October 2014: Jonathan Duskin’s poster entitled Development and Implementation of a Pipeline for Determining Patterns of Volumetric and Microstructural Changes in Multiple Sclerosis won First Place out of approximately 250 posters at Boston University’s 17th annual UROP (Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program) Symposium (see photo).
September 2014: Several PNL studies were cited in an article in AANS Neurosurgeon advocating the importance of public awareness of sports related mTBI.
August 2014: Dr. Savadjiev was awarded a prestigious NARSAD Young Investigator Award. Peter is listed under the Schizophrenia section below “New Technologies.” Read more here.
June 2014: Dr. Robert Stern of Boston University’s Alzheimer’s Disease Center testified before the United States Senate Special Committee on Aging at a hearing entitled “Sports Brain Injuries and Aging” on June 25, 2014. Dr. Stern discusses the link between repetitive head impacts in athletes and neurodegenerative disease development, and highlights… read more →
June 2014: Drs. Matha Shenton and Marek Kubicki are congratulated in Brigham and Women’s Hospital’s Psychiatry Monthly Newsletter for grants awarded to them in 2014. Dr. Shenton’s grants will investigate acute and chronic traumatic brain injury and chronic traumatic encephalopathy, whereas Dr. Kubicki’s grant focuses on schizophrenia.
May 2014: “Ban Heading in Youth Soccer”, by Derrick Z. Jackson, Opinion in Sunday Boston Globe article where Dr. Inga Koerte and Dr. Martha Shenton are cited for their research in reporting alterations in white matter in elite soccer players who have experienced subconcussive blows to the head but not concussion. Read more here.
April 2014: Jonathan Duskin (Boston University, ’15), was one of twenty-five undergraduate neuroscience majors at Boston University to receive funding through the “HHMI Summer Lab Experience” scholarship. The stipend will allow him to continue his work on Multiple Sclerosis with Dr. Ofer Pasternak throughout the Summer.
March 2014: Dr. Martha Shenton’s testimony before the United States House of Representatives, House Energy and Commerce Committee, Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade, at a hearing entitled “Improving Sports Safety: A Multifaceted Approach”, on March 13, 2014, is now available for online viewing at the following CSPAN video: (Panel 1: Sports Officials… read more →
February 2014: A series of recently published papers in the Journal of Neurosurgery (Click for Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3) by Drs. Martha Shenton, Ofer Pasternak, Inga Koerte, Sylvain Bouix, Takeshi Sasaki, Marek Kubicki, Peter Savadjiev, Michael Mayinger, Marc Muehlmann and Eli Fredman has garnered international media attention and been featured in the New York Times, The Globe and Mail, The Sports Network, Fox News, The Calgary Herald, The Winnipeg Free Press,… read more →