GPN Lab Training Schedule

*For more information see the Computer Lab page.

Spring 2013 Schedule:

An Introduction to ALP and WMH processing ­ Dr Aizentein, and Image Preprocessing: ACPC Alignment and Skull Stripping - Dave Fine - Friday, February 22 from 11:00 am to Noon

ALP - March 8, 11:00 am

FSL Fun for Everyone - Erica Tamburo - Friday, April 5, 10:00am

The Multiple Personalities of Image Headers ­ Meenal Patel - Friday, May 3, 10:00am

FSL Fun for Everyone, Part 2 -­ Erica and Meenal - Friday, May 17, 10:00am

The Not-So-Scarry Programming Language of Python - Becky MacCloud and Dave Fine - Friday,

May 31, 10:00am

If Statements And Other Useful Tidbits - Erica Tamburo - TBA


Fall 2012 Schedule:

Welcome to the GPN Lab, how to ACPC and Strip a Brain! - September 11th at 9am and 12th 10:30am

Fall 2011 Schedule:

Brain Stripping - September

ALP - September

Spring 2011 Schedule:

Brain Stripping - January 18th at 8:30

ALP - January 27th at 10:00

Fall 2010 Schedule:

Matlab - Ongoing, Wednesdays at 1:30

DTI Processing - November 4th

Brain Stripping - September, Multiple Sessions

T2 WMH - August 24, 2010

EpiBrain Journal Club: Brain Imaging Applications in

Epidemiological Studies of Older adults  

The Epidemiology of Brain Resilience in Aging (e-BRAIN) program and the Claude D. Pepper Center at the University of Pittsburgh have established a new, multidisciplinary Journal Club to explore the application of neuroimaging methods in the context of aging and population studies with a specific focus on advances in MRI and their neuroanatomical correlates in the aging brain.  The Journal Club draws on expertise in Epidemiology, Psychiatry, Psychology, Rehabilitation Sciences, Biomedical Engineering and Neuroscience.

Topics Include: Volumetric MRI, Diffusion Tensor Imaging, Recent Advances in High Field MRI, Iron Deposition

Meeting Time: 3rd Monday of each month. 8:30-9:30, Parren Hall Room 109

Contact:   Dr. C Rosano, MD, MPH  email

                 Dr. T. Hughes, PhD email

Fall 2011 Schedule:

September 17: Dr. Tim Verstynen - ‘Increased Body Mass Index Is Associated With a Global and Distributed Decrease in White Matter Microstructural Integrity’  Verstynen_PsychoMetricMed2012.pdf

October 15: TBA

November 19: TBA

December 17: TBA

Spring 2012 Schedule:

February 20: Dr. C. Andreescu - ‘Altered Cerebral Blood Flow Patterns Associated with Pathologic Worry in the Elderly. Andreescu_CBF_Depression2011.pdf

January 23: Dr. T. Hughes - ‘Life-span changes of the human brain white matter: diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) and volumetry’.  Westlye_DTIvolume_lifespan_2010.pdf

Fall 2011 Schedule:

September 19: Dr. T. Hughes - Advances in high field – Duyn (2010). Study of brain anatomy with high-field MRI: recent progress. Magn Reson Imaging. 28: 1210-1215. Duyn_highfield_2010.pdf

October 17: Dr. John Ryan, Barrick, TR et al. (2010).  White matter structural decline in normal ageing: A prospective longitudinal study using tract-based spatial statistics.  NeuroImage, 51, 565-577. Barrick_NeuroImage_2010.pdf

November 21: Dr. Kirk Erickson.  Exercise training increases size of hippocampus and improves memory.  Erickson_PNAS2011.pdf  Supporting Information: Erickson_PNAS_SI.pdf

December 19: TBD  

**To join the EpiBrain listserv email Dr. Hughes email

For a multimodal journal club reaching beyond MRI, please see: The NeuroImaging Journal Club

The MRI Methodologies Meeting

The goal of the meeting is to build a collaborative environment in MR Research and to provide networking opportunities between faculty, staff and students.  Meetings will be held once a month on the  first Tuesday of the month from noon to 1:30 in the large conference room in Sterling Plaza (Room # 244).  The meeting will consist of a “Brown-Bag lunch” beginning at noon followed by a presentation beginning at 12:30.  All are welcome to join us.  To join the mailing list to be informed of future meetings please email Erica Tamburo.

Spring 2011 Schedule:

January 11th: Lei Sheu - ConnectivityPres_011110.ppt   

February 1st: Howard Aizenstein - MR predictors of treatment response in late-life depression

Fall 2010 Schedule:

August 31st: Vijay Venkatraman - Diffusion Tensor Imaging

October 5th: Israel Christie - Application of Granger causality analysis to describe effective connectivity of brain regions in relation to exogenous variables

November 2nd: GPN Staff - DTI Presentation_Final_11.1.2010.pptx


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