The Western Regional Society of Nuclear Medicine presented its 2022 Distinguished Scientist Award to Julie Sutcliffe, a professor of biomedical engineering and hematology/oncology. The award is given every year to an individual who has made significant contributions to the clinical science of nuclear medicine or molecular imaging.

Sutcliffe is the leader of a multidisci-plinary translational research team that is recognized nationally for its contributions to the field of molecular imaging. She is the principal investigator of four active clinical trials and leads the UC Davis unit participating in the National Institutes of Health U01 Pancreatic Cancer Detection Consortium.

Sutcliffe also represents UC Davis on the Pancreatic Cancer Collective research team, a partnership of the Lustgarten Foundation and Stand Up To Cancer. Sutcliffe is a fellow of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, a fellow and the immediate past president of the World Molecular Imaging Society, and a fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering.