The Center for Advanced Metabolic Imaging in Precision Medicine (CAMIPM) will focus on training translational imaging scientists from basic science and clinical backgrounds on the fundamentals of magnetic resonance and optical imaging theory and application as well as on the center developed technologies. All core faculty in this proposal have extensive experience in prior P41 training activities including training and mentoring the next generation of biomedical scientists.
Training efforts will be commensurate with new COVID-19 related safety guidelines implemented at Penn Medicine by its Office of Environmental Health and Radiation Safety. Guidelines relevant to the center include the use of distance-learning and virtual meeting technologies in order to deliver the latest developments in the field to new and established researchers alike in order to hone their skills for applications within their own research programs. Investigators may be trained on an individual basis by CAMIPM staff or as a group by virtual seminars, courses, and workshops. The CAMIPM facility houses over 20 desks in a wall-less, cubicle-free environment, which promotes open communication and discussions among all of its members and visitors.