March 2008 Section Meeting Information

MARCH MEETING
FUNCTIONAL MRI

DATE: Thursday, March 27, 2008
PLACE : Raffel’s – 10160 Reading Road (see below for directions)
TIME : 5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. –  Social Time
            6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. –  Dinner
            7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. –  Presentation
 
COST FOR DINNER: $10.00 per person – REGARDLESS OF MEMBERSHIP OR MEMBERSHIP GRADE!

NOTE:  DINNERS ARE ALWAYS OPTIONAL – YOU MAY ATTEND THE PROGRAM ONLY. 

MENU SELECTIONS:   Chicken Cordon Bleu,  Creole with Shrimp and Scallops,  Beef Stroganoff,  Parsley Buttered Potatoes,  Broccoli with Cheese,  Tossed Salad,  Rolls,  Apple and Peach Cobblers, Coffee, Tea, Iced Tea, Soft Drinks. There is also a bar available for the purchase of alcoholic drinks.

LOCATION:  Raffel’s is located at 10160 Reading Road, south of Glendale-Milford Road on the east side of Reading. Take I-75 to the Glendale-Milford Rd. Exit, go east on Glendale-Milford Road approximately ¾ of a mile to Reading Rd. and turn right on Reading.

RESERVATIONS:  Please email Fred Nadeau for reservations at mailto:fnadeau1@earthlink.net (preferred) or call the Section Voice Mail at 513-629-9380 by Noon, Tuesday, Mar. 25, 2008 if you plan to attend. Please leave your Name, IEEE Member Number, and a daytime telephone number.

PE CREDITS: Depending on the subject matter, attendance at IEEE Cincinnati Section Meetings now qualifies the attendee for Professional Development Hours towards renewal of Professional Engineers Licenses. Required documentation will be available following the meeting!  The Section Meetings also provide a great opportunity to network with fellow engineers in the area.

ABOUT THE MEETING:  Dr. Scott Holland ( http://www.irc.cchmc.org/people/faculty.php), a member of the Cincinnati EMBS chapter, has graciously agreed to give a presentation on functional MRI of the brain.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER:  Scott Holland is a physicist by training with a B.S. degree (1980) in Physics from Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA. and M.S. (1982) and Ph.D. (1985) degrees in Engineering and Applied Science from Yale University. After a year (1985-86) as a Research Engineer with the Electromagnetic Sciences Laboratory at Stanford Research Institute (SRI International), Menlo Park, CA, Scott returned to the Yale School of Medicine as a post-doctoral fellow (1986-88) and later as an Assistant Professor (1988-94) of Diagnostic Radiology. He joined the faculty of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in 1994 as Associate Professor of Radiology and Pediatrics and served as Scientific Director of the Imaging Research Center at Children’s Hospital Medical Center until 2003. His research currently focuses on pediatric neuroimaging applications of MRI at high field; including perfusion MRI, functional MRI, microimaging of transgenic mice, and image processing methods.