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Continued improvements in imaging technologies have advanced medical care and our understanding of fundamental biology through the iterative shaping of medical delivery and refinement of research questions.  Biological structure, at various scales from the sub-cellular to the anatomical, is increasingly revealed through advanced imaging.  The informatics of imaging is also increasingly used to extract ever more integrative data from such structures. This one-day symposium will bring together local and international experts in the development and application of imaging.  A broad scope approach will see presentations in critical areas, ranging from functional neuroscience to ultrastructure investigations.  Opportunities will be provided for clinicians, faculty and students to interact with leading experts.  The symposium is open to all members of the University of Calgary with an interest in medical and biological imaging.

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August 2015

Recipient of Rohlf Medal for Excellence in Morphometric Methods and Applications:

Dr. Benedikt Hallgrimsson

April 2015

Recipient of NSERC Discovery Grant from the fall 2014 competition:

Dr. Naweed Syed
Dr. Marina Martinez

Congratulations to Dr. Roman Krawetz who was named Canada Research Chair for CIHR Tier II CRC in Bone and Joint Stem Cell Biology!

Dr. Krawetz was one of seven University of Calgary recipients of the Canada Research Chair. His collaborative research has led to early detection of osteoarthritis through blood test or sample of the synovial fluid from a patient’s joint. Having an early diagnoses helps the patient seek effective intervention options before OA becomes crippling. 

Trainee News

Haley Britz, a PhD student in the Cumming School of Medicine who was recently awarded a Killam Pre-Doctoral Scholarship, studies the bones in mice for clues about osteoporosis

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Megan Gray, a postdoctoral fellow in the Faculty of Medicine, researches in the field of stress neuroscience.

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Unique neuroscience program provides students and fellows with training opportunities tailored to individual needs

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