December 2012: Summer Intern, Chandler Dunn was accepted Early Decision to Rensselaer Polytechnic University. He also received the Rensselaer Leadership Award. Read about his accomplishments here.
December 2012: Led by first author Dr. Inga Koerte’s and senior author Dr. Martha Shenton, our group published findings on concussions and white matter integrity in hockey players in the Journal of Neurosurgery (full text). This high impact paper was covered in the New York Times, The Canadian Press, SlapShot (New York Times featurette), The Globe and Mail, International Herald… read more →
November 2012: Drs. Martha Shenton, Inga Koerte and Robert Stern were featured in Part 2, Part 5 and Part 6 of the six part CTE Conference series report. The article highlights the cohort study, “Diagnosing and Evaluating Traumatic Encephalopathy using Clinical Tests” (DETECT) which is led by Drs. Stern and Shenton. The study is the first CTE program funded by the… read more →
November 2012: Harvard Medicine News featured Drs. Martha Shenton, Ross Zafonte, and Joseph Giacino in a piece describing the utility of DTI in characterization of mild TBI. (See also: Wounded, Deeply, a video preview of the Autumn 2012 issue of Harvard Medicine magazine, featuring Dr. Shenton.)
November 2012: Dr. Inga Koerte’s and senior author Dr. Martha Shenton’s JAMA paper (see Brigham & Women’s Press Release and Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität) garnered international attention, as it was the first original research to suggest that the sub-concussive hits experienced by elite soccer players are associated with alterations in white matter. Their work was featured in TIME Magazine, US News, ABC News (reposted… read more →
October 2012: The NIMH has cited Dr. Rathi’s research as one of their new recently funded projects. This project proposes to use new computational and acquisition approaches to shorten the scanner time needed for conducting advanced diffusion imaging.
August 2012: Draper Laboratory in Cambridge has formed a consortium of experts, including Dr. Shenton, focusing on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
July 2012: Dr. Pasternak was awarded the National Alliance for Research in Schizophrenia and Depression (NARSAD) Young Investigator Award of the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation. This was awarded for his research project entitled, “Free-Water as a Novel Biomarker for the Investigation of Inflammation and Degeneration Dynamics in Schizophrenia”, with Drs. Shenton and Kubicki as co-mentors.
April 2012: Dr. Shenton’s research paper was listed among the top most downloaded articles in the area of schizophrenia in 2011.
April 2012: Dr. Fitzsimmons was featured in The Boston Globe. See also previously featured photos with Usman, now a doctor, on June 2011 and on October 2011.