Imaging Sciences Retreat Brings Together University Research Community

A group of people sitting in Moore Auditorium look at a speaker at a podium and a projector screen depicting colorful brain scans at the Imaging Sciences Pathway Retreat on March 31, 2023, at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

The imaging science community at Washington University in St. Louis came together for a day of learning at the annual Imaging Sciences Retreat, a collaborative effort of Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology (MIR), the School of Medicine, the McKelvey School of Engineering and the College of Arts & Sciences. This retreat is a space for students, postdoctoral fellows, trainees and faculty to showcase their work, hear from experts and connect with the broader imaging community at the university.

The retreat is hosted by the Imaging Sciences Pathway (ISP), a multidisciplinary fellowship program that trains students in the many different avenues of imaging science. The program is directed by Joseph P. Culver, PhD, the Sherwood Moore Professor of Radiology, who also co-directs the Imaging Sciences Doctoral Program. Joseph O’Sullivan, PhD, the Samuel C. Sachs Professor of Electrical Engineering, serves as ISP’s co-director, while Monica Shokeen, PhD, associate professor of radiology, and Song Hu, PhD, associate professor of biomedical engineering, direct the program’s annual retreat.

This year’s agenda featured two plenary speakers: Jennifer Silva, MD, professor of pediatrics and biomedical engineering, presenting “Medical Extended Realities in Cardiology” and Christos Davatzikos, PhD, Wallace T. Miller, Sr. Professor of Radiology at University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine presenting “Machine Learning in Neuroimaging: Applications to Brain Aging, AD, Schizophrenia, and Brain Cancer.” Other events included talks from Imaging Sciences Pathway students and a poster session in the Farrell Learning and Teaching Center.