Florida Atlantic, University MRI reach research agreement

University MRI will provide FAU access to MRI machines and more to further neuroscience research


University MRI building. | Jonathan Scott, Contributing Photographer

Zak Sadik, Contributing Writer

On Nov. 5, FAU and University MRI, a company located in the FAU Research Park on its Boca Raton campus, entered a five-year joint research agreement. The alliance will allow researchers from FAU to access their MRI machines and other visual imaging technologies to further the university’s focus in the neurosciences.

University MRI houses MRI technology not found in hospital or radiology clinics — namely special purpose toolkits for visual displays, movement, and sound recording — according to an FAU press release.

The collaboration, named the Human Brain Imaging Facility (HBIF), was initiated by Fred Steinberg, medical director of University MRI, and J.A. Scott Kelso, founder of FAU’s Center for Complex Systems and Brain Sciences.

Students from various majors will be given access to the tools provided through the partnership, including psychology, physiology, neurobiology, physics, statistics, linguistics, communication disorders, education, nursing, medicine, computer science and engineering.

“As a result of this agreement,” Steinberg said, “FAU researchers and their collaborators will be able to use our machines to get a very unique glimpse into the human brain for a wide range of projects.”

For more information visit University MRI’s website or read FAU’s press release.