fMRI Visiting Fellowship Program: Sample Schedule

(adapted from the schedule for March 22-26, 2010)



8:00am -9:15am Overview of the Program and fMRI-Based Experimentation Robert Savoy
9:30am -12:30pm Basics of NMR and MRI: Sources of Signal and Contrast; Imaging and Image Contrast Tradeoffs in Functional MRI; Safety (Video and Lecture) Larry Wald
12:30pm - 1:30pm Lunch  
1:30pm - 2:15pm Experimental Design and Analysis: Simple Block Design; Intro to GLM Robert Savoy
2:30pm - 4:00pm Systematic Data Analysis Part 1: Optimizing Data Acquisition Tom Zeffiro
4:15pm - 6:00pm Laboratory Tour; Collection of Structural Data on One Subject Robert Savoy & Mary Foley
6:00pm -7:15pm Dinner in the Atrium  


8:00am -10:00am Experimental Design in Functional Neuroimaging Robert Savoy
10:30am -12:00pm Analysis Part 2: Preprocessing Tom Zeffiro
12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch  
1:00pm - 1:30pm Comparing Brains / Data bases / Basics of DTI Robert Savoy
1:30pm - 3:00pm Introduction and Start of Experimental Design Workshop Robert Savoy
3:30pm - 5:00pm Analysis Part 3: First Level Modelling and Estimation Tom Zeffiro
6:00pm -7:15pm Dinner in the Atrium  
7:15pm - 10:00pm Experimental Design Session Staff


9:00am -10:30am Analysis Part 4: Second Level Modelling and Estimation Tom Zeffiro
11:00am - 12:30pm Quality Control in fMRI Data Analysis Susan Whitfield-Gabrieli
12:30pm - 1:30pm Lunch  
1:30pm - 2:15pm Advances in Single Trial Design Doug Greve
2:30pm - 3:30pm Computational Neuroanatomy Bruce Fischl
3:45pm - 4:00pm Visualizing Regressors in Event Related Designs Robert Savoy
4:00pm - 5:00pm Software Packages: Getting Beyond Point and Click Gary Strangman
5:00pm - 8:00pm Implement Experiments; Individual Consultations Staff  


9:00am -10:30am General Q & A on MRI and fMRI Larry Wald & Robert Savoy
11:00am - 12:00pm Analysis Part 4: Inference and Critical Thresholds Tom Zeffiro
12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch (and possible tour of MEG system)  
1:00pm - 2:15pm Functional and Effective Connectivity Tom Zeffiro  
2:30pm - 5:30pm Experimental Session Staff
2:30pm - 5:30pm Consulting Time Staff


9:00am -10:00am Describe Analysis of Class Experiments with FreeSurfer/FSFAST Doug Greve
10:00am -11:30am Interactive Analysis of Thursday's Experiments (FreeSurfer/FSFAST) Doug Greve and staff
11:30am -12:15pm Group Presentation of Results Class Participants
12:15pm - 1:00pm Lunch  
1:00pm - 2:00pm Keynote Lecture:  DTI/DSI Van Wedeen
2:00pm - 2:30pm Closing Discussions/Evaluations