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Center for Research Imaging Organizational Chart

Above is a flow chart of the organizational structure proposed for CIR.

  1. Dean of the School of Medicine – The primary affiliation for LLU CIR will be with the LLU School of Medicine. The Associate Dean for Basic Science Research and the Chairman of the Department of Radiology will both report to the Dean of the School of Medicine. The Dean has appointed a CIR Oversight Committee to which the director of the center reports.
  2. Associate Dean for Basic Science Research – The associate Dean will advise and assist the Director of CIR in all aspects that relate to basic science research and education.
  3. Chairman, Department of Radiology    - The Chairman of the Department of Radiology will advise and assist the Director of CIR in all aspects that relate to clinical research and development, as well as, translational research developments between basic science and clinical applications.
  4. Director of CIR – The director is responsible for the planning, organization, staffing, direction, and evaluation of the center’s programs. The director will report directly to the associate Dean for Basic Science Research on issues related to basic science research and issues related to the core facility equipment, space and budget. The director will report directly to the Chairman of the Department of Radiology on issues related to clinical and translational research and imaging. 

Staffing

  1. Director of the Radiochemistry Lab – The director of the radiochemistry lab will be a radiochemist who will be responsible for the upkeep, maintenance and routine quality testing of all equipment and supplies housed in the radiochemistry lab, will produce radiotracers to be used for molecular imaging or targeted molecular therapy agents for researchers involved in clinical trials and funded research, will advise and provide expertise to researchers on experimental design of projects using molecular imaging and therapy agents for grant applications, and will provide education to researchers, graduate students and residents, as appropriate, on molecular imaging and molecularly targeted therapy agents.
  2. Director of the Imaging Center – The director of the imaging center will be responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of scanners housed by the center to ensure they are in working order, will advise and provide expertise to researchers on imaging techniques and/or study design for grant applications, will provide education to researchers, graduate students and residents, as appropriate, on imaging science, MR safety and radiation safety and will be responsible for scheduling of imaging time on scanners.
  3. Technician/s – An imaging technician will be hired to perform imaging for researchers buying time on the preclinical imaging systems if requested and will perform routine maintenance duties such as cryogen fills and software updates to ensure that the Imaging equipment is in working order. The technician may also be employed to train researchers to perform their own imaging.  A laboratory technician knowledgeable in handling radioactive materials will be hired to assist radiochemists working in the lab in developing and testing protocols to be used for the PET studies and labeling/purification of the radiotracers. The technician will also ensure that all necessary supplies are ordered and on-site for scheduled experiments.
  4. Office Manager – An Office Manager will be hired to oversee the budget for the center, review and report expenditures, monitor reporting deadlines and prepare yearly budgets.