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FNNDSC Weekly Newsletter - Week 36

Upcoming events

September 16: Trillium Brewing Outing, 4pm

401 Park Drive Boston, MA 02215

September 22: Free MIT Event: Picower Institute for Learning and Memory's 20th Anniversary

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.

Abstracts are being accepted from July 15th, 2022 at 8:00 AM EDT until September 30th 2022 at 11:59 PM for the 2023 International Newborn Brain Conference in Clearwater, Florida.


New FNNDSC Member(s)

Please welcome Sofía Urosa Dávila!

Sofia is a senior majoring in Biomedical Engineering at Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education in Mexico City's Campus. She will be working with Dr. Kiho Im at the FNNDSC analyzing fetal and neonatal brain MRI data to characterize brain development utilizing neural networks and deep learning models. In the future, she plans to pursue a master's in bioinformatics or Medical Imaging. In her free time, she enjoys playing video games and practicing yoga.

Please welcome Pablo Jaquez!

Pablo Jáquez Vergara is currently pursuing his Bachelor's in Biomedical Engineering at Tecnológico de Monterrey, where he has been involved in research projects in neuroengineering. At the FNNDSC, he will be working with Dr. Kiho Im on MRI processing and analysis and deep learning network training to improve fetal brain segmentation.

Please welcome Elaine Ye!

Elaine is a graduate student intern currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Health Data Science at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Statistical & Data Sciences from Smith College. She is working at the FNNDSC on her capstone project to investigate the interpretability of deep learning models on medical images.


FNNDSC Wellness Club

What is Ride to Cure Kids?

Big energy and high impact, Ride to Cure Kids invites indoor cyclists (age 18+) of all levels to the new, world-class TRACK at new balance. Ride at your own pace, while accelerating research breakthroughs for kids at Boston Children's Hospital. There's a DJ, massage tables and more to amp up the good vibes for you and your ride team.

Join us for the first-ever Ride to Cure Kids on November 12, 2022.

From June 5th to October 1st, free fitness classes are offered in parks throughout Boston. More information, including any cancelations, are provided on Facebook and Twitter at @bostonparksdept and @healthyboston. Virtual and in person options are available.

A great variety of classes, including circuit style, yoga, sculpt, abs & body, athletic conditioning, kickboxing​, and pilates.

Open Weekdays, 9:30A – 4:30P, now through mid-October.

Programs are weather permitted.

Wag Wednesdays! Come play with puppies at Joslin Park in Longwood. Every Wednesday from 12-2PM at Joslin Park


Monkeypox Facts and Prevention

Monkeypox is a disease that is caused by infection with a virus. The virus is similar to the variola virus which causes smallpox and the cowpox virus.

Monkeypox is a virus that can be spread from person to person through close contact. This can happen by touching the sores (lesions) of a person who is infected, by touching clothing, bed linens, or equipment that have been contaminated by fluid from infected lesions, or through respiratory droplets when people are in prolonged (>3 hours) face-to-face contact. Sexual contact with someone who is symptomatic is also considered to pose a higher risk for transmission.

Here is more information on the Emergency Management’s monkeypox webpage and the Open Meeting video.


Brain Games



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