UAMS Student Receives National Nuclear Medicine Scholarship

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Shree Taylor of Dumas received the $5,000 scholarship from the international organization. She also was awarded the organization’s Paul Cole Scholarship, a $1,000 award that provides support for nuclear medicine technology students. Taylor works as an X-ray tech at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff.

“Shree is a very good student and I’m so pleased that she has been recognized for her hard work and accomplishments,” said Martha W. Pickett, chairman of the Department of Nuclear Medicine Technology in the College of Health Related Professions at UAMS. “I knew Mickey Williams, and this is exactly the kind of tribute he’d appreciate, recognizing a student with a good academic record.”

The Mickey Williams Minority Student Scholarship was awarded based on academic merit, financial need and a personal essay that detailed applicants’ reasons for entering the molecular/nuclear medicine technology field and career goals. Taylor was selected for the scholarship by members of an SNMTS scholarship committee.

The scholarship is named for a former SNMTS president and chief nuclear medical technologist at the Hospital of the Good Samaritan, Los Angeles, Calif. The Paul Cole Scholarship is also named for a former president of the organization.

The Society of Nuclear Medicine is an international scientific and professional organization of more than 16,000 members dedicated to promoting the science, technology and practical applications of molecular/nuclear medicine. The Mickey Williams Minority Student Scholarship is funded by the Corporate Friends of SNMTS PDEF: Alliance Imaging, Biogen Idec, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Capintec, GE Healthcare and MDS Nordion. The Education and Research Foundation for the Society of Nuclear Medicine funds the Paul Cole Scholarship.

UAMS is the state’s only comprehensive academic health center, with five colleges, a graduate school, a medical center, five centers of excellence and a statewide network of regional centers. UAMS has more than 2,200 students and 660 residents and is the state’s largest public employer with almost 9,000 employees. UAMS and its affiliates have an economic impact in Arkansas of $4.1 billion a year.

UAMS centers of excellence are the Arkansas Cancer Research Center, Harvey and Bernice Jones Eye Institute, Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging, Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy and Jackson T. Stephens Spine and Neurosciences Institute.