Over the several months, the Functional MRI Laboratory will continue to expand its operations to include two new MRI machines. The Directors' 2013 quarter 1-2 update about the expansion was distributed to our user community on May 28th and is available on our Expansion Update website. This entire Directors' update is dedicated to the upcoming replacement for our old MRI scanner.
We are now planning for the Fall 2013 fMRI Symposium and academic year 2013/2014 fMRI Speaker Series. Nominations are due on June 14. Please see the Speaker Series and Symposium websites for details on submitting your nominations.
Our old MRI machine, in the BIRB building, is scheduled to be decommissioned at the end of June. In order to schedule a firm shut-down date, any users still needing to run scans on the old scanner and encouraged to contact the Lab Manager as soon as possible, but no later than Tuesday, May 21st.
We are pleased to announce that the National Institutes of Health has funded our Instrumentation Grant to replace our existing MRI machine. We are excited about the opportunities this grant will provide to our Laboratory.