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U-M Neuroscience Conference Held June 28-29
The 4th Annual University of Michigan Neuroscience Conference brings together faculty, staff, postdocs, and students to experience scientific presentations, poster sessions, and networking opportunities with university neuroscientists.
The conference began Wednesday evening, June 28th at 5:00 p.m. with a scientific poster session. New this year was an art show, which highlighted the creative talents of our graduate students.
Wednesday’s keynote speaker was Ravi Allada, M.D.(link is external), Edward C. Stuntz Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Neurobiology at Northwestern University. Dr. Allada received both his B.A. and M.D. from the University of Michigan, so he was speaking to a “hometown” audience.
"Dr. Allada was an easy choice to be our keynote speaker this year," said conference committee leader Christian Burgess, Ph.D. "He has deep ties to Michigan, and our community will benefit from hearing his vision for the future of neuroscience."
After dinner and the keynote address, attendees enjoyed a reception featuring music, dancing, a photo booth, and a special performance by the Neuroscience Graduate Program (NGP) Band PIDGEN.
Day two was packed with fantastic speakers, including new U-M Professor and MNI Affiliate Dr. Catherine Kaczorowski (Neurology) and Dr. Anthony Rosenzweig(link is external), Inaugural Director of the U-M Institute for Heart and Brain Health. There were multiple data blitzes (brief talks discussing the presenter's research), including two featuring MNI Postdocs, giving our trainees a chance to share their research with the larger U-M neuroscience community. A nice feature was the photo station, where students and faculty could get a professional headshot taken by a U-M photographer!
Rounding out the conference was one last chance to network and socialize with fellow U-M neuroscientists and fostering the new connections you’ve made at the event. - Traci Fischer
Angeline Dukes also gave a "Growing Up in Science" talk for NGP students on March 10th!
The National Diversity in STEM conference, hosted each year by SACNAS is one of the premier events focused on supporting the development of minorities student groups. The conference took place in Puerto Rico (October 27 - 29). NGP had a tremendous showing with 10 students and 4 faculty, engaged in professional development, recruiting, networking, and in enjoying the beauty of the island.