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Madalina Tivarus, Ph.D.

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 785-5000

Office: (585) 276-7328

Biography

Professional Background

Dr. Tivarus received her BS (1997) and MS (1998) in Physics from the University of Bucharest, Romania. She received her PhD in Biophysics in 2006 from the Ohio State University, where she was trained in MRI and brain imaging. She then joined the Department of Imaging Sciences at University of Rochester as a postdoctoral fellow/instructor in Radiology and was promoted to Research Assistant Professor in 2008. She established the clinical Functional MRI (fMRI) program at the Medical Center, with patient services highly regarded by several departments including Neurology and Neurosurgery. She is in charge of optimization and supervision of clinical MR Spectroscopy protocols (brain), MRI QA/QC testing, ACR (American College of Radiology) accreditation and acceptance testing and provides physics support for the two MRI systems at University Imaging at Science Park and University Imaging Penfield. She also has an appointment with the Rochester Center for Brain Imaging, where she provides assistance to investigators as well as training and supervision of graduate students doing neuroimaging research. Dr. Tivarus gives neuroimaging lectures to Radiology medical residents and co-teaches an MRI class for graduate students enrolled in Cognitive Science, Physics and Neuroscience programs.

Credentials

Faculty Appointments

Education

1998
MS | Romania - University of Bucharest
Physics

1997
BS | Romania - University of Bucharest
Physics

2006
PhD | Ohio State University-Columbus
Biophysics

2004
MS | Ohio State University-Columbus
Biophysics

Awards

2004
Alumni Grants for Graduate Research and Scholarship
Sponsor: The Ohio State University

2004
Fellowship, Summer Workshop in fMRI Informatics
Sponsor: Dartmouth College

2001
Hazel Brown Teaching Award
Sponsor: The Ohio State University

1992 - 2000
Academic merit scholarship
Sponsor: University of Bucharest, Romania

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Publications

Journal Articles

11/2016
Wychowski T, Hussain A, Tivarus ME, Birbeck GL, Berg MJ, Potchen M. "Qualitative analysis of double inversion recovery MRI in drug-resistant epilepsy." Epilepsy research.. 2016 Nov 0; 127:195-199. Epub 2016 Sep 03.

6/2016
Lin F, Heffner KL, Ren P, Tivarus ME, Brasch J, Chen DG, Mapstone M, Porsteinsson AP, Tadin D. "Cognitive and Neural Effects of Vision-Based Speed-of-Processing Training in Older Adults with Amnestic Mild Cognitive Impairment: A Pilot Study." Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.. 2016 Jun 0; 64(6):1293-8.

2016
Teghipco A, Hussain A, Tivarus ME. "Disrupted functional connectivity affects resting state based language lateralization." NeuroImage. Clinical. 2016 12:910-927. Epub 2016 Oct 24.

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