VIRTUAL Hope Center NeuroRestorative Therapy Group: Hong Chen (WashU Biomedical Engineering) – “Breaking Barriers: Transforming the Diagnosis and Treatment of Brain Diseases Through Ultrasound”

February 7, 2024
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Zoom conference (Virtual)

“Breaking Barriers: Transforming the Diagnosis and Treatment of Brain Diseases Through Ultrasound”

The Hope Center NeuroRestorative Therapy Group (NRTG) meets on the 1st Wednesday of the month at 12p. Group meetings are open to the Washington University community.

Speaker Bio: Dr. Hong Chen is an Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Neurosurgery at Washington University in St. Louis. She received her Ph.D. in Bioengineering from the University of Washington in 2011. She joined Columbia University’s Department of Biomedical Engineering as a postdoctoral research scientist from 2012 to 2015. Since joining Washington University in St. Louis in 2015, Dr. Chen has been at the forefront of innovation in developing ultrasound-brain interfacing technology. Her research aims to harness ultrasound technologies for non-invasive diagnosis and treatment of brain diseases and deepen our understanding of brain functions. Her work has garnered support from multiple funding agencies such as the NIH BRAIN Initiative, NIBIB, NIA, NINS, NIMH, NCI, NSF, and the Department of Defense. Her work has drawn the attention of global media outlets such as the New York Times, the Guardian, and Scientific American. A leader in the ultrasound field, Dr. Chen holds positions on multiple boards and committees. She is a member of the Board of Directors for the International Society of Therapeutic Ultrasound, serves on the IEEE International Ultrasonics technical committee, and contributes to the Acoustical Society of America’s Biomedical Ultrasound technical committee. She has received several awards, including the Frederic Lizzi Early Career Award from the International Society of Therapeutic Ultrasound. She also earned an Outstanding Teaching Award from her department, underscoring her dedication as a researcher.

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