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HII 2010-2011

The Hopkins Imaging Initiative (HII) began in 2010, growing from the creation of the Training Program in Translational Research in Imaging at JHU. The "Imaging Initiative" (a.k.a., HII, I2, HI2) seeks to include all Hopkins affiliates that develop imaging resources, in order to nurture a network of versatile researchers. If you would like to become a part of the Imaging Initiative, please submit the form on our Join the Initiative section.

Initial Structure: Summer 2010

Dr. McVeigh asked BME PhD students Issel Anne Lim and Di Xu to organize a structure for trainees of the TPTRI in February of 2010. Mary McAllister of the JHU SOM Radiology Department wrote an article about the formation of the HI^2 in the Fall 2011 Radiology Newsletter.

The Founding Members of the Imaging Initiative
  • Training Subcommittee: Issel Anne L. Lim
  • Outreach Subcommittee: Di Xu
Trainees of the TRTPI
  • Liheng Guo
  • Bradley Harden
  • Geran Kostecki
  • Carmen Kut
  • Kwame Kutten
  • Jessica Mavadia
  • Jaymin Patel

The Initiative Organizational Committee: 2010-2011

The Initiative Organizational Committee, which provides a central group for directing Iactivities, consists of the following members:

Faculty Advisors

  • Principal Investigator of the TPTRI: Dr. Elliot McVeigh


  • The central points-of-contact for organizing the Imaging Initiative

The Curriculum Committee (Classes / Training)

  • Leader: Jessica Mavadia
  • Contact: johnshopkinsimaging+curriculum@gmail.com
  • Curriculum Planning
    • Outlining classes that effectively educate biomedical imaging students
      • Engineering: ask faculty and students which established classes are useful or "essential" for imaging students
      • Basic Science: ask which classes build a solid foundation (quantum physics? biology?)
      • Clinical: schedule time with the Residency Training Program for trainees to observe radiology case studies
      • Intercession courses: recruiting students to give intense advanced courses in lieu of the TA-requirement (BME)
  • Academic Evaluations
    • Reviewing classes, professors, teaching assistants, media
  • Members
    • Bradley Harden, Carmen Kut, Shadi Toghi-Eshghi, Issel Anne Lim, Amir Pourmorteza, Hassan Mohy-ud-Din, Xingde Li, Jeff Siewerdsen, Elliot McVeigh

The Lecture Committee (Tutorials / Seminars)

  • Leader: Carmen Kut
  • Contact: johnshopkinsimaging+lecture@gmail.com
  • Imaging Tutorials
    • Subcommittee Leaders: Jaymin Patel, Issel Anne Lim
    • Contact: johnshopkinsimaging+tutorial@gmail.com
    • Responsibilities:
      • Scheduling experienced students to give lectures on basic aspects of imaging research, e.g. from Fourier Transforms to MRI to Anatomy
      • Online web form for students and faculty to suggest mini-courses or lectures that would be most useful for imaging students to give a basic understanding for prerequisites or fill in the gaps that aren't taught by imaging courses
      • Video-recording some of these lectures as an open courseware resource
      • Users can vote for specific lecturers to produce more or longer videos
      • Some ideas: Fourier Transforms, MRI, Neuroanatomy
      • Including step-by-step or hands-on software tutorials
  • Symposia and Seminars
    • Subcommittee Leaders: Carmen Kut, Sajendra Nithiananthan
    • Contact: johnshopkinsimaging+seminar@gmail.com
    • Responsibilities:
      • Planning lectures by distinguished faculty members
      • Annual symposium: Introducing faculty outside the BME department via ten-minute "chalk talks" to showcase rotation opportunities
      • Seminars: General presentations (faculty, students at the FSSHH, etc.)
  • Members: Kwame Kutten, Shadi Toghi-Eshghi, Wenxuan Liang, Jaymin Patel, Farhad Pashakhanloo, Sajendra Nithiananthan, Hassan Mohy-ud-Din

The Networking Committee (Professional / Events)

  • Leader: Geran Kostecki
  • Contact: johnshopkinsimaging+networking@gmail.com
  • General Events
    • Subcommittee Leaders: Geran Kostecki, Bradley Harden
    • Contact: johnshopkinsimaging+event@gmail.com
    • Providing a forum for meeting people at all levels of imaging research
    • Examples: Happy Hours, Lunchtime Meetings
  • Professional Interests
    • Subcommittee Leaders: Sahar Soleimanifard, Kwame Kutten, Liheng Guo
    • Contact: johnshopkinsimaging+professional@gmail.com
    • Responsibilities:
      • Providing connections with professional options for collaborations or careers
      • Contacting industry professionals to partner in research internships, provide job prospects, or utilize resources
      • Creating career panels, advice, tips
      • Internship opportunities, partnerships, job prospects
      • Alumni Database: johnshopkinsimaging+alumni@gmail.com
        • Compiling connections in industry, government, academia
      • Job Database: johnshopkinsimaging+job@gmail.com
        • Job opportunities are posted to our Job Blog (link coming soon!)
  • Recruitment
    • Subcommittee Leaders:
    • Contact: johnshopkins+prospective@gmail.com
    • Responsibilities:
      • Answering questions from prospective students
      • Showcasing imaging labs at recruitment weekend and orientation (lab tours, etc.)
  • JHU Imaging Conference / Research Day
    • Subcommittee Leaders: Geran Kostecki, Bradley Harden, Issel Anne Lim
    • Contact: johnshopkinsimaging+conference@gmail.com
    • A conference showcasing imaging at JHU, with famous professors and student presentations
  • Imaging Contests
  • Outreach and Community Service
    • Subcommittee Leaders: Carmen Kut, Farhad Pashakhanloo
    • Contact:
    • Fostering an interest in biomedical imaging research within the community
    • Community Service
      • Join one of the many community service programs at JHU to showcase imaging (lead tours, teach science, adopt a high school student for a summer)
      • Community Science Day: teaching science to a local elementary school
      • Project IMAGE: discussing issues in imaging with the Baltimore Community
  • Members
    • Geran Kostecki, Bradley Harden, Liheng Guo, Amir Pourmorteza, Di Xu, Sahar Soleimanifard, Sebastian Schaefer, Giann Gorospe, Jaymin Patel, Hassan Mohy-ud-Din, Nikolaos Karakatsanis, Yi Zhang, Carmen Kut, Issel Anne Lim, Di Xu, Kwame Kutten, Mark Mentzer, Dan Wu, Domenico Zacà, Yi Zhang

The Compilation Committee (Resources / Web)

  • Leaders: Di Xu, Kwame Kutten
  • Contact: johnshopkinsimaging+compilation@gmail.com
  • Resources
    • Subcommittee Leaders: Kwame Kutten, Amir Pourmorteza
    • Contact: johnshopkinsimaging+resource@gmail.com
    • Responsibilities:
      • Gathering anything that will help students in imaging
        • Links, available software and databases, media, books, conferences, publications
        • Names of all imaging researchers and groups at JHU
        • Available thesis or rotation projects
      • Media Database: gallery of images, videos, etc. from JHU collaborations
  • Publicity / Historical
    • Subcommittee Leaders:
    • Contact:
    • Responsibilities: 
      • Posting easy-to-read synopses about each imaging area for non-science-y people
      • Compiling controversial issues in imaging and how we deal with them
  • Calendar Coordinators
    • Subcommittee Leader: Kwame Kutten
    • Contact: johnshopkinsimaging+calendar@gmail.com
    • Responsibilities:
      • Combining all imaging events, seminars, journal clubs, conferences, retreats, etc. from various calendars
      • Please add johnshopkinsimaging+calendar@gmail.com to all of the events mailing lists
      • Sending a weekly email about imaging events for that week
  • Webmasters
    • Subcommittee Leaders: Issel Anne Lim, Kwame Kutten
    • Contact: johnshopkinsimaging+web@gmail.com
    • Responsibilities:
      • Online surveys (forms to gather member feedback)
      • Maintaining the mailing lists
      • Organizing and editing the information on the website
  • Members
    • Kwame Kutten, Issel Anne Lim, Jaymin Patel, Amir Pourmorteza