July 2013 Beckman Bulletin

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The Beckman Bulletin is a monthly digest from the director of the Beckman Institute. The Bulletin is sent to all faculty and staff. Each issue will highlight the latest happenings from around the Institute.

Issue 55: July 2013

Nadine Barrie Smith Fellowship Awardee Announced
Giang-Chau Ngo will be pursuing her passion for researching magnetic resonance imaging as the 2013 Nadine Barrie Smith fellow. The memorial fellowship awards female engineering graduate students who are conducting research in medical imaging. More here: http://beckman.illinois.edu/news/2013/07/2013-nadinebarriesmith-fellow

Grant Funding
Congratulations to the following investigators who received grants for the period April 16-June 16, 2013:

  • Examining the effects of strategic cognitive enhancement training on executive functions, neural plasticity, and falls risk in seniors at-risk for falls (PI: Nagamatsu, Kramer; Sponsor: Canadian Institutes of Health Research)
  • Computational Models of Neurals Dynamics (PI: Levinson; Sponsor: Sandia National Laboratory)
  • The Effects of Exercise on Tinnitus Severity (PI: Carpenter-Thompson: Sponsor: American Tinnitus Association)
  • Biophotonics Imaging Lab Pilot Projects for GlaxoSmithKline (PI: Boppart; Sponsor: GlaxoSmithKline)

Welcome New Faculty, Staff and Postdocs
Welcome to the new hires:

  • Rachel Rubin, Postdoc Research Associate (N. Cohen, A. Barbey, J. Wang)
  • Patrick Watson, Postdoc Research Associate (N. Cohen)
  • Concepcion Padilla Franco, Visiting Scholar (A. Kramer)
  • Loan Vo, Visiting Scholar (A. Kramer)
  • Olivia Lee, Postdoc Research Associate (J. Moore)

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