The Ninth Annual BHI Symposium will be held on Thursday, November 30, 2023 at the Douglass Student Center in New Brunswick, NJ. It will feature talks by new BHI faculty whose research spans basic, translational, and clinical neuroscience.
The keynote speaker is Dr. Michael Shadlen from Columbia University. Mike is an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Research Institute and Professor of Neuroscience at Columbia University Medical School. He is a member of the Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute (ZI) and the Kavli Institute of Brain Science. Dr. Shadlen obtained his undergraduate and medical degrees at Brown University, PhD at UC Berkeley with Ralph Freeman, and post-doc training in clinical neurology at Stanford University with William Newsome. His research focuses primarily on the neural mechanisms that underlie decision making. He is also a jazz guitarist and co-curates the Jazz Artist in Residence program at ZI. Honors include the Alden Spencer Prize, Golden Brain, Lashley Award, and elections to the AAAS, National Academy of Medicine, and the National Academy of Sciences.
Keeping with the clinical neuroscience theme, the afternoon session at the symposium will feature Dr. Michal Beeri, the newly recruited Director of the Krieger Klein Alzheimer and Dementia Clinical Research & Treatment Center in BHI, as well as presentations by Rey Panettieri, MD and Nancy Reilly, RN on resources available for clinical neuroscience research via the NJACTS – CTSA and RBHS Clinical Trials Office.
The student/post-doc poster session and award ceremony will wrap up the symposium. This year, the top three posters at the symposium will be awarded $200, $150, and $100, respectively. Trainees, you can’t win unless you participate; so, don’t forget to register and submit your abstracts (use the downloadable Word submission form on the registration site- also attached here for convenience) by the November 3, 2023, deadline. The BHI is requesting one poster submission per lab. They will accept posters from the first 50 trainees who register online.
This year, the BHI symposium will be preceded by the BHI Neuroscience Post-doc recruitment event on Nov 29th. They plan to invite up to 20 post-doc candidates, from the over 110 who applied, to visit Rutgers and meet neuroscience faculty interested in recruiting post-docs. These postdoc candidates will be attending the BHI symposium on the 30th to learn about the exciting neuroscience research at Rutgers! The symposium will also give them a “feel” of the welcoming and collaborative neuroscience community at Rutgers!