Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging 2014 Robert E. Henkin Government Relations Fellowship
It is essential for any highly regulated profession to have leaders who have an understanding gained first-hand of the challenges that the practice of nuclear medicine faces. In America today, we produce a great number of skilled professionals. But too few of these individuals provide society with statesmanlike leadership and guidance in the public affairs arena.
The Robert E. Henkin Fellowship is designed to provide young professionals in nuclear medicine and molecular imaging direct personal exposure to government relations activities of the SNMMI as well as the state and federal legislative and regulatory process. The F ellowship is designed to provide gifted and highly motivated young nuclear and molecular imaging professionals with first- hand experience in the process of health policy development. For the purpose of this proposal, a young professional shall be defined as a resident or fellow (physician), a scientist or technologist who has completed their training within the last 10 years. Professionals who have been in the field for longer than ten years are not eligible.
Applications for the 2014 program will be accepted starting on September 1, 2013 with a closing date for submission of December 31, 2013. The Fellow will be selected at the SNMMI Mid-Winter meeting in Palm Springs, CA, with the Fellowship week to occur at a time mutually agreed upon between February 2014, and June 30, 2014. Expenses for the week will be paid and a stipend provided.