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FNNDSC Weekly Newsletter - Week 37

Upcoming Events

February 17th: Deadline to register: Successful Grant Writing Strategies - Online Course

Various Dates: Newborn Brain Society - Fetal Neurology Webinar Series

Helpful Links

Last Week's FNNDSC Project Updates


This week the NIRS engineering team worked to assemble a new fleet of probes that are updated to the latest configuration. This includes probes for spot measurements as well as continuous monitoring. The team successfully completed a probe for continuous monitoring in the NICU which has shown promising results in early measurements.​ These new probes have been great for the clinical team, they have performed continuous monitoring in the NICU every day this week on three of our four enrolled subjects! They were able to get pre and post surgical PDA ligation data, as well as a continuous monitoring transfusion measurement and a continuous monitoring lumbar puncture measurement. All in all it has been a busy, yet immensely productive week!

Landmark Department Move

The FNNDSC will be moving from the 7 East floor to the 6 East floor during the late April/early May timeframe. In early anticipation of the move, boxes and other move supplies will be distributed to your cubicles and offices this week and next week. Instructions will also be sent to you as well for guidance on how to pack your desk contents. Below are examples of what the new cubicles and offices will look like:

Covid-19 Vaccine Appointment

All FNNDSC staff are now eligible to schedule Covid-19 vaccine appointments. To schedule the vaccine appointment, staff should contact the Practice Liaison Program at 617-919-7102 from 7am-8pm Mon-Fri. If phones are busy, staff should join the below zoom line to schedule.

Zoom Line Open from 10:00a-12:00a and 3:00p-5:00p

Meeting ID: 990 5642 2664

Password: 2020

Watch Previous Lectures

-Dr. Ellen Grant spoke virtually for the Department of Neurology at BU School of Medicine. Her lecture topic was "Imaging the First 1000 Days: Challenges and Opportunities".

-Watch Dr. Rudolph Pienaar talk during the BCH AI and Machine Learning Working Group Lecture

titled, "Let’s Get Practical: Developing and Disseminating AI Research/Workflows to Audiences of Researchers and Clinicians Within BCH Using the ChRIS Platform" can be watched here: BCH AI and Machine Learning Working Group | Boston Children's Hospital

-Watch Dr. Tai-We Wu's talk on "The effects of therapeutic hypothermia on organ blood flow and cerebral metabolites in neonatal hypoxic-ischemic brain injury" during last week's FNNDSC Lecture Series here:

On-site Administrative Support This Week

Gauravi will be onsite this week on Monday, February 8th.

February Happiness Calendar

It's Friendly February! Daily actions to help you connect with others and spread kindness.

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