1981 Warrior alum authors book on molecular imaging/therapy
Dr. Jeffrey Norenberg donates book to WHS Science Department
The Wahoo High School Science Department was given an inspiring gift on August 23.
Wahoo community member Joan Norenberg presented a book authored by her son, Dr. Jeffrey Paul Norenberg.
Dr. Norenberg, a 1981 graduate of Wahoo High School, published Novel Strategies to Optimize Targeted Molecular Imaging and Therapy this year.
Dr. Norenberg scrolled the following inscription on the front page: “With compliments and sincere appreciation for the teachers and staff at Wahoo High School. Go Warriors!!”
Dr. Norenberg’s mother Joan delivered the book to science instructors Clayton Tomjack and Steve Shannon on Friday. Both teachers are excited to share this gift with their science students. In addition, they will be working with Dr. Norenberg on scheduling a possible speaking opportunity in their classrooms.
The Wahoo High School staff and students extend a huge thank you to Joan and Dr. Norenberg for this incredible gift.
Biography of Dr. Norenberg:
Jeffrey Paul Norenberg was born on November 10, 1962 in Wahoo, Nebraska, USA. He graduated from Wahoo High School in 1981. He then began studies leading to the Bachelor of Science in Life Sciences (Biology) at the University of Nebraska in 1986. In 1987 he entered the University of New Mexico where he completed the Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy in 1990 and Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Science (Radiopharmacy) in 1991. In 1990 and 1991, he also completed post-graduate training in nuclear pharmacy and PET radiochemistry at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, USA while serving in the US Public Health Service. From 1991-1993, he served as a Radiology Lecturer and Director of Nuclear Pharmacy Services at Tufts School of Medicine and New England Medical Center Hospitals in Boston, Massachusetts.
In 1993 he joined the Radiopharmaceutical Sciences faculty at the University of New Mexico College of Pharmacy. He was appointed the Director of Radiopharmaceutical Sciences Program in 1998, where he continues to serve. In 1999, he was made an Associate Member of Medical Staff of the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center. In 2006, he was appointed as the Director of the Keck-UNM Small-Animal Imaging Resources at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center. In 2009, he was promoted to the rank of Professor.
Professor Norenberg's work in the discovery and development of radiopharmaceuticals for molecular imaging and therapy have resulted in more than 100 scholarly works and garnered over $13,000,000 in extramural funding for basic and translational research. He has been awarded two patents for novel leukocyte-associated antigen-1 (LFA-1) targeted ligands for molecular imaging and therapy.
Dr. Norenberg is a Board Certified Nuclear Pharmacist and a fellow in the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists and the American Pharmacists Association. He serves on the Boards of Directors of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, the Education and Research Foundation for Nuclear and Molecular Imaging, and the American Board of Science in Nuclear Medicine. He is a delegate to the United States Pharmacopeia Convention.
Since 2002, he has also served as the Chairman and Executive Director of the National Association of Nuclear Pharmacies, a trade association representing 500 commercial nuclear pharmacies in the US.
Jeff is the husband of Renée-Claude Mercier and the proud father of Coralie (2003) and Sophia (2006).