Congratulations to Andrew Chi for being admitted to the 2015 Class of the Medical College of Georgia.

On February 4, 2011, Andrew Chi received the admission letter to the 2015 Class from the Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Health Sciences University. Andrew is scheduled to graduate from Emory College in May of 2011 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Chemistry and Bachelor’s of Arts in East Asian Studies.

Dr. Baowei Fei received an Award for a Developmental Research Project from the Emory SPORE in Head and Neck Cancer.

Emory University Winship Cancer Institute (Emory WCI) Head and Neck Cancer Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE) is funded by the NIH/NCI. The overall goal of the Emory WCI HNC SPORE is to improve prevention and treatment of head and neck cancer with emphasis on new discoveries, rapid translation to patients who are suffering, disability and morbidity caused by the disease. In this Developmental Research Project, Dr. Fei will collaborate with Drs. Georgia Chen, Dong Shin, and Ronald Voll and develop molecular imaging technology and photodynamic therapy for treatment of head and neck cancer in animal models.

For more information about the Emory SPORE in Head and Neck, please visit: http://winshipcancer.emory.edu/SPORE-ed/index.htm

QBIL’s research Work received the Cum Laude Poster Award at the 2011 SPIE Medical Imaging Conference.

Prostate image segmentation research received the Cum Laude Poster Award at the SPIE Medical Imaging: Visualization, Image-guided Procedures and Modeling Conference in Orlando, Florida on February 14, 2011. The research work was entitled “Automatic 3D segmentation of ultrasound images using atlas registration and statistical texture prior”. Authors contributed to this work include X. Yang, D. Schuster, V. Master, P. Nieh, A. Fenster and B. Fei at Emory University.