SNMMI Announces Cybil Nielsen, MBA, CNMT, FSNMMI-TS, as President-Elect of the Technologist Section

June 9, 2024

Toronto, Ontario—Cybil Nielsen, MBA, CNMT, FSNMMI-TS, nuclear medicine educator at Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts in Concord, California, has been elected as the 2024-25 president-elect for the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Technologist Section (SNMMI-TS). The new slate of officers was introduced during the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging’s 2024 Annual Meeting held June 8-11 in Toronto.

As president-elect, Nielsen will work toward expanding educational programs, mentorship opportunities, and networking events, ensuring that our members have access to resources that facilitate continuous learning, career advancement, and a sense of belonging within the SNMMI-TS community. In addition, she will prioritize advocating for the recognition and advancement of nuclear medicine technologists within the healthcare landscape. By fostering collaborations with policymakers, institutions, and industry partners, she aims to elevate the visibility and importance of our profession.

Nielsen also plans to champion initiatives that promote and support the integration of cutting-edge technologies in nuclear medicine and molecular imaging. By fostering collaboration between industry leaders, researchers, and practitioners, she hopes to accelerate the development and adoption of innovative solutions that enhance patient care and contribute to the growth of the field.

“I am looking forward to working with leadership and continuing to build a professional society where every member feels a profound sense of pride, belonging, and empowerment, contributing to both personal and collective excellence in the field of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging,” stated Nielsen.

Nielsen attended the University of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky, where she earned her Bachelor of Health Science degree in nuclear medicine technology. She then received her Master’s in Business Administration from Indiana Wesleyan University.

She began her career as a nuclear medicine technologist and subsequently became manager at Norton Healthcare in Louisville, then assistant professor and nuclear medicine program coordinator at Jefferson Community and Technical College, also in Louisville. Nielsen spent time as a radiation safety officer at Russell County Hospital in Russell Springs, Kentucky, then moved to Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis as a clinical assistant professor and nuclear medicine technology program director. She then worked for GE Healthcare in Atlanta before joining Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts.

Nielsen has served SNMMI in leadership roles since 2006, most recently as chair of the Advocacy Committee and as a member of the Publications and Educator’s committees. She was president of both the Central and the Southeastern Chapters of the SNMMI-TS as well as Delegate at Large to the SNMMI-TS Executive Board from 2020-2022. In 2020-2021, she chaired the SNMMI-TS Educator’s Committee, and in 2019-2020 she was speaker of the National Council of Representatives. She is also a reviewer for The Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology. Nielsen was president of the SNM-TS from 2009-2010.

In addition to her SNMMI service, Nielsen has been president the Indiana Society of Medical Imaging Technologists and the Kentucky Society of Nuclear Medicine Technologists. She served on the Kentucky Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy Board as well as on the board of directors for the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board. Nielsen has also served in several capacities in the American Society of Radiologic Technologists.

The SNMMI Technologist Section president for 2024-25 is Julie Dawn Bolin, MS, CNMT, Phoenix, Arizona. Elected to leadership of SNMMI for 2023-24 were Cathy Sue Cutler, PhD, FSNMMI, Upton, New York, as president; Jean-Luc C. Urbain, MD, PhD, FASNC, Buffalo, New York, as president-elect; and Heather Jacene, MD, Boston, Massachusetts, as vice president-elect.


About the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging

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