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2011-04-27 Organizational Meeting: Initiative Structure

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Hopkins Imaging Initiative

Organizational Meeting: 2011-04-27: Structure, Ideas, Leaders

Notes compiled by Issel Anne L. Lim


The Initiative Organizational Committee

Organizational body for the Imaging Initiative

Faculty Advisors

-          Principal Investigator of the TPTRI: Dr. Elliot McVeigh

Committee Leaders

-          Committee Leaders: johnshopkinsimaging@gmail.com

o   Training Subcommittee: Issel Anne Lim

o   Outreach Subcommittee: Di Xu

-          Specific email addresses for committee leaders:

o   If you are listed as a "leader," you will get a "forwarding notification" from johnshopkinsimaging@gmail.com so that we can redirect email to you

o   Overall: johnshopkinsimaging@gmail.com

§  Di Xu, Issel Anne Lim

o   Curricula: johnshopkinsimaging+curricula@gmail.com

§  Jessica Mavadia, Amir Pourmorteza

o   Imaging Tutorials: johnshopkinsimaging+tutorial@gmail.com

§  Jaymin Patel, Issel Anne Lim

o   Seminars & Symposia: johnshopkinsimaging+seminar@gmail.com

§  Geran Kostecki, Bradley Harden

o   Evaluation: johnshopkinsimaging+evaluation@gmail.com

§  Bradley Harden, Giann Gorospe

o   Resources: johnshopkinsimaging+resource@gmail.com

§  Kwame Kutten, Liheng Guo, Jaymin Patel, Amir Pourmorteza

o   Volunteers: johnshopkinsimaging+volunteer@gmail.com

§  John Muschelli

o   Events: johnshopkinsimaging+event@gmail.com

§  Carmen Kut, Kwame Kutten, Geran Kostecki, Di Xu, Giann Gorospe

o   Recruitment + Prospective Student Questions: johnshopkinsimaging+prospective@gmail.com

§  ??

o   Professional Interests: johnshopkinsimaging+professional@gmail.com

§  Liheng Guo, Di Xu, Sahar Soleimanifard

o   Job Postings: johnshopkinsimaging+job@gmail.com

§  ???

o   Community Service: johnshopkinsimaging+service@gmail.com

§  Carmen Kut, Jessica Mavadia

o   Public Communication: johnshopkinsimaging+communication@gmail.com

§  Jessica Mavadia, Issel Anne Lim

o   Webmaster: johnshopkinsimaging+web@gmail.com

§  Issel Anne Lim, Di Xu

Training Subcommittee

How can we train the next generation of imaging researchers?

Curriculum Planning

Listing classes on the website that are useful for imaging researchers (sorted by imaging area, general level vs. advanced level, etc.)

-          Curricula: johnshopkinsimaging+curricula@gmail.com

o   Leaders: Jessica Mavadia, Amir Pourmorteza

-          Tasks:

o   Ask faculty and students which classes are "essential" for imaging students

o   Schedule time with the Residency Training Program for trainees to observe radiology case studies

o   Outline classes that effectively educate biomedical imaging students

§  Engineering

§  Basic Science

§  Clinical

§  General vs. Advanced Classes (add the course level/number/website)

§  Suggested Resources: CIS Website, Registrar's Office, Residency Training Program

§  Suggested Classes

·         Monthly seminar (Department of Radiology and BSi): functional brain imaging

·         Seminar on Medical Imaging / Journal Club  (Drs. Jerry Prince, Russ Taylor; spring, Tuesdays in the afternoon)

·         Medical Imaging Systems (Dr. Jerry Prince)

·         Random Signal Analysis (Sanjiv)

·         Image Processing I (Goutsias) - Linear image processing

·         Image Processing II (Goutsias) - Nonlinear image processing

·         Shape and Differential Geometry (Younes)

·         Optimization Algorithms I & II - Linear and nonlinear programming

·         Wavelets and Filter Banks (maybe)

·         Pattern Recognition (Michael Miller) (general)

·         Biostatistics (JHSPH)

·         Statistical Methods in Imaging (Bruno Jednyak)

·         Modern Instrumentation (various instructors)

·         Statistical Theory (General Statistics in Applied Math)

·         Medical Image Analysis (Prince)

·         Computer Integrated Surgery (Russ Taylor)

·         Mathematics of Imaging (Younes)

·         http://imagingtraining.jhu.edu/training/courses

 


 

Imaging Tutorials

Scheduling experienced students/faculty/postdocs to give lectures on basic aspects of imaging research

-          Imaging Tutorials: johnshopkinsimaging+tutorial@gmail.com

o   Leaders: Jaymin Patel, Issel Anne Lim

-          Tasks

o   Create online web form for students and faculty to suggest mini-courses of lectures that would be most useful for imaging students

o   Video-record tutorials and put them online (like MIT OCW)

o   Schedule a time and a room (Fall? Weekly? Monthly?)

-          Topics

o   What are the prerequisites for imaging courses? These could fill in some gaps (i.e., if a clinician wants to know "the essentials" of Fourier Transforms, he could watch this lecture)

o   Step-by-step tutorials on how to use imaging software

o   Fourier Transforms, Biostatistics, MRI, Neuroanatomy

-          Possible Lectures

o   Fourier Transforms: Alan Huang

o   PET: Dr. Arman Rahmim

o   Simulations (analytical, Monte Carlo): Nicholas Karakatsanis

 

Symposia and Seminars

Planning lectures by faculty members and students; compiling names on the website of groups that conduct imaging research at Hopkins

-          Seminars & Symposia: johnshopkinsimaging+seminar@gmail.com

o   Leaders: Geran Kostecki, Bradley Harden

-          Tasks

o   Compile a list of all of the imaging groups at JHU and put them on the website

o   Annual symposium: introducing faculty outside the BME department (i.e., clinical collaborators) via ten-minute "chalk talks" to showcase rotation opportunities

§  Answer the questions: My lab does ___, ___, and ___. A student in my lab would work on ___, ___, and ___.

§  Schedule during Interssion or Fall?

o   Seminars: find imaging students to present at FSSHH

§  Work with Webmasters and Events to add information to the calendar

§  Ask people in different labs about their specific lab events (journal clubs, etc)

§  Monitor the imaging websites to find events (cis.jhu.edu, ece, today's announcements, seminars at Hopkins)

o   Identify any "money issues": do outside professors have to pay BME students more?

-          Specific Professors who want to recruit students

o   Dr. Dean Wong - Brain PET

o   Dr. Arman Rahmim

o   Dr. Arvind Pathak

o   Dr. Piotr Walczak

 

 

Evaluation

Gathering member feedback for awards and reviews

-          Evaluation: johnshopkinsimaging+evaluation@gmail.com

o   Leaders: Bradley Harden, Giann Gorospe

-          Tasks

o   Create online surveys (Google forms) to gather member feedback

o   Reviews and recommendations for software, classes, books, resources

o   Create criteria for awards: teaching assistants, students, professors

o   Organize "Awesome Image/Video/Media" Contest

o   Logo contest for HI2?

 

 

Resource Compilation

Listing resources on the website that will help imaging researchers

-          Resources: johnshopkinsimaging+resource@gmail.com

o   Leaders: Kwame Kutten, Liheng Guo, Jaymin Patel, Amir Pourmorteza

-          Volunteer-for-a-study: johnhopkinsimaging+volunteer@gmail.com

-          Tasks

o   Find all of the resources and put them on the website

o   Compile a media gallery that shows examples from the JHU imaging groups

o   Create a mailing list for volunteers

§  Email: johnshopkinsimaging+volunteer@gmail.com

§  Ex: If you want to have a brain MRI, join this mailing list

§  Researchers can join and email the mailing list with specific subjects they're looking for (i.e., "25 to 30 y/o males with no history of neurodegenerative disorders)

-          Resources to list

o   Available thesis or rotation projects under each faculty member

o   Lists of useful books, links, conferences

o   Publications from JHU imaging affiliates

o   Available software for JHU imaging researchers (reviews, URLs, seminars, basics)

§  MATLAB (and where to get it)

§  MATLAB Central (just a link, or maybe useful .m files)

§  MRIStudio

§  SPM

§  FSL

§  MIPAV

§  OSIRIX

§  3D SLICER

§  ImageJ

§  MRICro

§  http://idoimaging.com (lists free software - Andy Crabb)

o   Available data or databases

§  Simulated brain (brain with lots of compartments, NKAT phantom for brain)

§  Kirby 21 (reproducibility data from the FM Kirby Center)

§  Kirby Center: http://mri.kennedykrieger.org/nationalresource/dissemination.html

o   Compile controversial issues in imaging and how we deal with them

§  Examples: MRI safety (gadolinium + NSF), CT radiation exposure, PET radiation

§  Links to articles, FDA regulations, etc.

§  (Working w/ the Community Service & Public Communication Committee)

 

Outreach Subcommittee

How can we connect all of the imaging researchers?

Events and Networking

Providing a forum for meeting people at all levels of imaging research

-          Events: johnshopkinsimaging+event@gmail.com

o   Leaders: Carmen Kut, Kwame Kutten, Geran Kostecki, Di Xu, Giann Gorospe

-          Answering Prospective Student Inquiries: johnshopkinsimaging+prospective@gmail.com

-          Tasks

o   Compile all of the imaging-oriented emails onto the imaging calendar of activities

§  For example: Symposia, seminars, training, retreats, conferences, lab meetings, journal clubs

§  Work with webmasters to add information to the calendar

§  Ask people in different labs about their specific lab events

§  Monitor the imaging websites to find events (cis.jhu.edu, ece, today's announcements, seminars at Hopkins)

o   Compile a list of all of the imaging-related mailing lists

§  For example: neuroradiology, kirbyannounce, cis

§  Requesting that johnshopkinagimging+event@gmail.com be added to these mailing lists; these emails will be forwarded to the calendar-coordinators

o   Send announcements to mailing lists about imaging-related events

o   Recruitment

§  Answering emails from prospective students

·         Emails sent to johnshopkinsimaging+prospective@gmail.com

§  Organizing lab tours that showcase resources (MRI, microscopes, etc.)

o   Organize events for collaboration and networking

§  For example: Happy Hours, Dinners, Lab Tours

§  Events to interest people in the Imaging Initiative

 

Professional Interests

Providing connections with professional options for collaborations or careers

-          Professional Interests: johnshopkinsimaging+professional@gmail.com

o   Leaders: Liheng Guo, Sahar Soleimanifard, Di Xu

-          Sending job opportunities: johnshopkinsimaging+job@gmail.com

-          Tasks

o   Compile a faculty and alumni database to forge connections in industry, government, academia, and other professional options

o   Recruit new members so that all of the Hopkins imaging researchers are either listed on our website or on our announcements mailing list

o   Post job opportunities

§  Emails sent to johnshopkinsimaging+job@gmail.com

o   List useful job forums or URLs on the website

§  Post job announcements?

o   Contact industry professionals to:

§  Partner in research internships

§  Provide job prospects

§  Utilize resources

o   Career fair / contacts specifically for imaging students

o   Conference that showcases all imaging at JHU?

§  Sebastian Schafer <Sebastian.Schafer@jhu.edu>

 

Community Service & Public Communication

Fostering an interest in biomedical imaging research within the community

-          Community Service: johnshopkinsimaging+service@gmail.com

o   Leaders: Carmen Kut, Jessica Mavadia

-          Public Communication: johnshopkinsimaging+communication@gmail.com

o   Leader: Jessica Mavadia, Issel Anne Lim

-          Tasks

o   Create some easy-to-understand paragraphs that summarize the basic types of imaging so that non-science people can understand what we do

o   Compile controversial issues in imaging and how we deal with them

§  Examples: MRI safety (gadolinium + NSF), CT radiation exposure, PET radiation

§  Links to articles, FDA regulations, etc.

o   Join one of the many community service programs at JHU to showcase imaging

§  Lead tours

§  Teach science

§  Adopt a high school student for the summer

o   Create an event for Community Science Day: teaching science to a local elementary school

 

Webmasters

Displaying what we do so that it's easily accessible

-          Webmaster: johnshopkinsimaging+web@gmail.com

o   Leaders: Issel Anne Lim, Giann Gorospe, Amir Pourmorteza, Di Xu, Geran Kostecki

-          Task List

o   Update information

§  Faculty bios

§  Event announcements

§  Resources

§  Compile a list of all imaging groups at JHU and put them on the website

§  List the current members on the announcements mailing list under their imaging area on the "Members" page of the website

o   Add information to the calendar

§  Ask people in different labs about their specific lab events

§  Monitor the imaging websites to find events (cis.jhu.edu, ece, today's announcements, seminars at Hopkins)

o   Maintain the mailing lists

§  Announcements: http://groups.google.com/group/imaginginitiative/

§  Leaders: http://groups.google.com/group/johnshopkinsimaging

§  Volunteers for Imaging Studies:

·         Controls? Diseases? Anyone?

·         John Muschelli <muschellij2@gmail.com>

o   Control access to the website

-          Specific email addresses for committee leaders:

o   If you are listed as a "leader," you will get a "forwarding notification" from johnshopkinsimaging@gmail.com so that we can redirect email to you

o   Overall: johnshopkinsimaging@gmail.com

o   Curricula: johnshopkinsimaging+curricula@gmail.com

o   Imaging Tutorials: johnshopkinsimaging+tutorial@gmail.com

o   Seminars & Symposia: johnshopkinsimaging+seminar@gmail.com

o   Evaluation: johnshopkinsimaging+evaluation@gmail.com

o   Resources: johnshopkinsimaging+resource@gmail.com

o   Volunteers: johnshopkinsimaging+volunteer@gmail.com

o   Events: johnshopkinsimaging+event@gmail.com

o   Recruitment + Prospective Student Questions: johnshopkinsimaging+prospective@gmail.com

o   Professional Interests: johnshopkinsimaging+professional@gmail.com

o   Job Postings: johnshopkinsimaging+job@gmail.com

o   Community Service: johnshopkinsimaging+service@gmail.com

o   Public Communication: johnshopkinsimaging+communication@gmail.com

o   Webmaster: johnshopkinsimaging+web@gmail.com

Organizational Access

Websites:

-          Imaging Initiative: http://imaging.jhu.edu

-          Imaging Training Grant: http://imagingtraining.jhu.edu

 

Mailing Lists

-          Announcements: http://groups.google.com/group/imaginginitiative

-          Organizational Committee: http://groups.google.com/group/johnshopkinsimaging

-          Volunteers for Studies: ???

 

Imaging Initiative Organization: (for details on which people are interested in which committees)

https://spreadsheets.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?authkey=CI310fUP&hl=en&key=t5z2xIcBp_XI-w8P8E4hLjg&hl=en&authkey=CI310fUP#gid=0

 

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