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What? The Departments of Biomedical Engineering and Psychology and Neuroscience announce the launch of a new graduate certificate in Biomedical Imaging Science. Biomedical Imaging is a critical area of research with far reaching scientific and clinical translational opportunities in several areas including cancer, developmental science, genetics, pharmacology, neuroscience, and biomedical informatics.

Why? The broader field of biomedical imaging includes multiple sub-disciplines designed to enhance knowledge of how human systems are structured and function. The new Graduate Certificate in Biomedical Imaging Science consists of a range of educational opportunities including didactic coursework, attendance at Biomedical Research Imaging Center (BRIC) symposia and workshops, and a practicum placement for research training in an on-campus laboratory utilizing biomedical imaging techniques.

Where? The Certificate will leverage the exceptional resources offered by the UNC Biomedical Research Imaging Center, both in terms of faculty expertise as well as imaging equipment infrastructure, to provide students with a unique opportunity to learn broadly about the biomedical imaging sciences, as well as to select a specific imaging modality for which to receive training in image acquisition, analysis, and statistics. A distinctive dimension of the Certificate is the hands-on knowledge students gain on how different imaging modalities work, including both pre- and clinical imaging systems.

How? The Biomedical Imaging Science Certificate requires four 3-credit courses and a 3 credit practicum, and is in addition to the student’s Departmental or Program degrees.

For more information and application materials please contact Ms. Ann Sherman at 919-966-4397 or ann_sherman@med.unc.edu. For more information on cutting-edge imaging science activities at UNC, please visit: bric.unc.edu.

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