Award Information

The Women in Nuclear Medicine Committee is charged with promoting women physicians and scientists in nuclear medicine and molecular imaging; fostering the development of professional interests; addressing problems encountered in the practice of nuclear medicine; promoting leadership and career development in women; raising awareness of scientific contributions of women in nuclear medicine; recognizing the challenges of balancing career and family; promoting fair and equitable treatment; and improving the climate for women in nuclear medicine in all stages of their careers.
Through this mission, the WINM Committee has developed the Women in Nuclear Medicine She Paved the Way Lifetime Achievement Award which seeks to recognize women that have dedicated a significant part of their career to “paving the way” for other women in the field of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging. Some of the most notable scientific discoveries that catapulted the trajectory of the field were made by women; Marie Curie and Rosalyn Yalow to name only a few.
Award recipients will receive a plaque and $1,000 and will be acknowledged at the SNMMI Annual Meeting during the WINM Breakfast. In addition, the award recipient will be asked to speak during the WINM continuing education session at the Annual Meeting the following year.

Nominees must be at least mid-career (at least 15 years of practice post residency and fellowship). If retired, the nominee can have been retired for no more than 5 years at the time of nomination.

Nominees must exemplify leadership in at least one of the areas below:
  • Mentorship
  • Advocacy
  • Clinical practice
  • Scholarship (Research or other Scholarly Pursuits)
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Education
Nominee must be a member of SNMMI (both US and International applicants are welcome) for a minimum 5 years (consecutive) prior to application.

Nomination and Application Process
  • Self-nominations are permitted
  • A completed application
  • CV of the nominee
  • Primary letter of support (must be from an SNMMI Member)
  • At least 1 additional support letter

Selection Process
  • Applications will be reviewed by the Women in Nuclear Medicine Committee.
  • Applications will be assigned a numeric score, by reviewers, based on the various components of the application, including support letters.
  • Individuals not selected may re-apply the following year and must submit a new application.

A special thank you to Global Advanced Imaging, PLLC, the sponsor of the Women in Nuclear Medicine She Paved the Way Lifetime Achievement Award.