Department of radiology and Radiological Science

Joseph A. Helpern, Ph.D.

Professor of Radiology
Vice Chair of Radiology Research
SC Center of Economic Excellence
  Endowed Chair in Brain Imaging

Joseph Helpern, PhD is a Professor of Radiology, Vice- Chair for Radiology Research at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina. He received his B.A. degree in Chemistry from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio followed by his M.A. degree in Chemistry from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.  He then went on to earn his PhD in Medical Physics from Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan with a dissertation entitled "In Vivo Nuclear Magnetic Resonance". 

Dr. Helpern is the North American Editor of NMR in Biomedicine, a member of the Scientific Advisory Board for the Institute for the Study of Aging, the Treasurer of the Executive Committee of the Experimental Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Conference and has served on numerous NIH committees and study sections.  He is a recipient of a Shannon Award from NIH in 1993 and the New York State Office of Mental Health Excellence in Research Award in 2000.  Dr. Helpern was elected a Fellow of the International Society for Magenetic Resonance in Medicine in 2007 and named Wyeth Researcher in 2008 for his lecture entitled, "Physics of the Brain and its Application to the Study of Neurodegeneration".  Dr. Helpern holds several patents in the field of MRI and has authored over 90 papers. 

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Joseph Helpern, PhD

Joseph A. Helpern, PhD

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