Message from the Chair, Division of Imaging Sciences - Dr. Aaron Fenster

Dr. Aaron Fenster

There have been some stellar achievements in the latter half of 2014 among our imaging scientists and our graduate trianees. The recent announcement of the new Western Cluster of Research Excellence in Musculoskeletal Health led by Director, David Holdsworth, PhD, a Robarts Imaging Scientist and Schulich Medicine & Dentistry professor, is expected to drive interdisciplinary bone and joint research with the goal of providing life-long mobility.

Frank Prato, PhD and Ting-Yim Lee, PhD were honoured at this year’s Lawson Impact Awards Dinner. Prato received the Career Scientist Award for his extraordinary accomplishments and who, as visionary, mentor, and leader, has made Lawson Health Research Institute a national and international leader, home to many firsts for research and state-of-the-art equipment.

Lee won the Innovation Award for his development of CT Perfusion, a technology that measures how blood flows through tissues in the body. Now licensed by GE Healthcare, this technology is in use in more than 8,000 hospitals worldwide to better diagnose and treat stroke and cancer patients.

In September, Terry Peters, PhD received the 2014 MICCAI Enduring Impact Award at the international Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Interventions (MICCAI) Annual Conference at MIT in Cambridge, USA. Peters, a Scientist at Robarts Research Institute and Professor at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry, was recognized for pioneering contributions in CT imaging and for bringing computer-assisted intervention (CAI) techniques to clinical practice.

Dr. Aaron Fenster, PhD
Chair, Division of Imaging Sciences