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.
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
May 14, 2020
Western Research Catalyst Grant Success
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
Co-investigators: Gord Campbell, Ana Luisa Trejos, Christopher DeGroot, James Lacefield, Christopher Harle, Marat Slessarev
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
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.