June 26, 2020

HSF Bridge Grant

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 (Lawson Health Research Institute), J. Kevin Shoemaker (Western School of Kinesiology, and Canada Research Chair in the Integrative Physiology of Exercise and Health ), Krishna Singh (Medical Biophysics), Jefferson Frisbee (Medical Biophysics), Peter Prior (Cardiac Rehabilitation & Secondary Prevention Program, St. Joseph’s Health Care), Neville Suskin (Cardiologist and Medical Director of the Cardiac Rehabilitation and Secondary Prevention Program)

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 (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)

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

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)

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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

A Note of Appreciation



SNMMI 2020 Virtual Meeting

This truly innovative virtual experience, to be held July 11–14, will be free for all SNMMI members, with discounted registration available for nonmembers.
The interactive virtual platform will allow you to attend live continuing education sessions, review and listen to hundreds of scientific abstracts on demand, peruse a cutting-edge exhibit hall, and attend networking events—all in a flexible format designed to meet the needs of your schedule. 

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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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