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Memoir

Kenneth F. Koral
Regents' Proceedings 24

Kenneth F. Koral, Ph.D., research professor in the Department of Radiology, Medical School, will retire from active faculty status on June 30, 2007.

Professor Koral received his B.S. degree from the Case Institute of Technology in 1963 and his Ph.D. degree from Case Western Reserve University in 1971. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the physics department at Queen's University in Belfast, Northern Ireland, in 1971-72 and was a postdoctoral scholar at the University of Michigan, Department of Internal Medicine, Nuclear Medicine Unit, from 1973-76. He joined the University of Michigan faculty in 1976 as a research associate and was promoted to assistant research scientist in 1979, associate research scientist in 1986, research scientist in 1992, senior research scientist in 1997, and research professor in 2003.

An outstanding investigator in the field of nuclear medicine, Professor Koral's specific research activities include the estimation of radiation dose absorbed by tumors during radiopharmaceutical therapy, scatter correlation in SPECT, activity quantifications of SPECT, and reconstruction algorithms. His publications include 5 book chapters, 71 peer-reviewed journal articles, and 61 abstracts. He has served as a rant reviewer, manuscript reviewer, and editor or associate editor for a variety of scientific journals.

The Regents now salute this distinguished investigator for his dedicated service by naming Kenneth F. Koral research professor emeritus.