|NIBIB Welcomes Two New Members to Advisory Council
Two new members were recently appointed to the Advisory Council of the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB). The Council serves as the principal advisory body to the NIBIB, a component of the National Institutes of Health. The Council, which meets three times a year, provides recommendations on research priority and opportunities in biomedical imaging and bioengineering and research training.
At the meeting on September 16, 2008, NIBIB Director Roderic I. Pettigrew, Ph.D., M.D., introduced the following new members:
Philip O. Alderson, M.D., is the Dean of the Saint Louis
University School of Medicine, a position he assumed in April 2008. He is a
renowned nuclear medicine physician and diagnostic radiologist who helped develop
standard procedures for noninvasive diagnosis of pulmonary emboli. Dr. Alderson
is a Past President of the Academy for Radiology Research. Prior to joining
Saint Louis University, he was the chairman of the department of radiology
at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center and the James Picker Professor of Radiology
at the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University. While at
Columbia, he championed the integration of bioengineering and radiology, and
promoted the rapidly developing area of molecular imaging. Dr. Alderson received
his medical degree from Washington University in St. Louis.
Cherri M. Pancake, Ph.D., is a professor of electrical engineering and computer science and Intel faculty fellow at Oregon State University. She is a pioneer in applying ethnographic techniques to identify software usability problems of science and business communities. The methods she developed are used in software products from Hewlett Packard, Convex, Intel, IBM, and Tektronix. Recently, she has focused on how virtual collaborations differ from proximal collaborations. Dr. Pancake received her degree in computer engineering from Auburn University. Her research interests are in usability engineering, more specifically, addressing the problem of how complex software can better support the conceptual models and computing strategies of practicing scientists and engineers. Dr. Pancake has been instrumental in the creation of the Parallel Tools Consortium and the Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEESH).
Members of the Advisory Council are drawn from the scientific communities, appointed for 4-year terms, and represent all areas within the Institute’s research mission.
NIBIB, a component of NIH, is dedicated to improving health by bridging the physical and biological sciences to develop and apply new biomedical technologies. Additional information and publications are available at http://www.nibib.nih.gov.
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