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Thursday, August 12, 2010, 14:56

University Hospital Foundation Annual Report

University Hospital Foundation, 2008-2009 report:

Donor Gifts: Saving and Improving Lives

Donation by Al Owen provided seed funding to leverage many millions of dollars that supported the development of the Peter S. Allen MR Research Centre. (page 20) -
Article in PDF - Page in JPG

Medical Research: Exploring New Therapies

One in 100 Albertans will develop schizophrenia in their lifetime. A multidisciplinary team of professionals has come together in a three-part study funded by the Foundation’s Team Research Grant to look for answers to this puzzling and often devastating illness. (page 22) -
Article in PDF - Page in JPG
See team profile page


Thursday, June 03, 2010, 17:17

UofA Staff spotlight - MRI staffer drawn to U of A by forces at work

MRI staffer drawn to U of A by forces at work
Michael Brown

Just like principles that drive the magnetic resonance imaging machine he cares for, Peter Seres says there is a certain magnetism that draws him to the University of Alberta.
“The university is a great institution for both education and research. The support that comes for research is amazing, and the recognition of support staff is a very important part of why the university is doing as well as it is,” said Seres, a magnetic resonance research assistant with the Department of Biomedical Engineering in the Peter S. Allen MR Research Centre.

Read full original Folio article or check out PDF file in our Media section.



Tuesday, May 04, 2010, 03:04

Strong presence at the ISMRM Annual Meeting 2010

MR Research Centre has a strong presence at the Joint Annual Meeting ISMRM-ESMRMB 2010, 1 - 7 May 2010, Stockholm, Sweden.
3 faculty members, 1 staff and 7 students are attending and presenting their work (see schedule for details).

Congratulations to Catherine Lebel for receiving the Junior Fellowship award!
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Wednesday, April 28, 2010, 11:24

Research Teams web page available

We have added yet another page to out site, this one dedictaed to all our Affiliated Research Teams (you can also find the link in the main menu under Research).


Monday, February 22, 2010, 15:04

Updated screening forms available online

Updated screening forms are available on the website (under Resources / Safety) - or click right here for Male and Female form (in PDF format).

These are updated versions of the "pink" and "blue" forms found in the MR Centre. Please make sure you use ONLY the updated version for screening of your subjects.


Thursday, February 04, 2010, 15:46

Motor-skill activities hold promise of rewiring children's damaged brains

Researchers hope repetitive tasks can reverse effects of alcohol.

"Alcohol damages many parts of the developing brain, says Christian Beaulieu, a brain imaging expert at the University of Alberta. It can affect areas and structures critical for memory, learning and abstract thinking. He and his colleagues have shown it also damages white matter, the connections that allow parts of the brain to communicate and work together. "

The Globe and Mail article discusses research of children with a fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, or FASD, at the University of British Columbia.


Tuesday, November 17, 2009, 15:37

New web site online

The new website is finally online :-)

Some of the new features:
- simple left-side menu navigation panel
- news and calendar
- more information about the centre and people behind it
- more educational information
- hand-made logo :-P



Tuesday, November 17, 2009, 13:56

MR and Biomedical Engineering research featured in AHFMR ResearchNews

"Engineering Better Healthcare
Alberta's biomedical engineers are breaking new ground in research. The province's strengths in basic research provide the foundation for these researchers to develop new technology to improve healthcare."

Drs. Richard Thompson, Christian Beaulieu and Vivian Mushahwar and their research (lung imaging, stroke and spinal cord injury) are featured in AHFMR's fall edition of ResearchNews.
In addition, it also presents Dr. Alan Wilman and his new rf coil for the 4.7T.

See more in Media section!


Friday, September 25, 2009, 09:41

PhD student Corey Baron wins the Vanier scholarship

Congratulations to our fresh PhD student Corey Baron for receiving the Vanier scholarship!


Friday, June 12, 2009, 12:06

4.7T spectrometer dedication

On June 12, 2009, the 4.7T spectrometer has been dedicated to Allan H. Owen in recognition of his generous donation to the University Hospital Foundation.
One of the biggest private donations till today helped to start the stroke research program and supported the fundraising needed to establish the MR Reseach Facility.

Mr. Owen has politely declined an opportunity to speak, but after presentation of current cutting edge research in stroke and other areas happening in the MR Research Centre, has shortly expressed his feelings as "very gratifying".

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