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The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, or OLLI, is hosting Thomas Denney Jr., director of the Auburn University MRI Research Center and professor of electrical and computer engineering, as part of its Wisdom Wednesdays lecture series. Denney will speak on Oct. 25, from 2:30-4 p.m. at the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, 901 S. College St. OLLI members, guests and friends are invited to attend the free event.

Denney’s presentation, “An Overview of Research at the Auburn University MRI Research Center,” will focus on advances in critical technology within the healthcare field. Opened in November 2010, the Auburn University MRI Research Center, or the AUMRIRC, advances critical technology required to solve complicated medical challenges and meets society’s healthcare needs.

The center houses two of the most powerful research and clinical MRI scanners in the world. Denney will give a brief overview of how MRI works, along with an overview of research conducted at the center in the areas of cardiovascular imaging, brain imaging and animal imaging. Also, examples of collaborative research projects with the Department of Psychology, the College of Veterinary Medicine and the University of Alabama Birmingham will be presented.

For more information regarding this event, contact Ileeia Cobb at 844-3105, or visit the website.