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 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
  • BRAINS Cross-Cohort Symposium
    The first BRAINS Cross-Cohort Symposium was held in Seattle on June 16–18, 2016.
  • 2015 SfN BRAINS PDW
    BRAINS facilitated a professional development workshop entitled “Creating Community and Connections in Support of Diverse Neuroscientists” at the Society for Neuroscience Meeting on October 18, 2015. View the video (must be an SfN member).
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