Robert F. Wagner All Conferences Best Student Paper Award

Martin Halicek, a PhD student from Dr. Baowei Fei’s Lab, received the Robert F. Wagner All Conference Best Student Paper Award – Runner-Up at the International Conferences of SPIE Medical Imaging in Houston, Texas in February 12, 2018. The title of his paper is “Tumor margin classification of head and neck cancer using hyperspectral imaging and convolutional neural networks.” The Robert F. Wagner All Conference Best Student Paper Award (established 2014) is an acknowledgement of his many important contributions to the Medical Imaging meeting and his many important advances in the field of medical imaging and is co-sponsored The Medical Imaging Perception Society and SPIE. A first-place winner and runner-up were recognized with a cash prize ($1,000 and $500 respectively) and a certificate during the Plenary Session at the conference.

Martin Halicek, an MD/PhD student in Dr. Fei’s Lab received the Robert Jones Award

The Jones Award creates opportunities for advancement in patient care and the discovery of cures. Through a unique collaboration between Emory University and Georgia Institute of Technology, the Jones Biomedical Engineering Fellows conduct groundbreaking research and lead the fight against debilitating diseases like Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, and syringomyelia, the rare neurological condition Jones suffered from at the end of his life.  The Jones Award is to recognize a BME student in the Laney Graduate School at Emory University for exceptional research accomplishments as identified by the faculty.

Baowei Fei, PhD, EngD

Dr. Baowei Fei served on the NIH Study Section ZRG1 SBIB-F (59)R on Imaging and Biomarker for Early Detection of Aggressive Cancer

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to: (i) invite researchers to submit collaborative research project (U01) applications to improve cancer screening, early detection of aggressive cancer, assessment of cancer risk and cancer diagnosis aimed at integrating multi-modality imaging strategies and multiplexed biomarker methodologies into a singular complementary approach, and (ii) establish a Consortium for Imaging and Biomarkers (CIB) to perform collaborative studies, exchange information, share knowledge and leverage common resources. The research will be conducted by individual multi-disciplinary research teams, hereafter called Units. All Units are expected to participate in collaborative activities with other Units within the Consortium.

For more information about this funding program, please visit  NIH Grants.