ERF RPSC Young Investigator Awards Symposium

SNMMI symposium and competition, in association with the SNMMI Radiopharmaceutical Science Council, for the best scientific abstracts on Radiopharmaceutical Chemistry nuclear medicine, designated as the ERF RPSC Young Investigator Award. The objectives of the award are to identify promising young investigators working in radiopharmaceuticals and radiopharmaceutical sciences nuclear medicine.

  • 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.
  • Monetary prizes are offered for the above award in the following amounts:
    • 1st Prize: $500
    • 2nd Prize: $300
    • 3rd Prize: $200


Congratulations to the 2022 ERF RPSC Young Investigator Award Winners! 

 1st Place Winner: Kendall Barrett

Abstract Title: "Cyclotron produced radio-manganese as a potential radiotracer for identifying neuroinflammation in inflammatory pain"

 2nd Place Winner: Ariel Buchler

Abstract Title: "Quinazoline-2-carboxamides as Selective Matrix Metalloproteinase-13 Radiotracers for Imaging Atherosclerosis"  

 3rd Place Winner: Chao Zheng

Abstract Title: "Assessment of the two enantiomers of a metabolically stable radiotracer for imaging synaptic vesicle protein 2A in rat and monkey brains"