July 23, 2020

LRCP Chief Medical Physicist

Dr. Stewart Gaede, PhD. Associate Professor in the Departments of Oncology, and Medical Biophysics with the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Western University has been named Chief Medical Physicist at LRCP effective July 31st, 2020.

LRCP Chief Medical Physicist

July 23, 2020

Robarts Research Acting Director

Robert Bartha, PhD, has been appointed as Acting Director, Strategy and Scientific Integration at Robarts Research Institute, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry effective July 27, 2020.

HSF Bridge Grants

Congratulations to co-principal investigators Udunna Anazodo (Lawson Health Research Institute) and Stephanie Frisbee (Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Western) on their Heart and Stroke Foundation Bridge Grant success titled "Exploring the inflammatory heart-brain connection: An In vivo imaging study of associations of myocardial inflammation to neuroinflammation and early cerebrovascular degeneration in patients with ischemic heart disease." Co-investigators: Frank Prato, J. Kevin Shoemaker, Krishna Singh, Jefferson Frisbee, Peter Prior, Neville Suskin
Congratulations to Frank Prato (Lawson Health Research Institute) on his Heart and Stroke Foundation Bridge grant titled "Improving Non-Invasive Imaging of Myocardial Ischemia and Inflammation". Co-investigators: Gerry Wisenberg, Rohan Dharmakumar

May 14, 2020

Western Research Catalyst Grant Success

Congratulations to Rob Bartha and David Holdsworth on their Western Research Catalyst Grant success!
PI: Robert Bartha (Robarts Research Institute) - "Long Term Neurologic Effects of Severe COVID-19 Illness"

Co-investigators: Ravi Menon, Corey Baron, Doug Fraser, Elizabeth Finger, Stephen Pasternak, Michael Silverman, Marko Mrkobrada, Michael Jurkiewicz, Erin Spicer, Don Welsh. Additional Investigators Contributing to project: Luciano Sposato, Anthony Tang, Megan Devlin

PI:  David Holdsworth (Robarts Research Institute, Depts. of Surgery and Medical Biophysics) - "Emergency ventilator system using additive manufacturing"

Co-investigators: Gord Campbell, Ana Luisa Trejos, Christopher DeGroot, James Lacefield, Christopher Harle, Marat Slessarev

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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

A Note of Appreciation



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.

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