Medical Imaging

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Zackary Cleveland

Associate Professor-Affiliate, COM Pediatrics Pulmonary Medicine

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Charles Dumoulin

Scientific Director, Professor, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, COM Radiology Pediatrics

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Kevin Haworth

Associate Professor, COM IM Cardiology Division

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Kevin Haworth received a B.S. degree in physics from Truman State University in 2003 and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in applied physics from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, in 2006 and 2009, respectively.  Following his graduate studies he performed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Cincinnati.  As a fellow, he received a Ruth L Kirschstein National Research Service Award (F32) from the NIH National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to support his research. He is an Associate Professor in the Division of Cardiovascular Health and Disease within the Department Internal Medicine, College of Medicine at the University of Cincinnati.  He also maintains a secondary faculty appointment within the Department of Pediatrics and the Department of Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Haworth teaches and is the Director of Data and Analytics for the College of Medicine’s Medical Sciences Baccalaureate Program. Additionally, he teaches at both the undergraduate and graduate level in the Department of Biomedical Engineering.  Dr. Haworth is a member of the IEEE, the International Society for Therapeutic Ultrasound (ISTU), the Acoustical Society of America (ASA), and the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM).  He serves on the Bioeffects Committee and Technical Standards Committee, along with being the Secretary of the Basic Science and Instrumentation Community of practice at the AIUM. He is a member of the Biomedical Acoustic Technical Committee and Public Relations Committee for the ASA. He is a former Goldwater Scholar and is involved with the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program at both the local and national level. 

Kevin Haworth’s research interests broadly include biomedical ultrasound imaging and therapy.  In particular, he is currently directing and conducting research in medical ultrasound including the use of bubbles for diagnostic and therapeutic applications. His work includes studies of cavitation imaging and acoustic droplet vaporization for gas scavenging and imaging. These studies have been funded through the National Institutes of Health, the American Heart Association, and institutional awards. Ongoing studies of passive cavitation imaging are being pursued to develop image-guidance for cavitation-based therapies such as drug delivery and histotripsy.  Additional studies are being performed to modify the imaging algorithm for improved image quality. Dr. Haworth is the principal investigator of an NIH-NHLBI R01 grant entitled "Ultrasound-mediated controlled hypoxemic reperfusion for inhibition of reperfusion injury.” While new therapies to restore blood flow during myocardial infarction (i.e., a heart attack) can be life-saving, up to half of the volume of heart tissue at risk during a heart attack dies, paradoxically, due to the return of blood flow. The previously oxygen-started heart muscle responds to the influx of oxygen by creating free radicals that damage the patient’s heart cells, so-called reperfusion injury.  This project uses a novel, ultrasound-mediated technique to sequester oxygen from the blood to limit free radical formation and reduce reperfusion injury.
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Christy K. Holland

Professor of Internal Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases; Professor of Biomedical Engineering; Director, Image-Guided Ultrasound Therapeutics Laboratories; Scientific Director, Heart, Lung, and Vascular Institute, COM IM Cardiology Division

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Christy K. Holland, PhD, attended Wellesley College where she completed a double major (BA) in Physics and Music in 1983.  She completed M.S.(1985), M.Phil. (1986), and Ph.D. (1988) degrees at Yale University in Engineering and Applied Science.  She is currently a Professor in both the College of Medicine and the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences at the University of Cincinnati (UC) with joint appointments in the Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Health and Disease, and the Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME).  Prof. Holland serves as Scientific Director of the Heart, Lung, and Vascular Institute, a key component of efforts to align the UC College of Medicine and UC Health efforts around research, education, and clinical programs.  She is a fellow of the Acoustical Society of America, the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine, the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, and the Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine®. Prof. Holland continues to serve as Editor-in-Chief of Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology, the official Journal of the World Federation for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology, a post she assumed in 2006.  She served as President of the Acoustical Society of America from 2015 to 2017.  She is actively involved in teaching biomedical engineering and biomedical ultrasound in the BME undergraduate and graduate curricula and received teaching awards in the UC Colleges of Engineering and Medicine in 2008 and 2009.  She served as the Director of Graduate Studies for BME in 2007-2009.  She mentors and advises students within and outside of BME educational programs.  Prof. Holland’s research interests include ultrasound-enhanced thrombolysis for stroke therapy, ultrasound-mediated drug delivery, bioeffects of diagnostic and therapeutic ultrasound, and acoustic cavitation.  She directs the Image-guided Ultrasound Therapeutics Laboratories in the UC Cardiovascular Center, which focus on applications of biomedical ultrasound including sonothrombolysis, ultrasound-mediated drug and bioactive gas delivery, development of echogenic liposomes, early detection of cardiovascular diseases, and ultrasound-image guided tumor ablation.  Prof. Holland has gained wide recognition at UC, nationally and internationally for her excellence and contributions in ultrasound research, published in more than 115 scientific publications and 8 patents. 
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Jing-Huei Lee

Professor & Graduate Program Director, CEAS - Biomedical Eng

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Dr. Jing-Huei Lee is Professor and Graduate Program Director of Biomedical Engineering. Dr. Lee’s current research interests focus on development of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)/spectroscopy (MRS) methodologies and utilization of these methodologies for studying metabolism, bioenergetics and function of the brain and other organs noninvasively. He is also interested in developing advanced hardware and software for MRI applications. These include the development of active noise control for reducing acoustic noise during MRI scan as well as the development of machine learning algorithms for imaging and spectroscopic data processing and analysis.
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T. Douglas Mast

Professor, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Department of Biomedical Engineering, CEAS - Biomedical Eng

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George J Shaw III

Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Tenured, CEAS - Biomedical Eng

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