The UIC Department of Radiology is proud to announce that Dr. Xiaohong Joe Zhou, PhD, has taken up a new role as the Director of the Center for Magnetic Resonance Research (CMRR) in the College of Medicine. He will now be using his vast expertise and experience to oversee all aspects of magnetic resonance research undertaken by the College of Medicine moving forward, including the 3T program and the 9.4T program.

While an innovative mind and the ambition to take current technology to new heights comes with the territory of the field of engineering, few can boast a body of work and accolades as impressive as Dr. Zhou’s. With more than 30 patents both domestic and abroad in MRI technologies, over 300 peer-reviewed research papers published, and more than 20 years of experience in cancer imaging under his belt, Dr. Zhou, is truly a marvel in the field of medical technology. Currently, he supervises a team dedicated to improving imaging techniques to improve early cancer detection capabilities and evaluate the progress of medical treatment.

Furthermore, Dr. Zhou’s talents are not limited to research and development, but also expand to communication, collaboration and team management. Dr. Zhou has also served, and continues to serve, in numerous leadership roles, some of which include: Vice Chair of The American Board of Medical Physics, membership in the editorial board of the international journal, Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, and board membership in the Overseas Chinese Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. Dr.Zhou currently also serves as Professor of Radiology, Neurosurgery and Bioengineering at the University of Illinois passing along his experience and knowledge to medical students and residents via lectures. As the new Director of the CMRR, Dr. Zhou will surely bring innovation and discovery to new heights within the College of Medicine.