Although neither Scott Brower or Bill McHugh are alumni of the Nuclear Medicine Program at the MU School of Health Professions, both have been long time supporters of the educational program. As owners of the main training facility for radiopharmaceutical clinical experiences, Mid-America Isotopes, McHugh and Bower’s support has been integral to student training in the program. Brower and McHugh have donated countless hours teaching students as well as extensive financial resources like safety equipment, isotopes, and pharmaceuticals used in laboratory work.
Earlier this year, Brower and McHugh each made financial gifts to the nuclear medicine program to serve as the foundation for a fund to create an endowed teaching position in the nuclear medicine program. “Given that our educational program is small, donations like this ensure its continued operation. Without the support of our alumni and donors like Scott and Bill, our program would not be able to continue to provide the same level of excellent education,” said Jeff Galen, Program Director of the Nuclear Medicine Program at the MU School of Health Professions.
“ The nuclear medicine training program is deeply indebted to Scott Brower and Bill McHugh for their gracious donations, which have encompassed so much more than their most recent gift,” said Galen. “As leaders in the nuclear medicine community, their vision has shaped our field, allowing it to grow and mature. Their entrepreneurial spirit has played a key role in making radiopharmaceuticals available and also affordable throughout Missouri. Their dedication to bringing the newest technologies to Missouri has allowed clinics the ability to provide life-saving services that would otherwise be unavailable. ”