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School of Medicine Establishes the “Chair Professor Group of Biomedical Imaging”

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The “Chair Professor Group of Biomedical Imaging” was established in the School of Medicine at Tsinghua University on March 26, 2011. It includes six internationally renowned professors in the field of Biomedical Engineering who will collaborate closely with the Center for Biomedical Imaging Research of Tsinghua University (CBIR). Zhangzhi Cen, Vice Director of Council Tsinghua University, awarded certificates to professors.



The Chair Professor Group shall endeavor to promote the development of medical imaging disciplines at the School of Medicine at Tsinghua University, to help it to reach world-class levels in research and teaching. Additionally, the Chair Professor Group shall work to enhance the academic exchange and cooperation between the School of Medicine at Tsinghua University and other internationally leading universities. The Chair Professor Group shall participate in and/or provide consultation in applications for research funding, grants and/or donations from governments and industrial enterprises in China and abroad.

Members introduction of Chair Professor Group of Biomedical Imaging:

Professor Gary Glover:

Professor of Radiology, Neurosciences & Biophysics, and Electrical Engineering & Psychology (courtesy), Stanford University
Director, Radiological Sciences Lab at Stanford University
Member, National Academy of Engineering
Fellow, International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (President 1998)
Dr. Glover’s interests encompass the physics and mathematics of imaging with Magnetic Resonance. Presently his research is directed in part towards exploration of rapid MRI scanning methods using spiral and other non-Cartesian k-space trajectories for dynamic imaging of function. He has published more than 300 articles in the area of medical imaging, held 50 more or less patents and been an editorial board member of Magn Reson Med, Journal of Magn Reson Imaging, and several other MRI top journals.
Professor Matthew O'Donnell:
Professor of Bioengineering Department, University of Washington
Dean, The Frank and Julie Jungers of Engineering, University of Washington
Member, National Academy of Engineering
Fellow, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
Fellow, American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering
Member, American Physical Society
Dr. O’Donnell is an expert working on applications of ultrasonics to medicine and non-destructive testing. His most recent research has explored new imaging modalities in biomedicine, including elasticity imaging, in vivo microscopy, optoacoustic arrays, optoacoustic contrast agents for molecular imaging and therapy, thermal strain imaging, and catheter based devices. He holds 55 patents and has authored or coauthored more than 300 publications. In addition, he is associate editor of the journal Ultrasonic Imaging.
Professor Debiao Li:
Professor of Biomedical Engineering, University of California
Director, CEDARS-SINAI medical imaging research institute
Fellow, International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (President 2011)
The overall objective of Dr. Li’s research program is the development and clinical application of 3D fast MR imaging techniques for the evaluation of the cardiovascular system. In this regard, his group particularly concentrates more on development of ultra-fast MRI techniques to acquire high-resolution images of coronary arteries, to measure blood flow and blood oxygen level in the heart muscle using MRI and to image artery wall for the detection and characterization of atherosclerotic plaque. He has authored or co-authored over 150 articles and composed 14 chapters for several books. Additionally, he is the editor of the top MRI journal including Magn Reson Med, Journal of Magn Reson Imaging and so forth. He has led a number of research projects supported by NIH and AHA foundation.
Professor Xiaoping P. Hu:
Professor of Coulter Dept of Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Tech and Emory University
Director, Biomedical Imaging Technology Center, Emory University
Fellow, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
Fellow, American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering
Fellow, International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
The general area of Dr. Hu’s research lies in biomedical imaging, particularly the development and application of magnetic resonance in biomedicine. Currently, his work focuses on the noninvasive mapping of brain activity and has achieved several outstanding results in the connectivity of the brain network by functional MRI, which is awarded the Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar in Imaging. There are over 150 high level publications where more than 70 of those are published in the Magn Reson Med and NeuroImage. He is also the deputy Editor of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine and the associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging.
Professor of Radiology, University of Washington
Fellow, International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
Professor Cecil Hayes:
Dr. Hayes studied for his PhD degree at Harvard University and graduated from Dept. of Physics in 1973. His primary research area is MRI RF coil design and he is one of the inventors for multi-channel MRI RF coil and the corresponding fast imaging SENSE algorithm. He also has extensive experience working in the healthcare of General Electric (GE) as senior engineer. He has published more than 60 articles at the top of MRI journals, held 13 US patents and attended over 20 research funding as principal investigator or co-investigator.
Professor Xiaohong J. Zhou:
Professor of Radiology, Neurosurgery, and Bioengineering, University of Illinois at Chicago
Chief Medical Physicist and Director of MR Physics
The interested research area of Dr. Zhou, whose PhD advisor is Nobel Laureate Paul C. Lauterbur, is focused primarily on developing diffusion imaging techniques to improve cancer diagnosis, guide surgery, and monitor treatment efficacy. His group is particularly interested in developing non-EPI-based data acquisition techniques to achieve high spatial resolution. Also, the selective phosphorus imaging at ultra-high field is their interested area. He has published more than 50 articles in the top journal of MRI, several chapters for 3 books and authored one state-of-the-art MRI “bible” (Handbook of MRI Pulse Sequences).