The Society of Nuclear Medicine & Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) provides members with direct exposure to the society’s professional relations activities with medical societies, patient groups, and professional organizations via the Ursula Kocemba-Slosky, PhD, Professional Relations Fellowship. This year, SNMMI announces Lucas J. Gross, MS, CNMT, RT(N)(ARRT), NMTCB (CT)(RS) as its 2020 Slosky Fellow.

“Mr. Gross is a very well qualified candidate for this 2020 SNMMI Professional Relations Fellowship,” says Jack Slosky, PhD, MBA, FACNM, FSNMMI. “The applications get stronger every year!”

Lucas J. Gross, MS, CNMT, RT(N)(ARRT), NMTCB (CT)(RS)

Gross is currently the radiation safety officer at the Ohio-based University of Findlay, as well as the program director of medical laboratory sciences. He also serves as an instructor and clinical coordinator of the university’s nuclear medicine and PET/CT technology programs. He has obtained certifications in CT and radiation safety and a Master of Science in Health Informatics degree from the University of Findlay. He is currently enrolled at Nova Southeastern University, working to earn his PhD in health sciences.

An active SNMMI member, Gross has previous experience in SNMMI outreach efforts, participating in the 2019 SNMMI Fly-In Advocacy Day and serving as an SNMMI Technologist Advocacy Group member, representing Ohio.  

“I am eager and prepared to immerse myself into the unique opportunity offered by the 2020 Ursula Kocemba-Slosky, PhD, Professional Relations Fellowship,” Gross said in a statement.  “I believe Dr. Slosky’s visionary establishment of this program to be absolutely vital to our field, promising to cultivate young professionals like myself who are committed to building a stronger network of communicating channels that will sustain coherent growth of the nuclear medicine and molecular imaging field.”

While this year’s fellowship will be virtual, without the trip to the Washington, D.C., area, Gross will be able to participate in crucial work being done during a time where collaboration and outreach has never been more vital to associations, SNMMI officials say.