2018 Robert E. Henkin, MD, Government Relations Fellowship

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Amount: $5,000

Sponsored by: ERF


  • The Robert E. Henkin Fellowship is designed to provide young professionals in nuclear medicine and molecular imaging direct personal exposure to government relations activities of the SNMMI as well as the state and federal legislative and regulatory processes.
  • The Fellowship is designed to provide gifted and highly motivated young nuclear and molecular imaging professionals with first-hand experience in health policy development. For the purpose of this proposal, a young professional shall be defined as a resident or fellow (physician), a scientist or technologist who has completed their training within the last 10 years.
  • Professionals who have been in the field for longer than ten years are not eligible.



  • Applicants will be asked to provide a curriculum vitae, and a written statement of their interest in health policy and regulatory affairs. Two letters of recommendation in support of the application may be submitted but will not be required. U.S. citizenship or U.S. residency is required
  • Fellowship assignments demand a capacity for quick learning and a willingness to work hard, often on issues outside an individual's area of expertise.
  • Selection will be based on a combination of the following criteria:
    • Record of professional achievement in one's career
    • Evidence of leadership skills and the potential for further growth
    • Demonstrated commitment to public service evidenced by prior government relations positions (campaign volunteers, chapter activities, etc)
    • Sincere desire to achieve the goals and objectives of the Fellowship in the form of an essay on why the applicant thinks s/he should be selected.
    • Skills to succeed at the highest levels in nuclear medicine and molecular imaging, and the ability to work effectively as part of a team
    • Exceptional writing ability, a positive attitude, and strong leadership skills.

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