June 2019

Lee Baugh gave a talk on the exciting transdisciplinary research conducted by The Governor's Research Center for Genetics and Behavioral Health. The Human Functional Imaging Core is glad to support this important research.

Members of the Human Functional Imaging Core gave a lab tour to area high school students as part of the 2019 Addiction and Mental Health Careers Fair. Thank you to all of our volunteers who helped make this event a success.

May 2019

Lee Baugh and Kelene Fercho presented their EEG research examining mental workload and errors in motor planning at the Neural Control of Movement conference in Toyama Japan.

April 2019

The Human Functional Imaging Core was glad to demonstrate neurostimulation and neuroimaging techniques to our alumni at the USD Founders Day event. Thank you to all of our participants for making this such a great event!

Congratulations to Sam Critzer and Conrad Mohr-Eymer on their great presentations at this year’s IdeaFest conference!

March 2019

Kelene Fercho received a travel award to present her EEG research at the Neural Control of Movement Conference in Toyama Japan. Congratulations Kelene!

February 2019

Lee Baugh and Kelene Fercho were awarded a grant through the Great Plains IDeA-CTR to support their research examining fatigue in a post-stroke population. Congratulations Lee and Kelene!

January 2019

Lee Baugh was appointed the Donald S. MacKay Distinguished Professor of Research. This professorship was established by Ms. Mercedes MacKay, who was the librarian for the state of South Dakota from 1939 to 1973 and credited with increasing literacy in the state. She graduated from USD in 1925 with a bachelor 's degree and received a master 's degree in business administration and English in 1929. Ms. MacKay's bequest reflects her interest in improving health through research. Her brother, Donald S. MacKay, died in 1922 at the age of 17, possibly as a result of appendicitis.

December 2018

The Human Functional Imaging Core was glad to provide a workshop on transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) to a group of neuroscience undergraduate students from Augustana University. Thank you for coming to visit us!

November 2018

The Human Functional Imaging Core was featured by South Dakota Public Radio, discussing their contributions to the Center for Genetics and Behavioral Health.

Kelene Fercho, Lee Baugh, Raluca Simons and Jeff Simons presented posters on their fMRI and EEG research at the Society for Neuroscience Conference in San Diego, California.

October 2018

Kelene Fercho and Lee Baugh gave presentations on recent neuroimaging research conducted by the Human Functional Imaging Core at the Midwest Regional Neuroscience Conference, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota. This was a fantastic opportunity to showcase our cutting edge neuroimaging research to our colleagues and students in the Midwest region.

The Human Functional Imaging Core volunteered at the Spooky Science event at the Washington Pavilion in Sioux Falls. We were glad to support this event and demonstrate neuroimaging technology to more than 1000 people this year.

September 2018

The Human Functional Imaging Core had another great publication for a study that examined ocular behavior during skill acquisition using a novel tool use motor learning task. Congratulations to Taylor Bosch, Tim Hanna, Kelene Fercho and Lee Baugh for their recent publication in Scientific Reports.

August 2018

The Human Functional Imaging Core had an excellent turnout this year at the 2018 CBBRe Annual Neurobehavioral Research Symposium. Congratulations to USD investigators Taylor Bosch, Tim Hannah, Lee Baugh, Kelene Fercho, Conrad Mohr-Eymer, and Kory Zimney for their excellent presentations.   Taylor Bosch was awarded first place in the graduate student division of the poster competition for his research into sensorimotor control of object manipulation.  Great job Taylor!

Kelene Fercho received a travel award to attend the OSA Fall Vision Meeting’s electroencephalography workshop entitled "EEG Frequency-tagging in Systems and Cognitive Neuroscience: Conceptual & Technical advances" in Reno, NV. This award covers travel costs and registration for this exciting event.

July 2018

Kelene Fercho, Taylor Bosch, Tim Hanna and Lee Baugh presented their research examining the relationship between brain activity and motor learning at the International Society of Electrophysiology and Kinesiology in Dublin, Ireland. Congratulations to these investigators on their successful presentation.  

Members of the Human Functional Imaging Core gave a lab tour to area high school students as part of the 2018 Addiction and Mental Health Careers Fair. Thank you to all of our volunteers who helped make this event a success.

The Human Functional Imaging Core was glad to participate in the Center for Brain and Behavior Research Memory Forum. Thank you to our volunteers who helped with this important community outreach event. 

June 2018

Lindsey Jorgensen and Lee Baugh discussed their research into post-traumatic stress disorder in a two-part series on the USD podcast Credit Hour. The Human Functional Imaging Core is glad to support their research on this important topic.

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The Human Functional Imaging Core participated in the annual It’s All About Science Festival at Sanford Research. USD researchers provided hands-on activities to demonstrate the function and structure of the brain to hundreds of area youth.

May 2018

Congratulations to Taylor Bosch and Austin Rallis, who completed neuroimaging projects with the Human Functional Imaging Core during their graduate school careers.

April 2018

Congratulations to Billings Senior High School student Gia Lynch on her excellent presentation on her EEG research at Montana State University Billings & Billings Clinic Science Expo. The Human Functional Imaging Core was glad to support this important translational motor control research.

Kelene Fercho attended the National Center of Neuromodulation for Rehabilitation Level 2 Workshop at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina and trained with TMS and tDCS for clinical and basic research.

March 2018

Congratulations to our collaborators at the Pittsburgh, Sioux Falls and Portland VA Healthcare Systems for recent presentations at the American Auditory Society Annual Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona. The Human Functional Imaging Core is glad to support this important work.

January 2018

The Human Functional Imaging Core had another great fMRI publication for a study that examined how the brain processes virtual tool use. Congratulations to Austin Rallis, Kelene Fercho, Taylor Bosch and Lee Baugh on their recent paper in Neuropsychologia.

November 2017

Congratulations to XT Wang, Lee Baugh, Ryan Reed and Kelene Fercho on their latest fMRI paper in Appetite.

Lee Baugh and Kelene Fercho visited the Black Hills Stroke Support group to talk about post-stroke fatigue.

Kami Pearson, Lee Baugh, Gina Forster, Jamie Scholl, Kelene Fercho, Kathleen Brown-Rice, Seth Olson and Amy Schweinle presented posters on their fMRI research at the Society for Neuroscience Conference in Washington, D.C.

October 2017

Congratulations to Gina Forster, Jamie Scholl, Kelene Fercho, Lee Baugh, Kami Pearson, Kathleen Brown-Rice, Seth Olson, and Amy Schweinle on their recent fMRI publication.

Lee Baugh and Kelene Fercho recently attended the New Mexico Clinical Neurostimulation Conference at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque and presented a poster on their translational stroke research.

Kelene Fercho attended the National Center of Neuromodulation for Rehabilitation Level 1 Workshop at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina and trained with TMS and tDCS for clinical and basic research.

Members of the Human Functional Imaging Core attended the Great Plains IDeA-CTR Annual Scientific Meeting at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska.

September 2017

Congratulations to Lee Baugh and Gina Forster on their recent National Science Foundation Major Research Instrumentation grant to support the purchase of transcranial magnetic stimulation for the Human Functional Imaging Core.

August 2017

Congratulations to Lee Baugh and Kelene Fercho for receiving travel awards to attend the National Institutes of Health-sponsored Clinical Neurostimulation Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico in October.

The Human Functional Imaging Core had an excellent turnout this year at the 2017 CBBRe Annual Neurobehavioral Research Symposium. Congratulations to USD investigators Chesney Arend, Taylor Bosch, Kami Pearson, X.T. Wang, Tim Hannah, Lee Baugh, Kelene Fercho, Jamie Scholl, Gina Forster, Elizabeth Hanson, Eric Burnison, Austin Rallis, Amy Schweinle and Seth Olson for their excellent presentations at the poster session. USD faculty members Lee Baugh, Gina Forster and Kathleen-Brown Rice presented on results from their recent EEG and fMRI projects. Kelene Fercho was awarded first place in the research staff/postdoctoral fellow/graduate student division of the poster competition for her work on brain-computer interfaces.

July 2017

Congratulations to Kelene Fercho on her selection to participate in the second National Institutes of Health-sponsored Summer School in Adaptive Neurotechnologies at the Wadsworth Center in Albany, New York. The course took place over three weeks in July.

June 2017

Congratulations to Gina Forster on her five-year grant for $3.4 million to study genetic and environmental influences in post-traumatic stress disorder. The Human Functional Imaging Core is glad to support Dr. Forster with her fMRI research.

Several USD students, faculty and staff presented on their fMRI and EEG research projects at the 2017 Central Region IDeA Meeting and the 2017 Eastern South Dakota Research Symposium. Congratulations to Gina Forster, Lee Baugh, Kelene Fercho, Taylor Bosch, Erik Burnison, Amanda Johnson, Kathleen Brown-Rice, Tim Hanna, Elizabeth Hanson, Sara Niederbaumer, Bikash KC, Cami Brenner and Kami Pearson on their excellent presentations.

May 2017

Congratulations to Kory Zimney for being recognized as giving one of the top five presentations at the Pain Science in Motion Colloquium in Stockholm, Sweden.

Kelene Fercho, Taylor Bosch, Sara Niederbaumer, Cami Brenner and Lee Baugh recently presented on an EEG study at the Neural Control of Movement Conference in Dublin, Ireland.

April 2017

Amanda Johnson, Kelene Fercho, Lee Baugh and Kathleen Brown-Rice recently presented on an fMRI study at the Collaborative Research Center for American Indian Health Fifth Annual Summit Conference in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

March 2017

Kory Zimney, Lee Baugh and Kelene Fercho recently presented on an fMRI study at the second Pain Science in Motion Colloquium in Stockholm, Sweden.

Lee Baugh, director of the Human Functional Imaging Core, gave a lecture on the neuroscience behind synesthesia and other sensory experiences at the Sound, Color, Shape Interdisciplinary Symposium at USD.

The Human Functional Imaging Core recently presented on EEG and brain-computer interface research to high school students for Scrubs Camp, and to the Communication Sciences & Disorders and Human Factors Psychology graduate programs.

January 2017

Congratulations to Raluca Simons, Jeffrey Simons, Dawne Olson, Lee Baugh and Gina Forster on their recent fMRI publication.

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