BIRC NEWS


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)


April 27, 2020

Congratulations to BIRC researchers on their NSERC Discovery Grant Success!

Rob Bartha, Paula Foster, Stew Gaede, David Holdsworth, Sarah Mattonen, Terry Peters, Frank Prato

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)

https://london.ctvnews.ca/joint-study-on-ptsd-treatment-for-first-responders-gets-1m-in-funding-1.4905119


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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.

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A Note of Appreciation from the BIRC Director

A Note of Appreciation


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EVENTS 


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.


Meet our Featured Trainees