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U. institute receives $2.3 million award

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The University of Utah's Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute has received a three-year, $2.3 million award from the National Institutes of Health to create a Program of Excellence in Computational Bioimaging and Visualization.

Faculty from the Department of Bioengineering, the School of Computing, Cardiovascular Research and Training Institute and the Department of Radiology in the medical school will collaborate with the institute on the project.

The main focus of the program will be to create computational techniques and tools to collect and combine data from different sources, extract information and present it in a manner that's useful to biomedical scientists, according to Christopher R. Johnson, professor of computer science and SCI director.

The interdisciplinary research team hopes to develop technical core areas to support ongoing cardiology and neurosurgery research projects.