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Summer Program in Neuroscience, Ethics & Survival

Directors: Keith Trujillo , California State University San Marcos; and Jean King, University of Massachusetts Medical School

Course Date: June 21 - July 19, 2014
Online Application Form | Deadline: February 14, 2014
2011 Course Schedule (PDF)

The Summer Program in Neuroscience, Ethics & Survival (SPINES) provides a rich experience in neuroscience. The core of the program is an intensive one-month experience, in which students are exposed to neuroscience laboratory techniques, contemporary neuroscience research, ethics and survival skills (including grant writing, teaching, public speaking, and others). Lecture, lab, workshop and discussion formats are used. In a second optional month, students may apply to work full time in a research laboratory at the MBL, especially those funded by the National Institute of Mental Health. The program is targeted to groups underrepresented in neuroscience to increase the probability of professional success, although applications from any qualified students interested in the SPINES curriculum are welcome.

This is a full fellowship program; all costs of attending the course, including travel, housing, and meals at MBL are covered by the National Institute of Mental Health and MBL.

2013 Course Faculty & Lecturers:

Berger-Sweeney, Joanne, Tufts University
Castaneda, Edward, University of Texas at El Paso
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Delgado, Mauricio, Rutgers University
Edwards, Emmeline, National Center for Complementary & Alternative Medicine
Etgen, Anne, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Fox, Tom, Harvard University/National University of Singapore
Guerrero-Cazares, Hugo, The Johns Hopkins University
Hildebrand, John, University of Arizona
Jones, Kevin, Howard University
Kravitz, Edward, Harvard Medical School
Martinez, Joe, University of Illinois Chicago
Nishi, Rae, University of Vermont
Poe, Gina, University of Michigan
Quinones, Alfredo, The Johns Hopkins University
Sierra, Demetrio, Massachusetts General Hospital
Townsel, James, Meharry Medical College


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