Thursday April 6, 2023: Dr. Brian Caffo will receive the L. Adrienne Cupples Award for Excellence in Teaching, Research, and Service in Biostatistics. Learn more
Wednesday, March 14, 2023: Dr. Peter van Zijl will receive the ESMI Award, the highest honor of the European Society for molecular imaging. The award will be presented at the 18th European Molecular Imaging Meeting in Salzburg, Austria.
December 2022: NIBIB announces it will be starting a National Technology Centers (NCBIB) Webinar Series to highlight the different P41 Centers. Learn more
December 2022: Holiday party. After 3 years, we finally had our combined Kirby Center and MRI Division of Radiology Holiday party again.
November 2022: From November 14th to 20th 2022, we organized the 7th International Symposium on Advanced MRS and GABA joint with the 4th EDITINGSCHOOL workshop in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico, which was attended in person by 42 people. The lectures offered during the workshop cover all aspects of advanced MRS from background MRS theory, to details on quantification and practical recommendations on acquisition and data review. It is also a great opportunity to get new users set up with our Osprey software and give them hands-on experience analyzing data. The symposium is a perfect platform for junior researchers to present advanced MRS studies to receive critical feedback from a broad audience of world-experts in the field. It offers a unique chance to foster new collaborations with clinical MRS researchers that apply our advanced MRS methods and analysis tools. Unsolicited feedback from one attendee:
“I’m excited to apply what I’ve learned throughout the week to my future experiments… I really enjoyed getting to meet other people in the field as well and see other ways that MRS is being used. It was the most engaging research conference experience I have had, so thank you for all your efforts.”
August 2022: We were part of organizing the 9th International Workshop on Chemical Exchange Saturation Transfer (CEST 2022), which was held at Emory University Conference from August 7-10, 2022. The conference chair was Dr. Philip Sun. The workshop was in hybrid format and had 70 attendees in person and 83 virtual. In addition to a teaching program on Sunday, the latest research in the CEST field was presented on Monday to Wednesday. Several KKI and JHU faculty, postdoctoral fellows and students presented their research and the atmosphere was interactive, leading to excellent discussion. For program and abstracts, see our workshop page.
July 2022: Our team member Qin Qin led the publication of a guideline paper on velocity-selective arterial spin labeling (VSASL): Qin et al. Magn Reson Med, 88:1528-1547, 2022. “Velocity-selective arterial spin labeling perfusion MRI: A review of the state of the art and recommendations for clinical implementation”.
July 2022: Georg Oeltzschner and Jeremias Sulam were awarded a R21 grant entitled: “General Linear Modeling For Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy”
June 2022: Zhenghan Fang, student of Dr. Jeremias Sulam, was awarded the Kavli NDI Distinguished Graduate Student Fellowship.
March 2022: From March 4 to 7 2022, we were part of organizing an ISMRM Workshop in Perfusion MRI in Los Angeles, California. This is one of the first in-person ISMRM events in the post-COVID era. We had 104 in-person attendees and another 90 participated online. This Workshop also received an NIBIB R13 conference grant (1R13EB032728-01) which was used to support the attendance of trainees.
February 26, 2022: Dr. Tilak Ratnanather was elected to the 2022 College of Fellows of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering. Learn more
January 2022: Don’t forget to register for the upcoming ISMRM perfusion workshop in March 2022 and the CEST MRI workshop in August 2022 (See Training-workshops).
November 2021: From November 16th to 20th 2021, we organized the 6th International Symposium on Advanced MRS and GABA joint with the 3rd EDITINGSCHOOL workshop in Playa Del Carmen Mexico, which was attended in person by 21 participants. The lectures offered during the workshop cover all aspects of advanced MRS from background MRS theory, to details on quantification and practical recommendations on acquisition and data review. The symposium is a perfect platform for junior researchers to present advanced MRS studies to receive critical feedback from a broad audience of world-experts in the field. It offers a unique chance to foster new collaborations with clinical MRS researchers that apply our advanced MRS methods and analysis tools.
June 2021: Some first 1.5x1.5x1.5 mm3 diffusion data from the new gradients, acquired using the multi-shell human connectome project acquisition parameters; courtesy of Dr. Xu Li.
March 2021: New whole-body gradients (95 mT/m and 220 T/m/s) installed and cleared for use on MR scanner 2. Bore on this first Elition RX system is 60 cm to accommodate the gradient cooling.
February 22, 2021: Whole-body (95 mT/m) gradients still in customs in New York, expected to arrive at the Kirby Center on March 1, 2020.
February 10, 2021: After two years of testing and optimization Philips Healthcare in Best, the Netherlands, ships the first set of whole-body (95 mT/m) gradients to the F.M. Kirby Research Center for installation in the 3T Elition. It will be the first Elition RX system in the world.
November, 2020: Research collaboration between the F.M. Kirby Center and the Alzheimer’s Research Center at Johns Hopkins shows that quantitative susceptibility mapping in MRI and PET indicates that elevated cerebral iron load is related to lower cognitive performance independent of β-amyloid among cognitively normal older adults.