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Charles Dumoulin, PhD
Scientific Director, Imaging Research Center
is interested in the physics and engineering of Magnetic Resonance, MRI of neonates, and interventional MRI. His interests in interventional MR include: MR-guided Focused Ultrasound ablation for non-invasive "surgery" and MR-guided vascular interventions in which an MR scanner is used to guide catheters for procedures such as cardiac electrophysiology.
Scientific Director, Imaging Research Center
Professor, Division of Pediatric Radiology
Medical imaging as it applies to radiology; cardiology; neonatology; neurology and pulmonary medicine
Alan S. Brody, MD
Chief, Thoracic Imaging
Pediatric thoracic imaging; cystic fibrosis; diffuse lung disease
After receiving his degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, Alan S. Brody, MD, did his internship at San Francisco General Hospital. He then completed Pediatric and Radiology Residencies at the University of California in San Francisco. Dr. Brody is board-certified in both Pediatrics and Radiology.
Dr. Brody completed his Pediatric Radiology Fellowship at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center in 1987.
From 1987-1993, he worked at the Children's Hospital of Buffalo, where he was director of CT services. In 1993, Dr. Brody assumed the position of Chief of Pediatric Radiology at St. Joseph's Hospital in Phoenix, AZ.
In 1995, Dr. Brody joined the Department of Radiology at Cincinnati Children's.
AB: Biology, Kenyon College, Gambier, OH, 1975.
MD: Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY, 1980.
Residency: Pediatrics, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, 1980-1983; Radiology, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, 1983-1986.
Fellowship: Pediatric Radiology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1986-1987.
Certification: Pediatrics, 1986; Radiology, 1986; Certificate of Additional Qualification in Pediatric Radiology, 1995.
McCormack FX, Inoue Y, Moss J, Singer LG, Strange C, Nakata K, Barker AF, Chapman JT, Brantly ML, Stocks JM, Brown KK, Lynch JP 3rd, Goldberg HJ, Young LR, Kinder BW, Downey GP, Sullivan EJ, Colby TV, McKay RT, Cohen MM, Korbee L, Taveira-DaSilva AM, Lee HS, Krischer JP, Trapnell BC; National Institutes of Health Rare Lung Diseases Consortium; MILES Trial Group. Efficacy and safety of sirolimus in lymphangioleiomyomatosis. N Engl J Med. 2011 Apr 28;364(17):1595-606.
Donnelly LF, Gessner KE, Dickerson JM, Koch BL, Towbin AJ, Lehkamp TW, Moskovitz J, Brody AS, Dumoulin CL, Jones BV. Quality initiatives: department scorecard: a tool to help drive imaging care delivery performance. Radiographics. 2010 Nov;30(7):2029-38.
Brody AS, Guillerman RP, Hay TC, Wagner BD, Young LR, Deutsch GH, Fan LL, Deterding RR. Neuroendocrine cell hyperplasia of infancy: diagnosis with high-resolution CT. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2010 Jan;194(1):238-44. Rattan AS, Laor T, Ryckman FC, Brody AS. Pectus excavatum imaging: enough but not too much. Pediatr Radiol. 2010 Feb;40(2):168-72. Schmithorst VJ, Altes TA, Young LR, Franz DN, Bissler JJ, McCormack FX, Dardzinski BJ, Brody AS. Automated algorithm for quantifying the extent of cystic change on volumetric chest CT: initial results in Lymphangioleiomyomatosis. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2009 Apr;192(4):1037-44. Brody AS, Donnelly LF. Building a culture of research among clinical pediatric radiologists: a multifaceted, programmatic approach. Pediatr Radiol. 2009 Apr;39(4):367-70. Brody AS. New perspectives in imaging interstitial lung disease in children. Pediatr Radiol. 2008 May;38 Suppl 2:S205-7. Review. Bissler JJ, McCormack FX, Young LR, Elwing JM, Chuck G, Leonard JM, Schmithorst VJ, Laor T, Brody AS, Bean J, Salisbury S, Franz DN. Sirolimus for angiomyolipoma in tuberous sclerosis complex or lymphangioleiomyomatosis. N Engl J Med. 2008 Jan 10;358(2):140-51. Deutsch GH, Young LR, Deterding RR, Fan LL, Dell SD, Bean JA, Brody AS, Nogee LM, Trapnell BC, Langston C; Pathology Cooperative Group, Albright EA, Askin FB, Baker P, Chou PM, Cool CM, Coventry SC, Cutz E, Davis MM, Dishop MK, Galambos C, Patterson K, Travis WD, Wert SE, White FV; ChILD Research Co-operative. Diffuse lung disease in young children: application of a novel classification scheme. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2007 Dec 1;176(11):1120-8. Epub 2007 Sep 20. Brody AS. Computed tomography scanning in cystic fibrosis research trials: practical lessons from three clinical trials in the United States. Proc Am Thorac Soc. 2007 Aug 1;4(4):350-4.
Kim M. Cecil, PhD
focuses on the application of MR spectroscopy and imaging in several populations by characterizing the features of inborn errors in metabolism and evaluating the effects of environmental neurotoxicants and radiation, respectively, on brain anatomy and function.
MR spectroscopy and imaging; evaluating the effects of environmental neurotoxicants and radiation
Kim M. Cecil, PhD, received her undergraduate and postgraduate training in chemistry. After a post-doctoral fellowship in magnetic resonance spectroscopy and imaging at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Cecil joined the Radiology Department and the Imaging Research Center at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in 1998. She serves as an imaging research scientist and clinical MR spectroscopist.
In 2000, Kim M. Cecil, PhD, Antonius deGrauw, MD, PhD and Gajja Salomons, PhD, discovered creatine transporter deficiency syndrome, a genetic disorder caused by mutations in the creatine transporter gene (SLC6A8). Male patients demonstrate a significant reduction or absence of creatine in the brain, as indicated by MR spectroscopy. This is an X-linked mental retardation disorder thought to be second only to fragile X in prevalence.
Neurobehavioral Late-Effects in Pediatric Brain Tumors. Co-investigator. National Institutes of Health. 2005-2011. #R01 CA112182.
Effects of Lead, Manganese and Stress During Development. Co-investigator. National Institutes of Health. 2006-2011. #R01 ES015689.
Bipolar Disorder Imaging & Treatment Research Center. Co-Investigator. National Institutes of Health. 2007-2012. #P50 MH077138.
Neurofunctional and Neurochemical Markers of Treatment Response in Early Onset Bipolar Mania. Co-investigator. National Institutes of Health. 2007-2012. #R01 MH07043.
Early Lead Exposure, ADHD and Persistent Criminality. Co-Principal Investigator. National Institutes of Health. 2007-2012. #R01 ES015559.
Mark DiFrancesco, PhD
Assistant Director, Pediatric Neuroimaging Research Consortium
Assistant Director, Pediatric Neuroimaging Research Consortium
Assistant Professor, Division of Pediatric Radiology
PhD: Physics, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, 1989.
MS: Physics, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, 1985.
BS: Physics, Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, 1981.
Randy O. Giaquinto
is interested in RF coil design, CAD and fabrication. Mr. Giaquinto has designed RF coils and system hardware for over 30 years, and is an expert on the design and clinical application of multi-channel array RF coils for MRI of the torso, heart, head, prostate and breast.
Senior Imaging Research Engineer, Imaging Research Center
Instructor, Division of Pediatric Radiology
High channel MRI imaging
Design and clinical application of multi-channel array RF coils for MRI of the torso, heart, head, prostate and breast
Randy Giaquinto currently holds 16 patents, and over 60 publications related to MRI Imaging. Prior to coming to Cincinnati Children's, he was a Principle RF Coil designer for GE Global Research Center for 30 years. Randy Giaquinto recently accepted a Senior RF Imaging Engineering position at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center in July 2010.
Arunachalam A, Whitt D, Fish K, Giaquinto R, Piel J, Watkins R, Hancu I. Accelerated spectroscopic imaging of hyperpolarized C-13 pyruvate using SENSE parallel imaging. NMR Biomed. 2009 Oct;22(8):867-73.
Hardy CJ, Giaquinto RO, Piel JE, Rohling KW, Marinelli L, Blezek DJ, Fiveland EW, Darrow RD, Foo TK. 128-channel body MRI with a flexible high-density receiver-coil array. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2008 Nov;28(5):1219-25.
Niendorf T, Hardy CJ, Giaquinto RO, Gross P, Cline HE, Zhu Y, Kenwood G, Cohen S, Grant AK, Joshi S, Rofsky NM, Sodickson DK. Toward single breath-hold whole-heart coverage coronary MRA using highly accelerated parallel imaging with a 32-channel MR system. Magn Reson Med. 2006 Jul;56(1):167-76.
Hardy CJ, Cline HE, Giaquinto RO, Niendorf T, Grant AK, Sodickson DK. 32-element receiver-coil array for cardiac imaging. Magn Reson Med. 2006 May;55(5):1142-9.
Ohliger MA, Greenman RL, Giaquinto R, McKenzie CA, Wiggins G, Sodickson DK. Concentric coil arrays for parallel MRI. Magn Reson Med. 2005 Nov;54(5):1248-60.
Sodickson DK, Hardy CJ, Zhu Y, Giaquinto RO, Gross P, Kenwood G, Niendorf T, Lejay H, McKenzie CA, Ohliger MA, Grant AK, Rofsky NM. Rapid volumetric MRI using parallel imaging with order-of-magnitude accelerations and a 32-element RF coil array: feasibility and implications. Acad Radiol. 2005 May;12(5):626-35.
Lian J, Xing L, Hunjan S, Dumoulin C, Levin J, Lo A, Watkins R, Rohling K, Giaquinto R, Kim D, Spielman D, Daniel B. Mapping of the prostate in endorectal coil-based MRI/MRSI and CT: a deformable registration and validation study. Med Phys. 2004 Nov;31(11):3087-94.
Zhu Y, Hardy CJ, Sodickson DK, Giaquinto RO, Dumoulin CL, Kenwood G, Niendorf T, Lejay H, McKenzie CA, Ohliger MA, Rofsky NM. Highly parallel volumetric imaging with a 32-element RF coil array. Magn Reson Med. 2004 Oct;52(4):869-77.
Hardy CJ, Darrow RD, Saranathan M, Giaquinto RO, Zhu Y, Dumoulin CL, Bottomley PA. Large field-of-view real-time MRI with a 32-channel system. Magn Reson Med. 2004 Oct;52(4):878-84.
Lee RF, Giaquinto RO, Hardy CJ. Coupling and decoupling theory and its application to the MRI phased array. Magn Reson Med. 2002 Jul;48(1):203-13.
Scott K. Holland, PhD
Director, Pediatric Neuroimaging Research Consortium
Director, Pediatric Neuroimaging Research Consortium
Dr. Holland's research currently focuses on advanced neuroimaging applications of MRI in pediatrics. His major focus is on functional MRI of language, hearing and neuroplasticity following brain injury. His research in brain imaging extends to studies in small animals and the use of a 7 Tesla small animal MRI system for micro imaging in mouse and rat models brain development and brain injury.
Scott K. Holland, PhD, is the McLaurin Scholar in Pediatric Neurosurgery and Professor of Radiology, Pediatrics, Biomedical Engineering, Neuroscience and Physics at University of Cincinnati, and Director of the Pediatric Brain Imaging Research Center at Children’s Hospital Research Foundation. A physicist by training, he received his BS degree (1980) in physics from Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA., MS (1982) and PhD (1985) degrees in applied physics from Yale University.
Tlustos SJ, Chiu CY, Walz NC, Holland SK, Bernard L, Wade SL. Neural correlates of interference control in adolescents with traumatic brain injury: functional magnetic resonance imaging study of the counting Stroop task. J Int Neuropsychol Soc. 2011 Jan;17(1):181-9.
Schmithorst VJ, Holland SK, Plante E. Diffusion Tensor Imaging Reveals White Matter Microstructure Correlations With Auditory Processing Ability. Ear Hear. 2010 Nov 8.
Yuan W, Deren KE, McAllister JP 2nd, Holland SK, Lindquist DM, Cancelliere A, Mason M, Shereen A, Hertzler DA, Altaye M, Mangano FT. Diffusion tensor imaging correlates with cytopathology in a rat model of neonatal hydrocephalus. Cerebrospinal Fluid Res. 2010 Nov 5;7:19.
Smith KM, Mecoli MD, Altaye M, Komlos M, Maitra R, Eaton KP, Egelhoff JC, Holland SK. Morphometric Differences in the Heschl's Gyrus of Hearing Impaired and Normal Hearing Infants. Cereb Cortex. 2010 Sep 13.
Kaimal V, Chu Z, Mahller YY, Papahadjopoulos-Sternberg B, Cripe TP, Holland SK, Qi X. Saposin C Coupled Lipid Nanovesicles Enable Cancer-Selective Optical and Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Mol Imaging Biol. 2010 Sep 14.
Szaflarski JP, Eaton K, Ball AL, Banks C, Vannest J, Allendorfer JB, Page S, Holland SK. Poststroke Aphasia Recovery Assessed With Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging and a Picture Identification Task. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2010 Aug 17.
Szaflarski JP, DiFrancesco M, Hirschauer T, Banks C, Privitera MD, Gotman J, Holland SK. Cortical and subcortical contributions to absence seizure onset examined with EEG/fMRI. Epilepsy Behav. 2010 Aug;18(4):404-13.
Air EL, Yuan W, Holland SK, Jones BV, Bierbrauer K, Altaye M, Mangano FT. Longitudinal comparison of pre- and postoperative diffusion tensor imaging parameters in young children with hydrocephalus. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2010 Apr;5(4):385-91.
Karunanayaka P, Schmithorst VJ, Vannest J, Szaflarski JP, Plante E, Holland SK. A group independent component analysis of covert verb generation in children: a functional magnetic resonance imaging study. NeuroImage. 2010 May 15;51(1):472-87.
Leach JL, Holland SK. Functional MRI in children: clinical and research applications. Pediatr Radiol. 2010 Jan;40(1):31-49.
fMRI of Language Recovery Following Stroke in Adults. Principal Investigator. National Institute of Health. Dec 2008 - Nov 2013. #RO1 NS 048281-01.
Improved Diagnostics & Advanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging for Pediatric NPSLE. National Institute of Health. Apr 2008 - Mar2013. P60-AR047784-06/ R01.
The role of CD8+ T cells in the formation of T1 black holes in an animal model of MS. Consult. National Institute of Health. Apr 2008 - Mar 2012. #R01-NS05698.Brain Mechanisms Linking Language, Attention and Memory. External Advisor. National Institute of Health. Apr 2007 - Mar 2012. #K01-DC008812.
Yu Li, PhD
focuses on the technological development and clinical applications of high speed MR imaging and spectroscopy. Specifically, Dr. Li is interested in RF coil array for clinical MRI, parallel imaging, image reconstruction, microcoil array for NMR spectroscopy and clinical applications of parallel imaging.
Clinical applications of magnetic resonance imaging
Diana M. Lindquist, PhD
Magnetic resonance spectroscopy of drug effects; magnetic resonance spectroscopy of metabolic disease; multinuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy; pulse sequence design
Shereen A, Nemkul N, Yang D, Adhami F, Dunn RS, Hazen ML, Nakafuku M, Ning G, Lindquist DM, Kuan CY. Ex vivo diffusion tensor imaging and neuropathological correlation in a murine model of hypoxia-ischemia-induced thrombotic stroke. J Cereb Blood Flow Metab. 2010 Dec 8.
Cecil KM, Dietrich KN, Altaye M, Egelhoff JC, Lindquist DM, Brubaker CJ, Lanphear BP. Proton Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy in Adults with Childhood Lead Exposure. Environ Health Perspect. 2010 Oct 13.
Brubaker CJ, Schmithorst VJ, Haynes EN, Dietrich KN, Egelhoff JC, Lindquist DM, Lanphear BP, Cecil KM. Altered myelination and axonal integrity in adults with childhood lead exposure: a diffusion tensor imaging study. Neurotoxicology. 2009 Nov;30(6):867-75.
Yang D, Nemkul N, Shereen A, Jone A, Dunn RS, Lawrence DA, Lindquist D, Kuan CY. Therapeutic administration of plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 prevents hypoxic-ischemic brain injury in newborns. J Neurosci. 2009 Jul 8;29(27):8669-74.
McNamara RK, Able J, Jandacek R, Rider T, Tso P, Lindquist DM. Perinatal n-3 fatty acid deficiency selectively reduces myo-inositol levels in the adult rat PFC: an in vivo (1)H-MRS study. J Lipid Res. 2009 Mar;50(3):405-11.
Lindquist D. Science to Practice: What can phosphorus MRS tell us about muscle disease? Radiology. 2008 247:1-2.
Lindquist D. What can 31P MR spectroscopy tell us about muscle disease? Radiology. 2008 Apr;247(1):1-2.
Lindquist D. Science to Practice: Is there a role for MR imaging in monitoring gene therapy response? Radiology. 2007 Jun;243(3):611-2.
John M. Racadio, MD
Division Chief, Interventional Radiology
is an active member of the Radiology Interventional team at Cincinnati Children's. He received a BS from Stanford University and an MD from the College of Medicine at the University of Cincinnati. He completed his radiology residency at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and a pediatric radiology fellowship at Cincinnati Children's. His research interests include vascular access and gastrointestinal interventional radiology.
Division Chief, Interventional Radiology
Interventional radiology; vascular imaging; trauma imaging
Trauma imaging; venous catheters; sedation; contrast
John M. Racadio, MD, is an active member of the Radiology Interventional team at Cincinnati Children's. Dr. Racadio received his BS from Stanford University and his MD from the College of Medicine at the University of Cincinnati. He completed his radiology residency at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and a pediatric radiology fellowship at Cincinnati Children's.
Dr. Racadio's interests include vascular access and gastrointestinal interventional radiology.
BS: Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, 1987.
MD: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 1992.
Residency: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 1993-1997.
Fellowship: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH 1997-1998.
Certification: Certificate of Added Qualifications, Pediatric Radiology, November 2001; Diagnostic Radiology, American Board of Radiology, 1997.
Sheyn DD, Racadio JM, Racadio JM, Patel MN, Kukreja K, Rampton JW, Johnson ND. Use of an Amplatz Dilator to Facilitate Transrectal Abscess Drainage in Children. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2011 May;22(5):687-90.
Kim HK, Gottliebson W, Hor K, Backeljauw P, Gutmark-Little I, Salisbury SR, Racadio JM, Helton-Skally K, Fleck R. Cardiovascular anomalies in Turner syndrome: spectrum, prevalence, and cardiac MRI findings in a pediatric and young adult population. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2011 Feb;196(2):454-60.
Racadio JM, Kukreja K. Pediatric biliary interventions. Tech Vasc Interv Radiol. 2010 Dec;13(4):244-9.
Kim HK, Laor T, Graham TB, Anton CG, Salisbury SR, Racadio JM, Dardzinski BJ. T2 relaxation time changes in distal femoral articular cartilage in children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis: a 3-year longitudinal study. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2010 Oct;195(4):1021-5.
Kim HK, Laor T, Horn PS, Racadio JM, Wong B, Dardzinski BJ. T2 mapping in Duchenne muscular dystrophy: distribution of disease activity and correlation with clinical assessments. Radiology. 2010 Jun;255(3):899-908.
Goske MJ, Phillips RR, Mandel K, McLinden D, Racadio JM, Hall S. Image gently: a web-based practice quality improvement program in CT safety for children. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2010 May;194(5):1177-82.
Johnson ND, Racadio JM. IR challenges in the MSK system. Pediatr Radiol. 2010 Apr;40(4):474-7. Review.
Racadio JM. Controlling radiation exposure during interventional procedures in childhood cancer patients. Pediatr Radiol. 2009 Feb;39 Suppl 1:S71-3.
Kim HK, Laor T, Racadio JM. MR imaging assessment of the lateral head of the gastrocnemius muscle: prevalence of segmental anomalous origins in children and young adults. Pediatr Radiol. 2008 Dec;38(12):1300-5.
Sheyn DD, Racadio JM, Ying J, Patel MN, Racadio JM, Johnson ND. Efficacy of a radiation safety education initiative in reducing radiation exposure in the pediatric IR suite. Pediatr Radiol. 2008 Jun;38(6):669-74.
Michael D. Taylor, MD
Director, Advanced Imaging Innovation
is a non-invasive cardiologist interested in applications of imaging to problems of congenital and acquired heart disease. His primary research interest is cardiac MRI and its application in evaluating myocardial function and disease. He has a translational program that uses multi-modality imaging to characterize mouse models of inherited and acquired cardiomyopathies.
Director, Advanced Imaging Innovation
Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
Cardiac MRI; Cardiac CT; and echocardiography
Myocardial metabolism; animal models of heart failure; positron emission tomography
Michael Taylor, MD joined the Heart Institute in July, 2010 as the director of Advanced Imaging Innovation. He was previously the director of cardiac magnetic resonance at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston.
Dr. Taylor has expertise in cardiac magnetic resonance imaging, positron emission tomography and computed tomography. He has a dual appointment in the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Imaging Research Center, an interdisciplinary facility of advanced imaging faculty with dedicated clinical and pre-clinical imaging equipment.
Dr Taylor's primary interests include myocardial metabolism in heart failure, animal models of cardiac pathology, and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging of congenital and acquired heart disease.
MD: University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; 2001.PhD: Medical Physics, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; 2001.
Residency: Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX; 2003.Fellowship: Pediatric Cardiology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX; 2006.Certification: Pediatrics; 2005.Certification: Pediatric Cardiology; 2006.
Mazur W, Hor KN, Germann JT, Fleck RJ, Al-Khalidi HR, Wansapura JP, Chung ES, Taylor MD, Jefferies JL, Woodrow Benson D, Gottliebson WM. Patterns of left ventricular remodeling in patients with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy: a cardiac MRI study of ventricular geometry, global function, and strain. Int J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2011 Jan 8. Purevjav E, Varela J, Morgado M, Kearney DL, Li H, Taylor MD, Arimura T, Moncman CL, McKenna W, Murphy RT, Labeit S, Vatta M, Bowles NE, Kimura A, Boriek AM, Towbin JA. Nebulette mutations are associated with dilated cardiomyopathy and endocardial fibroelastosis. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2010 Oct 26;56(18):1493-502.
LP Browne, D Kearney, MD Taylor, T Chung, TC Slesnick, AC Nutting, R Krishnamurthy. ALCAPA: the role of myocardial viability studies in determining prognosis . Pediatr Radiol. 2010;40(2):163-167. JL Jefferies, MD Taylor, J Rossano, JW Belmont, WJ Craigen. Novel cardiac findings in periventricular nodular heterotopia . Am J Med Genet. 2009; 152A(1): 165-168. JW Rossano, MD Taylor, EO Smith, CD Fraser, ED McKenzie, JF Price, HA Dickerson, DP Nelson, AR Mott. Glycemic profile in infants who have undergone the arterial switch operation: hyperglycemia is not associated with adverse events . J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2008; 135(4): 739-745.
Jean Tkach, PhD
Associate Professor, Division of Pediatric Radiology
Neonatal MR acquisition technique development, optimization and application
BSE: Biomedical Engineering, Duke University, 1982.
MS: Biomedical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, 1985.
PhD: Biomedical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, 1988.
Jennifer J. Vannest, PhD
Cognitive neuroscience of language and memory (using functional MRI); cognitive effects of epilepsy and neurodevelopmental disorders
Neurological disorders and language impairments
Jennifer Vannest, PhD, completed her undergraduate education at the Ohio State University and continued there for her graduate work. Her PhD is in Linguistics, and in addition, her graduate training included a number of courses in Cognitive Psychology, Neuropsychology and Speech and Hearing Sciences. As a postdoctoral fellow at University of Michigan and University of Rochester, Dr. Vannest was trained to use functional MRI to study the brain mechanisms underlying language skill.
Dr. Vannest came to Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center in 2006, and her current research makes use of functional MRI to examine how epilepsy and neurodevelopmental disorders affect language function, ultimately leading to better treatment and educational strategies for children with these disorders.
PhD: Ohio State University, Linguistics.
Postdoctoral Training: University of Michigan (Psychology), University of Rochester (Brain and Cognitive Sciences).
Vannest J, Newport EL, Newman AJ, Bavelier D. Interplay between morphology and frequency in lexical access: The case of the base frequency effect. Brain Res. 2011 Feb 10;1373:144-59. Korostenskaja M, Pardos M, Fujiwara H, Kujala T, Horn P, Rose D, Byars A, Brown D, Seo JH, Wang Y, Vannest J, Xiang J, Degrauw T, Näätänen R, Lee KH. Neuromagnetic evidence of impaired cortical auditory processing in pediatric intractable epilepsy. Epilepsy Res. 2010 Nov;92(1):63-73.
Vannest J, Rasmussen J, Eaton KP, Patel K, Schmithorst V, Karunanayaka P, Plante E, Byars A, Holland S. FMRI activation in language areas correlates with verb generation performance in children. Neuropediatrics. 2010 Oct;41(5):235-9. Szaflarski JP, Eaton K, Ball AL, Banks C, Vannest J, Allendorfer JB, Page S, Holland SK. Poststroke Aphasia Recovery Assessed With Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging and a Picture Identification Task. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2010 Aug 17. Karunanayaka P, Schmithorst VJ, Vannest J, Szaflarski JP, Plante E, Holland SK. A group independent component analysis of covert verb generation in children: a functional magnetic resonance imaging study. NeuroImage. 2010 May 15;51(1):472-87. Vannest J, Karunanayaka PR, Schmithorst VJ, Szaflarski JP, Holland SK. Language networks in children: evidence from functional MRI studies. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2009 May;192(5):1190-6. Vannest JJ, Karunanayaka PR, Altaye M, Schmithorst VJ, Plante EM, Eaton KJ, Rasmussen JM, Holland SK. Comparison of fMRI data from passive listening and active-response story processing tasks in children. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2009 Apr;29(4):971-6. Wang Y, Xiang J, Kotecha R, Vannest J, Liu Y, Rose D, Schapiro M, Degrauw T. Spatial and frequency differences of neuromagnetic activities between the perception of open- and closed-class words. Brain Topogr. 2008 Dec;21(2):75-85.
Liu Y, Xiang J, Wang Y, Vannest JJ, Byars AW, Rose DF. Spatial and frequency differences of neuromagnetic activities in processing concrete and abstract words. Brain Topogr. 2008 Spring;20(3):123-9.
Vannest J, Szaflarski JP, Privitera MD, Schefft BK, Holland SK. Medial temporal fMRI activation reflects memory lateralization and memory performance in patients with epilepsy. Epilepsy Behav. 2008 Apr;12(3):410-8.
Janaka P. Wansapura, PhD
research is focused on the study of non-ischemic cardiomyopathy using advance MRI methodologies including arterial spin labeling, myocardial tagging, relaxation time mapping and delayed enhancement. His cardiac MRI research extends from mouse models to clinical studies. Dr. Wansapura’s other research interests include mathematical modeling, vascular compliance, MR based thermometry and fat/water decomposition.
Cardiovascular functional imaging; myocardial perfusion; imaging of non-ischemic cardiomyopathy; MRI of vascular function; MRI based fat quantification; MR thermometry
PhD: Physics, University of Cincinnati, OH, 1998.
MS: Physics, University of Cincinnati, OH, 1996.
BSc: Special Degree in Physics with first class honors. University of Colombo, Sri Lanka, 1991.
Cardiac Structure and Function in Early Familial Cardiomyopathy. Principal Investigator. National Institutes of Health. Jan 2010 - Mar 2015. #K25 HL102244-01.
Cardiovascular Disease in Children with Chronic Kidney Disease. Co-Investigator. Jul 2011 - Jun 2016.
Patrick Winter, PhD
PhD: Biomedical Engineering, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, TX, 2000.
BS: Electrical Engineering, Washington University, St. Louis, MO, 1994.
Weihong Yuan, PhD
Weihong Yuan, PhD, joined the faculty in 2005 and currently is the McLaurin fellow in Pediatric Neurosurgery and research assistant professor of Radiology at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and the University of Cincinnati. He is a biomedical engineer by training with BS degree (1991) from Zhejiang University, PRC, and MS (1997) and PhD degree (2000) from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Piscataway, NJ.
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