January 26, 2012

Gore named to national imaging advisory council

Gore named to national imaging advisory council

John Gore, Ph.D., director of the Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science, has been appointed to the National Advisory Council for Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering.

John Gore, Ph.D.

John Gore, Ph.D.

The council advises the federal government on policies and priorities regarding the conduct and support of research, training and other programs involving biomedical imaging, biomedical engineering and related technologies.

Council members also help review applications for research and training grants and cooperative agreements supported by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB), part of the National Institutes of Health.

“It is a great honor for me to be asked to serve the director and staff of NIBIB in this way, and to have input at the highest level of their decisions,” said Gore, an international expert in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) research.

“NIBIB is exactly 10 years old this year and has been especially important for imaging scientists and biomedical engineers engaged in research and training, and I hope to be able to contribute to advance their aims and activities,” he said.

Gore is Hertha Ramsey Cress University Professor, professor and vice chair for Research in the Department of Radiology & Radiological Sciences, and professor of Biomedical Engineering, Molecular Physiology & Biophysics and Physics & Astronomy.

He also is an investigator in the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development.

Last year Gore was elected to the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and to the National Academy of Engineering.
He also is a fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineers, the Institute of Physics (UK), and the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine.

Gore is one of three new members of the National Advisory Council for Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering announced this month.

The others are:

Cato Laurencin, M.D., Ph.D., CEO of the Connecticut Institute for Clinical and Translational Science, director of the Institute for Regenerative Engineering, and Albert and Wilda Van Dusen Distinguished Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Connecticut; and
Mark Musen, M.D., Ph.D., professor of Medicine and Computer Science at Stanford University, and head of the Stanford Center for Biomedical Informatics Research.

The 20-member council, which represents medical doctors, scientists, engineers and others in academia and government, convened last week in Bethesda, Md., and will meet again in May and September.