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The Departments of Biomedical Engineering and Psychology and Neuroscience announces the launch of a new graduate certificate in Biomedical Imaging Science.


Biomedical Imaging is a critical area of research with far reaching scientific and translational opportunities in several areas including: developmental sciences, oncology, genetics, pharmacology, neuroscience, and biomedical informatics. The broader field of biomedical imaging includes multiple sub-disciplines designed to enhance knowledge of how human systems are structured and function.

The Certificate will leverage the exceptional resources offered by the UNC Biomedical Research Imaging Center, both in terms of faculty expertise as well as imaging equipment infrastructure, to provide students with a unique opportunity to learn broadly about the biomedical imaging sciences, as well as to select a specific imaging modality for which to receive training in image acquisition, analysis, and statistics.

Upclose_CTA distinctive features of the Certificate program is the hands-on approach. Students will gain understanding of how different imaging modalities function, including both pre- and clinical imaging systems. For additional information about the services provided at the BRIC and the modalities available to utilize, please click on the following links:

Radiochemistry Core   Small Animal Imaging Core   Human Imaging Core

Requirements for Certificate Program

The Biomedical Imaging Science Certificate requires four 3-credit courses and a 3 credit practicum, and is in addition to the student’s Departmental or Program degrees.

SAI_SPECT_JosephThe Graduate Certificate in Biomedical Imaging Science consists of a range of educational opportunities including:

            • Didactic coursework
            • Attendance at Biomedical Research Imaging Center symposia and workshops
            • Practicum placement for research training in an on-campus laboratory utilizing biomedical imaging techniques.

For more information or application materials please contact:

Ann Sherman