Office for Imaging Support in Translational Research

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The Office for Imaging Support in Translational Research, or OISTeR, is a consultative service providing support for Hopkins faculty researchers and other investigators conducting translational and clinical research involving imaging technologies. The goal of OISTeR is to assist investigators in the design and conduct of clinical and translational research to better integrate imaging resources within trials.

About Us

Established in the Department of Radiology in 2008, OISTeR is the Imaging Developing Core of the Johns Hopkins Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR) responsible for providing imaging resources to the other cores of ICTR as well as to the Johns Hopkins research community by developing a structure to facilitate collaborations between all stakeholders in clinical and translational research.

ICTR is funded by the National Institutes of Health as part of a national consortium of Clinical and Translation Science Awards.


For questions or advice concerning clinical and translational imaging research please contact:

Katarzyna Jadwiga Macura, M.D., Ph.D.

  • Assistant Director ICTR Imaging Translational Program

Expertise: Diagnostic Radiology, Image-Guided Interventional Procedures, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Oncologic Imaging, Prostate Cancer

Primary Location: The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Main Entrance), Baltimore, MD

Accelerated Translational Incubator Pilot Program

Any faculty member at Johns Hopkins University interested in starting a translational project is eligible to apply for Accelerated Translational Incubator Pilot Program (ATIP) funding; junior faculty are particularly encouraged and will receive extra consideration. The continuance and renewal of funding is dependent upon the achievement of specific, timeline-related milestones.

Investigators can be awarded between $30,000 and $100,000 each.