We are extremely pleased to report that the Western Norway Regional Health Authority (Helse Vest) has awarded additional funds to MMIV-related research activities. In the context of the ‘Precision Imaging in Gynecologic Cancer’ centre project, Ingfrid Haldorsen was awarded 4.3 million NOK over three years for her project proposal on ‘Artificial intelligence (AI)-assisted precision imaging in gynecologic cancer‘. In this project, the goals are to employ machine learning algorithms to identify novel imaging biomarkers in the context of molecular biomarkers, and thereby identify novel targets for treatment in gynecologic cancer; and to promote the integration of imaging biomarkers to enable better tailored treatment strategies in gynecologic cancer. Furthermore, Helse Vest will fund a 3 year full-time PhD position for Julie Dybvik, who will be working on research in this context.

In addition, we also congratulate Olga Ousdal with her research funding for a project entitled ‘Effects of ECT on Amygdala and Hyppocampal Subfield Volumes‘, which is associated to the ‘Advanced Neuroimaging’ centre project on electroconvulsive therapy (ECT).

We are looking forward to more exciting research in these areas!