Dr. James Edwin Bowsher, associate professor and director of graduate studies in the medical physics graduate program at Duke Kunshan University (DKU), has been selected for Jiangsu Province’s 100-Talent Plan, announced by the Jiangsu Foreign Expert Bureau recently. Launched in 2013, the 100-Talent Plan is a provincial initiative to attract 100 internationally recognized foreign experts to Jiangsu Province, which provides funding to these experts in carrying out their cutting-edge research and development projects. Dr. Bowsher is among the 30 experts who are listed in the Plan this year.
Dr. Bowsher’s research with the 100-Talent Plan will combine molecular and anatomical medical imaging methods to address medical and social problems presented by aging and dementia. His research is designed to help to promote health and well-being in Jiangsu Province and throughout China.
As an associate professor and director of graduate studies in the medical physics graduate program at DKU, Dr. Bowsher’s research interests include functional and molecular imaging, particularly positron emission tomography and single-photon emission computed tomography; imaging onboard radiation therapy machines; robotics and imaging; region-of-interest methods for high-resolution, high-sensitivity imaging; methods for integrating multiple imaging modalities into the generation of medical images; and quality assurance methods for imaging and radiation therapy systems.