7th Annual Faculty Research Lecture in Translational Science
Awarded to Sarah Nelson, PhD
The Academic Senate is pleased to announce the selection of Sarah Nelson, PhD, as the recipient of the seventh annual Faculty Research Lecture in Translational Science. The lecture titled “Precision Imaging of Brain Tumors,” will take place on Wednesday, May 10, 2017, at 3:30 p.m. in Byers Auditorium at the Mission Bay Campus. The event will be simulcast and a reception will follow.
Lecture Title: Precision Imaging of Brain Tumors
Date/Location: Wednesday, May 10, 2017, at 3:30 p.m. in Byers Auditorium at the Mission Bay Campus
A world leader in metabolic assessment of the brain, Professor Nelson has had a career leveraging multi-disciplinary fields to achieve the ultimate goal of improving patient care. Dr. Nelson’s career exemplifies the concept of translational research. As a trained mathematician, she has drawn upon her understanding of mathematical concepts in applications to brain imaging. Her collaborative efforts in using magnetic resonance spectroscopy to obtain metabolic information about brain tumors have made an important contribution to how UCSF approaches surgery and treatment planning. Dr. Nelson’s publications are dedicated to improving patient care and management using advances in quantitative imaging techniques.
She has over 250 peer-reviewed publications. A recent seminal paper on the first in vivo human application of hyperpolarized carbon-13 MRI garnered over 260 citations by the end of 2013 when it was published.
Colleagues praise Professor Nelson’s contribution towards nurturing and mentoring junior faculty. Over 25 years of teaching clinicians and scientists about brain imaging, her mentorship has guided hundreds of trainees from countries around the world. Many of these trainees are now leaders of their perspective fields and carrying on the tradition of translating new technologies into clinical practice.
Dr. Nelson is a Professor in the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, with secondary appointments in the Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences and in the Department of Neurology. She is the Director of the Surbeck Laboratory of Advanced Imaging and the Director of the Precision Imaging of Cancer and Therapy program in the Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center. Dr. Nelson received her PhD from University of Heidelberg in 1982. She joined UCSF in 1990.
Again, the Academic Senate Faculty Research Lecture – Translational Science will be held in Byers Auditorium at the Mission Bay Campus on Wednesday, May 10, 2017, at 3:30 p.m. The event will also be available to view via live simulcast. A link to the live simulcast will be available and disseminated the day before the event.
The lecture will be open to the campus community and the general public. Following the lecture will be a reception in the atrium of Genentech Hall. Refreshments will be provided.