BRAINS Symposium

Broadening Representation of Academic Investigators in NeuroScience
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The BRAINS logo, based on the two halves of a brain, one half is orange and the other half is blue with arrows point in all directions to represent diversity BRAINS acronym

About Brains

An introduction to the BRAINS program

Broadening the Representation of Academic Investigators in NeuroScience (BRAINS), a program based at the University of Washington, is designed to accelerate and improve the career advancement of neuroscience postdoctoral scholars and assistant professors from underrepresented groups.

Participants will gain a stronger sense of career self-efficacy through a combination of symposia, peer networks, mentoring relationships, and career consultations over a two-year period. The long-term goal of BRAINS is to increase diversity in academic and scientific leadership in neuroscience-related fields.

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A list of recent happenings related to BRAINS
  • BRAINS Reunion in San Diego
    BRAINS alumns come join us for a reunion at BiCE Restaurant on November 13th from 5:00 - 7:30 pm. Stop by any time.
  • BRAINS will be at SfN San Diego
    Stop by and see us at booth #4007 or at Poster 24.10SA.
  • BRAINS Program Renewed!
    The BRAINS Program has recently been renewed and received support from NINDS to continue the program for another five years!
  • BRAINS team has paper published in CBE-LSE
    The BRAINS team has a paper published in September 2016 issue of CBE LSE. The paper is titled “Learning to Thrive: Building Diverse Scientists’ Access to Community and Resources through the BRAINS Program.” Read more about it at
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