Hanford, PNNL isotope production expert dies

Herald staffJuly 25, 2013 

— Bob Schenter, an international scientific expert in isotope production, died July 9 in Portland.

Schenter, 76, was passionate about advancing the treatment of cancer, heart disease and arthritis with medical isotopes.

He worked in the isotope programs at Westinghouse Hanford Co. and then Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland before retiring. Most recently he was chief science officer of Advanced Medical Isotopes Corp. in Kennewick.

He also served as a member of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s advisory committee on the medical uses of isotopes, was an American Nuclear Society fellow and was a founding member of Citizens for Medical Isotopes.

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