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Dr. Dan Benjamini Wins Prestigious Award at MRPM13 Meeting

Dan BenjaminiCongratulations to Dr. Dan Benjamini for receiving the 2016 Giulio Cesare Borgia Prize at the 13th International Bologna Conference Magnetic Resonance in Porous Media (MRPM13) for “his contribution to advancing 2D Laplace NMR to human MRI.”  

Dr. Benjamini, first-year postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Dr. Peter Basser, presented on a novel experimental design that makes 2D relaxometry feasible for preclinical and clinical magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) applications. His work addresses the problem that living tissue is microscopically heterogeneous, with water distributed among diverse compartments. While researchers could use multidimensional relaxometry—a type of nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) technique—to reveal and separate these heterogeneous facets of tissue, the large amounts of data and scan time required in the process would be limiting. With Dr. Benjamini’s novel design, they reduced the amount of required data, in some cases by a factor of 500, opening the door for clinical application.

Please join The NICHD Connection in congratulating Dr. Benjamini on this impressive accomplishment.