The highest award of SNMMI's Brain Imaging Council was created to honor two founding pioneers in functional brain imaging: SNMMI member David E. Kuhl, M.D., and Nils Lassen. The Kuhl-Lassen Award is given annually to recognize a scientist who has made outstanding contributions and whose research in and service to the discipline of functional brain imaging is of the highest caliber.
The 2017 Kuhl-Lassen Award Winner Karl Herholz, MD
Karl Herholz is Professor in Clinical Neuroscience at the University of Manchester. He leads neuroscience research at the Wolfson Molecular Imaging Centre with particular research interest in the use of positron emission tomography (PET) for early diagnosis and prevention of dementia, imaging of specific transmitter systems, deposition of pathological proteins, and imaging of gliomas. He is also Honorary Consultant at Salford Royal Hospital and the Nuclear Medicine Department, Central Manchester Foundation Trust. Before joining Manchester University he worked as a clinical neurologist and professor of neurology at University Hospital and the Max-Planck Institute for Neurological Research in Cologne, Germany. He has leading roles in several international multicentre PET studies, including Early Diagnosis of Neurodegenerative Diseases within the EU-funded Networks on Diagnostic Molecular Imaging (DiMI), Imaging of Neuroinflammation in Neurodegenerative Diseases (INMiND) and the European Medical Information Framework on Alzheimer’s Disease (EMIF-AD, IMI/FP7). He is also principal investigator on a partnership grant for the MR-PET imaging network of the Dementia Platform UK and is a member of the Medical Research Council Neuroscience and Mental Health Board. His research has been published in more than 400 research papers (ISI H-index 67) and several books.
Jan Booij, MD, (left) presents the award to Karl Herholz, MD