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Novel Fiber-Based Optical Systems for Biomedical Applications

11/10/2017

Dr. Rayan Zaman is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the Virginia Commonwealth University. She has developed a Circumferential-Intravascular-Radioluminescence-Photoacoustic-Imaging (CIRPI) system to detect and characterize vulnerable plaques in human, mice and porcine models. She was the guest speaker at a lecture organized by the MGH Gordon Center. Optical imaging offers many ...

Seeing the Unseen in Patients: Advancing Disease Prevention and Treatment through Microimaging

10/13/2017

Dr. Guillermo Tearney is Professor of Pathology at Harvard Medical School, Mike and Sue Hazard Family MGH Research Scholar, an Affiliated Faculty member of the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology (HST), Fellow of the American College of Cardiologists (FACC), Fellow of the College of American Pathologists (FCAP) and heads his own lab at ...

Seminar: Advancing PET Image Reconstruction with Machine Learning

09/22/2017

Dr. Jing Tang received her PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and had her postdoctoral training in Radiology at the John Hopkins School of Medicine. She was employed as a principle imaging physicist at the Philips Healthcare before joining the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Oakland University, ...

Improving PET Quantitation with Denoising, Motion Compensation, and Deblurring

09/15/2017

This article was published in the Nuclear & Plasma Sciences Society newsletter of September 2017 Positron emission tomography (PET) enables 3D visualization of vital physiological information, e.g., metabolism, blood flow, and neuroreceptor concentration by using targeted radioisotope-labeled tracers. Quantitative interpretation of PET images is crucial both in diagnostic and therapeutic contexts. As a result of ...

From Academia to Industry and Back Again: Transitioning Technology & Changing Employers

09/08/2017

Dr. Lee Josephson is a chemical biologist and an inventor on more than 20 patents in the fields of medical imaging. He has been an NIH grant Principal Investigator and a Vice-President and Chief Scientific Officer of a diagnostic drug pharmaceutical company. He was the guest speaker at a lecture organized by the MGH Gordon ...

Seminar: Collaborative Innovation at Partners HealthCare

09/01/2017

Dr. Glenn Miller is Innovation’s Market Sector Leader for Radiology, Anesthesiology, Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry at Partners Healthcare. He has nearly 30 years of experience in the clinical laboratory industry and personalized medicine. The role of Partners Healthcare (PHC) Innovation is to assist investigators in the sustainable support for their work, intellectual property protection of ...

CRA Certificate Recipient

07/26/2017

Congratulations to Christina Shambaugh who was just awarded the title Certified Research Administrator (CRA) by the Research Administrator's Certification Council. The CRA designation is awarded to individuals who met the eligibility requirements of the Research Administrators Certification Council's and have demonstrated a level of knowledge necessary for a person to be a sponsored research administrator. ...

Seminar: A Projected Filter Algorithm for Dynamic SPECT

06/12/2017

Dr. Youssef Qranfal has served as Professor of Applied Mathematics at Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston, Massachusetts since September 2015. His recent research focuses on optimization, operation research, statistics, and their applications. Prior to starting his career at WIT, Dr. Qranfal has worked in industry as an engineer in applied mathematics and computer science. ...

Seminar: High-Resolution MR Elastography of the Human Hippocampus

05/29/2017

Curtis L. Johnson, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of Delaware. He received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering in 2013 from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he worked to develop techniques for magnetic resonance elastography (MRE). His ...

Seminar: Research Agreement Types

As a Senior Agreement Advisor and Contracts Team Lead, Rebecca Dufur, J.D., M.A, drafts, reviews, and negotiates research agreements from state and federal government agencies, academic institutions, public and private foundations, and other non-profit organizations. She worked in clinical research for over 12 years, during which time she attended Suffolk University Law School as an ...