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

BRAINS Program Team

Bios of core BRAINS Program team members)

Program team members include the following:

  • photo of Dr. Sheri Mizumori, Director and Principal Investigator of BRAINS

    Dr. Sheri Mizumori is Chair and Professor of Psychology at the University of Washington and serves as the BRAINS Director and Principal Investigator. As BRAINS Program Director, Dr. Mizumori advises the Project Coordinator and serve on the Program's Internal Advisory Board. She also serves as liaison with the UW Neurosciences Institute and the UW Psychology Department Diversity Sciences research group, as well as the Society for Neuroscience, and the Association for Psychological Science.

  • photo of Dr. Joyce Yen, Co-Principal Investigator of BRAINS

    Dr. Joyce Yen is the Director for the UW ADVANCE Center for Institutional Change, and serves as a BRAINS Co-Principal Investigator and Co-Director. Dr. Yen has been PI or co-investigator on twelve successful proposals that have brought over $6.5 million in funding to advance women faculty in science, engineering, and mathematics; to address faculty professional development more generally; and to diversify engineering and create a more inclusive climate in engineering. As BRAINS Program Coordinator, Dr. Yen drives the integration of the different project components for maximum synergism and guides and shapes the overall project efforts.

  • Photo of Dr. Claire Horner-Devine

    Dr. Claire Horner-Devine is the Director of Diversity and Leadership Development in the College of the Environment at the University of Washington and serves as a BRAINS co-principal investigator and Co-Director. A significant focus of her work is at the national scale with professional development programs for early career scientists from underrepresented groups in STEM. She also launched the Broader Impacts Leadership Development Program at UW to connect scientific researchers with broader impacts programs, including formal and informal education, outreach and broadening participation in E-STEM. As BRAINS co-Director, Dr. Horner-Devine has primary responsibility for the BRAINS Affiliates Program and the CCI Program and works with the BRAINS Program Team to develop and facilitate BRAINS programming and evaluation.

  • photo of Dr. Rick Baugh, Independent Consultant for the Invent Your Career portion of BRAINS

    Dr. C. R. (Rick) Baugh has been an independent consultant for high-technology organizations since 1991. He developed the Continuous Career Invention (previously “Invent Your Career”) process that helps early career individuals invent careers that uniquely fit their interests and talents while also meeting genuine needs in society. Prior to focusing on helping people develop their careers, Dr. Baugh spent nearly 40 years developing new technology and products within the telecommunications industry. He was part of a team that helped launch five telecommunications startup companies. Dr. Baugh leads the BRAINS Continuous Career Invention Program, meeting with participants and helping them customize each of their own innovation and incubation team meetings, scheduling and facilitating the team meetings, and providing follow up to the participants.

Last updated December 5, 2016

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