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The Center for MR Research at UIC was initiated as an institution-wide program to focus research efforts towards a center of excellence in imaging with a 10 year horizon. Magnetic resonance research is rapidly expanding, especially in the area of high field. The goals for the program include fostering involvement of all departments in using these state-of-the-art imaging facilities for research generated in each of these disciplines. A core faculty of MR scientists has been recruited to develop the new technology. Recruitments in other departments are oriented to add additional expertise in areas of applications in neuroradiology, psychiatry, neurology, neurosurgery and cardiology. Outside the College of Medicine, other departments in engineering and basic sciences are already participating. A support staff of research MR technologists, and a research manager facilitate research by all investigators, across campuses.

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The Center for Magnetic Resonance Research (CMRR) at UI COM conducts cutting-edge research that spans the frontiers of medical science. With a focus on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and related technologies, CMRR researchers delve into various aspects of healthcare, from exploring novel imaging techniques for early disease detection to studying the intricacies of neural connectivity in the human brain. Their work not only contributes to advancements in medical imaging but also offers insights into complex physiological and neurological processes. The research conducted at CMRR stands as a testament to the institution’s commitment to pushing the boundaries of medical knowledge and improving patient care.

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  • To foster, stimulate, and support biomedical research utilizing magnetic resonance for all investigators within the College of Medicine and the entire University;
  • To develop innovative magnetic resonance technologies to enable new biomedical applications.

Our Alumni Heading link

  • Kaibao Sun, Ph.D. Peking University
  • Alessandro Scotti, Ph.D. MR Clinical Scientist, GE Healthcare
  • Zheng Zhong, Ph.D.  PostDoc scholar at Stanford University.
  • Yi Sui, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Mayo Clinic – Rochester

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Aggeliki A Gikas, Business Administrator

2242 West Harrison Street, Suite 103, MC 831, Chicago, Illinois 60612