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FNNDSC Weekly Newsletter - Week 28

Upcoming Events

Today (Deadline to register), December 7th:

December 9th:

FNNDSC Lecture Series with Guest Speaker: Ajay Gopinath, PhD

December 9th:

December 11th:

Newborn Medicine Research Seminar Series

December 16th:

Final Student ​Internship Presentation

Helpful Links

Funding Opportunities

FNNDSC Lecture Series with Dr. Ajay Gopinath

Date/Time: Wednesday, December 9th 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Title: Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT): Current state of the art and future trends in using OCT for interventional cardiology


Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) is used in Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI or Angioplasty) procedures to aid in diagnosis and treatment planning. OCT provides high resolution images of the coronary artery and can help interventional cardiologists visualize plaque morphology with high resolution during their PCI procedure. This talk will focus on the current state of the art in OCT for intravascular imaging of the coronary arteries. It will look at the latest trends in clinical data and at future technology trends in AI and Machine Learning that can be applied to OCT images to assist PCI procedures.


Ajay Gopinath, PhD. is the Director of R&D at Abbott Lab’s Vascular division. He leads the Advanced Technology and Software Development teams, focusing on feasibility and new product development of Abbott’s Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) technology. He has over 17 years of medical imaging experience in both academia and industry. His focus over the past 8 years has been on OCT image analysis and product development. Ajay received his PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas, Austin. He currently resides in Bedford, MA with his wife and two sons.


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Publication Spotlight

· Banu Ahtam was recently published as first author on the publication, "Intergenerational Transmission of Cortical Sulcal Patterns from Mothers to their Children" in Cerebral Cortex. Read more here.


· Ellen Grant spoke at the 21st Braden E. Griffin, MD Memorial Symposium on the topic, "Neonatal and Fetal Imaging: Current and Future Role of Imaging in Clinical Care". Listen to her talk here:…/f5350bd6-3c96-4b5d-b740-0838ec…/public

On-site Administrative Support This Week

Gauravi will be onsite this week on Wednesday, December 9th.

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