Miller, head of Beckman’s Cognitive Neuroscience group, replaces Art Kramer, who was named as Beckman Institute Director in May. Miller is a Professor in the Department of Psychology and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Illinois. He previously served as BIC Director from 2001 to 2004.
Kramer said Miller is the perfect choice to serve as BIC Director.
“The Biomedical Imaging Center is undergoing an expansion in its capabilities and user base and needs a Director who recognizes the great opportunities offered by this Beckman facility. Greg Miller is that person,” Kramer said. “With his previous experience as Director, as well as employing magnetic resonance imaging and event-related brain potentials in his own research, Greg fully understands the exciting potential BIC has for assisting researchers in a number of fields.
“I personally appreciate his decision to take this position at this time.”
Miller said he is thrilled with the new appointment, especially since BIC has greatly expanded its capabilities in the last year.
“In the past year the Beckman Institute has substantially upgraded and broadened its imaging capabilities, to better support UIUC’s first-rate imaging research community,” Miller said. “Imaging is a critical growth area for basic science, engineering, and physical and mental health care as well as a major source of federal and industry research dollars.
“Our growing capabilities support diverse research programs across Beckman’s major research themes and across campus. This is an exciting time to be part of the Biomedical Imaging Center. I anticipate continued growth in the user community, in the funding that supports their efforts, and in the achievements that will follow.”