Events

  • When: Oct 22, 2018 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

    Location: DHMC Williamson Building, Room 372

    Description: SYNERGY Imaging Sciences, fMRI Brain Imaging Didactic

    The Brain Imaging Lab/SYNERGY Imaging Sciences Group is hosting an Imaging Didactic series on Fridays from September 7 through November. Anyone with an interest in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is welcome to attend. An RSVP is recommended to ensure receiving scheduling updates and other notices.
    All sessions will be held in DHMC Williamson building, Room 372, Fridays at 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted.
    Sessions are taught by Jamie Ford, PhD, unless otherwise noted.

    A tentative program, to be adjusted based on input from the participants, follows. PROGRAM
    [9 Aug: Introduction to topics, MRI/fMRI overview]
    Note from instructor Jamie Ford: If anyone wants to join, but missed the August 9 overview, I can schedule a repeat session, or the slides are available. While not strictly necessary (it is redundant with content in the rest of the series), we have found that this summary helps many people by providing a conceptual framework for the pieces that follow. Email Jamie Ford, PhD for information, slides and to reserve space.

    7 Sep: fMRI Preprocessing background
    14 Sep: More fMRI Preprocessing background
    21 Sep: The General Linear Model (GLM) and Single-subject fMRI Analysis
    27 Sep: (Thursday) More Single-subject fMRI Analysis
    5 Oct: Demo Single-subject fMRI Analysis, and begin: fMRI group level analysis and statistics
    11 Oct: fMRI group level analysis and statistics continued
    22 Oct: BOLD and the biological basis of fMRI
    TBD: More BOLD and the biological basis of fMRI
    2 Nov: MR Physics
    9 Nov: MRI Acquisition
    16 Nov: MRI Safety and MRI Safety Screening
    30 Nov: Diffusion Tensor Imaging

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  • When: Oct 26, 2018 - 3:30pm - 4:30pm

    Location: Spanos Auditorium, Cummings Hall, Thayer School of Engineering, Hanover, NH

    Description:

    Imaging Medicine at Dartmouth - MacLean Professorship Lecture
    The process of imaging medicine today is dominated by optical devices which are used at the point of care. These procedure-based tools are used together with radiologic devices to capture unique contrast features that help guide medical decisions. In the Optics in Medicine cluster at Dartmouth, there have been decades of development in image-guided spectroscopy for cancer, as well as surgical guidance tools, and now radiologic guidance tools. Examples from each will be used to highlight innovations in translational research that have gone from concept through to clinical trials, and now through to multicenter trial use.

    Translation beyond the trial phase involves the type of R&D which only industry can accomplish, and so partnerships with companies in translational research has been paramount, and examples in surgical guidance can show this. Translation through a start-up company, DoseOptics LLC, will be highlighted in which this pathway has enabled testing and deployment of a fundamentally new technology to image radiation dose delivery in real time.

    The Center for Imaging Medicine initiative supported by the Thayer school of Engineering now consists of a dozen engineering faculty, collaborating with two dozen Geisel faculty, working on 42 clinical trials, sponsored by $11 million/year in extramural support, and resulting in 13 company collaborations and 5 startup companies to date. The stages and innovations needed to keep this enterprise going will be the topic of this discussion.

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  • When: Dec 13, 2018 - 8:30am - 4:30pm

    Location: Dartmouth campus (Hanover), The Class of 1978 Life Sciences Center, Oopik Auditorium (room 100)

    Description: This comprehensive, all-day presentation addresses both practical and conceptual aspects of writing NIH research grant and fellowship applications. It is appropriate for faculty members, postdoctoral researchers, and graduate students. Dr. Robertson will spend time focusing on writing a Specific Aims page, along with the research strategy. An emphasis is given to doing the “extra” things that can make the difference between success and failure.

    All participants will receive an extensive handout, as well as a copy of “The Grant Application Writer’s Workbook” (NIH version).

    To register please email: Grant.Proposal.Support@dartmouth.edu indicating your primary department and title.

    Registration deadline: Friday, November 16, 2018.

    NOTE: This is the first of two NIH grant-writing seminars being offered on successive days (December 13th and 14th).

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  • When: Dec 14, 2018 - 8:30am - 12:00pm

    Location: Dartmouth campus (Hanover), The Class of 1978 Life Sciences Center, Room 201

    Description: This half-day seminar is for Career Development Award (CDA) candidates and their mentors. It emphasizes the partnering between candidate, mentor and institution that is necessary to make these proposals successful, resulting in protected time for research. The National Institutes of Health’s mentored K Awards, and F32 National Research Service Award for individual post-doctoral fellows, are used as representative applications; the principles and fundamentals learned are transposable to the CDAs of other agencies – only the specifics vary.

    Content of the seminar includes tips and strategies on getting reference letters; selecting and getting the most from a mentor; how review criteria can be used to inform the writing of a CDA; the kinds of research and training that should be proposed, and much, much more.

    NOTE: If you haven’t previously attended the “Write Winning NIH Grant Proposals” seminar, you are strongly encouraged to attend the all-day seminar on Thursday, December 13, 2018. See https://synergy.dartmouth.edu/Write-Winning-NIH-Grant-Proposals for information and to sign up for the Dec 13 seminar. All participants will receive an extensive handout, as well as a copy of “The Grant Application Writer’s Workbook” (NIH version).

    To register please email: Grant.Proposal.Support@dartmouth.edu indicating your primary department and title.

    Registration deadline: Friday, November 16, 2018.

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