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.



3rd place: Katherine L. Lucot, PhD: "Visualizing innate immune activation in a mouse model of Parkinson's Disease using a highly specific TREM1-PET tracer"

2nd place: Matthew Zammit, MS: "Regional associations between amyloid and glucose metabolism during the progression of Alzheimer's disease in Down Syndrome"

1st place: Merle C. Hoenig, PhD: "Resistance to Tau and Amyloid Pathology Facilitates Super-Aging" 



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