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Thomas E. Nichols

Curriculum Vitae (Highlights)

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Current Employment

  • Director, Modelling & Genetics, Clinical Imaging Centre, GlaxoSmithKline, 2006 - present
  • Senior Research Fellow, Department of Clinical Neurology, FMRIB Centre, The John Radcliffe Hospital, University of Oxford, 2006 - present

Employment History

  • Associate Professor, Department of Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University of Michigan, 2006
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University of Michigan, 2000 – 2006
  • Consultant Advisor on statistical and methodological problems in Positron Emission Tomography (PET) and Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI), 1996 –
  • Applications Programmer and Statistician University of Pittsburgh Medical Center PET Facility. Developed software and methods to analyze PET data. Advised investigators on design and analysis of PET studies, 1992 – 1996


  • Ph.D. in Statistics, Carnegie Mellon University, 2001.
    Thesis title: Spatiotemporal Modeling of Positron Emission Tomography
    Thesis advisor: William F. Eddy
  • Certificate of Completion, Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition Graduate Training Program, Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition, Pittsburgh, 1999
  • M.S. in Statistics, Carnegie Mellon University, 1997
  • B.S. in Mathematics and Statistics, Carnegie Mellon University, 1992


“Nonparametric Inference for Neuroimaging Data”, NIH 1 R01 MH069326, 50% effort,
P.I. Thomas Nichols, $175,000.
“PET Study of Biochemistry and Metabolism of the CNS”, NIH P01 NS 15655, 06/01/01
– 07/31/06. 20% effort, P.I. Kirk Frey, $21,492 (subaccount). “Elimination of Head effort, P.I. Noll $10,951 (subaccount).
“Advancing PET Science for New Measures of Brain Function”, Department of Energy
DE-FG01-87ER60561, 01/01/03 – 12/31/05, 10% effort, P.I. Michael Kilburn, $10,103
“Neurochemical Mediation of Placebo Responses in Humans”, NIH 1 R01 AT001414,
12/01/03 – 11/30/08, 5% effort, P.I. Zubieta, $4,199 (subaccount).
“Neurochemical Endophenotype Responses to Pain Stress”, NIH 1 R01 DA016423,
09/01/04 – 06/30/08, 5% effort, P.I. Zubieta, $4,413 (subaccount).
“Mu-Opioid Mediated Stress Regulation in BPD”, NIH 1 R21 MH069612, 07/12/04 –
06/30/07, 2% effort, P.I. Zubieta, $125,000.
“Neurocognitive Risk for Alcoholism into Adulthood”, NIH 1 R01 AA012217, 06/01/05
– 06/30/10, 10% effort, P.I. Zucker, $6,473 (subaccount)
“Fast, Quantitative, Perfusion-Based functional-MRI”, NIH 1 RO1 EB004346, 07/01/05
– 06/30/08, 7% effort, P.I. Hernandez, $20,002 (subaccount)
“Alzheimers Disease Neuroimaging Initiative”, NIH, 09/01/05 – 08/31/06, 0% effort,
$37,096, P.I. Weiner/Koeppe.
“Training in Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging”, NIH, 07/01/05 – 06/30/10, 33%
of August, P.I. Jonides, $133,517.

Grants (Previous)
“Imagery, Visual Memory & Aging: A Neuroimaging Approach”, NIH R01 AG06265,
09/01/02 – 01/31/04, 7% effort, P.I. Denise Park.
“Automatic 3D registration for Enhanced Cancer Management Statistics Core”, NIH/NCI
P01 CA87634, 07/15/02 – 06/30/07, 5% effort, P.I. Chuck Meyer.

Professional Activities

American Statistical Association (ASA)
President, Ann Arbor Chapter, 2005 –
Organizer, Mixed Models, Longitudinal and Incomplete Data Short Course, Molenberghs & Verbeke speakers, sponsored by Ann
Arbor Chapter&UMCSCAR. 90 registrants. Ann Arbor, MI, March 2005
Vice-President, Ann Arbor Chapter of ASA, 2002 – 2005
Student of the Year, Pittsburgh Chapter of the ASA, 2000
Member, 1999 –
Functional Biomedical Informatics Research Network (FBIRN)
Member, Statistics External Advisory Committee.
Functional Imaging Laboratory, University College London
Co-organizer, USA SPM Short Course, with Kent Kiehl, Yale University. 3 days, 76 attendees & 11 faculty. Yale University, April 2005
International Biometrics Society (ENAR)
Member, 2001-
International Society for Blood Flow & Metabolism
Abstract Reviewer, for 22nd Annual Meeting, 2004
International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM)
Abstract Reviewer, for 14th Annual Meeting, 2006
Abstract Reviewer, for 13th Annual Meeting, 2005
Speaker, Neuroimaging Educational Course, 11th Scientific Meeting, 2003 Coorganizer,
fMRI Data Analysis Morning Categorical Course, with Stephen Smith, Oxford University. 10th Scientific Meeting, 2002
Member, 2001 –
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Co-organizer, Statistical Modeling and Inference of fMRI Data tutorial, with KeithWorsley, McGill University. IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging, 2004
Attendee, IEEE EMBS International Summer School on Biomedical Imaging. 1998
Institute for Mathematical Statistics (IMS)
Member, 1999 –
Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics, University of California Los Angeles
Co-organizer, Graduate Summer School Mathematics in Brain Imaging, with Paul Thompson, Michael Miller (JHU), Russell Poldrack and Stanely Osher. 2 weeks, 210 attendees, 55 speakers. July 2004
Organization for Human Brain Mapping (OHBM)
Chair, Education Committee, 2005-
Advisory Board, Pittsburgh Brain Activity Interpretation Compentition: Inferring Experience Based Cognition from fMRI. 12th Annual Meeting, 2006
Abstract Reviewer, 12th Annual Meeting, 2006
Panelist, HBM Functional Imaging Analysis Contest, 11th Annual Meeting, 2005
Co-organizer, Intersubject Heterogeneity in fMRI RFX Analyses Morning Workshop, with Stephen Smith, Oxford University. 11th Annual Meeting, 2005
(Note: OHBM Morning Workshops are awarded based on competitive review.)
Speaker, fMRI Course. 11th Annual Meeting, 2005.
Abstract Reviewer, 11th Annual Meeting, 2005
Co-organizer, Mixed Effects Models Morning Workshop, with Stephen Smith, Oxford University. 10th Annual Meeting, 2004
Speaker, fMRI Course. 10th Annual Meeting, 2004.
Co-organizer, Inference in Neuroimaging: Thresholding Statistic Images Morning Workshop, with Stephen Smith, Oxford University. 9th Annual Meeting, 2003
Speaker, fMRI Course. 9th Annual Meeting, 2003.
Co-organizer, Spatiotemporal Modeling in Functional Neuroimaging Morning Workshop, with Stephen Smith, Oxford University. 8th Annual Meeting, 2002
Speaker, fMRI Course. 8th Annual Meeting, 2002.
Member, 1998 –
Sigma Xi
Member, 1999 –

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