University of Hawaii Neuroscience and MRI Research Program

Using MRI Techniques to Study the Brain & Brain Diseases

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  “Studying these genes in young children may ultimately give us early indications of who may be at risk for dementia in the future and possibly even help us develop ways to prevent the disease from occurring or to delay the start of the disease,” -This and more from interviews with Dr. Chang - Please follow the links below to read up and listen in on important findings about this research. 


UH MED NOW:  Article -  "Research led by Dr. Linda Chang: Alzheimer’s gene may show effects on brain starting in childhood": Date: July 13th, 2016 in Breakthoughs, Faculty, JABSOM News, Research

    - UH MED NOW on VIMEO: "Neurology Article Dr. Linda Chang": 7.13.16 Embargo to 4 p.m. EST.

KHON TV"Study indicates effects of Alzheimer’s gene may appear during childhood" Published: July 13, 2016, 3:00 pm Updated: July 14, 2016, 1:02 pm  

USA News: HealthCare: Alzheimer's Gene May Show Effects in Childhood: Published July 13, 2016, at 4:00 p.m.


The New ABCD Study

  University of Hawaii was selected to be one of 11 research hubs (19 sites) for the largest longitudinal study of cognitive and brain development in children - This grant is awarded to the NMRRP with collaboration from the UH Cancer Center for a 10-year study to assess the dynamic changes associated with brain and cognitive development from childhood to late adolescence. 

To read more about the the national study as a whole, please visit the official website:

or of our involvement- visit our Neurodevelopment page:


Tracking Brain Function

UH Patent Awards Honors Dr. Ernst - ... in recognition for his groundbreaking research and development, at the September "All Stars of Invention" event held by the National Academy of Inventors, University of Hawai'i Chapter -

Write up to this breakthrough discovery and revolutionary technology can be found here: 



Tracking Brain Function

New Insights and Innovations in Mapping the Brain - ... are on the table with Dr. Chang as guest on June 16th's telecast edition of "Think Tech" with host Jay Fidell. Follow the link and listen to this mind-stirring discussion about the 2015 OHBM (Organization for Human Brain Mapping ) Conference in Hawaii and future advances in neuroimaging:

For more information about ongoing Neuroscience and MRI Research in our lab please contact any of our Investigators or our lab administrator at nmr -AT- hawaii -DOT- edu.

3 Tesla MRI ScannerResearchers at the University of Hawaii Neuroscience and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Research Program, Linda Chang, M.D., Thomas Ernst, Ph.D., Victor Andy Stenger, Ph.D., and other investigators utilize a 3-Tesla MRI scanner for a variety of brain development and disorder studies. Our lab is located at the Queen’s Medical Center, where we conduct NIH-funded research in some of the following topics:

Tracking Brain FunctionWe are always looking for volunteers willing to participate in various studies. If you are interested, please visit our Volunteer Contact page for more information. You will be paid for your participation and all information gathered will be kept confidential.

For more information about ongoing Neuroscience and MRI Research in our lab please contact any of our Investigators or our lab administrator at nmr -AT- hawaii -DOT- edu.

We would like to thank our funding sources. Please visit our Grants page to see information about our active studies and research grants. Also go to our Links page for more information about our funding sources.

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