Wil B. Nelp, M.D. Endowed Professorship in Nuclear Medicine
The Wil B. Nelp, M.D. Endowed Professorship in Nuclear Medicine was established in 2008.
Wil B. Nelp received his M.D. from Johns Hopkins University in 1955. After training in internal medicine, he became Hopkins’ first trainee in nuclear medicine, an offshoot of the more thoroughly established fields of internal medicine and radiology. Dr. Nelp was recruited to come to the UW in 1962 to establish UW Medicine’s Division of Nuclear Medicine. He served as the division’s director until 1995. He remains active as an emeritus professor of medicine and radiology at the University.
Dr. Nelp is past president of the National Society of Nuclear Medicine and is a lifetime member of the American Board of Nuclear Medicine. He established the first nuclear medicine training program in the Northwest and organized a major clinical and basic science research program.
This endowment was created to pay tribute to Dr. Nelp’s contributions to human health, to remember his long-term professional commitment to UW Medicine, and to recruit and retain stellar faculty who, like Dr. Nelp, will advance the field of nuclear medicine.
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