The Sam Gambhir Trailblazer Award honors outstanding achievement and excellence in transformative research (either basic science, translational science, or clinical science) and exceptional mentorship for mid-career professionals.  The award recipients are acknowledged at the SNMMI Annual Meeting during the Wagner Highlights Lecture.


At this time, the award consists of a plaque and a $2,000 prize.  As we raise more money, we will be able to give more grants and awards.  Our goal is to raise $250,000 in order to significantly expand the award offerings.  

Donors can make a one-time gift or commit to a pledge that is payable in annual installments over 5 years.  All donations are tax-deductible.  This fund is permanently endowed. Endowed gifts provide security over the long term by expanding the Foundation’s permanent financial base and creating a predictable source of future income for the awards provided.  The base amount provided by donors will be invested and the investment earnings will be utilized to fund awards in Sam’s name in perpetuity.

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