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FNNDSC Weekly Newsletter - Week 71

Upcoming Events

October 7th: SFNM Webinar Series

Speaker: Dr. Nicola Robertson, Register here!

October 13th: ASNR- Cerebrovascular/Vessel Wall Imaging

Presented by Dr. Ajay Gupta,

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: Registration will close on October 3rd 2021.

Upcoming Major Federal Grant Deadlines

Oct 5th: Resubmission, revision, renewal R01’s, U01’s

Oct 12th: Resubmission, revision, renewal K grants

Oct 16th: Resubmission, revision, renewal R21’s, R03’s etc.

If you plan to apply for any upcoming deadlines please reach out to Brianna Morrissey or Tina Giella.

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. Jason Sutin, Dr. Ajay Rajaram, and Taylor Vadset from the NIRS Team have spent the past two weeks at CURE Children's Hospital of Uganda (CCHU) in Mbale, Uganda working with the on-site CCHU team to streamline Dr. Ivy Lin's R01 study, which aims to assess the efficacy of FDNIRS/DCS in evaluating developmental outcomes and treatment response in hydrocephalic infants preceding and following neurosurgical treatment.

During their spare time in the early evenings and on the weekends, Jason, Ajay, and Taylor have enjoyed the local cuisine, spent time touring Mbale's Central Market, and played soccer with and hiked to the top of Wanale Ridge with the CCHU team!

Pictured are Jason, Ajay, and Taylor with the CCHU NIRS Team.



Quantitative T1 and T2 mapping by magnetic resonance fingerprinting (MRF) of the placenta before and after maternal hyperoxia.

Stout JN, Liao C, Gagoski B, Turk EA, Feldman HA, Bibbo C, Barth WH Jr, Shainker SA, Wald LL, Grant PE, Adalsteinsson E. Placenta. PMID: 34537569

Deep learning-based parameter estimation in fetal diffusion-weighted MRI.

Karimi D, Jaimes C, Machado-Rivas F, Vasung L, Khan S, Warfield SK, Gholipour A. Neuroimage. PMID: 34455242

Association between semiologic, autonomic, and electrographic seizure characteristics in children with generalized tonic-clonic seizures.

El Atrache R, Tamilia E, Amengual-Gual M, Mohammadpour Touserkani F, Yang Y, Wang X, Ufongene C, Sheehan T, Cantley S, Jackson M, Zhang B, Papadelis C, Sarkis RA, Loddenkemper T. Epilepsy Behav. PMID: 34388667

Functional Connectivity in Infancy and Toddlerhood Predicts Long-Term Language and Preliteracy Outcomes.

Yu X, Ferradal SL, Sliva DD, Dunstan J, Carruthers C, Sanfilippo J, Zuk J, Zöllei L, Boyd E, Gagoski B, Ou Y, Grant PE, Gaab N. Cereb Cortex. PMID: 34347052


Flu Vaccination

Important details about our 2021-22 influenza vaccine program

The influenza vaccine campaign for staff begins today! It is required that all Boston Children’s W-2 employees, medical staff, research staff, students, and contracted staff be vaccinated against the flu, no later than October 30, 2021 (with the exception of those with approved religious or medical exemptions).


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