RESEARCH: Top finishes For SNRP Team research abstracts

Two abstracts from the John A. Burns School ohf Medicine and The Queen’s Medical Center research group, funded in part by Specialized Neuroscience Research Program (SNRP), [U54 NS56883], received special merit awards from the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM). With a multidisciplinary membership of over 6,000 including clinicians, physicists, engineers, etc., ISMRM is a premier professional association in the field of magnetic resonance techniques in medicine & biology, and publishes two of the field’s most respected specialized journals: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine and the Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging.

The first abstract, spearheaded by Dr. Thomas Ernst and his postdoc, Dr. Kazim Gumus, received the summa cum laude merit award given to the top 3% of all abstracts submitted in the same general category. The second, by Dr. Andrew Stenger and his postdoc, Dr. Ben Poser, received the magna cum laude merit award – top 15% of all abstracts submitted in the same general category.

Details: K. Poser BA, Keating BR, Armstrong BS, Maclaren J, Prieto TE, Specks O, Zaitsev M, and Ernst T. “Elimination of DWI signal dropouts using blipped gradients for dynamic restoration of gradient moment.” (selected for oral presentation, summa cum laude merit award)

Details: Poser BA & Stenger VA, “Multiplexed spiral sequence for high temporal resolution resting state fMRI” (poster, magna cum laude merit award)

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