2022-2023 Molecular Imaging and Theranostics Fellowship University of Iowa
University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics
Location: Iowa City, Iowa
The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics has openings for its one-year non-ACGME accredited fellowship in Molecular Imaging and Theranostics for 2022-2023 and 2023-2024. The fellowship provides extensive clinical PET-CT, theranostics, and nuclear therapy experience. Our Theranostics Center routinely works with complex patients requiring dosimetry for safe and effective delivery of radionuclide therapies. Learning is enhanced through collaboration with faculty at tumor boards and therapy conferences, attendance of lectures and journal clubs, and supervision of the daily workflow of our PET Center. Research opportunities as well as the opportunity to work with novel PET radiopharmaceuticals are available.
The nuclear medicine faculty at the University of Iowa includes 6 MD and 7 PhD faculty. Nuclear medicine instrumentation includes four high sensitivity/high resolution PET-CT scanners and 6 gamma cameras, including 2 SPECT-CT systems and a dedicated cardiac camera. The facility is equipped with a cyclotron, generators, and extensive radiochemistry laboratories that routinely provide F-18 FDG, Ga-68 DOTATOC, and Ga-68 PSMA-HBED-CC (PSMA-11) radiopharmaceuticals for clinical procedures as well as a radiotheranostics laboratory for production of investigational therapeutic agents.
Nuclear Medicine/ PET Center staff are involved in a range of research activities including: Clinical trials with investigational therapeutic radiopharmaceuticals
Theranostics in neuroendocrine tumors PET brain function and dementia studies PET/CT prostate cancer imaging PET/CT imaging to monitor the effect of cancer chemotherapy and radiation therapy protocols Development of new PET radiopharmaceuticals for use in diagnostic cancer imaging.
The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics has spent nearly 30 years on U.S. News & World Report’s list of “America’s Best Hospitals” and is ranked by Forbes Magazine as a “Top 5” health care employer. Iowa City is a unique location in the Midwest, and is North America's only UNESCO City of Literature! A mid-sized college town with a low cost of living, excellent schools, and short commutes, Iowa City ranks as one of America’s best places to live. The area offers hiking, biking, kayaking, sports events, wineries, craft breweries, music festivals, Broadway shows, farmers markets, family-friendly activities, and the list goes on. The Cedar Rapids airport is just 20 minutes away. We are centrally located between Chicago, Minneapolis, Kansas City, and Omaha - all just a 4-5 hour drive away.