Program Seeks to Increase the Diversity of Neuroscience Faculty

Funded by a $1.3 million grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, Sheri Mizumori, professor and chair of the psychology department at the University of Washington, has established a new career-development program aimed at helping minority students in graduate neuroscience programs, or scholars holding postdoctoral research posts in the field, transition to college or university faculty.

The Broadening the Representation of Academic Investigations in Neuroscience (BRAINS) program will feature a three-day seminar this coming January on Bainbridge Island in Washington. About 25 applicants will be selected to take part in the symposium where neuroscientists further along in their careers will relate their experiences and tips for success. Participants in the program will be able to access peer-mentoring and career counseling programs.

For more information or to apply to the program visit the BRAINS website.

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