John L. Ulmer Translational Trainee Award

The ASFNR is proud to announce a request for applications for the first edition of the John L. Ulmer Translational Trainee Award.

The ASFNR John L. Ulmer Translational Trainee Award was created to honor the memory of John L. Ulmer. Dr. Ulmer was a Professor of Radiology and the Chief of Neuroradiology at the Medical College of Wisconsin, and a past president of the ASFNR. Dr. Ulmer was a physician scientist with a passion for education and clinical translation of advanced neuroimaging techniques to the clinical practice. As such, the ASFNR John L. Ulmer Award is meant for a trainee (neuroradiology fellow, radiology or nuclear medicine resident, medical student, graduate student or undergraduate student) and to reward a research project that will contribute to the clinical translation of advanced neuroimaging techniques.


  • Applicant must be a neuroradiology fellow, a radiology or nuclear medicine resident, or a medical student, a graduate student or an undergraduate student.

  • Applicant must be mentored by an ASFNR member in good standing.

  • Applicant should be ASFNR Members-in-Training (This membership is free. Please apply here.)

  • The topic must involve an advanced neuroimaging technique. It can be research or educational in focus, and must address clinical translation in the broad sense of the term.

  • Published or previously presented works should NOT be submitted.



  • Applicant should prepare a one-page summary of an ongoing research project, including a background section, a purpose section, a material and method section, a result section and a conclusion, as well as one figure. Everything needs to fit on one single page, submitted as a pdf document.

  • The applications will be reviewed by the ASFNR Research Committee for excellence.

  • There will be one Awardee.

  • The Awardee will be allowed to present during one of the webinars of the “ASFNR Presents…” series, matching the topic of the application.

  • The Awardee will be announced online and during the “ASFNR Presents” webinar where the applicant will present.

Award will consist of a check of $1,000



  • The 2020 Award period is completed.

  • Stay tuned for details in 2021. 

Please contact if you have any questions.

Congratulations to Dr. Elham Beheshtian, the receipient of the 2020 ASFNR John L. Ulmer Trainee Award, for her work on “Identification of Somatomotor network via comparison of language task-based fMRI (Sentence Completion) with resting-state fMRI in patients with brain lesions” under the mentorship of Dr. Haris Sair. Dr. Beheshtian will be presenting her work at an upcoming ASFNR Webinar. 

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