ERF BIC Young Investigator Awards

SNMMI symposium and competition, in association with the Brain Imaging Council, for the best scientific abstracts on neurosciences nuclear medicine. The objectives of the award are to identify promising young investigators working in brain imaging and nueroscience nuclear medicine. To be considered, submitting authors must check the designated box, "Consider for YI award?" during their online abstract submissions for the SNMMI Annual Meeting.

Only abstracts submitted to categories within the Neurosciences Track will be considered for the Brain Imaging Council Young Investigator Award Symposium.

Monetary prizes are offered for the above award in the following amounts:

  • 1st Prize: $500
  • 2nd Prize: $300
  • 3rd Prize: $200

All applicants must be currently enrolled or within five (5) years of a completed certified training program.
All former first prize winners are ineligible.
Abstracts must be submitted to one of the five (5) categories in the Radiopharmaceutical Chemistry Track.
All applicants must choose "Oral" as the Presentation Type. 


First Place

In-vivo tau pathology is associated with synaptic loss and altered synaptic function.  

Presenting Author: Emma M. Coomans

Second Place: 

Neurofibrillary tau emerges in adults with Down syndrome during the earliest stages of Aβ accumulation

Presenting Author: Matthew Zammit

Third Place:

Altered regional cerebral function and its association with cognitive impairment in COVID 19: A prospective FDG PET study  

Presenting Author: Ganna Blazhenets, M. Sc.

Past Recipients - 2009 - 2019 ERF BIC Young Investigator Award Winners