Presentation by our fantastic co-op student, Roberto Fedrigo, to the UBC Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Research Conference (MURC), with title, “Phantom-guided optimization of prostate cancer PET imaging using radioactive epoxy lesions”:
Congratulations to Roberto Fedrigo who has been awarded the 2020 Summer Undergraduate Fellowship by the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM). Roberto, an undergraduate student at UBC Physics & Astronomy, has been a very active member of our team since September of 2019. The awarded fellowship is a 10 week summer program designed to provide opportunities for undergraduate university students to gain experience in medical physics by performing research in a medical physics laboratory or assisting with clinical service at a clinical facility.
Congratulations to Yansong Zhu who has been awarded the 2020 Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) Bradley-Alavi Student Fellowship!
Yansong, Electrical & Computer Engineering PhD candidate in our team, is actively pursuing research in quantitative brain PET images. The awarded fellowship, entitled, “Application of voxel-based partial volume correction to amyloid PET imaging” proposes to translate MR-guided PET image enhancement to human amyloid PET imaging, aiming to enhance discriminative power to differentiate between Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and normal aging.
Bradley-Alavi Fellows are named in honor of the late Stanley E. Bradley, Professor of Medicine at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and a prominent researcher in the fields of renal physiology and liver disease, and Abass Alavi, M.D., Professor and Director of Research Education at the Department of Radiology at the University of Pennsylvania.
We welcome Mohammad Salmanpour, who has been working with us closely since 2017 (from Tehran Polytechnic), now staying with us as exchange PhD student. Mohammad focuses on improved prediction of outcome in Parkinson’s disease (PD) using machine learning algorithms.
Here are two of his recent papers with us, one on prediction of cognitive outcome (2019):
And one just published (2020) on prediction of motor outcome in PD patients:
Here is video of grand rounds lecture by Dr. Arman Rahmim on “11 Practical Steps for Effective Time Management in a Distracted World”: https://mediasite.audiovisual.ubc.ca/Mediasite/Play/4598d9d4199d4f26b53f8b15968b9f781d
Some of these (listed below), may at first not be intuitive but can be very important.
We actively recruit talented MSc and PhD students from the University of British Columbia Physics, Interdisciplinary Oncology Program, Biomedical Engineering, and Electrical & Computer Engineering. If joining via the Physics or Medical Physics Program, please see Graduate Program Financial Information page, including information on salary. However, please note that our student RA salaries are substantially higher, set at minimum of $24,000 annually, in addition to standard TA pay for both MSc and PhD as well as tuition remission for PhD students.
We also actively recruit undergraduate students. This includes co-op students which have been an important part of our team, with a variety of projects that are hands-on/experimental as well as computational. It also includes students pursuing honours theses projects, e.g. UBC’s Phys 449.
Today we bid farewell to the incredible Wenbing Lyu, visiting PhD student for the past year from Southern Medical University, Guangzhu, China. Wenbing has led significant efforts towards robust radiomics analyses, including PET-CT “fusion radiomics”, for prediction of outcome in head & neck cancer patients.
It is a pleasure to announce our very own Cassandra Miller to have won an NSERC Postgraduate Scholarships-Doctoral (PDG D) award, to pursue her PhD studies in “Monte Carlo Simulations of SPECT Imaging in Peptide Receptor Radionuclide Therapy with Lu177 and Y90”.