Ursula Mary-Kocemba Slosky, PhD, Professional Relations Fellowship

N/A 2021 due to COVID restrictions. Award application will reopen in October 2021 for 2022

Amount: $1,000

Supported by:  ERF


  • The professional relations fellowship is designed to provide early career professionals in nuclear medicine and molecular imaging direct, personal exposure to professional/public relations activities of the SNMMI as they relate to other medical societies and other professional organizations.
  • The fellowship is designed to provide a gifted and highly motivated young nuclear medicine or molecular imaging professional with first-hand experience in the professional intersociety relations process.
  • An early-career professional is defined as an MD, scientist or technologist who has completed at least 3 years, but no more than 10 years of post-training experience in the field.
  • Professionals who have been in the field longer than 10 years are not eligible.



  • Applicants will be asked to provide curriculum vitae, and a written statement of their interest in professional relations and association leadership. Two letters of recommendation in support of the applicant may be submitted, but are not required.
  • All applicants must be members of the SNMMI or SNMMI-TS. To become a member please visit the SNMMI membership website at www.snmmi.org/membership and click on the join or renew tab. Any applicants who are not members of the SNMMI or SNMMI-TS will not be considered.

  • Applicants must also be residence of or actively practicing in the continental US, Canada, or Mexico.

  • 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/administration evidenced by prior leadership positions in other committees/associations
    • Sincere desire to achieve the goals and objectives of the Fellowship in the form of an essay on why the applicant thinks he/she 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

  • Candidates selected will be required to travel the SNMMI office in Reston, VA for one week (expenses paid)