CIC Walter Wolf Young Investigator Award Description

The SNMMI Correlative Imaging Council established the Walter Wolf Young Investigator Award in 2006 in honor of Walter Wolf, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Chair of the Biomedical Imaging Science Initiative at the University of Southern California. Dr. Wolf, who is also a Past President of the Correlative Imaging Council, has been a leader in the field of pharmacokinetic imaging and drug development. This award recognizes a young investigator for originality, scientific methodology, and overall contribution to Molecular Imaging or Therapy through original research showing the importance and value of correlative imaging in all fields of medicine. The award recipient (presenting author) will receive a certificate + monetary prize. 

NOTE: This is a freestanding award, and thus is not part of an awards symposium. There will be a single award winner for the best correlative imaging abstract, as evaluated by qualified SNMMI committee members across categories. The award will be presented at the Correlative Imaging Council Business Meeting during the SNMMI Annual Meeting, and will be recognized by the Moderator of the scientific session for which it was accepted. 

To be considered for the Walter Wolf Award:

  • Investigators must submit to the Physician/Scientist/Pharmacist program. This award is not track- or category-specific. Abstracts submitted to any track/category within the Physician/Scientist/Pharmacist program are eligible for consideration.
  • Investigators must choose “Oral or Poster” as the designated presentation type. “Poster Only” submissions, as well as abstracts accepted as posters, will not be considered.
  • Investigators are encouraged to submit supporting data to allow better evaluation of their work by SNMMI peer review teams. Supporting data may include 1 table, and/or 1 image, and/or a set of references. Supporting data is neither publishable nor reproducible, and is used solely for the purpose of conducting abstract reviews by a qualified team of experts in the field.
  • Investigators must be a pharmacist, physician, scientist, technologist, or allied health professional in-training, and less than 10 years in practice.
  • Investigators may be considered for multiple awards, but only one award will be given per investigator. The lead investigator (Presenting Author/Award Recipient) must be designated at the time of abstract submission.

IMPORTANT: The winner of this award must be able to provide a power point presentation of his/her abstract to the Correlative Imaging Council board members at the SNMMI Annual meeting.

Past Recipients of the CIC Walter Wolf Award