FNNDSC Weekly Newsletter - Week 8

Key Dates

· July 20: Synapse 5.7 is coming

· July 21: Virtual Workout Hosted by Handle Bar, Password: Move

· July 22 at 10:00 AM: Bi-Weekly Lecture Series with Sheng He

· July 23: FNNDSC Virtual Escape the Room - Don't Forget to RSVP!

· July 23: Hospital Wide Reflection Rounds

· July 24 at 1:00 PM: Final Student Internship Presentations Helpful Links · New Interactive CME Course formats · Zoom Backgrounds · Covid-19 Symptom Attestation Video · Boston Children's Response to Covid-19 · Covid-19 Staff Resources & Staff Work Updates · Covid-19 Research Guidance and Resources Bi-Weekly Lecture Series


This Wednesday's Bi-Weekly Lecture Series will be presented by Dr. Sheng He​

Title: Deep Learning for Medical Image Analysis


Abstract: Dr. He will briefly introduce the deep learning and two basic applications: image-to-image for segmentation and image-to-value for brain age estimation based on brain MRIs. Segmentation is the problem of predicting on each pixel/voxel and Dr. He will present two examples: HIE segmentation on brain MRIs and COVID-19 infection segmentation on CTs. The brain age estimation is the problem of automatically predicting the age using deep learning. Dr. He will also discuss some directions of deep learning for medical image analysis in future work.


Biography: Dr. Sheng He is a Research Fellow at the FNNDSC, who works with Dr. Yangming Ou and Dr. Ellen Grant. His work focuses on using deep learning for medical image analysis, especially for brain age estimation on brain MRIs. Dr. Sheng He got his PhD degree with honors from the University of Groningen in the Netherlands.

Zoom meeting information:

Zoom Link: Join from your computer or mobile device Password: 407727 Or dial in from your telephone: Internally: x28882 Externally: 646-558-8656 (Primary) 408-638-0968 (If you are unable to dial into the primary number) Telephone password: 407727 Or iPhone one-tap: +16465588656,,97817220400# or +14086380968,,97817220400# EWS link: https://zoom.us/wc/97817220400/join Meeting ID: 978 1722 0400


Summer Internship Final Presentations FNNDSC student interns will be giving a final presentations summarizing their FNNDSC student internship experience:


Jose Caldas is a student intern majoring in Mechanical Engineering at the Tecnologico de Monterrey in Mexico. During his research internship at the FNNDSC he has carried out various activities within the center's Magnetoencephalography (MEG) team, such as automation of preprocessing, processing and data analysis in Brainstorm through the generation of scripts in MATLAB for clinical diagnoses of epilepsy and research studies. Currently, he is working on the development of a script that allows the MEG team to perform functional connectivity analysis.


Hector Munoz is a student intern majoring in Mechanical Engineering at the Tecnologico de Monterrey in Mexico. While working at the FNNDSC, he has performed fetal MRI data processing and brain volume reconstructions, completed literature review assignments regarding the state of the art of MRI data analysis topics, and contributed to the development of an automatic Image Quality Assessment (IQA) Deep Learning tool for MRI volumes.



FNNDSC's Summer Virtual Escape the Room Event


Who is excited for the summer virtual social event this Wednesday, July 22nd at 2 PM?! We will be working together in teams to escape the virtual Hackfiltration room.



Your Mission Should You Choose to Accept It:


A sinister weapons manufacturer is building a device that threatens life as we know it.

In this irreverent cyber adventure from decades past, you and your team of elite hackers have decided to fight back and eliminate the threat!

Do you have what it takes to join the resistance and save the world before it's too late? RSVP your attendance on the Outlook event meeting invitation! Zoom information included.


Before the event you'll also want to have:

  • A desktop or laptop computer running Zoom. Mobile devices are not supported. You won't need a Zoom account.

  • Ability to access Box cloud file sharing (no account or sign-in required!)

  • If you are unsure if you can access Box files on your computer, you can try this link, which will take you to a publicly viewable folder containing a JPG of the Puzzle Break logo and a PDF of Zoom tips!

  • If you experience difficulty, please email booking@puzzlebreak.com

  • Portions of the game are best viewed using a WebGL-enabled internet browser. We recommend Chrome or the latest version of either Firefox or Edge.

  • Webcam and microphone

  • Keyboard and mouse/trackpad

  • Pencil and paper (optional)


Additional Notes:

* Your Game Master will meet you in a live video conference. Please arrive 5 minutes early. If you arrive 5 minutes late, the game may start without you. * This entire virtual experience, including introduction and walkthrough, will take approximately 90 minutes.


How have we adapted to work from home?


Ai Wern Chung recently went on a hike at Blue Hills Reservation and captured this gorgeous sight of the Boston skyline.

If you would like to share your work from home set up, fun quarantine activities, or pictures of your quarantine pet pals on the weekly newsletter series, please email gauravi.prabhu@childrens.harvard.edu.

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