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Functional MRI Core Facility - Research

The Functional MRI Core Facility supports the research of over 25 principal investigators in the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), National Institute of Child and Human Development (NICHD), and the National Institute of Deafness and Communication Disorders (NIDCD).

Since 2000, there have been over 350 papers produced by researchers at the NIH using the core facility scanners and services. A list of all papers, broken down by PI, can be requested. In addition, an Endnote file containing all these papers is available as well. Lastly, a breakdown of the number of papers produced per year using the facility by each institute and investigator is available as an Excel spreadsheet. This is current as of Sept, 2007 and will be updated periodically.

The following is a list of the researchers and their associated research being carried out using the Functional MRI Facility


C. Baker: fMRI of learning and plasticity
P. Bandettini: fMRI methods development
K. Berman: fMRI of Williams syndrome, aging, and schizophrenia
J. Blair: fMRI of anxiety disorders and psychopathy
W. Drevets: Anatomical and functional MRI of mood and anxiety disorders
J. Giedd: Anatomical MRI of child development
E. Leibenluft: fMRI of bipolar disorder and related psychiatric illnesses in children
A. Martin: fMRI of memory and category knowledge
D. Pine: fMRI of childhood psychopathology and pediatric psychopharmacology
J. Shen: Spectroscopy of neurometabolism
L. Ungerleider: fMRI of neural mechanisms of visual attention, perception, and decision making
D. Weinberger: fMRI of schizophrenia and associated genetic mechanisms


L. Cohen: fMRI of human motor and visual neural plasticity
J. Duyn: fMRI hardware and methods development
J. Grafman: fMRI of cortical knowledge centers, neural plasticity, and information binding
M. Hallett: fMRI of human movement and movement disorders
A. Koretsky: functional, anatomical, and molecular imaging development
K. Ludlow: fMRI of voice and speech mechanisms and disorders
H. McFarland: MRI of multiple sclerosis
W. Theodore: fMRI of epilepsy


P. Basser: Diffusion tensor imaging


D. Hommer: MRI and fMRI of alcohol addiction, motivation, and emotion


A. Braun: fMRI of language