New 3T MRI Installed in CTRC
The CTRC Imaging Center continues to grow with the delivery on April 12 of a Toshiba Vantage Titan 3 Tesla MRI. The 7 ton magnet was lifted 7 stories by crane and transferred along a specially reinforced path to the Imaging Center. This imager is exclusively for clinical and preclinical research and is available to investigators in the Buffalo Translational Consortium.
Check out these UB stories for more details and photos:
Special Delivery: 7-Ton MRI to Aid Groundbreaking Research at UB
UB's New CTRC Imaging Center Advances Translational Research
3T Magnet being transported to CTRC Imaging Center
3T Magnet being hoisted to 7th floor of CTRC
Research Match is Gaining Traction in Buffalo
Since UB joined Research Match, a national registry for clinical research volunteers one year ago, the number of volunteers in the Buffalo area who have registered has increased more than 5-fold to 456. The Buffalo News featured UB's participation in Research Match in the cover story of a recent edition of their weekly health-related section Refresh. Clinical researchers have access to this resource through this link.
See the story in the Buffalo News about Research Match:
A Web of the willing looks to help find cures, expand
See this recent story on Research Match at UB:
ResearchMatch is ‘Powerful Tool' for Clinical Trial Recruitment at UB
Monthly CTRC Seminar Series Continues to Grow
The monthly seminar series, which features state-of-the-art presentations by investigators based at the CTRC, is attracting a growing and diverse audience. Our quarterly Wine and Cheese get-togethers (or Beer and Sushi as they are better known) before the seminars are providing an extremely popular networking opportunity for faculty, trainees and staff at the CTRC. These networking events are made possible by support from the Principal Investigators in the CTRC.
Get-together before seminar by Dr. Bruce Troen on May 1
Forum Features Medical Student Research
The Annual Medical Student Research Forum was held in February at which UB medical students gave 34 poster presentations of mentored research in a broad range of disciplines. This venue affords medical students an outstanding opportunity to develop their research interests as they explore the career option of physician scientist.
Read about the event and the award winners in this UB story:
Medical Students Share Original Research Results