SNMMI Press Releases
March 18, 2011
The Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology Names Next Editor-in-Chief
Reston, Va. — Norman E. Bolus, MPH, CNMT, has been selected as the next editor-in-chief for The Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology (JNMT), the journal of the SNM Technologist Section (SNMTS). Bolus, who serves as director of the Nuclear Medicine Technology Program and assistant professor in the Department of Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Health Professions, was approved as the incoming JNMT editor-in-chief by the SNMTS Executive Board at the society’s Mid-Winter Meeting in January.
Bolus received a Bachelor of Science degree in biology and in nuclear medicine technology, as well as a baccalaureate certificate of completion in nuclear medicine technology, at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). This was followed by his Master of Public Health in occupational health and safety at UAB. He began his career in nuclear medicine as a staff technologist in the UAB Hospital’s Nuclear Medicine Department and in 1992 transitioned to the field of education, in which he has held several roles, including teacher's assistant, instructor, assistant professor, clinical coordinator and program director.
“I am honored to take on the role of editor-in-chief for the 2012-2016 term,” Bolus said. “I hope to maintain the outstanding quality of the journal and build on it, making the journal as interactive, compelling, useful and interesting to SNMTS members as possible.”
Bolus now begins the process of identifying associate and consulting editors for JNMT.
A transition period will begin in July 2011 that will allow Bolus to work with current editor-in-chief, Frances L. Neagley, CNMT, FSNMTS, for six months as he takes on this new role.
“With 22 years of experience and great dedication to the field of nuclear medicine, Norman is an excellent choice for JNMT editor-in-chief. He has a great vision for JNMT, and I have the utmost confidence in him to lead the journal to continued success,” noted Neagley.
Published quarterly since 1972, JNMT focuses on technology, quality assurance, radiation safety and clinical applications of nuclear medicine. Each issue features continuing education articles written by leading educators in nuclear medicine technology, as well as news and updates on practice, licensure and credentialing for nuclear medicine technologists. Practitioners from across the imaging sciences turn to JNMT for peer-reviewed information related to daily clinical practice.
Subscription to JNMT is free to members of SNMTS. For information on subscribing, visit www.snm.org/subscribe. Current and past issues can be found online at tech.snmjournals.org
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