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November 22, 2002

Christos Davatzikos, PhD, Named Associate Professor of Radiology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

(Philadelphia, PA) - Christos Davatzikos, PhD, has joined the Department of Radiology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, as an Associate Professor.

Prior to his appointment at Penn, Dr. Davatzikos held teaching positions at Johns Hopkins University and was also Director of the Center for Biomedical Image Computing in the Department of Radiology there. He is currently Chief of the section of Biomedical Image Analysis in the Department of Radiology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Davatzikos holds a BS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from National Technical University of Athens and a PhD in the same from Johns Hopkins University.

His research interests are quantitative analysis methods with emphasis on segmentation, registration, and population-based imaging studies. He is also interested in computer-assisted surgical applications. His is currently researching computational neuroanatomy of aging and Alzheimer's disease, modeling of soft tissue deformability, and mouse phenotyping using micro-MR imaging.

Dr. Davatzikos has held editorial positions with several publications including the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Transactions on Medical Imaging, IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, Journal of Mathematical Imaging and Vision and Psychiatry Research. He has been the recipient of many accolades including the Fulbright Scholarship, Johns Hopkins Fellowship and the Editor's Excellence Award from the Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography. He is a member of several professional societies such as the Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Computer Assisted Surgical Society and the Organization for Human Brain Mapping. Dr. Davatzikos has been invited to lecture on many occasions. Most recently, he lectured at the Human Brain Mapping Conference on the topic, "Brain morphometry using shape transformations."

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