Bishop Burke grad receives Welsh Award

Pictured are Robert H. Mach, center, with his wife, Benita L. Mach, left, and daughter, Stephanie C. Mach. (Photo submitted)

GLOVERSVILLE — Robert H. Mach, a 1973 graduate of the former Bishop Burke Central High School, recently received the Michael J. Welch Award from the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging for his contributions to the field of radiopharmaceutical chemistry.

The award was given during the annual meeting of the society on June 25.

Mach is the Britton Chance Professor of Radiology at the Perelman School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania.

Mach received an undergraduate degree in chemistry from the State University College at Potsdam in 1978 and a doctorate in medicinal chemistry from the University of Buffalo in 1985.