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A Calming Effect

August 21, 2017
For many who suffer from debilitating neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s Disease, the constant muscular tremors are an unbearable symptom. Just drinking from a cup can be an overwhelming challenge.

When medication doesn’t work,…


Video Spotlights

Summer Course on Image-Based Biomedical Modeling
Tools for Understanding
Connective Tissue Structure
Advancing Microscopy with FluoRender Evolution of the Medical Classroom


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Research Highlights

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2016 Image-Based Biomedical Modeling (IBBM) summer course

The Image-Based Biomedical Modeling (IBBM) summer course was held for the third time in 2016, from July 11-21, 2016 in Newpark Resort, Park City (Utah). The two-week course format included the following activities: Didactic lecture sessions given by the three… Read more
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Introduction to Image-Based Modeling

Sponsored by the R. Harold Burton Foundation Over the course of four weeks, students from West High School and Skyline High School and a homeschooled junior year student were given an introduction to image-based modeling (IBM) as part of the SCI Institute… Read more
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Image Analysis Tools for Understanding Connective Tissue Structure

Sponsored by the Burton Foundation This summer, two Salt Lake area high school students from Copper Hills High School came to the University of Utah to participate in a hands-on research experience. The students learned how image analysis tools help… Read more
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Visualizing Hurricanes

On September 27th, Hurricane Joaquin, a Category 4 storm developed over the Atlantic Ocean pounding the Bahamas. There were a number of predications as to which way the storm would travel, one of which was that the hurricane would head north along the east… Read more





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Friday, Aug 25

2:00pm: Ph.D. Thesis Defense: Katherine Aiello presents Comparative Spectral Decompositions for Predicting the Clinical Outcome of Astrocytoma

Tuesday, Aug 29

12:25pm: NERG Seminar: Chris Butson presents NERG Introductory Remarks

12:40pm: NERG Seminar: Huanan Zhang presents Introduction to Research (Bioelectric Interface and Nanomaterials for Neural Prosthetics)

1:10pm: NERG Seminar: Frank Curry presents Nanocomposite based Implantable Antenna

Thursday, Aug 31

12:00pm: SCI Seminar: Kevin Jessing , Project Manager, SCI Institute presents Lean Canvas Methodology for Research: Going from Concept to Commercialization


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2017 Image-Based Biomedical Modeling (IBBM) summer course - July 2017

Graduate Studies

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