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NIH Neuroimaging Training Program

Program Overview

The primary objectives of the program are two-fold: first, it provides integrative training to graduate students in quantitative sciences in order that they have a broad understanding of neuroscience and are capable of developing innovative neuroimaging techniques; second, it provides training to neuroscientists so that they will have in-depth exposure to the imaging sciences.

Quantitatively oriented students are exposed to a wealth of challenging and real problems in neuroimaging to address important neuroscience questions, while biologically oriented students will gain expertise in new quantitative methods and imaging techniques. Our program lowers the barriers to interdisciplinary research by training students to possess expertise in broad fields, and also by providing a catalyst for the cross-fertilization of neuroscience with quantitative methods in imaging sciences. Our trainees will be well prepared for both academic and industrial challenges, and will be competitive for academic, industry and government careers. Above all, they will make significant contributions to the development of neuroimaging techniques and advancing neuroscience research.

The program here at the University of Minnesota is changing the landscape of the future neuroimaging field, blurring the boundary between neuroscientists and imaging scientists through the training of a new generation of scientists that can competently and confidently integrate imaging science with neuroscience. Scientists working at the leading front of neuroimaging will be capable of making contributions to the advancement of technology and to the acquisition of new knowledge in neuroscience and clinical science.

Bin He
Director, Neuroimaging Training Program