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David J. Yang, Ph.D.

Present Title & Affiliation

Primary Appointment

Professor, Department of Cancer Systems Imaging, Division of Diagnostic Imaging, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Dual/Joint/Adjunct Appointment

Professor, The University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Houston, TX

Office Address

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Blvd
Unit Number: 59
Houston, TX 77030
Room Number: B8.4846
Phone: 713-794-1053
Fax: 713-794-5456
Email: DYang@mdanderson.org

Education & Training

Degree-Granting Education

1983 Northeast Louisiana University, Monroe, LA, PHD, Medicinal Chemistry
1978 Taipei Medical College, Taipei, Taiwan, BS

Postgraduate Training

1/1983-1/1985 Postdoctoral Fellowship, Fellowship, Marshall University School of Medicine, Huntington, WV

Experience/Service

Academic Appointments

Associate Chemist, Department of Cancer Systems Imaging, Division of Diagnostic Imaging, The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 1/1994-8/2007
Assistant Professor, unkwown, The University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Houston, TX, 1/1994-8/2007
Assistant Professor, Department of Nuclear Medicine, Division of Diagnostic Imaging, The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 1/1988-1/1994
Assistant Chemist, Department of Nuclear Medicine, Division of Diagnostic Imaging, The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 1/1988-1/1994
Research Investigator, Department of Internal Medicine, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 1/1987-1/1988
Research Associate, Northeast Louisiana University School of Pharmacy, Monroe, LA, 1/1983-1/1986
Teaching Assistant, Northeast Louisiana University School of Pharmacy, Monroe, LA, 1/1978-1/1983

Administrative Appointments/Responsibilities

Chief of Radiotheranostic Development, Department of Cancer Systems Imaging, Division of Diagnostic Imaging, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 6/2006-present
Director of Radiopharmaceutical Development, Department of Cancer Systems Imaging, Division of Diagnostic Imaging, The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 9/1994-8/2003
Assistant Director, Pharmacology Division, Panlabs Tawiwan, Ltd.(subsidiary company of Panlab, Inc., Seattle, WA, Taipai, Taiwan, 1/1986-12/1986

Other Appointments/Responsibilities

Pharmacist, Jen-Ai Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, 1977-1978
Enlish Tutor, Taipei Chien-Kuo Supplementary Senior High School, Taipei, Taiwan, 1975-1978

Consultantships

Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Tokyo, Japan, 1999-2004
Anzai Medical Company, Tokyo, Japan, 1997-2005
Nihon Medi-Physics Pharmaceutical Company, Tokyo, Japan, 1996-1998

Institutional Committee Activities

Member, Institutional NMR Core Facility Advisory Committee, 2005-present
Member, Faculty Senate, 2005-present
Member, Institutional Biosafety Committee, 2004-2006
Member, Radioactive Drug Research Committee, 2002-2004
Member, Study Section Review Committee, 2000-2004
Member, Isotope Committee, 1995-1998
Member, UT M.D. Anderson Associates, 1989-present

Honors and Awards

2009 Award for mentoring Excellence, Postdoctoral Association
2007 Award for the 9th International Symposium
2004 Award for 14th Annual Winfield Evans Lecture, Southwestern Chapter of the Society of Nuclear Medicine
2004 Award for 8th Asia Oceania Congress of Nuclear Medicine and Biology, Asia Oceania Congress of Nuclear Medicine and Biology
1997 Certificate of Merit-Honorable Mention award winning scientific exhibit, Society of Nuclear Medicine
1996 Award for Distinguished Young Investigator, Asia and Oceania Congress of Nuclear Medicine and Biology
1982 Honorary Citizen, City of Monroe
1982 Honorary Citizen, City of West Monroe
1979-1981 President, Chinese Student Association, Northeast Lousiana University
1979-1980 Vice President, International Student Association, Northeast Lousiana University

Last updated: 10/16/2013