Laureates of the Japan Prize

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Dr. David E. Kuhl

2009 (25th) Japan Prize Laureate

Field
Technological Integration of Medical Science and Engineering
Achievement
Contribution to tomographic imaging in nuclear medicine
Commemorative Lecture
A Slice of Life; 50 Years of Emission Tomography
Nationality: USA
Date of Birth: October 27 1929
Academic Degrees:
1951 B.A., in Physics, Temple University
1955 M.D., University of Pennsylvania
Professional Career:
1955-1956

Internship (Rotating), Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

1958-1962

Radiology Fellowship, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

1958-1961 Assistant Instructor in Radiology, School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
1961-1963 Instructor in Radiology, School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
1963-1965

Associate in Radiology, School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

1965-1967 Assistant Professor of Radiology, School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
1967-1970 Associate Professor of Radiology, School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
1970-1976 Professor of Radiology, School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
1974-1976

Professor of Bioengineering, School of Electrical Engineering, University of Pennsylvania

1963-1976 Chief, Division of Nuclear Medicine, Department of Radiology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
1975-1976 Vice Chairman, Department of Radiology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
1976-1984 Chief, Division of Nuclear Medicine, Department of Radiological Sciences, University of California at Los Angeles School of Medicine
1976-1984

Associate Director, Laboratory of Biomedical and Environmental Sciences and Chief, Laboratory of Nuclear Medicine, University of California at Los Angeles

1976-1986 Professor of Radiological Sciences, University of California at Los Angeles School of Medicine
1977-1986

Vice Chairman, Department of Radiological Sciences,
University of California at Los Angeles School of Medicine

1986-2000

Professor of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan Medical School

1986-2002

Chief, Division of Nuclear Medicine, Departments of Internal
Medicine (1986-2000) and Radiology (2000-2002), Director, PET Center

1986-Present Professor of Radiology, University of Michigan Medical School
Title: Professor, Radiology, University of Michigan Medical School
Major Publications:
  1. Kuhl, DE, and Edwards, RQ: Image Separation Radioisotope Scanning. Radiology 80: 653-662, April 1963.
  2. Kuhl, DE, Hale, J, Eaton, WL: Transmission scanning: A useful adjunct to conventional emission scanning for accurately keying isotope deposition to radiographic anatomy. Radiology 87 (2):278-84. August 1966.
  3. Kuhl DE, Reivich M, Alavi A, Nyary I, Staum M. Local Cerebral Blood Volume Determined by Three-Dimensional Reconstruction of Radionuclide Scan Data. Circ Res 1975; 36:610-9.
  4. Ido, T, Wan, CN, Casella, V, Fowler, JS, Wolf, AP, Reivich, M, and Kuhl, DE: Labeled 2-Deoxy-D-Glucose Analogs. 18-F-Labeled 2-Deoxy-2- Fluoro-D-Glucose, 2-deoxy-2-2 fluoro-D-mannose and 14-C-2-deoxy-2- fluoro-D-glucose. J Labeled Compounds and Radiopharmaceuticals   14: 175-183, 1978.
  5. Reivich M, Kuhl DE, Wolf A, Greenberg J, Phelps ME, Ido T, Casella V, Fowler J, Hoffman E, Alavi A, Sokoloff L. The F-18-Fluorodeoxyglucose Method for the Measurement of Local Cerebral Glucose Utilization in Man. Circ Res 1979; 44:127-37.
  6. Phelps, ME, Huang, SC, Hoffman, EJ, Selin. C, Sokoloff, L, Kuhl, DE: Tomographic measurement of local cerebral glucose metabolic rate in humans with (F-18)2-fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose. Validation of method. Annals of Neurology  6 (5):371-88. November 1979.
  7. Kuhl DE, Engel J Jr, Phelps ME, Selin C. Epileptic Patterns of Local Cerebral Metabolism and Perfusion in Humans Determined By Emission Computed Tomography of 18FDG and 13NH3. Ann Neurol  1980; 8:348-60.
  8. Minoshima, S, Foster, NL, Kuhl, DE: Posterior cingulate cortex in Alzheimer's disease. Lancet. 24; 344 (8926):895. September 1994.
Major Honors and Awards:
  • Nuclear Medicine Pioneer Citation, Society of Nuclear Medicine (1976)
  • Ernst Jung Prize for Medicine, Jung Foundation, Hamburg (1981)
  • The Louise and Lionel Berman Foundation Award for Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy (1985)
  • Elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences (1989)
  • Javits Neuroscience Investigator Award, National Institutes of Health (1989)
  • Georg Charles de Hevesy Nuclear Medicine Pioneer Award, Society of Nuclear Medicine (1995)
  • Benedict Cassen Prize for Research Leading to a Major Advance in Nuclear Medicine Science, Society of Nuclear Medicine (1996)
  • Outstanding Researcher Award, Radiological Society of North America (1996)
  • Charles F. Kettering Prize for Outstanding Contribution to the Diagnosis and Treatment of Cancer, General Motors Cancer Research Foundation (2001)
Member:
  • American College of Nuclear Physicians
  • American College of Radiology
  • American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering
  • American Neurological Association
  • Association of American Physicians
  • Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Science
  • Radiological Society of North America
  • Society of Nuclear Medicine

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