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IUPUI Imaging Research Symposium

Friday, October 16, 2015

IUPUI University Library, Lilly Auditorium

1:00pm – 5:00pm

The objective of this Symposium is to bring together investigators from diverse scientific disciplines with image technology experts to explore potential collaborative research opportunities. This year’s event will focus on advances in cardiovascular imaging and will include presentations by Abass Alavi, MD   (University of Pennsylvania), Sharon Moe, MD (Indiana University School of Medicine), Manuel Navedo, Ph.D (UC-Davis), Ji-Xin Cheng, PhD (Purdue University) and Craig Goergen, Ph.D. (Purdue University).  In addition, a poster session will provide the opportunity for attendees to interact with several IUPUI investigators who develop or utilize cardiovascular imaging technologies in their research.  The target audience includes researchers within the IUPUI/IU/PU community as well as academic and industrial investigators within the greater Indiana research community.

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1:00 - 1:05pm

Welcome & Introductory Remarks


Gary D. Hutchins, PhD

(John W. Beeler Professor of Radiology; Vice Chair for Research, Department of Radiology; Chair, IUPUI Imaging Research Initiative Council)


Session 1   Moderator: Michael S. Sturek, PhD, (Professor and Chair, Cellular & Integrative Physiology, Indiana University School of Medicine; Biomedical Engineering, Purdue University)

1:05 – 1:10pm    “Introduction: Calcium is King/Queen in Cardiovascular Health and Disease”

1:10 - 1:40pm

Sharon M. Moe, MD

(Stuart A. Kleit Professor of Nephrology; Director, Division of Nephrology, Indiana University School of Medicine)

“At the Heart of the Matter: Vascular Calcification Imaging from Cell to Humans”


1:40 - 2:30pm


Abass Alavi, MD  

(Professor of Radiology and Neurology; Director of Research Education; Department of Radiology,  Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania)



KEYNOTE ADDRESS: “Emerging Role of PET Based Molecular Imaging Techniques in Assessing Atherosclerosis”

2:30 - 3:00pm

Manuel Navedo, Ph.D

(Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology, University of California-Davis)


“Capturing Single Calcium Channels with Optics”

3:00 - 4:00pm

Break and Poster Viewing   (Lilly Auditorium Lobby)


Session 2  Moderator: Mark R. Holland, PhD (IUPUI Imaging Research Initiative)

"Imaging Structure and Composition"


4:00 - 4:30pm

Ji-Xin Cheng, PhD

(Professor of Biomedical Engineering and of Chemistry, Purdue University)


“Vibrational Spectroscopic Imaging of Living Systems: Emerging Platform for Biology and Medicine”


4:30 - 5:00pm

Craig Goergen, Ph.D.

(Assistant Professor, Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, Purdue University)


“Cardiac and Vascular Small Animal Ultrasound”