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New Graduate Student and Post Doctoral SACNAS Chapter!

The Graduate Student and Postdoctoral SACNAS Chapter aims to foster a supportive community by providing professional development, mentorship opportunities, community outreach, DEI efforts, personal wellness, and much more!

Upcoming Events:

Microresistance: Identifying and Surviving Microaggressions

This Thursday, October 22, 2020 from 2:00-3:00pm, Dr. Devin Horton will lead a workshop on microaggressions, sponsored by Graduate Diversity and Gradpathways Institute for Professional Development. After participating in the Microresistance Workshop, participants should be able to:

The Chancellor’s Colloquium presents Gary Younge, "Race, Racism, Rebellion in the Midst of a Pandemic"

The Chancellor’s Colloquium Distinguished Speaker Series is an annual series that seeks to challenge the way we see the world. From musicians and academics, to actors, authors and more, this diverse group of intellectuals invited to this series addresses some of society’s most critical issues in thoughtful and unconventional ways. The 2020-21 Speaker Series will kick off with a presentation Tuesday, Aug.

COVID-19, the Brain, and Mental Health: Weighing the Direct and Indirect Effects

Watch the webinar here.

SfN’s next webinar, will be going live next Wednesday, July 29, at 11 a.m. EDT. Moderated by Alycia Mosley Austin, this session will feature panelists Sandeep Robert Datta and David Porteous discussing recent findings on the direct and indirect implications of COVID-19 on the health and function of the brain and nervous system. Time will be available for questions from the audience.

Update on Immigration Visas with Dr. Falcone

Dr. Carmen Falcone is postdoctoral fellow at UC Davis Medical Center. Currently, she studies astrocyte complexity across species in the laboratory of Dr. Veronica Martinez-Cerdeño at the Shriner's Hospital for Children. Recently, she has taken to Twitter to clarify the latest changes in immigration policy that will affect all international scholars, including herself. We invited her to publish her Report on the US Proclamation Suspending the Entry of Immigrants, and answer some interview questions about her own journey as neuroscientist.

Experiences of Black STEM in the Ivory: A Call to Disruptive Action

Put on by the University of Washington, Molecular Engineering and Sciences Institute, this two-day event aims to bring together students, faculty, staff and and leadership from University of Chicago, Georgia Tech, UT Austin, University of Washington and Emory, to "share their unique perspectives on the current barriers facing Black scholars in STEM fields".

Film Screening - Race the Power of Illusion

Diversity and Inclusion Education and Training is providing the following events to the campus community as opportunities to engage in learning and dialogue (limited space available and Zoom registration is required).

Black Lives Matter and Neuroscience: Why This Moment Matters

Watch the webinar here.

Neuroscience is stronger with diverse perspectives. Although in recent years there have been gains in the percentage of underrepresented neuroscience researchers, there is still more work to be done in building diverse, inclusive, and equitable research environments.