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Neuroimaging Colloquium
Location: Civitan International Research Center (CIRC) Room 120, Fridays at Noon

On the second Friday of each month, we have external speakers discuss neuroimaging methods in our Brain Core Seminar Series.
On other Fridays, we have Neuroimaging Journal Club.
We usually have pizza!
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Previous and upcoming meetings listed in reverse chronological order:

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May 10, 2019 - CINL Brain Core

May 3, 2019 - Neuroimaging Student Meeting Cancelled

April 26, 2019 - Neuroimaging Journal Club

  • Speaker: Melissa Thye, from UAB
  • Topic: Methodological Considerations For Lesion Symptom Mapping Analyses

April 19, 2019 - Neuroimaging Journal Club

  • Speaker: Leland Fleming, from UAB
  • Topic: Modular Brain Network Organization Predicts Response to Cognitive Training in Older Adults
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April 12, 2019 - CINL Brain Core

  • Speaker: Evan Gordon, PhD, from Baylor University & University of Texas, Dallas
  • Topic: Approaches and potential clinical applications of precision functional mapping in individual human brains

April 5, 2019 - Neuroimaging Journal Club

March 29, 2019 - Brain Awareness Week (Neuroimaging Journal Club Cancelled)

  • Please volunteer with UAB @ McWane Science Center, if you can

March 22, 2019 - Neuroimaging Journal Club

  • Speaker: Amal Kaddoumi, PhD, from Auburn University
  • Topic: TBD

March 15, 2019 - Neuroimaging Journal Club

  • Speaker: Heather Dark, from UAB
  • Topic: The relationship between resting state functional connectivity and the psychophysiological response to stress
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March 8, 2019 - CINL Brain Core

  • Speaker: Edward Taub, PhD, from UAB
  • Topic: CI Cognitive Therapy: Transfer of Improvements in the Laboratory to Everyday Life

March 1, 2019 - Neuroimaging Student Meeting

  • Speaker: Thomas DeRamus, PhD, from Mind Research Network
  • Topic: Alexa, Analyze My Data: Things to Consider When Automating and Interpreting MRI Data

February 22, 2019 - Neuroimaging Journal Club

February 15, 2019 - Neuroimaging Journal Club

  • Speaker: Matthew Defenderfer, from UAB
  • Topic: Resting state connectivity differences in eyes open versus eyes closed conditions
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February 8, 2019 - CINL Brain Core

February 1, 2019 - Neuroimaging Student Meeting Cancelled

January 25, 2019 - Neuroimaging Journal Club

  • Speaker: Yue Zhang, from UAB
  • Topic: Comparison of SVS & WB-MRSI for brain metabolite quantification

January 18, 2019 - Neuroimaging Journal Club

  • Speaker: Pinar Demirayak, PhD, from UAB
  • Topic: Predictive feedback to V1 dynamically updates with sensory input
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January 11, 2019 - CINL Brain Core

  • Speaker: Shella Keilholz, PhD, from Georgia Tech 
  • Topic: Functional MRI of the Dynamic Brain: Quasiperiodic Patterns of Activity, Neuromodulation and Functional Connectivity

Break for the Winter - Reconvene in January!

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December 14, 2018 - CINL Brain Core

  • Speaker: Eddy Kwessi, PhD, from UAB
  • Topic: Analysis of EEG Time Series Epilepsy Data Using Complex Attractors

December 7, 2018 - Neuroimaging Student Meeting

  • Speaker: Lara Ianov, PhD, from UAB
  • Topic: GitLab

November 30, 2018 - Neuroimaging Journal Club

  • Speaker: Matthew Defenderfer, BS, from UAB
  • Topic: Precision Functional Mapping of Individual Human Brains

November 16, 2018 - Neuroimaging Journal Club

  • Speaker: Leland Fleming, BS, from UAB
  • Topic: Activity or Connectivity?: Dissecting Task-Based Brain Modulation
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November 9, 2018 - CINL Brain Core

  • Speaker: Russell Poldrack, PhD, from Stanford University
  • Topic: The dynamics of human brain connectivity

November 2, 2018 - Neuroimaging Journal Club

  • Speaker: Rodolphe Nenert, PhD, from UAB
  • Topic: Interactive Seminar in Data Visualization: Brains

October 26, 2018 - Neuroimaging Journal Club Cancelled

October 19, 2018 - CNC Retreat (Neuroimaging Journal Club Cancelled)

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October 12, 2018 - CINL Brain Core

  • Speaker: Andrew Jahn, PhD, from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • Topic: Teaching neuroimaging methods and the role of open-access data sets

October 5, 2018 - Neuroimaging Journal Club

  • Speaker: William Monroe, MS, from UAB
  • Topic: Automated Brainstem Co-registration (ABC) for MRI

September 28, 2018 - Neuroimaging Journal Club

  • Speaker: Melissa Thye, MA, from UAB
  • Topic: Interactive Seminar in Data Visualization: Graphs + Charts in R

September 21, 2018 - Neuroimaging Journal Club

  • Speaker: William Monroe, MS, from UAB
  • Topic: Neurite Density and You, understanding and running NODDI

September 14, 2018 - Neuroimaging Journal Club

  • Speaker: Kristina Bell, BA, from UAB
  • Topic: Neighborhood Disadvantage, Cumulative Violence and White Matter

September 7, 2018 - Beginning of the 2018-2019 year!  

  • Speaker: Group Discussion
  • Topic: Plans for 2018-2019 year of Neuroimaging journal club and Brain Core seminar series

Break for the Summer - Reconvene in September!

June 29, 2018 - Neuroimaging Journal Club

  • Speaker: Group Discussion
  • Topic: Computer Science + Neuroscience: Opportunities for collaboration, teaching, and curriculum

May 18, 2018 - Neuroimaging Journal Club

  • Speaker: John-Paul Robinson
  • Topic: Computer Science + Neuroscience: Tools for efficiency + outcomes of Brainhack
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May 11, 2018 - CINL Brain Core

  • Speaker: Tim Verstynen, PhD, from Carnegie Mellon University
  • Topic: Think Global, Connectome Local

May 3-5, 2018 - Brainhack Global - Details to come!

April 27, 2018 - Neuroimaging Journal Club

  • Speaker: Leland Fleming, BS, from UAB
  • Topic: Functional Brain Networks are Dominated by Stable Group and Individual Factors, Not Cognitive or Daily Variation

April 20, 2018 - Neuroimaging Journal Club

  • Speaker: Matt Defenderfer, BS, from UAB
  • Topic: Cortical Map Plasticity Improves Learning but Is Not Necessary for Improved Performance
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April 13, 2018 - CINL Brain Core

  • Speaker: Martin Lindquist, PhD, from Johns Hopkins University
  • Topic: Principal Directions of Mediation – A new approach towards multivariate mediation analysis

April 6, 2018 - Neuroimaging Journal Club Cancelled

March 30, 2018 - Brain Awareness Week (Neuroimaging Journal Club Cancelled)

  • Please volunteer with UAB @ McWane Science Center, if you can

March 23, 2018 - Neuroimaging Journal Club

  • Speaker: Frank Skidmore, MD, from UAB
  • Topic: Early Mesencephalic Gray Matter Changes Predict Disability in Parkinson’s Disease

Previous Brain Core Speakers:

March 2, 2018: Computer science + Neuroscience: Opportunities for collaboration

Feb 9, 2018: "An unfortunate number of things indexed by head motion" Jonathan Power, MD, PhD, Weill Cornell Medical School

December 15, 2017: "Stimulus Locked Network Dynamics" Chris Honey, PhD, Johns Hopkins University

October 13, 2017: "CMEG in epilepsy care: Current applications and the need for innovation" Ismail Mohamed, M.D., FAAP, FRCPC, UAB

September 8, 2017: "Corrections for multiple comparisons in voxel-based lesion-symptom mapping" Daniel Mirman, PhD, UAB

June 9, 2017: Hyemin Han, PhD, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa

May 12, 2017: "Threats to Valid Inference in fMRI" Tal Yarkoni, PhD, University of Texas at Austin

April 14, 2017: "Stress reactivity in patients with psychogenic nonepileptic seizures" Jane Allendorfer, PhD, UAB

March 3, 2017: "Diffusion Imaging" Anastasia Yendiki, PhD, Massachusetts General Hospital

Feb 3, 2017: "Eddy for FSL: dealing with noise in diffusion images" Jesper Andersson, PhD, writer of EDDY software for Diffusion in FSL

December 2, 2016: "Power analysis for neuroimaging studies: Past, present and future" Jeanette Mumford, PhD, Center for Investigating Healthy Minds Waisman Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison

November 4, 2016: "TBA" Purushotham V. Bangalore, PhD, Department of Computer and Information Sciences, Interim Director of Research Computing, UAB.

October 7, 2016: No seminar due to CCTS Retreat

September 9, 2016: "Measuring Human Melanopsin Function" Geoffrey K. Aguirre, MD, PhD, Department of Neurology, University of Pennsylvania

August 5, 2016: TBA, Kamil Ugurbil, PhD, Director of the Center for Magnetic Resonance Research at the University of Minnesota.

July-No Seminar:

June 3, 2016: "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On: The Artifact Runing your fMRI Data", Erik H. Middlebrooks, Department of Radiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham.

May 6, 2016: "Project Quality Assessment Protocol- a resource for measuring the quality of MRI data", Cameron Craddock, PhD., Nathan S. Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research

April 1, 2016: "Microstructural Modeling in Diffusion MRI", Kristi Clark, PhD, University of Southern California, Department of Neurology.

March 4, 2016: "Using XNAT for neuroimaging data management, sharing, and analysis", Daniel S. Marcus, PhD., Director, Neuroimaging Information Analysis Center, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

February 5, 2016: "The future of fMRI in Cognitive Neuroscience", Russel Poldrack, PhD, Stanford University, Department of Psychology.

December 4, 2015: "Age Differences in Brain Functioning During Memory Formation and Retrieval", Ian M. McDonough, University of Alabama, Department of Psychology.

November 6, 2015: "Contributions and Challenges for Network Models in Cognitive Neuroscience", Paper Discussion, presentation by Jarrod Hicks.

October 2, 2015: "Resting State Functional Connectivity: Methods, Debates and Clinical Applications" Susan Whitfield Gabrieli, PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

August 7, 2015: "Research Computing, Storage, and Networks: the UAB vision and other imperatives for innovation" Curtis Carver, PhD, Vice President and Chief Information Officer, UAB Information Technology

June 5, 2015: "Which fMRI Analysis Software?" Speakers: David Knight, PhD, Department of Psychology; Rodolphe Nenert, PhD, Department of Neurology; Rishi Deshpande, MS, Department of Radiology.

May 1, 2015: "13C MRS Studies of Brain Metabolism of Alcohol and Acetate" Speaker: Graeme F. Mason, PhD, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Department of Psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine.

April 3, 2015: "Generalized Psychophysical Interactions (gPPI): What are they and What they can tell us" Speaker: Donald McLaren, PhD, Department of Neurology, Harvard Medical School.

March 6, 2015: "How do we measure functional connectivity? An interactive discussion of functional connectivity methods" Speaker: Kristina Visscher, PhD, University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Feb 6, 2015: "High Gradient Diffusion MRI from the Human Connectome Project" Speaker: Koene Van Dijk, PhD, Department of Radiology, Harvard Medical School.

Jan 9, 2014 : "UAB Research Computing Resources for Neuroimaging Research" Speakers: John-Paul Robinson, Mike Hanby, Thomas Anthony

Nov 21, 2014: "White Matter in the Older Brain is More Plastic than in the Younger Brain" Speaker: Yuka Sasaki, PhD, Department of Cognitive, Linguistic and Psychological Sciences, Brown University.