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Dr. Georges El Fakhri Earns Edward J. Hoffman Award

04/04/2019

This story was originally published on 03/12/2019 by Rad Times, a publication of the Mass General Hospital Department of Radiology. The Edward J. Hoffman Award honors those who have made outstanding contributions to nuclear medicine research and education. The 2019 recipient is Georges El Fakhri, PhD, professor of radiology at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. He is receiving the award for ...

Gordon Lecture: Chemogenetics and Biobehavioral Imaging Integration Using PET

04/01/2019

Dr. Juan Gomez is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) in Baltimore, Maryland. At NIDA, Dr. Gomez helped design and set up a new laboratory space integrating PET imaging and behavioral neuroscience modalities. His doctoral research was conducted with Dr. Victoria Luine at Hunter College, where he studied interactions between ...

Gordon Lecture: Development of High Resolution PET Scanners with Depth Encoding Detectors

03/29/2019

Prof. Yongfeng Yang got his Ph.D from Kyushu University, Japan in 2001. From 2002-2014 he worked at Prof. Simon Cherry’s lab at Department of Biomedical Engineering, UC Davis as postdoctoral fellow and project scientist. He has been a professor at Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences since 2015. His research interests focus ...

Radiology Employee Earns Certifications in Three Areas of Research Administration

03/23/2019

This story was originally published on 03/12/2019 by  Rad Times, a publication of the Mass General Hospital Department of Radiology. Ramzi El Fakhri, MBA, has become the first individual in New England to be certified in all three areas of research administration, namely research finance (CFRA), pre-award (CPRA), and general/post-award administration (CRA). There are only 11 other administrators in the US who ...

TED-Ed video: why do hospitals have particle accelerators?

03/20/2019

Gordon Center Assistant Professor Pedro Brugarolas collaborated with TED-Ed to explain the science behind how doctors use radioactive drugs and PET scans to detect and diagnose diseases like Alzheimer’s and cancer....

Gordon Lecture: Development of Copper(II)-Mediated Methods for PET Imaging Applications

03/08/2019

Ms. Katarina J. Makaravage completed her B.S. in Chemistry at Appalachian State University in 2014. She is currently completing her PhD at the University of Michigan under the direction of Prof. Melanie Sanford. She has focused on developing new methodologies for PET imaging applications in collaboration with Prof. Peter Scott from the University of Michigan ...

Gordon Lecture: Multi-modality imaging of brain tumors and cardiovascular infections

02/22/2019

Dr. Mirwais Wardak is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Radiology at Stanford University. Dr. Wardak’s research focuses on quantitative molecular imaging, biomedical modelling, cardiac stem cell therapy, and machine learning. Dr. Wardak was the guest speaker at a lecture organized by the MGH Gordon Center. Below is his presentation summary. Dr. Wardak ...

Radiology Employee Becomes First Certified Financial Research Administrator Within Partners

01/30/2019

This story was originally published on 12/28/2028 by Imaging Times, a publication of the Mass General Hospital Department of Radiology. Ramzi El Fakhri, MBA, CRA, has become the first employee within Mass General and Partners HealthCare to successfully pass the Certified Financial Research Administrator (CFRA) exam. There are only 82 CFRAs in the US including six in Massachusetts. The CFRA recognizes an individual’s experience and ...

MGH Gordon Lecture: Intellectual Property

01/11/2019

The conference introduced the Partners Innovation office and presented the process of academic technology commercialization.Presenters discussed the different forms of intellectual property such as copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets and patents. Dr. Seema Basu, Director of Licensing and Strategic Collaborations at Partners Innovation, discussed the different conditions that an invention needs to meet in order to ...

Gordon Lecture: Clinically Applicable Deep Learning in Radiology and Ophthalmology

12/14/2018

James Brown, Ph.D., is a research fellow at the Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging at Massachusetts General Hospital. His background and interests include medical image analysis, computer vision and machine learning. Dr. Brown was the guest speaker at a lecture organized by the MGH Gordon Center. Below is his presentation summary. Deep learning ...