Committees

The MRI Steering Committee provides oversight for the UBC MRI Research Centre. This Committee continues to play a key role in all aspects of the MR Imaging Centre, first as Principle Investigators in the successful CFI grant, then as advisors on equipment purchases and site selections, and finally as an advisory committee for the Imaging Centre's ongoing operations. We are indebted to this group for making the Imaging Centre happen.

Committee Members

  • Bruce Bjornson, Pediatric Neurology, Children’s and Women’s Hospital
  • Douglas Cochrane, Pediatric Surgery, Children's and Women's Hospital
  • Max Cynader, Chair Ophthamology & Director, Brain Research Centre
  • Piotr Kozlowski, Radiology/ Surgery & Associate Director, MR Imaging Centre
  • David Li, Radiology, UBC, Director, MS/MRI
  • Alex MacKay, Radiology/ Physics & Astronomy, UBC & Director, MR Imaging Research Centre
  • Martin McKoewn, Pacific Parkinson's Research Centre, UBC
  • Tony Philips, Psychiatry, UBC
  • John Steeves, Director, ICORD, UBC
  • Peter Wong, Pediatric Neurology, Children’s and Women’s Hospital

The Protocol Committee is responsible for approving proposed MRI research studies for the 3T MR scanner. The decisions made by the Committee are based upon the feasibility and applicability of the proposed studies for 3T MR imaging. For pilot studies, the Committee also considers the scientific merit of the proposals. If the scanner is fully booked, the Committee prioritizes the proposed studies.

Committee Members

  • Alex MacKay, Chair - Centre Director, Professor, Radiology, Physics & Astronomy
  • Piotr Kozlowski, Centre Associate Director, Assistant Professor, Radiology/Surgery
  • Laura Barlow, Technologist - Supervisor, 3T Facility
  • David Li, Professor, Radiology, UBC Hospital
  • Alex Rauscher, Assistant Professor, UBC MRI Research Centre
  • Debbie Giaschi, Associate Professor, Ophthalmology, BC Children’s and Women’s Hospital
  • Erin MacMillan, Philips MR Clinical Scientist
  • Karina Antonenko, Research Administrator, UBC MRI Research Centre

The Protocol Committee is responsible for approving proposed MRI research studies for the 7T MR scanner. The decisions of the Committee are based upon the feasibility and applicability of the proposed studies for 7T MR. For pilot studies, the Committee also considers the scientific merit of the proposals. If the scanner is fully booked, the Committee prioritizes the proposed studies.

Committee Members

  • Piotr Kozlowski, Chair - Associate Director, Assistant Professor, Radiology/Surgery
  • Alex MacKay, Director, Professor, Radiology, Physics & Astronomy
  • David Li, Professor, Radiology, UBC Hospital
  • Doris Doudet, Professor, Medicine/Neurology
  • Andrew Yung, Research Scientist, UBC MRI Research Centre
  • Karina Antonenko, Administrator, UBC MRI Research Centre
  • Alex Rauscher, Assistant Professor, UBC MRI Research Centre