Vanderbilt University
Institute of Imaging Science

Tracy Wilson, M.S.

Program Manager

Contact Information
(615) 322-7396


VUIIS has an excellent learning environment with diverse interests and people. I enjoy being part of it.


At VUIIS I manage the Bi-Annual Frontiers of Biomedical Imaging Science Conference, VUIIS website, social media sites, and am responsible for the VUIIS weekly newsletter. I organize details of VUIIS training grants and actively track details of all incoming and outgoing trainees of VUIIS. In addition, I manage many of the IRB protocols within the institute.


Wilson T, Ally B, Hussey E, Rane S, Thornton-Wells T, Meda S, Gore J, Donahue M. (2012) Arterial spin labeling reproducibility and potential for predicting hemodynamic alterations in older adults at risk for Alzheimer's disease, ISMRM, Electronic Poster.

Porchak T, Thornton-Wells T, Ally B, Hussey E, Smith S, Cobb J, Dula A, Rane S, Welch B, Anderson A, Gore J, Donahue M. (2011) Novel High-field MRI Applied to the Early Detection of Alzheimer's Disease-Related Pathology, AAIC 2011, Poster Abstract.

Simmons SF, Cleeton P & Porchak T.  (2009). "Resident complaints about the nursing home food service: relationship to cognitive status".  The Journals of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, 64(3):324-7.

Bertrand B, Porchak T, Moore T, Hurd D, Shier V, Sweetland R, Simmons SF. The nursing home Dining Assistant program: A demonstration project. Journal of Gerontological Nursing (in review).