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  1. Consultations
  2. Imaging RFA for junior investigators
  3. Vignettes about the use of of imaging in CTSA-related projects
  4. Education program

Harvard Translational Imaging Consortium Meeting Minutes February 9, 2010

In attendance:

  • Valerie Humblet
  • Annick Van den Abbeele
  • Randy Gollub
  • Bob Lenkinski
  • Clare Tempany
  • Laura Alice
  • Simon Warfield
  • Gordon Williams
  • Charles Guttmann
  • Jeff Yap
  • Neil Rofsky
  • Todd Perlstein
  • Wendy Plesniak
  • Gordon Harris

1. Consultations

  • Imaging 125: Both Clare and Simon were contacted by the PI. Clare asked her to submit a request through the website. Simon will have a conversation with the PI to evaluate her needs for the project and eventually direct her to a group at MIT that might have a post-doc or a student willing to be involved.
  • Imaging 119: Bob Lenkinski will meet with the PI on February 9, 2010. He will help her evaluate her needs and eventually redirect her to the Research Navigators if the help she needs require more work/time that we can offer during a regular consultation.
  • Imaging 107: Simon has a follow-up on this previous consultation. He and the PI developed a plan for moving beyond consultation to a collaborative research project.
  • Gordon Harris has 2 consultations to enter in JIRA.

2. Imaging RFA for junior investigators

  • The Harvard Catalyst Central Laboratory is offering Harvard Catalyst junior investigators a one-time award to support batched analysis of laboratory tests at either the HCCL or LabCorp. It would be very important, as we discussed many times before, to be able to do the same for imaging time.
    • We learned from Gordon Williams that the HCCL is using its own money to finance those awards.
    • Everybody agreed that we must be able to transfer our consultations in successful pilot grants but the biggest problem for young investigators is to find funding for scan time.
    • The group decided to make it a strategic goal for next year. It will be discussed in a further weekly t-con.

3. Vignettes about the use of of imaging in CTSA-related projects

  • Simon submitted a vignette about TSC.
  • Randy and Bob are working on 2 other vignettes.
  • Clare and Wendy will work on a vignette about Slicer.

4. Education program

  • General:
    • For next week: Get objectives, speakers lined up and outline for talks.
    • Set hard dates on getting first version of slides.
    • Have names of all people who contribute to the slides.
    • Valerie will work with Michelle Foley (Harvard Catalyst) to apply for CME credit for the courses. Michelle will provide Valerie with a word document with requirements to send to the course coordinator to fill up.
    • Decide on a day for open registration.
    • Include biomarkers in each talk if possible. So far there are more biomarkers used in oncology that in any other specialty.
  • Imaging in oncology:
    • The session of June 3rd is rescheduled for March 29, 8am-12 pm (MGH, Simches S3-110).
    • The group will reach out to institutions outside DFCI to see if they would be interested in giving some lectures.
  • Cardiovascular imaging:
    • Neil and Todd are both available for the 2 sessions (March 22 nd and 23 rd)
    • Gordon H. will send a list of people at MGH that might be willing to contribute by giving a talk. He will send the list to Todd who will contact those persons.