Molecular Imaging Techniques Mini-Fellowship Program

Mission and Purpose

This Mini-Fellowship program is initiated to make a significant contribution to a positive change towards Justice, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion through actively engaging Underrepresented Students to participate in the School of Medicine educational programs. The purpose of the program is to provide a practical introduction to basic science research early in the educational path and create new career opportunities for the underrepresented minority students.

Eligibility and Participation

The program is open to any students who are interested in learning basic introduction to cancer imaging and seeking to pursue in biomedical research related career goals. Students in high school, undergraduate or graduate education or students taking a gap after a high school or undergraduate degree are welcome to participate in the program. 

Program Structure and Benefits

This Mini Fellowship program is designed to include three independent modules described below that each lasts for 4-5 weeks. This was done to allow flexibility to the program. With this structure fellows will be able choose specific topics of interest to attend. The program will also allow open enrollment between each modules to provide wide participation opportunity.

    • Module 1: Introduction to basic molecular imaging and imaging technologies.
    • Module 2: Steps and process of molecular imaging with specific focus on optical imaging.
    • Module 3:  Highlights of computation tools for molecular imaging and AI/Deep learning applications.
Fellows registered to each module will meet weekly two hours and learn virtually as a group with faculty mentors to discuss biomedical imaging related projects and learn together through sharing experiences. Any fellow attending the program will benefit in various. Fellows will have the opportunity to learn new topics in molecular imaging research with a particular emphasis on the development of practical, rigorous research skills and the advancement of research in the field of biomedical research. The program will also open new networking and collaboration opportunities.   

Key Dates

Registration: Open Now for All Modulles

Registration Closes:
        For Module 1, July 8, 2021
        For Module 2, July 22, 2021
        For Module 3, August 20, 2021

Mini-Fellowship Starts: July 1, 2021

Weekly Zoom meeting: Every Thursday 10 - 11:30 am



Contact and Questions

The program is directed by Frezghi Habte and Arutselvan Natarajan from Canary Center at Stanford and Molecular Imaging Program at Stanford, Radiology, and School of Medicine. For any additional information regarding the program contact the program directly by email to

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