Arman Rahmim was voted Vice President-elect for the SNMMI CaIC Board of Directors, starting June 2016. The term for Vice President-elect is one-year, but is a four year commitment, becoming Vice President, followed by President and finally Immediate Past President of the Council.
Hopkins Insight has published an article entitled “Headband Could Offer Relief to Parkinson’s Patients” featuring Yousef Salimpour on his exciting work building a device to provide electric stimulation to a Parkinson’s disease (PD) patient’s brain at home, suppressing symptoms like general slowness, limb weakness, muscle tremors and speech difficulties. Yousef is at the same time actively involved in our lab, working to identify and enhance correlations between imaging and clinical phenotypes in PD patients, with the aim of identifying biomarkers of disease progression in PD.
The Baltimore Sun has published an article featuring Yousef Salimpour, entitled: “Device developed at Hopkins could help Parkinson’s disease symptoms.” Congrats to Yousef for recognition of his great work! In our separate work with Yousef, also on Parkinson’s disease, we are trying to identify how subcortical structures as imaged by clinical SPECT imaging are linked with clinical phenotypes.
It is with great pleasure to announce that on Feb 4th, 2015, Hassan Mohy-ud-Din successfully defended his PhD thesis, entitled: “Motion Correction and Pharmacokinetic Analysis in Dynamic Positron Emission Tomography”. He will be heading to Yale next as a post-doctoral research fellow to start the next exciting phase of his career. It’s been a real privilege to have Hassan in the lab, and we look forward to future interactions and collaborations, and to observe his continued success.
Hassan Mohy-ud-Din, an Electrical & Computer Engineering graduate student in the lab, has been awarded the 2014 Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) Bradley-Alavi Student Fellowship.
As an active member of the Tomographic Image Reconstruction & Analysis Laboratory, Mohy-ud-Din has lead research in the areas of positron emission tomography (PET) brain imaging, specifically motion compensation, as well as myocardial perfusion PET imaging. The awarded fellowship, entitled, “Quantitative Myocardial Perfusion PET Imaging using Physiological Clustering” proposes to translate novel quantitative imaging methods to the domain of clinical cardiac PET imaging.
Bradley-Alavi Fellows are named in honor of the late Stanley E. Bradley, a 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 of radiology and chief of the division of nuclear medicine at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center.
Nicolas is moving to Geneva to work in Dr. Habib Zaidi’s lab and pursue his research in whole-body parametric PET imaging. Best wishes to you Nicolas. It’s been a true pleasure to have you in the lab, and we look forward to interacting with you personally and professionally in the years to come (and to seeing you in SPIE this February and SNMMI in June!)
Position: The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Department of Radiology, Division of Nuclear Medicine is seeking a post-doctoral fellow, to start February 1st, 2014. The research will take place in the Tomographic Image Reconstruction & Analysis Laboratory of Dr. Rahmim, in collaboration with clinical research and imaging experts and an industrial partner, focusing on the development and validation of novel PET imaging techniques for translation into routine clinical imaging. In particular, the post-doctoral fellow will develop innovative oncologic PET/CT image reconstruction, tracer kinetic modeling and tumor quantification algorithms and applications, including simulations and task-based image assessment in the context of dynamic whole-body PET/CT imaging.
Requirements: Qualified candidates will have a Ph.D. in physics, medical physics, biomedical or electrical engineering, or a related field, and established experience in the field of imaging. The candidate should have a strong interest and commitment to research. Creativity with an aim towards independent research is highly emphasized. Prior experience in image reconstruction, algorithm development, simulations and/or kinetic tracer modeling is highly desirable. Knowledge of C programming and familiarity with numerical methods is also preferred.
Application: Interested candidates should send a CV, statement of research interests and the contacts of three references to Dr. Arman Rahmim (firstname.lastname@example.org). Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
The Johns Hopkins University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.