A course series to help C/T researchers utilize imaging technology. Advanced Imaging for Clinical/Translational Researchers

Advanced Imaging in Neuroscience

At a glance
Opportunity for
  • An introduction to imaging modalities used in neuroscience research.
Ideal candidates will:
  • be members of (in the order of preferential acceptance)
    • Harvard or a Harvard-affiliated institution;
    • a Massachusetts CTSA;
    • a national CTSA;
    • a national academic institution, or regulatory agency;
    • a pharma-biotech company.
  • have little basic knowledge of neuroimaging
  • have an MD, DMD, PharmD, or PhD and be poised to begin or be actively engaged in basic or clinical research.
  • have endorsement from their department chair, division chief, PI, or supervisor.
  • be able to commit the full three days.
Time commitment
  • Three days
Funding level
  • Tuition-free*
Session dates
  • April 13-15, 2015
Application Due
  • 5:00pm on March 4, 2015
Note: The application process is closed. Please check back for future opportunities.

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Are you interested in using imaging as a tool to unlock the neuroscience questions in your research? Do you need an overview of the different imaging modalities available? Would you like the opportunity to network with neuroimaging experts in the Harvard community? If you answered yes to these questions, we invite you to participate in this new and exciting course.

Advanced Imaging in Neuroscience is a three-day introductory course designed to provide attendees with an overview of the utility of imaging in research related to the neurosciences, while also offering the opportunity to network with local neuroimaging experts in the field. This course will (1) introduce attendees to the different neuroimaging approaches commonly used in human neuroscience research; (2) convey the potential and limitations of these approaches; (3) expose attendees to data analysis approaches for MRI and MEG/EEG; and (4) present the different systems being used for human optical studies.

The course will consist of lectures in addition to interactive components designed to give participants a more practical approach to using neuroscience imaging in their research. The content of the course will be broken down into the following topics:

  • MRI (applications and basics of MR contrast, DTI/tractography, fMRI, structural and functional connectivity, Arterial Spin Labeling, Ultra High Field Imaging)
  • PET (agents for brain research, non-tumor applications)
  • MEG and EEG (applications and basics)
  • Optical Imaging (applications and basics)

Dates and Location

  • April 13-15, 2015, 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Location: Sheraton Commander Hotel, Cambridge, MA

Application Process

The application for the course will close at 5:00pm on March 4, 2015. All applications and supervisor endorsements must be submitted by the deadline to be eligible. Register by clicking the Apply button above.

Course Completion

Upon completion, participants will receive a certificate of course participation.

The Harvard Catalyst Education Program is accredited by the Massachusetts Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

*Harvard Catalyst's Postgraduate Education Program offers first priority to applicants who are current Harvard students, faculty, or current employees of Harvard University, its ten schools, and its seventeen Academic Healthcare Centers (AHC), or students at Boston College School of Nursing, MIT, or Harvard Pilgrim Health Care. A complete list of participating institutions can be found on the About Harvard Catalyst page. External applicants not affiliated with the National CTSA Consortium are accepted for $840 when space is available. For additional details, please email us.