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Department of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences

Vesper Grantham, MEd, RT(N), CNMT

  • Assistant Dean of Faculty Development
  • Presidential Professor and
  • Program Director, Nuclear Medicine

(405) 271-8001, ext. 41159

Vesper-Grantham@ouhsc.edu


Education:

  • Master of Education, Educational Psychology, Instructional Design, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma, 2003
  • Bachelor of Science in Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences, Nuclear Medicine, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 1998


Societies and Organizations:


Member, Alpha Eta Honor Society


Teaching:

Undergraduate and Nuclear Medicine Program: 

  • AHS 3451: Medical Ethics
  • AHS 4452: Healthcare Management
  • MIRS 3560: Clinical Nuclear Medicine Technology
  • MIRS 4273: Nuclear Pharmacy 
  • MIRS 4534: Clinical Nuclear Medicine I
  • MIRS 4553: Clinical Nuclear Medicine II
  • MIRS 3532: Nuclear Cardiology
  • MIRS 4560: Advanced Clinical Nuclear Medicine Technology
  • MIRS 4963: Capstone Seminar in Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences (co-coordinator)

Undergraduate Web-based Degree Completion Program:

  • AHS 4452: Healthcare Management
  • MIRS 3432: Principles in Nuclear Medicine


Research Interests:

  • Faculty Development
  • Instructional Design and Technology
  • Interdisciplinary Education
  • Developing Student Professionalism


Clinical Interests:

  • General Nuclear Medicine
  • PET Imaging


Select Publications:

  • Wolfe K, Baldwin J, Grantham V*, Galbraith W.  90Y-Labeled Resin Microsphere Spills:  A Pilot Study to Determine Efficient Cleanup Practices.  J Nucl Med Technol.  2020: 48(3); 274-277. doi: 10.2967/jnmt.119.239681. 
  • Baldwin J, Grantham V*.  Radiation hormesis: historical and current perspectives.  J Nucl Med Technol.  2015; 43(4); 242 – 246.  doi: 10.2967/jnmt.115.166074.  (1.0 continuing education credit)
  • Galbraith W. Chen X, Talley K, Grantham V*.  Assessment of technetium-99m succimer residual activity using inert non-reactve syringes.  J Nucl Med Technol. 2015; 43(1); 61 - 63. doi:10.2967/jnmt.114.147983
  • Dam HQ, Brandon DC, Grantham VV, Hilson AJ, Howarth DM, Maurer AH, Stabin MG, Tulchinsky M, Ziessman HA, Zuckier LS. The SNMMI Procedure Standard/EANM Practice Guideline for Gastrointestinal Bleeding Scintigraphy 2.0. J Nucl Med Technol. 2014 Dec;42(4):308-17. doi: 10.2967/jnmt.114.147959. PubMed PMID: 25472517.
  • Grantham V*, Alfred, L, Anderson, S, Argo C.  Radioimmunotherapy: a review of I-131 tositumomab and Y-90 ibritumomab tiuxetan for the treatment of NHL.  E-Rad Imaging Continuing Education and Career Development Resource for Radiologic Technologists.  http://www.eradimaging.com/site/article.cfm?ID=778&mode=ce.  2012. (1.0 continuing education credit)
  • Bolstad R, Brown J, Grantham V*. Extrinsic versus intrinsic uniformity correction for gamma cameras.  J Nucl Med Technol.  2011; 39(3); 208-212.  
  • Kopisch A, Martin C, Grantham V.  Exposure to technologists from preparing and administering therapeutic I-131 – how frequently should we bioassay?  J Nucl Med Technol. 2011;39:60-62.


Service:

Department of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences, OU Health Sciences Center

  • 1999 – present: Academic and Professionalism Progress Committee
  • 2006 – present:  Curriculum Committee 
  • 2006 – present:  Outcomes Committee, Chair, 2008 - 2021
  • 2008 – present:  Radiation Safety Liaison
  • 1998 – 2005:  Clinical Education Committee
  • 1999 – 2003:  Admissions Committee, Chair 2006 – 2010 

College of Allied Health, OU Health Sciences Center

  • 2002 – present:  Academic Appeal Board 
  • 2012 – present:  Academic Misconduct Board
  • 2006 – 2011:  Admissions Task Force
  • 1998 – present:  Alpha Eta Honor Society, President, 2013
  • 2015 – present:  Board of Advocates
  • 1999 – 2007:  Clinical Education Committee, Chair 2003 – 2005 
  • 2020 – 2021:  COVID Response
  • 1999 – 2005:  Elections Committee, Chair 2000 – 2003 
  • 2004 – 2008:  Faculty Board, 
  • 2008 – 2009:  Nonconsecutive Term Promotion Criteria Ad-hoc Committee

University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

  • 2018 – 2019:  Academic Strategic Plan, Implementation Committee, Teaching and Educational Scholarship and Research
  • 2009 – 2010:  Bylaws Committee 
  • 2015 – present:  Educators for Excellence Advisory Board,  Chair 2019 – 2022
  • 2019:  OU/OUHSC Faculty Awards Advisory Committee
  • 2006 – 2010:  Faculty Senate, College of Allied Health Senator 
  • 2008 – present;  Radiation Safety Committee, Chair, 2022 
  • 2020 – present:  Scholarship of Teaching Excellence Program, Academic Affairs and Faculty Development, Course facilitator and contributor, 2020 – present

Professional Service

  • 1997 – present:  Southwestern Chapter Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging,
  • 1998 – present:  American Society of Radiologic Technologists  
  • 2006 – 2017:  Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology, Board Member, 2006 – 2018, 2013 – 2014
  • 2008 – present:  Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology, Manuscript Reviewer, 2008 – present.
  • 1997 – present:  Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, Technologists Section