CTRI Investigator Receives Prestigious “Women Who Mean Business” Award
The San Diego Business Journal recently announced the individuals being honored for its 19th annual Women Who Mean Business Awards. These awards are given to dynamic female leaders who have contributed to the growth and vitality of San Diego’s business, civic and cultural landscape. Sonia Ramamoorthy, MD, a recipient of the CTRI’s KL2 award was among the women honored by the San Diego Business Journal this year. Dr. Ramamoorthy is an associate professor of surgery who specializes in surgery of the colon and rectum. She is also dedicated to elevating and promoting the role of women in health care, and is the founder of the Women in Surgery Lectureship Series at UC San Diego Health System, a public platform to highlight the achievements and struggles of women in health care. This novel program attracts prominent female surgeons and doctors from across the U.S. to share their career path and observations with young medical students and the public. In addition to her teaching and patient care activities, Dr. Ramamoorthy is also involved in a number of other scholarly projects which have led to important contributions to the scientific literature. Dr. Ramamoorthy is an outstanding example of a physician scholar and exemplifies the importance of training physicians to work in the clinical translational research realm.
Functional Neuroimaging Symposium
The UCSD Clinical and Translational Research Institute and the UCSD Center for Functional Magnetic Imaging co-hosted a symposium on Functional Neuroimaging on Monday, October 22, 2012. The talks included:
- New ways of doing fMRI, John Serences, Ph.D., Department of Psychology, UCSD.
- Methodological hurdles for studying memory with fMRI: the case of the medial temporal lobe, Christine Smith, Ph.D., Department of Psychiatry, UCSD.
- Can fMRI be used for Mind Reading?, Jesse Rissman, Ph.D., Department of Psychology, UCLA.
- Resting-state fMRI and the Human Connectome, Tom Liu, Ph.D., Departments of Radiology and Bioengineering, UCSD.
- This is your brain on drugs: What neuroimaging has shown us about how alcohol and drugs may alter adolescent brain development, Susan Tapert, Ph.D., Department of Psychiatry, UCSD.
- Looking inside the sleeping brain with fMRI, Sara Mednick, Ph.D., Department of Psychology, UC Riverside
- fMRI approaches to network connectivity in autism spectrum disorders, Ralph-Axel Mueller, Ph.D., Department of Psychology, San Diego State University
- Functional brain basis of elite performance, Martin Paulus, M.D., Department of Psychiatry, UCSD
The event was held in the Medical Education and Telemedicine Building on the UCSD campus from 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Attendees had the chance to tour the UCSD Center for fMRI at the conclusion of the meeting. To view the sessions, all of which were recorded, please check back here in the near future.