2013 News Archive

Dec 18 2013
Dr. Anthony A. Grace, has been named the 2013 winner of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP) Julius Axelrod Mentorship Award.
This award is presented for outstanding contributions to Neuropsychopharmacology by mentoring young scientists. Dr. Grace was presented with the award during the President's Plenary session at the Annual Meeting in Hollywood Florida. Congratulations Tony!

Oct 25 2013
Professor Bill J. Yates has been appointed as Editor of Journal of Neurophysiology, effective July 2014

Oct 25 2013

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Oct 11 2013
As neuroscientists, each of us has the privilege and responsibility to devote some of our time working as “citizen scientists,” to advance public understanding of neuroscience and neuroscience research, and influence public science policy. Our efforts to improve the public’s understanding and appreciation of neuroscience research can reap great benefits for both our field and society in general through maintained research funding, future cures, and sustained prosperity. We encourage you to get involved in neuroscience outreach events organized by the CNUP outreach committee. Participation in these events not only brings the satisfaction of sharing knowledge and excitement about the brain, but also provides an excellent opportunity to act as an advocate for neuroscience research to the public, including school children, voters, and taxpayers. CNUP outreach activities for the current academic year are already underway, but there are still lots of opportunities for you to get involved. 

If you are interested in joining the CNUP outreach and advocacy efforts, please contact us at cnup@pitt.edu. 

Dr. Alan Sved and Peter Strick, CNUP Co-Directors

Dr. Floh Thiels, CNUP Outreach Committee Chair

Oct 3 2013
Biology and Control of Nausea and Vomiting
Biology and Control of Nausea and Vomiting 2013 is targeted to both basic researches and clinical investigators working in the field of nausea and vomiting. Information provided will also be useful for clinicians needing an up-to-date presentation of treatments for nausea and vomiting, particularly difficult-to-treat cases. Continuing Education Credits (a maximum of 8.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™) are available for attending the meeting.

The conference will include five primary oral sessions, in addition to a scientific poster session.

Jul 24 2013
PancreasFest 2013
PancreasFest 2013 is an international pancreas disease research and clinical conference that occurs annually and is coordinated by the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition. Primary themes for 2013 include acute pancreatitis, pediatric pancreas disease, and pancreatic cancer advancements, although all aspects of pancreatology will be referenced. If you have questions or need additional information, please contact us at joj2@pitt.edu

Jul 11 2013
Symposium on Traumatic Brain Injury
The Multimodal Neuroimaging Training Program (MNTP) and the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition (CNBC) at the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University announce the 2013 MNTP Symposium on “Traumatic Brain Injury”. This Symposium, funded by NIH (DA023420), will cover clinical observations and neuroimaging of traumatic brain injuries by leading scientists in the field. Registration to the Symposium is free, however, pre-registration is required. Please visit the MNTP website to register online. Registration deadline is July 8th.
If you have any questions about the Symposium, please contact us at mntp@pitt.edu

Apr 15 2013
Assistant Professor Rebecca Seal is a recipient of the 2013 Rita Allen Foundation Award in Pain from the American Pain Society.

Mar 18 2013
Community Outreach Opportunity: 2013 SciTech Executive Experience
The Pittsburgh Public Schools Science & Technology Academy (SciTech) is now accepting proposals for faculty to host a high school senior for a "Capstone" Executive Experience. The Executive Experience is a required field-based internship that every SciTech 12th grade student must complete in order to graduate. This is a great opportunity for faculty mentors to give back to the community and help to develop future STEM leaders. To learn more visit: How Science Works

The Office of Science Education Outreach (OSEO), Health Sciences, is sponsoring an information session for faculty interested in participating in the 2013 SciTech Executive Experience. Current Executive Experience faculty mentors and SciTech administrators will be on hand to answer questions. 

Monday, March 18, 2013 4 PM - 5 PM 

Scaife Hall, Room 1105

Feb 21 2013
Peter L. Strick selected as a recipient of the 2013 Chancellor’s Distinguished Research Award in the senior scholar category.
University of Pittsburgh Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg has announced Peter L. Strick as a recipient of the 2013 Chancellor’s Distinguished Research Award in the senior scholar category. Senior scholar awardees include faculty members who have achieved pre-eminence in their field and have compiled a substantial and continuing record of research and scholarly activity. Read more in the University Times