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 Neuroscience Track.
All applicants must choose "Oral" as the Presentation Type. 


First Place

First PET Investigation of the Human Brain at 2 µL Resolution with the Ultra-High-Resolution (UHR) scanner

Presenting Author: Vincent Doyon

Second Place: 

Characterization of four major psychiatric disorders based on AMPA receptor distributions measured with [11C]K-2: a novel PET tracer study

Presenting Author: Mai Hatano

Third Place:

Evaluation of Five Candidate Radioligands for PET Imaging of Phosphodiesterase-4D in Monkey Brain

Presenting Author: Meijuan Jiang

Past Recipients