Bijoy Kundu, Ph D, is an Associate Professor of Radiology & Medical Imaging and Biomedical Engineering whose research has focused on developing and optimizing novel quantitative PET imaging techniques in small animal hearts in vivo. Kundu has a track record of securing NIH grant funding, developing novel molecular and metabolic imaging techniques, and performing high-impact research using PET in rodents that are translating to human applications.
Kathryn Laughon, Ph D, RN, FAAN, is and Associate Professor of Nursing and Director of the Ph D Program. Laughon's work focuses on issues related to intimate partner violence and its impact on women and children. Laughon conducts evidence collection and provides care to victims of sexual assault, teaches in the Department of Family, Community & Mental Health Systems, and is .
He completed a clinical research fellowship at NIH and a master of clinical sciences through a K award from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
His expertise and research interests are in the synthesis of PET radiopharmaceuticals and their evaluation in preclinical models, as well as traumatic brain injury (TBI) in both cortical-impact rodent models and clinical studies of mild TBI.
Matthew Panzer, Ph D, is an Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Virginia, and a Principal Investigator at the Center for Applied Biomechanics.
At UVA, he helped found the Brain Injury and Sports Concussion Clinic and has worked at the state and local level in implementing the Commonwealth’s return to learn and play laws.
He is a recognized national leader in the care of concussion having presented at the NIH-sponsored 2016 Pediatric Concussion Workshop and has co-authored multiple articles on concussion.