine (now SNMMI), Atcher has been at Los Alamos for 19 years. His research focuses on the development of radiopharmaceuticals for the diagnosis and treatment of cancer.
Atcher has published 100 papers in peer reviewed journals, holds eight patents, presented over 80 papers at national and international meetings, and given more than 150 invited talks.
He is also a member of the UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center and serves as president of the Education and Research Foundation for Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging.
A Fellow of the American Institute of Chemists, Atcher is a member of the American Chemical Society, the American Society for Radiation Oncology and the Society of Radiopharmaceutical Sciences.