2016

  • Ivan Cokic, MD, from Rohan Dharmakumar's lab receives a Best Poster Award at the American College of Cardiology's 65th Annual Scientific Session & Expo for his abstract "Persistent Microvascular Obstruction Accompanying Myocardial Infarction Leads to Chronic Iron-Driven Inflammation." (April 2016)
  • Debiao Li, PhD, is awarded an NIH S10 for “4Dx Small Animal Scanner for Functional Lung Imaging.“ This is a joint effort by BIRI and Heart Institute with key co-investigators Heather Jones, MD, and Andreas Fouras, PhD (owner of 4Dx and a new BIRI faculty member). The 4DXV scanner uses a technique called 4D X-ray velocimetry (4DXV), which is a low dose X-ray imaging technology that measures lung tissue motion and airflow throughout the lungs and over the breath. (March 2016)
  • Feng Shi, PhD, joins BIRI as a project scientist. He will continue to expand his research on medical image processing and analysis of the brain and heart. (February 2016)
  • Andreas Fouras, PhD, joins BIRI as faculty research scientist. He will continue to develop his research interests in dynamic lung imaging and cardiovascular systems from the cellular scale to heart lung interactions. (February 2016)
  • Zhengwei (Jenny) Zhou, MS, from Debiao Li's lab was awarded a Society of Cardiac Magnetic Resonance (SCMR) Seed Grant for her project "Assessing Myocardial Metabolic Activity Using Cardiac Chemical Exchange Saturation Transfer (CEST)." (February 2016)
  • Yibin Xie, PhD, from Debiao Li's lab was awarded a Society of Cardiac Magnetic Resonance (SCMR) Regional Scholarship and was also a finalist of the SCMR Early Career Award for his project "Coronary Atherosclerosis T1-weighed Characterization with Integrated Anatomical Reference (CATCH)." (February 2016)

2015

2014

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  • Rohan Dharmakumar, PhD, is awarded an NIH R01grant for his work on developing an imaging strategy free of ionizing radiation, exogenous contrast media, and pharmacological stress agents to assess myocardial ischemia due to CAD. (August 2013)
  • Avinash Kali receives an American Heart Association predoctoral fellowship for his project "MRI-Based Assessment of Late Reperfusion Therapies" under the mentorship of Rohan Dharmakumar, PhD. (July 2013)
  • Damini Dey, PhD, has a manuscript, "Automated knowledge-based detection of nonobstructive and obstructive arterial lesions from coronary CT angiography," highlighted in the Editor's Picks column for Medical Physics. (April 2013)
  • Zhaoyang Fan, PhD, is selected as an International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine Junior Fellow. (February 2013)
  • Behzad Sharif, PhD, receives a Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Early Career Award in Basic Science for his work entitled "Eliminating Dark-Rim Artifacts in First-Pass Myocardial Perfusion Imaging." (February 2013)
  • Behzad Sharif, PhD, is awarded a 2013 Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Regional Scholarship (November 2012)
  • Damini Dey, PhD, receives an American Heart Association grant for her project entitled "Automated Non-invasive Measurements of Epicardial and Thoracic Fat." (May 2012)
  • V. Krishnan Ramanujanm, PhD, is awarded an American Cancer Society grant for his project entitled "Imaging Mitochondrial Dynamics for Early Detection of Breast Cancer In vivo." (April 2012)
  • Avinash Kali receives the Summa Cum Laude Merit Award for the 20th annual ISMRM Meeting for his abstract entitled "Temporal Features of Edema in Acute Myocardial Infarction: T2 Maps vs T2-STIR". (April 2012)
  • Debiao Li, PhD, is elected as program director of the International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine Cardiac MR Study Group. (March 2012)
  • Zhaoyang Fan, PhD, receives the Magna Cum Laude Merit Award for the 20th Annual International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine Meeting for his abstract entitled “3D Variable-Flip-Angle TSE with Prospective Self-Gating of Swallowing Motion: Initial Experience in Carotid Artery Wall MRI.” (April 2012)
  • Behzad Sharif, PhD, is awarded an American Heart Association Postdoctoral Fellowship for his project entitled "Whole-heart Myocardial Perfusion MRI: Artifact-minimized Projection Imaging" under the mentorship of Debiao Li, PhD. (July 2011)
  • Zhaoyang Fan, PhD, is awarded an American Heart Association Postdoctoral Fellowship for his project entitled "Non-Contrast MR Angiography of Peripheral Arteries: Improved Flow-Sensitive Dephasing-Prepared Balanced SSFP" under the mentorship of Debiao Li, PhD. (July 2011)
  • Debiao Li, PhD, is elected president of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Medicine. (May 2011)