The ASPNR Program/Education Committee is responsible for selecting the recipient of this award, based on the most outstanding pediatric paper or poster presentation made at the ASNR Annual Meeting.  The recipient receives a $1,000 award from the ASNR, in addition to a framed certificate from the ASPNR.


From 2000-2004, the ASPNR presented a Special Recognition Award.  In 2005, that award was replaced with the Gold Medal Award.  Past recipients of the Special Recognition Award were presented with Gold Medals.  The first Gold Medal Award was presented in 2006.


Purpose: The Gold Medal is intended to foster the highest standards of the American Society of Pediatric Neuroradiology, recognizing exceptional service and achievement. The Medal is awarded on the basis of both professional and personal excellence, honoring individuals who are superb pediatric neuroradiologists, scientists, and/or physicians, and who also are truly outstanding people. Recipients will have consistently extended themselves beyond self-interest to make contributions that have benefited our entire field.

Candidates: Individuals who are clinicians, researchers, teachers, or pediatric neuroradiological statesmen and stateswomen may be considered for the Gold Medal. Candidates need not be members of the American Society of Pediatric Neuroradiology. Nominees should have made extra-ordinary contributions to enhance the development and/or stature of pediatric neuroradiology, including service to the Society.

Nominations: anyone holding Member status in the Society may submit nominations, as follows:

  • Nominations must be sent by e-mail to the ASPNR Gold Medal Award Committee viaKristine Kulpaka, ASPNR Coordinator. On the subject line of the e-mail indicate: ASPNR Gold Medal Award Nomination. Attach your nomination letter as a Word or pdf document. Be sure to provide the qualifications of the candidate in detail. The deadline for nominations is determined annually.
  • Confidentiality is essential. If possible, the candidate should not be aware of his/her nomination.

Exclusions: Current Officers of the Society, members of the Executive Committee, and members of the Gold Medal Award Committee are ineligible for nomination. The Medal will not be awarded posthumously, unless a candidate dies after having been selected.

The Gold Medal Award Committee will recommend up to two candidates to the Executive Committee, which will determine any Gold Medal Award by majority vote.

Presentation of the Award: The Gold Medal(s) will be awarded at the ASPNR’s Annual Business Meeting by the current President of the Society.


The ASPNR Research ad hoc Committee oversees the ASPNR Annual Award in Pediatric Neuroradiology Research, and selects the recipient of the award. The ASPNR Research Award is designed to foster opportunities for investigators in pediatric neuroradiology, to gain further insight into scientific investigation, and to develop competence in research.