Michael J. Welch Post-Doctoral Travel Award

2021 Michael J. Welch Post-Doctoral Travel Award

The purpose of the Michael J. Welch post-doctoral travel award is to recognize an outstanding abstract by a young investigator in the area of radiochemistry.  The award will be given to the highest ranked abstract submitted by a young investigator in the MTP novel radiochemistry and chelation track. 

The award carries with it an award of $1,200.  This award is funded through an endowed gift given to the Education and Research Foundation for Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (ERF) by the Dr. Michael J. Welch Foundation in memoriam of Professor Michael J. Welch, PhD, who passed away in 2012.

This year's award recipient is Erik Jimmy Jakobsson, postdoctoral fellow in PET Radiopharmaceutical Sciences at the National Institutes of Health, for his winning abstract entitled, “Rapid and mild synthesis of unsymmetrical [11C]ureas from [11C]carbonyldifluoride and amines.” Congratulations!

Erik Jimmy Jakobsson