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$1.5M funding furthers nuclear imaging research

Regina, SK – The University of Regina has received $1.475 million in funding from the Sylvia Fedoruk Canadian Centre for Nuclear Innovation. The funding will go toward the Fedoruk Chair in Nuclear Imaging Technologies and equipment.


Dr. Aram Teymurazyan is the newly named Fedoruk Chair. His extensive background includes obtaining his Bachelor of Science Degree in Armenia and his master’s and PhD in Physics and Astronomy at the University of Kentucky. He later did research at the University of Massachusetts working at the Triangle University Nuclear Laboratory at Duke University in North Carolina.


From 2010-13, Dr. Teymurazyan held a postdoctoral fellowship in the department of medical biophysics at the University of Toronto where he applied his detector development and optimization expertise to explore advanced detector concepts for x-ray imaging.


“This funding will advance the University of Regina’s research in nuclear imaging, but more importantly, it will benefit Saskatchewan’s health care system and the people of our province,” said President and Vice-Chancellor Dr. Vianne Timmons. “I would like to thank the Fedoruk Centre for recognizing the expertise of our faculty members, and for providing the opportunity for us to work even more closely with the University of Saskatchewan in an area of applied research that will have such a positive impact on our communities.”


The Fedoruk Centre is situated on the University of Saskatchewan campus and is funded by Innovation Saskatchewan with a mandate to serve the entire province while placing Saskatchewan among national and global leaders in nuclear research, development and training through investment in partnerships with academia and industry for maximum societal and economic benefit.