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Multi-modal Neuroimaging Training Program (MNTP) Summer Workshop in Neuroimaging

Dates: June 22 - July 31, 2008
Times: TBA

University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University



Program Description


The Multimodal Neuroimaging Training Program (MNTP) within the existing Center for Neural Basis of Cognition (CNBC) Graduate Program, a joint program of the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University, is sponsoring a 6-week summer workshop to teach the synergy of multi-modal neuroimaging for targeted students and investigators who have experience in one imaging modality and want to expand their training into other modalities. The summer workshop will consist of basic lectures, hands-on laboratory work, a multimodal neuroimaging symposium focusing on "Alzheimer Disease", and completion of projects, emphasizing the methodologies of multiple imaging modalities. This enables trainees to utilize synergetic, complementary imaging modalities for investigating neuroscience. The 2008 MNTP Summer Workshop will begin on June 22nd and end on July 31st. Recipients participating in this workshop will receive a subsistence allowance of $2,500 and be provided with housing in a double-occupancy dormitory on campus. Participants will receive a small allowance to help defray the cost of travel and other related expenses.

We expect that applicants for the summer workshop will be senior graduate students, medical students, post-doctoral fellows, and independent researchers who have experience with one imaging modality (structural MRI, functional MRI, PET, MEG/EEG, and optical imaging), and would like to integrate multiple imaging modalities in order to address neuroscience questions. Our goal in offering this workshop is to train researchers for adequate handling of the increasing complexity of combining multimodal neuroimaging data with the knowledge of various data acquisition and processing approaches, and appropriate interpretations. Participating trainees will also learn underlying principles, potentials, limitations, computations and interpretations of structural MRI, fMRI, PET, MEG/EEG, and optical imaging; and be able to integrate multiple methods synergistically and carry out multi-modal neuroimaging projects in their home institutes.


MNTP Training Faculty is divided into three different categories: neuroscience, methods, and modeling to teach neuroscience and multimodal imaging effectively. The Neuroscience faculty covers a wide range of basic, cognitive and clinical neuroscience. The Methods faculty are developing new imaging methods and radiotracers, and investigating the source of imaging signals. The Modeling faculty with expertise in statistics and machine learning are developing analysis and visualization methods of structural MRI, diffusion-tensor imaging (DTI), fMRI, PET, MEG/EEG and optical imaging data.


Applications to the MNTP summer workshop is made by completing the short application form below and submit to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . The application must also be accompanied by a copy of your CV and a brief (2 page) essay describing your interest in the field and your goals in participating in the workshop. Applicants should select (one) modality on the application form in which the applicant wishes to focus their workshop efforts. Prior research experience will be considered in the evaluation of applications and should be described in the application statement. Please note that funding will be limited to 12 participants.



 Seong-Gi Kim, Ph.D.

William Eddy, Ph.D.
Department of Radiology Department of Statistics
University of Pittsburgh Carnegie Mellon University
(412) 383-7091 (412) 268-8588



Pertinent Dates and Deadlines:
Receipt deadline: TBA
Notification of acceptance: TBA



Program Application Form

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