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 March 27, 2012

Dr. Maria Helguera Receives Promotion

RCBU member Dr. Maria Helguera has been promoted to associate professor of Imaging Sciences with tenure at RIT. Dr. Helguera is a Principal Investigator in the Biomedical and Materials Multimodality Imaging Lab in the CFC Center for Imaging Science at RIT. Starting in July 2012, she will become the academic coordinator of the undergraduate program in Imaging Sciences. She teaches numerous courses, including Introduction to Medical Imaging Systems (graduate), Research Practices (undergraduate), Statistical Tools for Imaging (undergraduate), and Imaging Science Freshman Imaging Project (undergraduate).

A long-time member of RCBU, Dr. Helguera is an expert in ultrasound tissue characterization techniques. She has developed ultrasound techniques to quantitatively characterize properties of a wide range of biological and non-biological materials. Through a recent collaboration with Dr. Diane Dalecki and Dr. Denise Hocking, Dr. Helguera is investigating high-frequency ultrasound techniques for characterization of three-dimensional engineered tissues.