Ferenc Jolesz Memorial Award

This award recognizes the legacy of a world class visionary whose passions included pushing surgery into the 21st century and pioneering focused ultrasound as a non-invasive therapy.

The award, supported by Insightec, was created to recognize the same innovative spirit in mid-career researchers and clinicians who continue to advance focused ultrasound. The recipient of this award will deliver a presentation at the Symposium.

A $5,000 cash award and up to $5,000 in travel expenses for symposium attendance will be awarded to an investigator with at least 10 years of experience who is conducting translational or clinical research.

The 2018 Ferenc Jolesz Memorial Award will be presented to Seung-Schik Yoo, PhD, MBA.

Visionary Award

The Focused Ultrasound Foundation gives this award every two years at the Symposium to recognize an individual who has created a larger vision for what the future of focused ultrasound may hold and whose effort, passion, and persistence have been crucial to advancing the field. 

The 2018 Visionary Award will be presented to Narendra (Naren) Sanghvi. 

Mr. Sanghvi will be acknowledged during the Symposium’s Welcome Reception where he will briefly share his journey in focused ultrasound and vision of the future. Read the announcement > 

Young Investigator Awards

The Focused Ultrasound Foundation established the Young Investigator Awards Program to encourage quality research by clinicians and scientists-in-training and to support their presentation of meritorious scientific papers at major venues such as the International Symposium on Focused Ultrasound.

Graduate students, research fellows, clinical fellows and junior faculty members are eligible to apply for the awards, which include complimentary event registration and up to an additional $2,000 in reimbursement for travel and lodging expenses.

See the 11 Young Investigators selected in 2016 >

Young Investigator Awards are open to all individuals who meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Applicants must be active in research as a student or a resident, or as a fellow who has completed doctoral training or residency within the last four years. 
  • Applicants must be conducting translational or clinical research in the field of focused ultrasound.
  • Candidates may be traveling from within the United States or abroad. There are no citizenship or residency requirements.
  • Abstracts must be submitted via the online Symposium abstract submission system.
  • Applicants must be listed as the presenter of the abstract.
    Please note: Prior awardees and employees or subcontractors of private industry are not eligible.
The deadline has passed, and applications are currently being reviewed.