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
  • Announcing the BRAINS Cross-Cohort Symposium
    Call for RSVPs for the first BRAINS Cross-Cohort Symposium to be held outside of Seattle June 16-18, 2016.
  • 2015 SfN BRAINS PDW
    BRAINS will be leading an SfN professional development workshop on Sunday, Oct. 18, Come check out our Creating Community and Connections in Support of Diverse Neuroscientists workshop.
  • Health Research Aliance Members’ Meeting
    The BRAINS team is invited to present best practices and impacts of the program in a session on Diversifying the Biomedical Research Workforce, at the Health Research Aliance Members’ Meeting on March 18, 2015.
  • 2015 SfN Meeting
    BRAINS will host an exhibit booth at the 2015 Society for Neuroscience annual meeting. We look forward to talking with you there!
  • 2013 & 2014 Reunion
    A reunion for 2013 and 2014 BRAINS Symposium participants, panelists, and board members will take place on November 16th at Poste Moderne Brasserie in Washington, DC. We hope to see you there!
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