Multimodality Short Course Administration Page

Robert Savoy (PhD)

Robert Savoy (PhD) is the Director of the MultiModal Short Course. Based on 14 years of experience operating brief, intensive training programs focused on Functional MRI, and with help and guidance from the PI and CoPIs of the broader program (see below) as well as the rest of the faculty, Dr. Savoy has designed a program that combines extensive didactic presentations by leaders in the field with active exercises in experimental design. He received his bachelor and masters of science in Applied Mathematics from MIT, and his doctorate in Experimental Psychology from Harvard University. He worked at Polaroid Corporation for 10 years and at the Rowland Institute for Science (now "Rowland Institute at Harvard") for 20 years. Since 1994 he has been the Director of Functional MRI Education at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Savoy has taught thousands of researchers the details of functional brain imaging in the past 12 years. He currently has appointments at MGH, Harvard University Medical School, Boston University, and is the President of HyperVision Corporation, a teaching and consulting company that conducts workshops on functional brain imaging around the world.

Bruce Rosen (MD, PhD)

PI: Bruce Rosen (MD, PhD) is Professor of Radiology at the Harvard Medical School and Director of the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging at MGH, MIT, and HMS. His career began with a John Harvard Scholarship at Harvard University, where he earned his AB in Astronomy and Astrophysics. He received a master's degree in physics and a doctorate in medical physics from MIT, and an MD from the Hahnemann Medical College in Philadelphia. He completed his residency and fellowship in Radiology at MGH. Dr. Rosen is an international leader in development and utilization of physiological and functional NMR techniques.

Randy Buckner (PhD)

Co-PI: Randy Buckner (PhD) is Professor of Psychology at Harvard University and Director of the Neuroimaging Center in the Center for Brain Science at Harvard University. He is a faculty member of the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, appointed at MGH as Neuroscientist in Radiology and Lecturer in Radiology at the Harvard Medical School. He is also an investigator with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. He received his BA and MA in Psychology from Washington University, and his doctorate in Neurosciences from the Washington University School of Medicine, followed by a fellowship in Radiology at MGH. Dr. Buckner develops and applies structural and functional neuroimaging techniques to the study of memory and cognition, including the study of advanced aging and dementia.

John Gabrieli (PhD)

Co-PI: John Gabrieli (PhD) is Grover Herman Professor of Health Sciences and Technology in the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology and Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at MIT. He is also Director of the Martinos Imaging Center at the McGovern Institute for Brain Research, and Co-director, Clinical Research Center at MIT. He received a BA in English from Yale University, a PhD in behavioral neuroscience from the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at MIT, and was a postdoctoral fellow in the Psychology Department at Harvard University. His area of research is human cognitive and affective neuroscience in which he studies the brain basis of memory, language, and thought using brain imaging tools including fMRI and diffusion tensor imaging.

Stacey Ladieu

Stacey Ladieu is the administrator who handles the logistics associated with the program, including issues of space, housing, transportation, food, etc. She has had extensive experience in similar programs at the Martinos Center for the past 5 years.