Tragic passing of society member, friend, and colleague Moritz Kircher

We are deeply saddened by the tragic passing of society member, friend, and colleague Moritz Kircher.

Moritz F. Kircher, MD, PhD was a brilliant clinician-scientist, a very active member of the WMIS, founding and leading the Molecular Imaging in Nanotechnology and Theranostics (MINT) Interest Group. Early in his career, he was awarded the 2012 WMIC Young Investigator of the Year Award for a paper titled “A Triple-Modality MRI-Photoacoustic-Raman Nanoparticle for pre-and intraoperative Brain Tumor Delineation.” As a regular attendee at the annual congress, he and his group submitted many abstracts, primarily focused on the earlier detection of cancer. Moritz trained at Harvard under Professor Ralph Weissleder, then at Stanford with Professor Sanjiv Sam Gambhir, before moving in 2010 to Memorial Sloan Kettering as an Assistant Attending Radiologist and to start his own independent lab. In 2018 he became the Chair of the Department of Imaging at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Moritz will be deeply missed by many, especially his former students and postdocs.

Our thoughts go to his family and friends at this very sad time.

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