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2016-02-07: Dr. van Zijl recognized for contributions to the field of magnetic resonance
Dr. Peter van Zijl was honored with becoming one of four fellows chosen annually by the International Society of Magnetic Resonance (ISMAR). This Society represents the whole range of research in nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). For a list of all fellows covering more than 50 years of magnetic resonance research: ISMAR-fellows
2016-01-21: Ratnanather featured on cover of JHU Engineering Magazine
Dr. Tilak Ratnanather, associate research professor of Biomedical Engineering and core faculty member of the Center for Imaging Science, is featured on the cover of the Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering Magazine Winter 2016 release. Inside, a four-page article entitled, “Can You Hear Me Now?” expounds upon his tireless efforts to increase the number of deaf and hard-of-hearing students in STEM fields at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Tilak believes that those who might be the most effective at doing research to help the deaf are the deaf themselves. He has mentored dozens of hearing impaired students, many of which have moved on to pursue careers as engineers, researchers, and physicians. Since beginning his mentorship movement, with the help of others, the number of deaf researchers in auditory sciences has expanded significantly. As of 2015, there were 10 hearing impaired faculty members in the auditory sciences nationwide, with another 15 pursuing graduate programs in the field. It’s no coincidence that Tilak knows them all.
For the full Whiting School Engineering Magazine feature, click here.
2016-01-14: Recent Paper in PLOS ONE
Our recent paper in PLOS ONE, entitled "Reproducibility and Temporal Structure in Weekly Resting-State fMRI over a Period of 3.5 Years," was described as a "monumental step towards validation of fMRI" in a PLOS editor's blog.
2016-01-13: Dr. Miller recognized for contribution to online Biomedical Engineering education
Michael I. Miller, Ph.D., Herschel and Ruth Seder Professor, Director, Center for Imaging Science, has been recognized as one of the "Influential BioMedical Engineering Professors Who Teach Online" by onlineengineeringprograms.com. The online resource lists Dr. Miller and Johns Hopkins University among the number of highly regarded universities which offer online biomedical engineering programs. Click here to view.
2015-10-22: New paper in Brain
New paper published in Brain: Reduced gamma-aminobutyric acid concentration is associated with physical disability in progressive multiple sclerosisCawley N, Solanky BS, Muhlert N, Tur C, Edden RA, Wheeler-Kingshott CA, Miller DH, Thompson AJ, Ciccarelli O., Brain. 2015 Sep;138(Pt 9):2584-95. doi: 10.1093/brain/awv209.
2015-10-14: 3rd International Symposium on MRS of GABA
The 3rd International Symposium on MRS of GABA, Orlando FL, on October 14-15 2015
2015-10-01: Johns Hopkins, Kavli Foundation create new institute dedicated to study of how the brain works
The new Kavli Neuroscience Discovery Institute at The Johns Hopkins University, expected to launch in early 2016, will bring an interdisciplinary group of researchers together to investigate the workings of the brain. The Kavli Neuroscience Discovery Institute, to be funded by a joint $20 million commitment by Kavli and Johns Hopkins, is designed to integrate neuroscience, engineering, and data science—three fields in which the university has long excelled—to understand the relationship between the brain and behavior.
2015-08-16: ICM first to offer undergraduate minor in Computational Medicine
The Johns Hopkins Institute for Computational Medicine, acclaimed worldwide for its groundbreaking research, has launched the nation’s first undergraduate minor in the emerging field of computational medicine. The minor course of study exposes students to the fundamentals of computational medicine—a discipline devoted to the development of quantitative approaches to understanding the mechanisms, diagnosis, and treatment of human disease. Click here to view the full Johns Hopkins press release on the Hub website.