Each year the editors of NeuroImage organize an internal competition judged by its editors for name a “NeuroImage Paper of the Year” award winner. This year, the journal – which received more than 3,500 submissions and published more than 1,000 papers this past year, gave its award to the lab of Ian Shih, PhD, associate professor in the UNC Department of Neurology.
The paper, titled “Simultaneous fMRI and fast-scan cyclic voltammetry bridges evoked oxygen and neurotransmitter dynamics across spatiotemporal scales”, won by “quite a large margin,” according to editor-in-chief Stephen Smith.
Elsevier, the publisher of NeuroImage, awarded a $2,500 prize to Lindsay Walton, PhD, who was a postdoctoral fellow in the Shih lab and was the first author on the paper.
Shih, who is the director of the UNC Center for Animal MRI, was the senior author. Other authors were Matthew Verber, Sung-Ho Lee, Tzu-Hao Harry Chao, and Mark Wightman.
You can read the paper here, and follow Walton’s twitter thread explaining the paper here.