May 14, 2020
Western Research Catalyst Grant Success
Co-investigators: Ravi Menon (Robarts Research Institute), Corey Baron (Robarts Research Institute), Doug Fraser (Paediatric Critical Care), Elizabeth Finger (Clinical Neurological Sciences), Stephen Pasternak (Clinical Neurological Sciences), Michael Silverman (Infectious Diseases), Marko Mrkobrada (Internal Medicine), Michael Jurkiewicz (Medical Imaging), Erin Spicer (Internal Medicine), Don Welsh (Robarts Research Institute). Additional Investigators Contributing to project: Luciano Sposato (Clinical Neurological Sciences), Anthony Tang (Medicine), Megan Devlin (Infectious Diseases)
Co-investigators: Gord Campbell (Medical Biophysics), Ana Luisa Trejos (Electrical and Computer Engineering), Christopher DeGroot (Mechanical and Materials Engineering), James Lacefield (Electrical and Computer Engineering), Christopher Harle (Anesthesia and Perioperative Medicine), Marat Slessarev (Critical Care)
April 27, 2020
Congratulations to BIRC researchers on their NSERC Discovery Grant Success!
April 22, 2020
Joint study on PTSD treatment for first responders gets $1M in funding
A joint study between Western and McMaster universities is looking at a new approach to treating public safety personnel (PSP) such as nurses, doctors, and first responders suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Meet our Featured Researcher
Dr. Jonathan Thiessen
Jonathan Thiessen, PhD, is Scientific Director of the PET/MRI Program at the Lawson Health Research Institute and Assistant Professor in the Departments of Medical Biophysics and Medical Imaging at Western University. He is also a member of the Collaborative Graduate Program in Molecular Imaging and The Brain and Mind Institute. His research focuses on hybrid imaging with simultaneous positron emission tomography and magnetic resonance imaging (PET/MRI). Technology development by his lab includes work on novel PET/MRI systems, acquisition methods and analysis techniques. His group is also actively involved in PET/MRI research investigating prostate cancer, epilepsy, post-stroke cognitive impairment, Alzheimer’s disease, and cardiac disease. By helping to advance hybrid PET/MRI technologies, they hope to give new insight into the early biomarkers of disease and improve diagnosis and therapy in patients.
A Note of Appreciation from the BIRC Director
UPDATED COMMUNICATIONS - COVID-19
SNMMI 2020 Virtual Meeting
PeMS PET/MR Seminar Series - Cancelled until further notice
DEEP LEARNING CLUB - Cancelled until further notice
Postponed - LIDD 2020 - Given the uncertainty regarding the timelines and impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, we will postpone the Annual London Imaging Discovery Day Scientific Conference to later in the year.