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FNNDSC Newsletter - Week 70

Upcoming Events

Abstracts due September 30th: AES Annual Meeting Registration Open The annual conference is December 3-7 in Chicago, IL or online for more than 100 hours of educational content and all the networking and collegiality you've come to expect from AES. Register Here!

Late Breaking Abstracts Submit your late breaking abstract for presentation at AES 2021! Submissions due by Thursday, September 30th. Learn More

September 30th, 2021: NBS – QI/Research Webinar Series:

Speaker: Drs. Jacqueline Parchem & Don Sharkey, Register here!

October 7th: SFNM Webinar Series

Speaker: Dr. Nicola Robertson, Register here!

October 13th: ASNR- Cerebrovascular/Vessel Wall Imaging

2022 HMS/HSDM Leadership Development Course for Physicians and Scientists

Completed applications are due on Wednesday, September 29th for endorsements.

To be eligible, applicants must:

· Have an appointment as Instructor, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor (< 3 Years) at time of application/submission (to confirm your academic appointment, click here on Harvard Catalyst profiles)

· Hold full-time appointments

· Be endorsed by a Department Head or Division Chief

For a detailed Request for Application (RFA) or Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), we encourage you to visit:

October 18-22: fNIRS 2021 Virtual Conference

Registration for the fNIRS 2021 virtual conference on October 18-22, 2021 is now open. To register follow the link: Registration will close on October 3rd 2021.



Congratulations to Dr. Lana Vasung who is one of the organizers of the FeTA challenge and will moderate the poster session next week!

Dr. Lana Vasung also held a round table discussion during the FLUX meeting and gave a Presidential Symposium talk at Annual Croatian Neuroscience Meeting.

Congratulations to Dr. Kiho Im who has just received an R01 grant from the National Institute Of Biomedical Imaging And Bioengineering of the National Institutes of Health!

Project title: Measuring cortical plate and subplate thickness in the human fetal brain from magnetic resonance images


Welcome New Employees to the FNNDSC!

Please welcome Student Intern, Valeria Cruz Tamayo! Valeria is a student intern currently pursuing her B.S. in Biomedical Engineering at the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education in Mexico. Her role at the FNNDSC is contributing to the development and improvement of an algorithm for automatic labeling of cortical sulci in the fetal human brain as well as processing fetal MRI data. She likes learning from different fields and integrating this knowledge for problem solving. After graduation, Valeria plans on getting a masters degree in biomedical research.


Flu Vaccination

The influenza vaccine campaign for staff begins today! It is required that all Boston Children’s W-2 employees, medical staff, research staff, students, and contracted staff be vaccinated against the flu, no later than October 30, 2021 (with the exception of those with approved religious or medical exemptions).


Brain Games



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