SNMMI names recipient of annual government relations fellowship

The Society of Nuclear Medicine & Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) announced that Courtney Lawhn-Heath, MD, has been awarded the 2019 Robert E. Henkin Government Relations Fellowship.

Lawhn-Heath will now spend a week with SNMMI staff in Washington, DC, visiting members of Congress and various medical societies as she learns “how the federal legislative and regulatory process impacts nuclear medicine and molecular imaging.”

Lawhn-Heath is currently studying at the University of California-San Francisco and completing a dual American Board of Radiology/American Board of Nuclear Medicine radiology residency and nuclear medicine fellowship. She is also completing a breast imaging fellowship. Lawhn-Heath’s research interests include prostate cancer, head and neck imaging and breast imaging.

Lawhn-Heath has also completed an internship with SNMMI’s Clinical Trials network, witnessing how the group works with representatives from the FDA.

“Working through the process of safely bringing new nuclear medicine agents from development to the patients who benefit from them sparked my interest,” she said in a prepared statement.