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New doctor from the Perk Lab: Reza Seifabadi, PhD

There is a new doctor from the Perk Lab: Reza Seifabadi, PhD. Reza defended his PhD, with flying colors, on "Teleoperated MRI‐guided prostate needle placement". Reza will soon join the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation at the Children’s National Hospital in Washington, DC, as the incumbent of the prestigious 2013-2014 Joseph E. Robert, Jr. Fellowship in Pediatric Surgical Innovation. Good luck, Reza!

Manjunath Anand receives Hamlyn Symposium 2013 Student Travel Award

Manju has received Hamlyn Symposium 2013 Student Travel Award.

Manju will present his paper on "Workspace Analysis and Calibration Method for Mobile Image Overlay System used for Image-Guided Interventions" at the at the 6th Hamlyn Symposium on Medical Robotics will be held on Sunday, 23rd and Monday, 24th of June 2013 at the Royal Academy of Engineering, in London, UK. 

Motorcycle Ride for Dad grant funding for electromagnetic catheter tracking in prostate brachytherapy

The Prostate Cancer Fight Foundation "Motorcycle Ride For Dad" awarded funding for the project Electromagnetic catheter tracking in transrectal ultrasound-guided high dose rate brachytherapy of prostate cancer. These funds were raised by the volunteers of the Kingston-Quinte chapter of the Motorcycle Ride For Dad.

Manjunath Anand wins Best Poster Award at Queen's Graduate Computing Society Conference

Manjunath Anand received the Best Poster Award at Queen's Graduate Computing Society Conference held in earlier this week. This achievement is all the more remarkable, as Manju is a mechanical engineering master's student. His research pertains to augmented reality surgical guidance with see-through image overlay technology.  On to the next one, Manju! 

 

CRA Awards go to our brilliant undergraduates

The Computing Research Association has announced its Undergraduate Research Awards for 2013: Mattea Welch was selected a Runner-Up for the Computing Research Association's Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Award (Female). Eric Moult was selected Finalist in the Computing Research Association's Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Award (Male).

Guillermo Carbajal receives the 2013 International Society for Computer Aided Surgery Fellowship

Our own Guillermo Carbajal was selected as the recipient of one of the two 2013 International Society for Computer Aided Surgery (ISCAS) Fellowships.  The ISCAS Fellowship covers up to EU 2,000 towards attending CARS/ISCAS 2013 conference to be held in Heidelberg, Germany, in June 26-29, 2013. Guillermo will present his paper from the podium on "Improving N-Wire Phantom-based Freehand Ultrasound Calibration" (by  Carbajal G, Lasso A, Gómez Á, Fichtinger G). The full version of the paper is in review by the International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery.

Perk Lab receives Canadian Institutes of Health Research grant for Perk Tutor

Perk Lab receives Canadian Institutes of Health Research grant for Perk Tutor: Ultrasound-guided Needle Placement Training Platform. The objectives of the project is the development, translational trials and public domain dissemination of Perk Tutor, a computer-assisted clinical simulation platform for teaching ultrasound-guided needle placement procedures.

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