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FNNDSC Weekly Newsletter - Week 17

Happy Monday!

Upcoming events:

Application deadline April 25 (closed): Free Harvard course - Leadership Strategies for the Researcher

Sign up for the Harvard Catalyst Education Program monthly newsletter here: Harvard Catalyst Education Program (

July 16-17, 2022 | Location: Proctor Academy in Andover, NH

Abstracts due Saturday April 16, 2022

July 16-17, 2022 | Location: Proctor Academy in Andover, NH

Flux 2022 | September 7-9, 2022 | La Sorbonne Paris, France

University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK

Society for Neuroscience: November 12-16, 2022; San Diego, CA

online abstract submission opens on June 21

More information on abstract deadlines here: Society for Neuroscience - Dates and Deadlines (

51ST CNS ANNUAL MEETING: The 51st CNS Annual Meeting will be held at the Duke Energy Center in Cincinnati, Ohio October 12-15, 2022.

OHBM 2022 is scheduled to take place in Glasgow, Scotland from June 19, 2022 - June 23, 2022!

ISMRT 31st Annual Meeting • 06-09 May 2022 | London, England, United Kingdom

June 1: Dr. M. Judah Folkman Research Day

September 4–8: ICCN 2022 Geneva, Switzerland


Invitation for articles to a special issue on "Advanced Neuroimaging in Fetal, Neonatal, Infant and Child Health"

In collaboration with Diagnostics, guest editors Dr. Hyun Ju Lee, and Dr. Ai Wern Chung (at the FNNDSC) are inviting articles and reviews for a Special Issue on "Advanced Neuroimaging in Fetal, Neonatal, Infant and Child Health". Further information can be found here:

If you have work that you would like to submit for consideration, please contact Ai ( for possible discounts on charges or for further queries.


New FNNDSC Members:

Please Welcome Spencer Cushen!

Spencer is a visiting DO/PhD candidate from University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (TCOM). He received his Bachelor of Science in Biology from Baylor University in 2015 and went on to pursue his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) at TCOM. During the summer between first and second year, he engaged in research on the antioxidant regulation of arteries in hypertensive pregnancy in Dr. Stella Goulopoulou’s lab. Ultimately, he decided to pursue a PhD in this lab. During his project, he demonstrated that mtDNA was increased in the third trimester of women with healthy pregnancies, that mtDNA was suppressed in women with preeclampsia when assessed along several other demographic and biochemical markers, and that innate immune system stimulation alone was insufficient to induce features of preeclampsia in a pregnant rat model. He successfully defended his dissertation in June 2021 prior to returning to medical school to finish out the third and fourth years of his DO degree. He will be working in Dr. Ellen Grant’s lab to annotate, segment, and reconstruct abdominal MRI data of pregnant women. This is being done to determine placental and fetal biometrics to support the goal of generating models to assess fetal MRI safety. Spencer will be applying to Interventional Radiology / Diagnostic Radiology (IR/DR) residency in Fall 2022. When not in the lab or hospital, he enjoys rock climbing, mapping out and visiting coffee shops, and spending time with friends and family.


FNNDSC Wellness Club

Find resources here for programs at BCH, healthy recipes, and share exercise goals.

If you are interested in joining the wellness club on Slack, please email


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