FNNDSC Weekly Newsletter - Week 69

Upcoming Events

September 20th: Cerebral Blood Flow Seminar Series

The seminar will be focused on new technologies to explore cerebral blood flow and tissue oxygenation in the University of North Texas Health Science Center’s first “New Technology Showcase”! Details can be found in the attached flyer.

New Technology Showcase Flyer

Please register here: https://unthsc.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcsdempqj0pHt09ok3x3TyQF2JnAw11apcG.

September 23rd, 2021: NBS – Seminars in Fetal and Neonatal Medicine (SFNM) Series: Fluid management, electrolytes imbalance and renal management in neonates with neonatal encephalopathy treated with hypothermia

Speaker: Matthew Harer

Subcutaneous fat necrosis associated with hypercalcemia in neonates with neonatal encephalopathy treated with therapeutic hypothermia

Speaker: Cornelia Hagmann


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

2022 HMS/HSDM Leadership Development Course for Physicians and Scientists

Completed applications are due on Wednesday, September 22th and 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: https://fa.hms.harvard.edu/leadership-program


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: https://fnirs.org/2021-virtual-conference-registration. Registration will close on October 3rd 2021. Various Dates: Newborn Brain Society - Fetal Neurology Webinar Series Helpful LinksResearch Computing Data ManagementResearch Computing Self PortalResearch Announcements & NewsOffice of Sponsored Programs UpdatesFunding Opportunities and LinksStaff Resources - Covid-19Covid Vaccine FAQs



Weekly Highlights!

Dr. Eleonora Tamilia and her former intern, Assia Chericoni (MSc), gave two talks at the International Epilepsy Congress of the ILAE (August 2021) as selected abstracts at the sessions dedicated to "Epilepsy Surgery" and "Clinical Neurophysiology".


Georgios Ntolkeras (MD) and Roberto Billardello (MSc), at the International Epilepsy Congress of the ILAE, were selected to present their poster in the sessions dedicated to "New EEG findings - Neurophysiology" and "Technology and innovation to improve epilepsy", which highlighted the most interesting posters on those topics.


Abstracts from the 34th International Epilepsy Congress can be found here: https://www.ilae.org/files/dmfile/IEC-2021-Abstracts.pdf

Welcome New Employees to the FNNDSC!

Please welcome new FNNDSC member, Jee Won Kang! Jee Won graduated from Brown University in 2020 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. She joins the FNNDSC as a Clinical Research Assistant with the BCAS team, focusing on processing and analyzing neuroimaging data, particularly MRI. In the future, she hopes to pursue a PhD in Neuropsychology.


Please welcome Student Intern, Luis Enrique! Luis is currently on his last year of a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science and Technology from Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey in Mexico. He previously worked as a Project Manager Intern at P&G. During his research internship at the FNNDSC, he joined the NIRS team where he will be working with segmentation models for CT brain images of infants with hydrocephalus. Also, he will be creating new image recognition models using ML for other brain imaging types which will be used for prognostics.


Please welcome Student Intern, Alma Cuevas! Alma is an undergraduate student in Biomedical Engineering at 'Tecnológico de Monterrey' with focus on Intelligent Systems. At the FNNDSC, her work centered on fMRI signal analysis to find epilepsy-associated connectomes when studying pre- and postoperative patients, as well as the management of codes between different programming languages. She aspires to become a researcher and professor in the neuroengineering field.


Please welcome Student Intern, Jerjes Aguirre! Jerjes is currently pursuing his B.S. in Engineering Physics at Tecnológico de Monterrey. He is working at FNNDSC as a research trainee at NeuroIm Lab on projects regarding fetal brain MRI digital processing automation, studying deep learning networks aiming at developing a reliable convolutional network that can accurately predict fetal brain age for analyzing abnormal behavior. He has experience on different subjects of research, that go from computer science to the use of structured light for various applications. He wants to continue developing his career by participating in different projects with the objective of potentializing his abilities and obtaining experience on doing research.


Please welcome Student Intern, John Chen! John is working towards his undergraduate degree in computer science at Harvard University. He is currently working on developing computer tools to assist in detecting epileptic zones in children with drug-resistant epilepsy using EEG and MRI scans.

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